Who we are

Our mission

By placing PLAY at the heart of education, ISB stimulates every child’s natural desire to LEARN.

Our vision

To cultivate a community of lifelong learners who will create a better world with courage, compassion and curiosity.

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Why play?

At ISB we believe play is a core approach
to learning…and to life.
Playful people of all ages are actively
engaged and driven by an internal desire to
understand and reshape the world.
They test the limits of their abilities
without fear of failure,
knowing that mistakes are the key
to progress and, ultimately, success.
They share ideas and make new rules.
They laugh.

At ISB we believe that by creating
a culture of playful learning—
by consciously introducing elements of
choice, wonder and delight into the classroom—
we are nurturing the qualities
that will carry our students not only
to their next educational destinations,
but through life.
No matter the paths they choose,
ISB graduates will seek knowledge,
take risks and care for one another.
They will play, and they will learn.


ISB opened its doors in August 2013 with just over 60 students in Kindergarten and Primary.  Today, we have 450 students, ages 3-16, spread across Kindergarten, Primary and Middle School.  About one fourth of our students are Danish, with the rest representing 50 nations around the world.

From the start, ISB’s goals have been ambitious, but achievable: first, to demonstrate the power of playful learning in a real-world setting, and second, to make Billund – the Capital of Children – an even more attractive place to settle, both for Danish and international families.

ISB’s playful curriculum is built upon the rigorous educational framework of the International Baccalaureate , which provides students with a solid and transferable foundation of academic skills. We are an authorised IB World School for both the Primary and Middle Years Programme.

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