Independent schools and private schools

Here you will find links to independent and private schools in Aabenraa Municipality.

What is an independent primary school?

Different terms are used, but the concept is the same: A self-governing institution that runs a school within the framework described in the ‘Danish Education Act’. The schools have different core values. They all reflect the attitudes of the parent group. The funds of the independent primary schools mainly come from state subsidies and parental payment. About 15 percent of Danish schoolchildren attend an independent primary school.

What does it cost?

The student fee varies greatly from school to school and from city to country. A country school usually costs about DKK 1,000 per month per student. In the metropolitan areas the student fee varies, but typically amounts to between DKK 1,000 and 2,000 per month (2016). In most schools you can get a full or partial free place and you may also get a sibling discount. You can get information about the exact student fee and other arrangements from the individual independent or private school.

Enrolment and admission.

You must take contact directly to the independent primary school(s) you are interested in. Each school has its own rules for enrolment and admission, but in most cases it is a good idea to register your child well ahead of time. If your child is offered a place at an independent primary school, we kindly ask you to contact the municipal district school that the child should otherwise have attended and advise that you do not need a place. In this way, the school will have a better overview of possible, available places.