Rygaards International School


Location: Denmark
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Age range: 4 - 16 years

About Rygaards International School

Rygaards School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational all-through school in Denmark, serving students from the age of 4-16. The all-through school is situated in Hellerup. The school  is separated into two schools under the same roof – a Danish School and an International School. Between them, there are over 1,000 students from across the world, representing 80 different nationalities.  

Rygaards School was founded in 1909 and is the oldest international school in Denmark. The all-through school is situated in large park grounds, with facilities including art rooms, music rooms, gyms and a modern learning resources centre.


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Values and vision

Rygaards School wants to provide all students with an enriching educational experience in a safe and welcoming learning environment. It is vital to the school that all students feel valued and respected, and that they grow in confidence and resilience throughout the years. The school focuses on helping students to be the best versions of themselves and to reach their full academic and personal development, placing a great importance on courageous learning. Kindness and mutual respect are the key values throughout Rygaards School, and dedicated teaching staff ensure that everyone is treated as an equal and that pupils aren’t afraid to use their voice to express their opinions or ideas. Students are nurtured as determined, independent, respectful and ambition individuals who leave fully prepared for the challenges and opportunities of a modern and ever-changing world. A wide range of extra-curricular activities are organised for pupils to get involved in and gain new experiences outside of the classroom. These include drama club, dance lessons and sports teams 

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Address: Bernstorffsvej 54, Hellerup, Copenhagen, 2900, Denmark
Telephone: +45 3962 1053