We welcome questions from our community and prospective families. Here you can find the answers to the most common questions that we receive. If you have other questions please email email@example.com.
Applying to VIS
Is there a deadline for application?
No, we have a rolling admissions policy. However, we strongly suggest submitting the application as soon as possible to avoid any delays in the admissions process, such as providing additional documents, etc.
Does my child have to join VIS on a specific date, for example, the beginning of the school year?
No. Provided we have space available, your child can begin school as soon as the admissions process is completed and a place has been offered.
Is my child required to take an entrance exam?
We do not have an entrance exam as such but we do use previous school reports, informational questionnaires and interviews with children to help determine the appropriate grade level placement. To see more about typical grade level placements by age [link to grade placement page]
Are there still spaces available for new students?
We do often have spaces available in many of our year groups. Please fill out the admission request form and we will get back to you with information if a grade has available space or if there is a waiting list.
Is it possible to enroll for a few months?
It is possible upon consulation with the school. Six month minimum enrollments are generally considered best for learning continuity but we are aware that in an international setting the time may be shorter and accommodations and learning plans can be made.
Is it possible to come and see the school?
It would be a pleasure to show you our school campus. Please request a tour by using the book a tour form. [link to form page]
What are the tuition fees?
Our current fees can be found here
Does VIS offer a sibling discount?
No, at this time there are no sibling discounts.
Is there a possibility to apply for a scholarship?
No, there are no scholarships as such. However, some families may qualify for a partial fee reimbursement from their home kommune. You can talk to your home commune about økonomisk friplads to see if you fit in the appropriate income bracket. If you apply for this it must be done by September 5th of the academic year. For more information about this click here.
What is the school language?
The primary language of the school is English with a strong emphasis on Danish. The core subjects of IPC, Literacy, and Math occur in English as well the Wellbeing special. All other specials, Kunst (Art), Musik (Music), and Idræt (Physical Education) occur mostly in Danish.
How will my non-English-speaking child manage in an English/Danish-speaking school?
VIS offers a learning environment that enables students, whose primary language is not English, to acquire the social and academic language needed to participate fully in all aspects of school life and to reach their maximum potential. We offer an English as Additional Language program for students with little or no English as well as, literacy instruction focused on their current English understanding. Students new to Danish join our Danish as an Additional language (Dansk som andetsprog) program. Students are assessed on entry and then on an ongoing basis until they reach the required level to exit the English or Danish additional language programs. There is no additional cost for participating in either program.
Student Support Services
My child has specific learning support needs. How do I know whether these will be met?
When applying mark the areas about PPR and provide us with documentation about your child’s needs. We can meet many mild to moderate needs and will keep an open dialogue with parents and the Ballerup PPR team about how to best meet your child’s needs. It is imperative that parents partner with us in this and inform us accurately of needs.
Does VIS offer after school care?
We offer both before school care known as Morning Club and After School Care known as After School Club. Additionally, every semester new Extra-Curricular Clubs run. To find out more about both options read here
Is there a school uniform?
We do not have a school uniform. Instead we ask that all learners come in clothing that is appropriate to the weather and can handle the activities of school. Meaning that it can get dirty during play, allows for easy movement in the classroom, and is warm/cool enough to match the weather. We do wear indoor shoes inside so please make sure that your child has these.
Do you warm up or keep food cool?
Students bring their own lunches and snacks. We do not provide warm up or cool down services. We recommend for families that want to keep the food cool to put it in a lunchbox that has a cooling element. After School Club food is prepared as part of ASC and that is always warm or cool depending on the food.