Top International Schools in the Copenhagen area
International School of Hellerup
The International School of Hellerup is located in the affluent northern part of Copenhagen and offers education to children aged 3 to 19. ISH, as it’s often referred to, has over 700 students from 70 different countries. The private, not-for-profit ISH is a certified International Baccalaureate School, offering all main IB programmes. The application process is open all year round for primary and middle school students. Application for MYP5 and DP is open to the 1st of September.
The school is situated in Hellerup in the northeast of Copenhagen. The neighbourhood is very popular with families and consists mostly of houses and larger apartments.
For more information about the school, its application process and please visit International School of Hellerup’s website.
European School of Copenhagen
The European School of Copenhagen is a public school located in Vesterbo, in central Copenhagen. Here, the classes are held in various language sections, such as English, Danish and French. As a public AES (Accredited European School), the education is 100% tuition-free. In order to apply, you fill out an application form online. If your child is selected, he or she will be invited to a screening interview, where their language skills will be assessed. The online application will only be accessible during specific periods of the school year.
For more information, visit European School of Copenhagen’s website.
The European School is located in Vesterbro. This is a diverse and vibrant neighborhood with cultural happenings, family events and green areas. The predominant property type in Vesterbro is apartment buildings. The apartments are generally very well preserved, with lots of charm and light. Learn more about the Vesterbro district in our guide on how to buy an apartment in Copenhagen.
Other notable International Schools in Copenhagen include
- CIS (Copenhagen International School)
- Sankt Petri Schule (for German speaking students)
- Montessori International Preschool (using the Montessori method)