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Conditions of employment are in accordance with the prevailing agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Confederation of Teachers Unions Collective Bargaining Agreement for Leaders and Teachers in Private Schools.

How to Apply

Please send your C.V. and Covering letter to audrey.amosfrederiksen@cis.dk
Teacher Benefits Conditions of employment are in accordance with the prevailing agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Confederation of Teachers Unions Collective Bargaining Agreement for Leaders and Teachers in Private Schools.
School Facilities Please find more details here
Headmaster Jennifer Weyburn, Director email : Jennifer.Weyburn@cis.dk
Curriculum IB, PYP, MYP, Diploma

Welcome to the CIS Website and by extension, to the school. If you are a first time visitor, I invite you to look around and contact us with any comments or questions. If you are a returning guest, it is our pleasure to welcome you again. The website has been designed to give you sufficient information to form an impression and learn generally about the school. Again, please contact us with any specific needs. We stand eager and ready to invite you in for a closer look at our wonderful school community.


CIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the IB Primary Years Programme, the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme. With more than 4,000 IB schools worldwide, the education that we offer is globally recognized and easily transferable. CIS has been accredited by the Council of International Schools since 1973 and is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the U.S. for the past thirty years.


CIS is committed to excellence in the education and the personal growth of every student. Our students learn in a multicultural community where each person is respected regardless of nationality, race, or religion. Students discover the world, its people, and its cultures through direct experience. Through play, study, co-curricular activities and the relationships they form, students at CIS learn to appreciate their own strengths and to respect differences rather than fear them. Combined with academic rigor, this experience extends outside the classroom and equips students for success and global citizenship beyond school. We take very seriously our mission that states that together at CIS we are “learning to build community” both locally and internationally.


CIS is one of the original IB Diploma Programme schools and we have offered the program since its very beginning in the mid-1960s. The IB Diploma is a strong academic program, centered on the traditional core disciplines, which prepares students for entrance into colleges, universities, or other institutions providing tertiary education and training. University and Careers Guidance at CIS is carefully structured grade by grade to lead students through the process of career selection and to help them to make successful applications to future institutions. More than 90% of the graduating CIS seniors enter universities and institutions of higher learning worldwide.


In addition, the school provides courses and learning support services, which address the needs of a student body diverse in educational background and ability. Currently 20% of CIS students come from the USA, 13% from the UK, and 20% from Denmark. The remainder come from 80+ countries around the world. For information about the admission process, click here. Students attending CIS enjoy living in Scandinavia and in or near the city of Copenhagen which is consistently named as one of the top 10 best places to live in the world – and amongst the Danes, who both in 2012 and 2013 were found to be “the happiest nation in the world” according to the World Happiness Report, commissioned for the UN Conference on Happiness.



Expats moving to Denmark will find that despite being a small country – with a population of just over 5.6 million people – it has a complex underlying character. Denmark is an increasingly popular expat destination, as the Danish government, industry and higher education institutions are all keen on greater internationalisation.
Generally, Denmark is a high wage, tax and welfare economy. The labour market is governed by the concept of ‘flexicurity’, which means that government policy and labour market legislation are guided by a high degree of market flexibility while providing substantial security through the welfare system.

Denmark has one of the lowest low-income inequality measures amongst Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries – that is, the gap between senior executives and factory floor workers is smaller than most other places. It must be said, however, that it is considered necessary to have at least two incomes for most families to maintain a decent standard of living, so expat families with only one working spouse may experience financial strain.

The cost of living in Denmark is high. As with any European capital city, rents are high in Copenhagen – almost 50 percent higher than in provincial Danish cities. However, accommodation costs are competitive compared to Paris, London or Oslo. Property in Denmark is presented primarily in square metres rather than by number of rooms. An 80sqm apartment might only have one bedroom and one living room, while another 80sqm might have two bedrooms, a study and a living room. Since costs are generally calculated on size they would cost roughly the same.

The Danish language is closely related to Swedish and Norwegian. It is not unusual to find a Dane and a Swede conversing together quite happily, each in their own language, each understanding the other but neither wanting to adopt the other’s tongue. English is compulsory in secondary schools and most people, particularly in urban areas, can speak it well. This makes it is quite easy for expats to be lazy about learning Danish, even though local authorities provide free or subsidised language courses to a high level. Danish hosts will nevertheless appreciate at least some effort being made to get to grips with their language. Furthermore, despite many larger companies adopting English as their company language, it remains difficult to do as well career-wise without at least some Danish.

Despite its small size, Denmark has much to offer expats in terms of culture, sport and outdoor life. Visitors are often surprised at how unpopulated some parts of the country are. Being a peninsula and a series of islands, there is no shortage of coastline and water-based activities are very popular. Expats should be warned, however, that if they are looking for mountains and fjords they will be disappointed. Denmark is ‘rolling’ rather than hilly, with the highest point being only 170m above sea level.





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