Welcome Information  2024-25 School Year

Dear new and returning families,

Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year at the International School of Hellerup! On these pages, you will find essential information and resources to ensure a smooth start to the academic year. You will find details about the first days of school, welcome letters from the principals and homeroom/advisor teachers, and links to key information on the school website.  We encourage you to take some time to familiarise yourself with the content on this page and related pages. Consider bookmarking this page for easy access in the future. 

We look forward to welcoming your child to ISH on Monday, August 12th 2024!

Please visit the dedicated welcome pages for your child's specific program for program-specific information and timings for the first day of school 2024:

Information for New and Returning Families

Save the Date - Family Picnic on Saturday, August 17th 

We are excited to invite all PYP 1 through MYP 4 families to our first Saturday school event of the new school year – a Family Picnic! Join us on Saturday, August 17th, from 10:00 to 14:00 for a day of fun and community building. Please note that this day counts as a school day, and all students from PYP1 through MYP 4 are required to participate. Early Years, MYP5, DP and STX families are welcome to attend the picnic, though it is not mandatory for them. You can find more information about the picnic here

ISH Student Lunch Service Enrollment

Our lunch service is offered to all students at the school. It is mandatory for Pre-K students, while students in Kindergarten through DP2 must sign up to receive lunch. For more information about our student lunch program, please visit the lunch programme page on the school website. 

If you would like to enroll your child in the lunch programme, you can sign up at the beginning of the new school year. Additional information and a link to sign up will be sent to you via email at the start of the new school year.Our lunch service is offered to all students at the school.

STUDENT LUNCH PROGRAMME ENROLLMENT FORM (registration opens in August 2024)

After School Care Programme (ASCP) Enrollment 

The ASCP offers an after-school program where children from Pre-K through PYP 4 can enroll for care and creative enrichment. It provides a dedicated space for children to engage in learning, play, support, and exploration in a collaborative environment. Our activities focus on creativity, self-expression, and include imaginative play, visual art, crafts, drama, literature, sports, and music. For detailed information about the ASCP, please visit our website: https://ib.ish.dk/beyond-the-classroom/after-school-care-programme. To enroll your child in the ASCP, please complete and submit the enrollment form provided below.


If you have any questions about the ASCP, please feel free to contact our Head of Student Life, Ms. Chiara Giani, at cgiani@ish.dk. 

Information about School Fees Subsidies "Fripladstilskud" for the 2024-25 School Year (Kindergarten to MYP4)

Depending on your gross household income and the number of children in your family, you may have the opportunity to seek school fee subsidies for your children in Kindergarten (birth year 2018), PYP1–5, and MYP 1–4. You are eligible to apply for the school fee subsidy  for the 2024-25 school year if your household's gross income for 2023 is less than 389,561 DKK (for families with one child), 405,379 DKK (for families with two children), or 421,203 DKK (for families with three or more children). The Ministry will determine the subsidies by the end of December, and the approved amounts will be deducted from the school fee between January and June. You can find more information in the following documents:

Please scan the completed and signed form and send it to info@ish.dk by September 6th, 2024.

Information about Transport Subsidies (Kindergarten to MYP4)

If you live more than 5 kilometres away from the Hellerup campus and your child is in Kindergarten (6 years and older) up to MYP 4, you can apply for help with transportation costs. To apply for the transport subsidy, please fill out and submit this anytime during the school year until the 1st May 2025:  ISH Transport Subsidy Application Form. If your application is approved, the amount you're eligible for will be deducted from your school invoice during the spring term.

Information Specifically for New Families

For new families joining our school community, we extend our warmest gratitude for choosing ISH! We are thrilled to have you on board and cannot wait to welcome you in person. To ensure a smooth transition to ISH, we have prepared a checklist for new families. This checklist will serve as a tool to guide you through the necessary steps in preparation for your start at our school.

If you have any inquiries or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions office. You can reach us via email at admissions@ish.dk or by calling +45 35 55 50 48. We are here to support you and address any questions or concerns you may have.  

Orientation Session for New Families (Kindergarten to MYP 4) - Friday, August 9th from 9:00 - 10:00.

We welcome all new families with children in Kindergarten through MYP 4 to join our orientation session on Friday, August 9th. This event provides an excellent opportunity to meet the school's leadership team, explore our campus through guided tours, meet your child's homeroom teacher (Primary School) or advisor (Middle School), and address any practical questions you might have. The orientation session will start at 9:00 AM in the Hellerup Campus playground, and both students and parents are welcome to attend. Please plan to spend approximately one hour with us.

Remember to submit your child's CPR number latest September 1st

To qualify for subsidised school fees, your child's CPR/CDR number must be registered with the municipality where you reside by September 1st. Please provide the number and registered address  (as stated on the yellow Health Insurance Card, "Sundhedskort") to our Admission Officer, Celina Mina, at admissions@ish.dk by September 1st. Failure to provide the CPR/CDR number will result in non-subsidised fees being charged, as the school cannot receive a state subsidy for your child. 

School Agreements to be Signed by all Families Before the First Day of School

New families must complete and submit the following digital school agreements for each child in OpenApply before the first day of school. You can find the agreements on your family checklist in OpenApply. Once submitted, the agreements will remain valid throughout your child's entire time at ISH, however, families will have the option to modify their consent upon request. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact our admissions office at admissions@ish.dk.

The agreements that need to be completed are as follows:

We appreciate your prompt completion of these agreements, as they are important for ensuring a smooth start to the academic year.

Important Dates!

 Checklist for New Families:
A checklist to guide you through the steps to get ready to start school at ISH!