Kindergarten

In Denmark, there is a strong cultural belief that Kindergarten should be a time for learning through play. At ISB we take that philosophy and combine it with the robust transdisciplinary framework of the IB’s Primary Years Programme (PYP).

Who:
About 100 children divided into four K1 classes (ages 3-5) and two K2 classes (ages 5-6).  Each class has 20 children or fewer and at least two teachers.

What:
The defining element of the PYP is the unit of inquiry: a thematic umbrella bringing together a wide variety of subjects.  See our Programme of Inquiry, below.

When:
The academic programme mainly runs from 8:00-14:00 and it is a great advantage for your child to arrive no later than 8:30 to start the day with their classmates. Your child can join the optional Morning Club from 7:00-8:00 and stay for afternoon activities from 14:00-17:00 (16:00 on Fridays).

Where:
It’s easy to see that our architects had a good time designing the ISB Kindergarten!  Here you’ll find an indoor swirly slide and tree house, secret underground stashes of LEGO, puppet theaters, dress-ups, a kid-friendly kitchen, reading nooks, and a playground with plenty of space to run, climb, and pedal.

How:
Programme of Inquiry and class learning goals are below. For additional ISB policies, please see Policies.

Class learning goals

Expectations for each subject, in alignment with the IB's scope and sequence