Slotsvænget 3

5000 Odense C


Welcome to Our Community


Whether you live in the region or you are planning to relocate your family to the fairytale island of Funen in southern Denmark, we hope to be able to assist you with both a good choice of education for your children and a pleasant stay in Denmark.


Henriette Hørlücks School, established in 1870, has a proud tradition for providing an international learning environment and early language teaching. Children with backgrounds from more than 40 nations attend our school and exam results are among Denmark’s top ten annually. Odense International School is run by the International Department at Henriette Hørlücks School. We not only seek to assist students in achieving academic excellence, but we also aim to provide them with a safe and including learning environment which encourages awareness of global issues and a natural curiosity for enquiry.

Our sometimes quirky, but beautiful and homely, physical environment reflects the idea that the path to discovery could start anywhere: in front of a sculpture on your way to class or with wonderment over a stuffed wild boar on the grand piano at morning assembly. Our teachers recognise the value of providing students with opportunities to make discoveries in their lessons. Teaching is enquiry-based, skills-focused and founded on Cambridge International Examinations’ recommendations.


A Holistic Approach

Odense International School respects and operates according to the Danish Ministry of Education’s laws and guidelines. The Scandinavian education system takes a holistic approach to education through combining academic learning and personal growth. Curriculum planning takes into account the need to explore the local environment, while also offering global perspectives. Students are given the opportunity to explore their own cultural background against the backdrop of Danish culture and other cultures.


Wellbeing Principles

We have five important Wellbeing Principles:

Connect: talk and listen in order to be a good friend and team member 

Give: offer your kindness in words and actions

Take Notice: share your gratitude for the things that bring you joy

Keep Learning: become wiser with all your experiences, successes and mistakes

Be Active: enjoy sports and take part in community events

We look forward to hearing from you.


Kind regards,

Johanne Skaanes-Allo

Head of School