Follow the child!
As the very first International Montessori Elementary School in Denmark, our goal is to spread the unique methodology of Dr. Maria Montessori and to guide our students to become amazing human beings!
Through the unique teaching approach of Dr. Maria Montessori and a truly passionate staff, we help students to become independent, self thinking, compassionate, loving human beings and develop academically to their highest level.
The goal of International Montessori School Copenhagen is to support the child's development with a view to long-term psychological health and well-being - as well as a high academic level. We want to create independent-thinking individuals who are creative and innovative as well as compassionate and loving beings, and who fulfill their highest academic potential.
It is our belief that this is best achieved by letting the child develop his or her own curiosity and intelligence in a safe environment and at his or her own pace, and explore his or her own inner interests through individualized learning using Montessori teaching materials that are optimized for each child’s learning, where the role of the teacher is to support the child without pressure or control. We follow the child!
Find our statutes here
"Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him or her learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence."
- Maria Montessori
Opening soon in the same building as an independent entity
Age group: 2½ -5 ½
The young child possesses a once-in-a-lifetime, sponge-like capacity to take information from the immediate environment. Dr. Montessori called this phenomenon “the absorbent mind,” and the pedagogy she developed is premised on the understanding that, placed in the right environment, young children will learn spontaneously, without external command or pressure. Our Primary/Preschool is meticulously prepared with educational materials that can be manipulated by the children, encouraging 2½ - 5½-year-olds to discover and learn at their own pace. A Montessori teacher has outstanding observational skills so that each child will be appreciated as an individual and matched to the materials to which they will currently respond with the greatest involvement.
LOWER AND UPPER ELEMENTARY
Age group 5½-9
Age group 9-12+
Our goal is to show your child the universe and help that child find his or her place in it. This Montessori methodology is based on your child’s efforts to learn at his or her own pace and develop intellectual interests in the child's own way. The elementary child has reached the stage of development where they like to know the cause and effect of everything surrounding them. The lower elementary child begins to develop abstract thinking skills and imagination with the guidance of the "Five Great Lessons". Our program continues to feature small group and one-on-one lessons, with a focus on building a community within this group.
Age group 12½-15
If we reach a good number of enrollment in this age group we will open the Adolescent Program in 2024
VI TALER OGSÅ DANSK !
The main language at school is English.
Children will also receive Danish classes, where they will learn to speak, write and read for a better integration in Danish society.
The kids will be exposed to 9 main areas/topics: Practical life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Geography, and Cultural Studies, Danish Language, Science and Nature, Art, Grace, Courtesy, and Peace.
For children ages 6-12, the elementary curriculum encompasses Language, Math, Geometry, Physical Geography, Cultural Geography, History, Botany, Zoology, Astronomy, Peace Studies, and Danish language. The elementary work frequently involves research, discussion, and large-scale projects.
The child is truly a miraculous being and this has to be felt deeply by the educator" Maria Montessori
Physical Education Teacher
7 years of experience in diverse teaching settings
14 years of experience in diverse teaching settings
8+ years of experience in diverse teaching settings
Pianist and Music teacher
9 years of experience in diverse teaching settings
After noon care leader
KARIN SCHURIAN ROSENØ
Head of School
AMALIE LOUISE SCHMIDT RASMUSSEN
COME WORK WITH US
We are looking for AMI/AMS Primary 3-6 and Elementary Guide 6-12 with many years of experience and with an EU passport
“In the child is much knowledge, much wisdom. If we do not profit from it, it is only because of neglect on our part to become humble and to see the wonder of this soul and learn what the child can teach.”
Admission fee: 3,500 DKK non-refundable to be paid at the time of application (after your child has been finally accepted at the school).
School fee: 3,000 DKK per month per child, if registered before September 5th, for children with CPR numbers.
For children without CPR number, or registered after September 5th, the monthly fee is 4,800 DKK (because after September 5th the school will not receive state subsidy for new registrations).
School fees are divided throughout a whole year (12 months). The academic school year is August 1st to July 31rd and the tuition for an academic year is for all 12 months.
Before and after school activities:
Morning (before 8:00): 500 DKK (only applicable once our sister preschool is open)
Only afternoon: 1,400 DKK
Drop in afternoon care: 120 DKK/h if the child is being registered for it, if not 500 DKK per day.
Deposit: 2 months of school fee to be paid upon being accepted at the school (for the 2nd and 3rd child it is only 1 month of school fee). The deposit is refundable after the child leaves school or after 3 months' notice of withdrawal is given and all school fee have been promptly paid.
Please note that the school deposit will not be refunded if you decide to withdraw your child before his/hers first day of school - the deposit is only refunded if your child has started school at International Montessori School Copenhagen and you have notified the school that he/she is leaving three months prior to the student’s last day at the school
Withdrawal policy: 3 months notice by email and needs to be sent before the 15th of the month otherwise parents will be charged for the school fees of the whole month.
2nd child: 300 DKK
3rd child: 500 DKK
4th child: 1,200 DKK
The above discount is for enrollment before the 5th of September for children with a CPR number.
If your children do not fall in this category, please write to us.
School fee payment modalities:
Yearly payment: 3% discount
Half year payment: 2% discount
There is a fee of 120 DKK per 15 minutes, per child, for late collection of children, after closing hour
The first invoice includes the first month and the last month of this school year as well as the admission fee.
Please contact us if you wish to apply for a financial grant.
We give priority to:
- children who have attended a Montessori primary or elementary before
- children with siblings at the school
Here is a link to the enrollment form:
The form is both for our Montessori Preschool (2.5-5 years) and Elementary school (5-12 years). If you have sent us an email with details about your child, please fill in the form instead.
This is the enrollment process:
You apply to enroll using the above form
You fill out the questionnaire that we will send you as soon as we get the enrollment form
We have an online conversation or phone call with you as well as a personal meeting with you and your child
Your child comes to visit the class during a morning working period
Your child/children are accepted and you pay the application fee and school fees
There is no application/enrollment fee at this stage. Once the process is finalized (steps 1-4) you will be asked to pay the application fee and school fee.