Copenhagen International School

Copenhagen International School

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 has also been 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.

School Details

  • Year founded 1963
  • Public or private Private
  • Profit or not for profit Not for Profit
  • Governing body Elected and appointed Board
  • Campus size (hectares) 0.00
  • Day or boarding Day
  • Segregation type Co-educational
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Accreditation Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Accreditation IB PYP
  • Accreditation IB MYP
  • Accreditation IB DP

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Education Information

  • Curriculum IB DP
  • Curriculum IB MYP
  • Curriculum IB PYP
  • Instructional language English
  • Alternate instruction language
  • Start grade PreK
  • End grade 12

Tuition Fees

  • Lower fee amount (USD) 18.0
  • Upper fee amount (USD) 25.0

Teacher Information

  • Teacher numbers 137
  • Local teacher % 14
  • Expatriate teacher % 86
  • Number of nationalities 27

Student Information

  • Total student numbers 954
  • Nursery infant students 0
  • K or Pre-K students 85
  • Elementary students 342
  • Middle school students 242
  • Senior school students 285
  • Grade school students 0
  • Local student % 20
  • Expatriate student % 80
  • Nationalities represented 84

Teaching Information

  • Teaching days/year 190
  • Contracts begin August
  • We require teaching certification or licenses. Yes
  • We offer 1 year contracts. No
  • We hire intern teachers. No
  • We assist with pet relocation. No

Job Types and Salaries

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School Benefits

  • Benefit type Number of contract days
  • Description Up to 190
  • Benefit type Starting salary range
  • Description DKK 333, 466 - 489, 729 per annum, + DKK 4.324 pension (paid by school). Overseas hire allowance 4075 DDK per month for up to 5 years.
  • Benefit type Taxes
  • Description According to income; up to 45%
  • Benefit type Savings potential
  • Description Depends a lot on lifestyle. Many teachers save, but it's difficult to generalise about this.
  • Benefit type Accommodation
  • Description There is no separate allowance for accommodation. CIS can assist by paying the deposit upfront in the form of a loan. The loan is repayable monthly with 10% of the deposit being deducted from you salary.
  • Benefit type Flights/Transport
  • Description CIS will pay an economy airfare from the international airport nearest the employee’s country of residence prior to the start of an international hire contract, for the teacher and dependents. CIS will pay an economy airfare to the international airport nearest their home country on final completion of an international hire contract, for the teacher and dependents, provided that the teacher has completed a minimum of two years’ employment with the school. CIS will provide an economy return airfare to internationally hired teachers and their dependents, to their home country on the completion of their second and fourth year of employment.
  • Benefit type Utilities
  • Description Not provided.
  • Benefit type Furniture
  • Description Not provided.
  • Benefit type Moving allowance
  • Description Relocation re-imbursements are authorized for lodging, meals, transportation, and flat/house searching expenses on arrival in Denmark. Receipts are necessary for re-imbursements. • Single teacher: Up to 10,000DKK • Teaching Couple: Up to 15,000DKK • Per Child: Up to 4, 000DKK Baggage allowance covers clothing, household effects and educational materials accompanying the teacher. (a) At start of contract based on approved receipts are reimbursed as follows: • Single teacher: Up to 12,000DKK • Teaching Couple: Up to 18.000DKK • Per child: Up to 5.500DKK (b) On departure, provided that the teacher has completed a minimum of two years employment with the school and given four (4) months notice, a baggage allowance is payable. (c) The return baggage allowances (based on receipts) are increased by 10% of the base allowance for each year of continuous service up to a maximum of four years service. (d) Should an International Hire teacher stay more than 5 years at CIS and thereby have their employment status changed to Local Hire, baggage allowance will be payable on final departure from Denmark subject to approval by the Director prior to commencement of the 6th year of employment with the school.
  • Benefit type Dependent opportunities
  • Description Can be limited depending on qualifications/work experience.
  • Benefit type Medical
  • Description Covered by state.
  • Benefit type Dental
  • Description Not covered.
  • Benefit type Disability
  • Description Covered by state.