Slotsvænget 3

5000 Odense C


General Information about OIS



Odense International School is a certified Cambridge International Examinations Centre. We offer the Cambridge Primary Programme (Key Stages 1 and 2) and the Secondary Programme (Key Stages 3 and 4). Please refer to the Cambridge International Examinations Centre for further information about the curriculum content.



Our core subjects are English, mathematics, and science, as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) starters. Primary students also take physical education, art, music & drama, and technology & design. French is offered from Primary 6 and up. From Secondary 7 and up, our students study German, history, and global perspectives. Our upper level students also study physics, biology, chemistry, enterprise, and geography.


IGCSE Examinations
At age 16, our students take IGCSE exams. These International General Certificate of Secondary Education exams are globally-recognised international qualifications. Upon completion of S11, if students wish to pursue an international high school education, we can recommend International Baccalaureate at Nyborg Gymnasium.


Cross-Cultural Bridge Building

Odense International School shares its campus with Henriette Hørlücks Skole, a private school founded in 1870 and currently with 480 students in Year 0 – Year 9. This makes for an entirely unique experience in which international children have the opportunity of learning more about their new country, as well as giving Danish students a close-up view of the world. This helps with the transition to settling in to life in Denmark and thriving in a new culture.


The schools’ student bodies are together during some school-wide morning assemblies, all recesses and at the end of the school day, in the After-School Care Programme (Primary 1 – 4) and The Club (Primary 5 and 6). All class trips are also combined, so that students of the same ages from both schools have shared experiences together.


We set a precedent for forming strong bonds at the start of the school year, when both student bodies participate in a group trip. By facilitating friendships with Danish students, we hope to further encourage the development of our students’ Danish language skills.


About Our School

Odense International School opened in August 2011 and is contracted through a partnership with the local council, to develop a full educational offer in English for students aged 5-16 years. Currently there are 190 pupils at OIS and 480 at Henriette Hørlücks Skole.