About our school
Copenhagen International School was established in 1963 as a private non-profit institution, recognized by the Danish Ministry of Education, to provide an education of excellent quality, with English as the principle language of instruction. The school provides a complete educational programme for students from ages 3 to 18, from Pre-Kindergarten through to grade 12. The school is currently located on two campuses; grades Pre-Kindergarten to 8 are at our Hellerup campus, while grades 9 to 12 are at our City Campus on Stockholmsgade.
CIS is the premier international school in Scandinavia and was one of the five founding-member schools of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. The school's international reputation extends well beyond Scandinavia. At the International Baccalaureate's official celebration of their Fortieth Anniversary in Atlanta, Georgia on 18 April 2008, CIS had the unique honour of being the only school to give an address to the 250 guests at the Gala Dinner to mark the occasion.
Our second pioneering move in international education was our accreditation in 1973 by the European Council of International Schools (ECIS). We were only the second school in Europe to be so accredited. The school is accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC.)
The total enrollment is currently over 800 students. The student body comes from over 55 countries, with the largest representations from Denmark, the United States and the United Kingdom. In the graduating class of 2012, there were 22 nations represented among the 48 graduates.