The European School Copenhagen is a public international school, offering a multilingual education for nursery, primary and secondary students.
Our School

The European School Copenhagen is an accredited school under the internationally acknowledged system of European Schools. The school welcomed its first students and parents in august 2014.

Admissions

The European School Copenhagen is a public international school. This means that the education at the school is free and that there are no waiting lists to the school. The school admits children based on a specific set of criteria and a language screening.

Nursery

The European School Copenhagen offers one year of nursery class. The nursery class at the European School Copenhagen follows the values and educational principles of the European Schools’ Early Education curriculum.

Primary

The Primary education cycle consists of grade P1-5 and the age of the pupils spans from about 6-11 years. The European School Copenhagen follows the curriculum set by the European Schools.

Secondary

The Secondary education cycle consists of grade S1-7 and the age of the pupils spans from about 12-18 years. The European School Copenhagen follows the curriculum set by the European Schools.

Upper secondary (gymnasium)

The upper secondary cycle consists of grade S5-S7 and leads to the European Baccalaureate diploma, which is an officially recognised entry qualification for higher education in all the EU member states and many other countries

  • Application deadline extended for Secondary 1 French/Danish class
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CALENDAR AND NEWS
  • European School
    New deputy director appointed
    Julie Rørdam Thom will join the European School Copenhagen as Deputy Director starting March 1st, 2020.
  • Admission
    Application deadline extended for Secondary 1 French/Danish class
    The application deadline for our new Secondary 1 class has been extended to 2nd March 2020. The new S1 class will be a French/Danish combination class, and both Danish and French speaking applicants may therefore apply.
  • Admission
    You can still apply for our new French nursery class
    You can still apply for a space in our new French nursery class (børnehaveklasse) opening In August 2020. The new application deadline is 29th February.
  • Upper Secondary
    Q&A and presentation from our upper secondary info evening
    Missed our info evening about our new upper secondary / gymnasium classes? Then you can download the presentation or come along to our 'Drop-in Q&A' on Saturday 15th January.
  • Admission
    Apply now for upper secondary / Gymnasium
    You can now apply for our new upper secondary classes / gymnasium, opening in August 2020.
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    Sat 25.01.2020 / kl. 11:00-13:00
    European School Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Vej 99, 1799 Copenhagen V
    Drop-in Q&A
    Do you have a question or do you need help with your applications, then come along to our Drop-in Q&A.
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    Find us on Facebook
    Follow us on Facebook and read more about our new international high school / upper secondary department.
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    Happy holidays from the European School Copenhagen
    Please note that the school is closed for the holidays from 21 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020, both days included.
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    30th Anniversary of the Rights of the Child
    On 20th November 2019, our students marked the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child at an all-school assembly.
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    Upper secondary school (gymnasium) opening in August 2020
    We are delighted to announce that the European School Copenhagen will open the upper secondary educational cycle (equivalent to Danish gymnasium) in August 2020.
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    Spooky fun day!
    It was the morning of Friday 1st November, and ghosts, ghouls and monsters of all kinds gathered for their annual convention in the playground of the European School Copenhagen…….
  • Primary
    New Head of Primary appointed
    Helle Bjerre Degn will start as new Head of Primary on 1st December 2019.
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    Sports Day 2019
    Students at the European School Copenhagen kicked off Sports Day with some exercises in the sports hall....
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    Admissions process for new nursery classes and S1 FR opens 26th November
    The admissions process for our new nursery classes and Secondary 1 French class will open on 26th November 2019 and close on 19th January 2020.
  • European School
    Aula replaces Intra as school/home communications platform
    From Monday 14th October, students and staff can log on to the new school/home communications platform Aula.
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    Secondary students spread happiness during theme week!
    Secondary students spread happiness during theme week

    At the beginning of June, the students in Secondary 1 and 2 explored the concept of “happiness” during theme week, which involved doing a flash mob in the centre of Copenhagen!
  • Primary
    Student council elections in Primary – 2019
    Wednesday 6th March was election day in Primary and we had an impressive show of democracy!
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    Fastelavn festivities 2019
    All the students at European School Copenhagen celebrated Fastelavn on 1st March.
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    Primary 5 graders excel in Danish science competition
    Primary 5 students at European School Copenhagen participated in Naturfagsmaraton 2018/19 with 10 other classes from 6 different schools and won all the tasks that they were enrolled in!
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    Copenhagen school chess winners!
    On 6th March, 16 Primary students from the European School Copenhagen participated in the Copenhagen School Chess Championships (KM i skoleskak) and won first and second place in their respective groups.
  • Admission
    Expired: Spaces in our new French language section
    There are still spaces available in our new French language section opening In August 2019.
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    European School officially opened in Carlsberg Byen
    On 29th November, the European School Copenhagen officially opened its new school buildings in Carlsberg Byen with the participation of Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark and the Lord Mayor for Copenhagen Frank Jensen.
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    New parent representatives elected to the European School Board
    The parents have voted, the votes have been counted and the Election Committee has now announced the result of the European School Board election.
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    European School moves to Carlsberg Byen
    The European School Copenhagen is moving to the Carlsberg City District.
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    Students at the World Food Summit
    On Thursday 30 August, four children from the European School Copenhagen had the opportunity to prepare and serve finger food for all the distinguished guests at this year’s World Food Summit, held at Christiansborg Parliament.
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    Our school brochure
    The European School Copenhagen has published a school brochure. The brochure is available online or from the school's Administration.
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    Children’s art exhibited at Vigerslev Bibliotek
    Artworks created by the school's Primary 2 and 3 students are on display at Vigerslev Bibliotek in Valby until the middle of April 2018.
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    Season’s greetings from European School Copenhagen!
    The European School Copenhagen is wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!



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    New school building in Carlsberg City district tops out!
    We have reached another important milestone towards our move to the Carlsberg City district! On Monday 18 September, Carlsberg Byen A/S held a ceremony to celebrate that the builders have ‘topped out’ and placed the highest structural feature on our new five-storey school building in the Carlsberg City district. Topping out ceremonies are held to celebrate construction progress and are an opportunity to thank the builders, designers and engineers for their work to date.
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    Successful first book fair
    The European School Copenhagen hosted its first book fair at the end of August. The purpose of the book fair was to encourage and inspire a love of reading in the children, so it was great to see that they all really enjoyed attending the storytelling and browsing through the many books.
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    First school day for our new Nursery pupils
    On 10 August, we welcomed our new English and Danish Nursery classes. The first day of school is a special day for children and their parents, so all stops were out to ensure they had a happy and memorable day!
  • The year in review…
    Sankt Annæ Gymnasium has published its 2017 Year in Review (SAG Årsskrift), including a look at the events and activities of the European School Copenhagen.
  • New address from August 2017
    The European School Copenhagen will be temporarily located at 'Kirsebærhavens Skole', Valby from August 2017 until the school's new state-of-the-art school building has been completed.
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    Theme Week about Water
    During the last week of April, the children at the European School Copenhagen explored 'All aspects of water' through a variety of science and art projects, dancing and singing, and a visit to the Experimentarium.
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    Celebrating Europe Day 2017
    On 9 May 2017, the European School Copenhagen marked Europe Day with class room as well as shared events and activities designed to teach the children about Europe and the European Union.
  • European School
    Wellbeing Day: Respect, Tolerance, Caring and Friendship
    These words were the focal point at the European School Copenhagen on Friday 3 March, the school’s annual Wellbeing Day.
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    Congratulations to our chess team! 
    Students from the ESCPH chess club won 3rd place in the Copenhagen Chess Championships last week - and thereby qualified for the Danish Chess Championships!
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    Theme week – African animals
    The theme of the theme week in November 2016 was 'African Animals', many of which are on the endangered animals list. The pupils visited Copenhagen Zoo before visiting hours, giving them a unique chance to see the animals in a more ‘natural’ setting and learn from the zoo keepers.
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    Full House at our Orientation Evening
    On Monday 21 November, The European School Copenhagen hosted an Orientation Evening for more than 200 parents interested in the school.
  • Groundbreaking ceremony
    On Thursday June 9th the members of the European School Board are attending the groundbreaking ceremony marking the commencement of the construction of the new school building at the Carlsberg District.
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    Theme Week about the Environment and Plastics
    What effect does plastic have on the environment?

    This is just one of the many questions that the children of the European School Copenhagen pondered during the schools second theme week of the year. The theme of the week was “Plastic” and the classrooms, hallways, and open spaces were filled with plastics of all sorts.
  • Board of governors
    This year Denmark has the presidency of the European School’s Board of Governors which is the governing body of the European Schools. And from April 12th-14th the Board of Governors held their annual meeting in Copenhagen.