Middle School

About 175 students in grades M1-M5. There are currently two classes each in M1, M2, M3 and M4, and one class each in M5.

The MYP comprises eight subject groups, each taught with an underlying focus on helping students make practical connections to their own world and life experiences.

The school day for Middle School generally runs from 8:00-15:45 (please see complete schedules below).

Our two Middle School wings are light and airy with large and flexible common areas surrounded by subject-specific classrooms.  During breaks, students spend time on a basketball court and parkour-inspired playground just outside the door.

Specific class schedules and expectations are below. For additional ISB policies, please see Policies.

ISB’s Middle School serves children ages 11 to 16 under the interdisciplinary framework of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP).


In the eyes of the Danish school authorities, ISB is an “exam free” school, as students do not sit for the Folkeskole Afgangsprøve (the official public school exams). The same is true for many other private and independent schools in Denmark that follow an international or alternative curriculum. Students at ISB sit for official IB MYP exams that grant direct access to the IB Diploma Programme (DP) – for instance at the nearby Kolding Gymnasium, one of the other 15 Danish high schools offering the DP, or at an IB school abroad.

Students also have access to the Danish upper secondary school system. There are several ways to qualify, and the Danish educational authorities direct the conditions for this procedure.

For more information about exams, please see MYP exams at ISB

For more information about the options available to ISB graduates, please see Life after ISB.