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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: kr35,770
to: kr50,470
Address: Rygårds Alle 131 2900 Hellerup Denmark
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Number of students

600

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 70

Most common nationality

Danish

Ratio of local students to international students

Around 25% of our students have a Danish passport. Many of our Danish families have lived abroad for many years before returning to Denmark.

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, we always have one teacher and a teaching assistant in our Pre-K classes (for students aged 3-4). For the remaining classes, there is usually one teacher per class.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, typically

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we have an extensive English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme

Additional language classes offered by the school

Danish, French and Spanish. We offer a mother tongue programme after school.

Use of technology in the classroom

Access to iPads or Chromebooks in each classroom from Kindergarten - PYP 4 (K-4). ISH has a bring your own device policy for students in PYP 4 - DP 2 (Grades 4 to 12).

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)

Yes, we use GSuite, Google Classroom, Seesaw and ManageBac to deliver remote learning during times of crisis.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

That varies depending on the grade level. In primary school, students in PYP 1- PYP3 (grades 1-3) are not expected to spend more than 20-30 minutes on average per day (including reading). Students in PYP4-PYP5 (grades 4-5) are expected to spend around 30-45 minutes on homework each day. In middle school, the homework amounts to 1-2 hours per day depending on the grade level. In high school, students in MYP 5 (grade 10) have around 1 hour of homework every day and are expected to spend 1-2 hours per week on their Personal Project. Students in the IB Diploma Programme (grades 11&12) are expected to complete 2-3 hours of homework per day.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

If an applicant is accepted but no space is available in the appropriate class, the applicant will be placed in a waiting pool. When a place becomes available, it will be offered to an appropriate student in the waiting pool.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, for students applying for PYP 4 (grade 4) and up.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We use English and Math placement tests.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Acceptances are done on a rolling basis (families can apply to our school at any time). We start reviewing applications for the upcoming school year in January. Prospective families are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible to mitigate any eventual space issues.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

95%

External examinations or assessments available

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Exams (Grades 11 & 12).

Results in these examinations

Our students perform well above the world averages in IB Diploma passes, average points gained and % of students obtaining 40+ points. Please see our website for details.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

As we are multicultural, we are also multi-faith and do not favour one religion.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We have a 'reflection room' that we offer to students and teachers of all religious backgrounds who would like to pray silently. It is a quiet and calm space.

School bus service available

No. The public transportation in Copenhagen is clean and safe. Both our campuses are easily accessible by bike, bus and train.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Our school has a Student Support Services department which provides additional assistance to students with mild learning, emotional and behavioural needs. This department includes trained learning support teachers and a school psychologist. The Student Support Services works collaboratively with our teachers to ensure that all classrooms are inclusive.

Learning support offered

The Student Support Services writes individual Eeducation plans for students with learning needs, works collaboratively with parents to form strong school-home links, plans and implements learning programmes for specific students, provides emotional support, and seeks required support from community services.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

All classroom teachers are responsible for differentiating the teaching and learning so that it challenges each student. For older students, we have after-school groups where students can extend their learning.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:30 AM

School finish time

2:30 - 3:30 PM depending on the grade level.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, we offer a Morning Club and an After School Care Programme for students in Pre-K - PYP4 (Nursery - Grade 4) and we offer a wide array of after-school clubs and activities.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer an extensive electives programme for our PYP and MYP students with clubs and activities ranging from sports to music, drama and dance, robotics, student government and much more. Our enriching service-learning programme allows students to make a difference locally and internationally.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, we have a daily vegetarian option and our food is halal.

Sports activities included

Please see our website

Sports facilities at the school

We use external faciltiies for PE

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

International School of Hellerup is an English-speaking not-for profit International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School for students aged 3 -19. We welcome over 600 students representing more than 70 nationalities and we offer the three main International Baccalaureate programmes: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) and the benefits of a learning continuum that is philosophically aligned and consistent in its approach to teaching and learning from early years through high school. Being a medium-sized school allows us to offer a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities to our students while remaining a community where everyone knows each other. Our small classes enable our teachers to know each student and their skills, strengths and learning styles well. Students are provided with many opportunities to enjoy a rich school life beyond the classroom. Our warm and caring international community and active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) ensure that families from all background feel welcome.

Teaching approach of the school

Our students receive an excellent, well-rounded education from passionate teachers in a caring and supportive learning environment. Drawing upon the curriculum offered through the three IB programmes, ISH prepares students to become inquiring, knowledgeable and caring life-long learners. Our teaching approach is student-centred and teachers use inquiry-based and transdisciplinary learning to encourage critical thinking and intellectual curiosity.

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