The Copenhagen International School is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from PYP Pre-Kindergarten (3-4 year olds) through IB DP 2 (grade 12) for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1963. The school year comprises four quarters, extending from mid-August through mid-June.
Organization: The School is governed by a school board, some elected annually by parents and some appointed. Membership of the Board is open to all parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. The School is recognized by the Danish Government and receives annual subsidies through the Ministry of Education.
Curriculum: The school is authorized to deliver the continuum of the three International Baccalaureate curriculum programs: the IB Primary Years Program (Pre-K to Grade 5) followed by the IB Middle Years Program (Grades 6-10) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (Grades 11 & 12). Instruction is in English. The curriculum covers language (English), mathematics, science, social studies, P.E., technology, art, music and drama. Danish is required starting in grade 1. French and German are offered as foreign languages starting in grade 5. The School is accredited by the Council of International Schools, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and by the IBO.
Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 128 full-time and 14 part-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 680 (Pre-Kindergarten-grade 5: 347; MYP 1-5 grades 6-10: 231; grades 11-12: 100.
Facilities: The School is housed in 3 buildings on the Hellerup campus for Pre-K to grade 8 and 1 building on the newly acquired City Campus for grades 9-12. Facilities at the Hellerup campus include 31 classrooms, 3 laboratories, 2 libraries, 2 art rooms, 2 computer rooms, a music room, a performing arts center and a full-size sports hall. At city campus there are 13 classrooms, 6 laboratories, 1 library, 4 arts rooms, 1 computer room and 1 performing arts center.
Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, about 63% of the School's income derives from tuition and fees and 37% from the Danish State subsidy for private schools. Annual tuition rates are as follows: Kdg. 1-Kdg. 2: $21,500; Kdg. 3: $17,000; grades 1-5: $17,000; grades 6-8: $18,300; and grade 9: $20,200; grade 10: $21,700; grades 11-12: $24,500. The School also charges additional fees for transportation and English language study assistance. An application fee of $500 and a registration fee of $4,600 are charged for students attending the School for the first time. These fees are usually payable in Danish Kroner or U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars. DKK 5.39 = US$1.00)