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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Maximum||24 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
There are currently more than 50 nationalities represented at ISB.
|Ratio of local students to international students||
About one third of ISB's students are Danish.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
The language of instruction at ISB is English. Danish classes is a part of the timetables in all grade levels from P1-M5, and German or Spanish as an additional language in M1-M5.
|Max. number of students per class||
There are between 20-24 students in most classes at ISB
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Technology is applied in classrooms whenever relevant for the subject. We use a wide range of different tools in the classrooms - depending on the subject and the topic.
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)||
During Covid-19 we offered online lessons for all age groups, and used various platforms for this.
|External examinations or assessments available||
Our students take the IB exams in M5 as well as the 9th grade exam in Danish.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
ISB is an inclusive school designed to meet the needs of all learners. Students with educational needs will be supported to the fullest extent possible so that all can experience consistent success.
|Learning support offered||
When a student has special educational needs, ISB’s well-being coordinators will provide expertise to teaching teams as needed. If in-school support is not sufficient, ISB is able to call on external agencies, including the municipal Pedagogical Psychological Support (PPS), for additional help.
|Entry evaluation for students||
For some year levels there will be an assessment and an interview before a new student is enrolled.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
The assessment provides an indication of the student’s academic level and any possible learning support that may be required.
We have a waiting list for most grade levels and will be expanding over the next couple of years.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
Registration preferably before 1 September, but students are enrolled throughout the year.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Students can join in an academic year that has already started.
|School start time||
Classes start at 8:00 every day.
|School finish time||
The school days ends at 14:00/14:30/15:25 depending on year level.
|Supervised care before/after school||
After School Club care is available for Kindergarten and P1-P5.
|School bus service available||
There is no school bus, but the bus station for public transportation is only 5 minutes away on foot.
|School provided lunches||
ISB provides morning snack, a healthy and international lunch as well as afternoon snack for all students.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
We can handle minor allergies and diet requirements. Vegan and vegetarian food options are available.
Students are not expected to wear a uniform at ISB.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
ISB’s After School Club is offered for Kindergarten and Primary and runs from 14:00 to 17:00 (16:00 on Fridays). The typical schedule is snack, followed by time outdoors, and then optional activities and free-play, both inside and out. After School Club is an obligatory part of the school fee.
|Sports activities included||
All grade level from P1-M5 have to lessons of PE every week.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
We participate in the local, municipal tournaments with the other school in the area. We encourage all students that want to do extracurricular sports/music/dance/art activities to join the local "foreninger" / organisations that offer a wide range of activities for everyone.
|Facilities at the school||
Our buildings are light and welcoming, with facilities such as Assembly hall, creator space, food lab, libraries, and music rooms.
|Sports facilities at the school||
We have our own sports hall, playgrounds, as well as a large outdoor sports field.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
International School of Billund is a private, independent school in Denmark rooted in a philosophy of learning through play.
|Teaching approach of the school||
ISB's vision is to cultivate a community of lifelong learners who will create a better world with courage, compassion and curiosity.