INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL COPENHAGEN
A community of growth
In the Copenhagen Capital Region
At the International Montessori School Copenhagen, we follow your child!
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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!
"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
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 2022, otherwise in 2023
SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM
Age Group: 6-12
We will accommodate children with special needs in a very small setting where they will get the right support for them to thrive academically, socially and emotionally. We will introduce elements of Montessori and other approaches which will be tailored to each child's needs. This program will serve as an "incubator" to prepare the children to be able to attend the neurotypical classes later during the year. The aim is that all the children, no matter their level of challenges will be included in the academic community of their age group.
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
Head of School
Lead Guide 9-12
AMI teacher for Primary, Elementary and Adolescent level
More than 40 years of experience
Lead Guide 6-9
AMI teacher for Elementary
3 years of Montessori classroom experience
EVA SOFIE TOUBORG
17 years of experience in diverse teaching settings in DK
STAFF - PRESCHOOL
Lead Guide 3-6
KARIN SCHURIAN ROSENØ
Parents and teachers coordinator
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.”
Application fee: 2,200 DKK non-refundable to be paid at the time of application (after your child has been finally accepted at the school).
School fee: 2,600 DKK per month per child, if registered by September 1st, for children with CPR numbers.
For children without CPR number, or registered after September 1st, the monthly fee is 5,500 DKK (because after September 5th the school will not receive state subsidy for new registrations).
Before and after school activities (SFO):
Morning & afternoon: 1,200 DKK
Only morning: 400 DKK
Only afternoon: 1,000 DKK
Shuttle bus fee: to be announced if sufficient parents are interested in such a bus.
Deposit: 3 months of school fees to be paid before August 1st the year the child starts school (for the 2nd and 3rd child it is only 1 month of school fee). This is refundable after the child leaves school or after 3 months' notice of withdrawal is given (and all school fees have been promptly paid).
Withdrawal: 3 months notice.
2nd child: 2,300 DKK per month (you save 300 DKK)
3rd child: 2,100 DKK per month (you save 500 DKK)
4th child and more: 1,400 DKK per month (you save 1,200 DKK)
The above siblings discount is for enrollment before September 1st for children with a CPR number. If you do not fall in this category, and if you have more than one child, please write to us.
The monthly fee may be raised from August 2023
Admission fee: 4,000 DKK non refundable to be paid after your child has been accepted at the preschool
School fee: 3,300 DKK per month per child (for children with a valid CPR nr)
10,000 DKK for children WITHOUT CPR nr
Deposit: 6,600 DKK (covers 1st and last month of school fee)
We accept all kids no matter race, ethnicity, social-economical background, religion and gender
We give priority to:
- children who have attended a Montessori primary or elementary before
- children with siblings at the school
Your Gateway to Learning
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.