Part of what makes a great city is its education. How are the schools here? Do they produce top-notch graduates that go on to make a difference in the world? Do they cultivate different ideas, giving birth to new ideologies, movements, and the like? Or do they produce high grades that further prove the high-quality education they provide? In all cases, Copenhagen is a good example of this. The city has a ton of excellent international school where students both from all around the world can learn, grow, and go on to do bigger and better things.
Copenhagen International School
'International' doesn't even begin to describe Copenhagen International School. With over 900 students speaking in around 60 languages, it's like the entire world is on its campus. Offering up an International Baccalaureate program, you can expect this institution to offer the world-class education that your kids deserve. The school arms its students with the academic and scholastic weapons they need to get into the finest universities in the UK, the US, and more. But what's even better is that Copenhagen International School has also fostered its own community built on sustainability and creativity, offering up a safe and open environment where your little ones can learn freely.
European School Copenhagen
Although it was established in 2014, the European School Copenhagen has since become one of the finest educational institutions in the Danish capital. Catering nursery up to secondary education levels, they aim to help students grow and develop into full-fledged, open-minded, and capable individuals. And since this is an international school, they also work to build bridges between different cultures, ideologies, and the like. Ultimately, the European School Copenhagen is a multicultural institution through and through, heavily focusing on the idea of globalism, diversity, international understanding, and an openness to see the world through different lenses.
Rygaards International School
Having been founded in 1909 by the Assumption sisters, the Rygaards International School has come a long way. One of the oldest educational institutions in the Danish capital, they started out with a meager 12-student class to a massive student body that has hundreds or even thousands who come from different parts of the world. And while this place is an international school through and through, it's become prominent for its local Danish education modified to cater to global standards. Not to mention its Assumption education, laid out by the sisters who founded the school more than a century ago.
Amager's International School
Although Amager's International School is located on Amager Island, it's still considered part of Copenhagen. And while it may be challenging to get here via public transport
, the quality education and safe environment they provide more than make up for it. All in all, Amager's International School has gained its prominence through its embrace of ethnic diversity and cultural differences. Beyond education, the safe and open environment that they've cultivated over the years helps their young students understand what it means to learn, play, and work with others who don't look like them nor follow their same ideologies.
Øresunds Internationale Skole
Although Øresunds Internationale Skole is a small school, it's by no means a detriment to how they educate their students. On the contrary, their small-scale approach benefits their cause, which is ultimately about individual learning and self-growth. Although the sense of community within a student body of local and foreign students remains important, since the school isn't as big as all the others on this list, the teachers and supervisors are able to focus on each student individually. Through undivided attention and careful instruction, the school is able to help each and every one of its students to grow, learn, and realize their full potential.
Waldorf International School Copenhagen
The Waldorf International School Copenhagen is the youngest of its kind on this list. It was only established back in 2019 yet it has already gained prominence as one of the finest educational institutions in the capital. Their main keyword is 'challenge,' as they aim to challenge their students through academics, arts, athletics, and more. Although they understand that each student is unique and learns at his/her own pace, they nevertheless push them forward to reach their full potential. But don't think that they're overbearing with their approach. They've also cultivated a safe and comfortable environment where the little ones can grow up to be true to themselves.
While Copenhagen may not be the most influential city in the world, it certainly doesn't lack high-quality education. A number of the city's top-notch international schools prove that the Danish capital also has an edge when it comes to education.