Welcome to the Copenhagen International School!

Primary School at CIS is for children aged 3 – 12 years old and is located in the new state-of-the-art CIS campus in the Nordhavn area of Copenhagen. 


In the primary school, we currently have about 440 students representing over 50 nationalities and numerous cultures and mother tongue languages. We value and enrich our academic program through the cultural diversity and experiences that our students and their families bring to CIS. We feel privileged to live in Copenhagen and are excited for the opportunity to explore the rich culture and environment found here and throughout Europe. Your partnership and active involvement in our school will help us make each day a significant and meaningful learning experience for the entire school community.

Given the age range represented in the Primary School the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of students are very different from each other. CIS strives to be responsive to these needs while offering a rigorous academic program that is driven by a strong commitment to our mission to develop the potential of each student in a stimulating environment of cultural diversity, academic excellence and mutual respect.


This handbook is designed to be a reference so that you have necessary information readily available. It outlines the policies and procedures that you will need throughout the year. The faculty and staff in the Primary School are committed to student learning and well-being. We hope you will take advantage of the many opportunities available to you to make this a successful and rewarding year.


Please do not hesitate to contact one of us if we can be of assistance in any way. You are always welcome to call, stop by the office or arrange a scheduled appointment through the Primary School office.

We wish you all a great year!


Sabrina Manhart                                                                   Moira Christensen

Primary School Principal                                                      Primary Deputy Principal / PYP Coordinator