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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 to 16
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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
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: kr39,875
to: kr39,930
Address: Slotsvænget 3 5000 Odense C Denmark

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Danish, French, German

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are equipped with CleverTouch smart boards. Students use laptops from Primary 4 - Secondary 11 on a daily basis. From Primary 4 students use KUBO the educational robot in cross-curricular lessons. Students also use Lego Mindstorms and virtual reality glasses.

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 have used Microsoft Teams for daily online learning during any lockdowns that we have experienced due to Covid-19.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. As we are in Denmark, however, we are not unfamiliar with Christian traditions such as lighting the advent wreath, decorating a Christmas tree, and the like.

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

No one is forced to recite The Lord's Prayer at morning assemblies but to meditate on their own positive thought. During OIS weekly morning assemblies, we present major holidays of other religions as a way to learn more about our community.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, DELF, Folkeskolens afgangseksamen (Danish Primary School Certificate)

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, as appropriate.

Approximate hours of homework given

This varies by year level.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Students are 15 or 16 years old when they graduate and they all continue to a high school or enter year 2 of the IB programme.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have a limited staff which assists with children with dyslexia, speech and communication therapy, and the like.

Learning support offered

Through out-of-class speech and communication therapy and in-class assistance.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Teachers meet students on an individual level and encourage them to develop their talents. We also encourage students to develop their extra-curricular talents.

Student access to education psychologist


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

Anywhere from 13.05 for the younger students to 15.30 for the oldest students.

Supervised care before/after school

Our After School Care Programme is open from 13:05 to 16:15 for Primary 1 - Primary 5 students.

School bus service available

No. At the end of the school year, families can apply for a partial reimbursement for public transportation to and from school for students.

School provided lunches


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

We do not have a canteen and class teachers remind parents if a child has a particular food need so that it is kept in mind for birthday celebrations, etc.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

As is the norm in Denmark, we do not offer extracurricular clubs. We do participate in national athletic events and Model United Nations with other international schools throughout the school year.

Sports activities included

All of our students from Primary 1 - Secondary 11 participate in 2 lessons of physical education class per week. The activities include basketball, volleyball, running, football, indoor hockey, cricket and rugby, just to name a few.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

OIS is an active member of DISNAC, the Danish International Schools Network Athletic Competition. Participation is mandatory and counts as a regular school day.

Facilities at the school

We have English and Danish libraries, full state-of-the art biology/geography and physics/chemistry science labs, and a newly renovated design & technology creative maker space.

Sports facilities at the school

We have a gym on campus and older students walk with their teachers to a nearby sports hall for the larger facilities.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Odense International School aims to provide high quality international education in English for children aged 5-16.

Teaching approach of the school

OIS is a certified Cambridge International Examinations Centre and believes in enquiry-based learning and active students whose learning needs, both socially and academically, are met by dedicated and professional staff.

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