Copenhagen International School
Hellerupvej 22-26, 2900, Hellerup, Denmark
Tel: (+45) 39 463300
Fax: (+45) 39 612230
National, IB, curricula.
560 students, 3-19 yrs
In 1963 CIS was founded as an independent English-language secondary
school to serve the international community of Copenhagen. Ten years
later a Junior School was established, and in 1993 the two schools
merged to provide a complete Pre-K through IB educational program.
The school is recognized and subsidized by the Danish State and is
governed by an 11-member School Board. It is accredited by ECIS and
NEASC and was a founding member of the International Baccalaureate
Pupils in Pre-K - grade 6 are taught in self-contained classrooms.
Those in grades 7-10 have a departmentalized curriculum taught by
teachers who are specialists in their fields. The program comprises
language arts, maths, science, computers, social studies, French
or German, Danish, art, physical education, library and music. French
and German are taught in grades 6-12. English-as-a-second-Language
is taught in small groups throughout all grades. The program of
studies is largely academic and leads to a High School Diploma and
an IB diploma at the end of grade 12. In the 11th and 12th grades
all courses are International Baccalaureate subjects and include
Art, Biology, Chemistry, Danish B, English A, French B, German B,
History, Mathematics, Physics and Social Anthropology. Preparation
for a limited range of IGCSE subjects is possible. Participation
in cultural, athletic and service activities is encouraged.
All staff members are fully qualified and experienced. Upon graduation,
95% of the students leave for university in the US, UK, Denmark
or their home country.
The school year is mid-August to mid-June. Within the school year
pupils participate in trips both within Denmark and to other countries.
Extra curricular activities center around drama, charity, computers,
yearbook, journalism, art, sport, music, Model UN and math club.
The cultural and historical features of Copenhagen are utilized
to provide constant enhancement of the program. The facilities include
science laboratories, two computer laboratories, a sports hall,
a new library and outdoor play areas. The school is 15 minutes from
the centre of Copenhagen and 30 minutes from the airport with easy
access to greater Copenhagen by train. A school bus service is provided.
Admission is based on previous school records, personal interview,
admission tests and on the school's ability to offer a program suitable
for the applicant's educational needs.