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Ages 5 to 16

Skt. Josef's International School Roskilde

Skt. Josef’s International School strives for happy, knowledgeable children skilled with the right character so that each child learns how to learn.

CurriculumInternational, Cambridge
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 to 16
Yearly fees (G7): kr32,500
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Welcome message from Skt. Josef's International School Roskilde

Skt. Josef’s International School was established to support the increasing need for an international school in Roskilde. The school provides an international education for children aged 5 to 16 based on the Cambridge International system. Currently we have children of expatriates, children of mixed couples, Danish children who have lived abroad with their parents and Danes wanting an international education, attending Skt. Josef’s International school.

Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: kr32,500
Address: Frederiksborgvej 10 DK - 4000 Roskilde Denmark

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Number of students

200 students in the International School and 800 in the Danish section.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

More than 42

Most common nationality

Half of our families are expat Danes returning to Denmark.

Ratio of local students to international students

We only have a very limited number of places for local students transferring school. We have a mix of returning Danes( those that have lived abroad a large proportion of their lives), international families and families in Denmark for a limited time..

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

18 at present

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No, instead we use 'second teachers', teachers from other class that come to support another class by splitting the class, taking small groups or helping students one-on-one.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

We have a teacher who initially works with new arrivals that need help building their English skills.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish and French (Year 7-Year 11)
Danish (Year 1-11)

Use of technology in the classroom

We use electronic whiteboards in the lower primary classes.
Students from Year 5 bring their own laptop.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It varies, but teachers are careful to not over do the homework.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes, in some year groups

Entry evaluation for students

No, we are here to serve the international community.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Offers for the new academic year are made in January.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE's- Cambridge International Curriculum

Results in these examinations

100% of students pass these exams.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

The schools has a Catholic history and we celebrate the Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter. We have one religion class per week where students learn about all religions in general.

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

We are open to all.

School bus service available

No.
School in Denmark do not have their own school bus. Most students walk, cycle and take public transport to school. The school is under 10 minutes walk from the train and bus station.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have some, but it is very limited.

Learning support offered

It would be in cases of disleksia etc- but on a mild level.
Case that require a higher level of support would need to be connected to specialists through local municipalities.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We try and provide extra opportunities for our gifted students, such as Science Talent teams.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

Classes generally start at 8 am.

School finish time

Classes end at various times depending on the age.
For example:
Year 1 finish at 1.30 pm at the latest, where as Year 11 could finish at 3.10 pm at the latest.

Supervised care before/after school

Before and after school care is provided at the school by the SFO. This is the Danish model for outside of school hours care for younger children in Year 1- Year 4.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Extra curricular activities vary depending up season and interest.
Current after school clubs are STEM, Drama, Yoga, sports and Rock Band.

School provided lunches

Most children bring their own lunch but there is a canteen where students can buy food, for example yogurt, pasta and sandwiches.

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Students have Physical Education each week.
We also regularly participate in sporting events with other international schools in Denmark. Sports include, cross country, track & field, basketball, volleyball, football, and touch rugby.
There are also annual events that encourage activity.

Sports facilities at the school

Two Gyms (large and small), outside multi-purpose court and we use local sports fields ad facilities.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Our sports teams are known as the Ravens and we socially compete in a variety of sports against other Danish international schools.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Building Character...

We are two schools on one campus, The International and the Danish.

We strive to be the best of both worlds, taking the best bits from Scandinavian and International education. We aim to build character in the students, helping to create leaders of tomorrow by developing skills such as grit, curiosity, gratitude and growth mindset.

Teaching approach of the school

Skt. Josef's International school has moving away from the old industrial-age model of teaching and becoming a school teaching 21st century skills. There is an infinite amount of content in the world, so we believe it is important for children to learn how to learn. We do this by teaching students to be critical thinkers, self-reflective and to apply our set of character skills in to their learning.

Get in contact with the Admissions team

Rikke Bjørn Holm, Admissions Officer, International Department at Skt. Josef's International School Roskilde

Rikke Bjørn Holm

Admissions Officer, International Department

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact our Admissions Officer Rikke Holm by email ri@sjs-roskilde.dk

Admissions Requirements

Skt. Josef’s International School was established to support expatriates’ children and provide them with a relevant schooling. However, we accept children with all kinds of personal or family reasons for joining us.
Currently we have children of expatriates, children of mixed couples, Danish children who have lived abroad with their parents and Danes wanting an international education.

Admissions Process

1. REGISTRATION
Complete the registration form and pay the registration fee of DKK 500, after which the child will automatically be entered onto our waiting lists.
We will contact you if a place is available. If there is no available place, then the child will remain on our waiting list, and we will contact you when a space becomes available.
2. INTERVIEW
Upon an available space, you will be invited to an enrollment interview. Please bring your child along with you if possible with recent school reports. Based on the dialogue, we will then offer you a place if our school is considered suitable for your child.
3. OFFER
An offer of a place will then be sent, which requires confirmation as well as the payment of deposit and school fees.

Deadline for registration

Offers for the new academic year are made in January.