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    Informations pratiques

    Children in maternelle bring their own packed lunches and eat in the classroom. 


    Starting in the first grade, students eat in the canteen. Either they bring a packed lunch or they buy food in the canteen. 


    Students can sign up for a school lunch plan (annual: billed every other month or monthly: paid per month) or buy a booklet with 10 canteen tickets, which can be used as needed. If using canteen tickets, please remember to show your ticket at the door BEFORE taking a tray (students with a meal plan do not need to show a ticket). 

    For more information, please see our canteen prices and plans.


    See the menus

    When is the lunch break?

    Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade eat at 11 am

    Students in 1st and 2nd grade eat at 11:30 am

    Students in collège and lycée eat at 12 pm



    Our Menu

    Our meals, which offer a varied and balanced diet, are created by our French cook, who was trained at the Ecole Supérieure de Cuisine Français (ESCF) – Ferrandi in Paris. Before he moved to Denmark, he worked at several gourmet restaurants in Paris. Most of the dishes served in the canteen are cooked in-house with fresh produce:


    30% of the fresh produce served in the canteen is organic


    The meals always include a wide variety of vegetables every day. 


    At Prins Henrik School we try to promote sustainability and avoid food waste whenever possible. The canteen schedule includes one vegetarian day a week, and in order to prevent food waste, we have entirely reorganized the way we serve the food. The students enjoy it, becoming active participants in reducing waste. 

    From Monday to Friday
    7.45-12.00 and 13.00-15.00

    Telephone Email
    School telephone number +45 33 21 20 48
    Emmanuelle SEGRETAIN
    The Office of the Principal
    Information about collège – lycée
    +45 33 55 00 70
    Marion KIEBER The Office of the Director of Primaire and the Vice-Principal
    Information about Maternelle and Primaire
    +45 33 55 00 60
    (courrier sécurisé)


    Administration Email
    Karine VITTAZ Principal
    Myriam RAULT Director of primaire
    Bolette WULFF Vice Principal 
    (Head of Danish department)
    (Courrier Sécurisé)
    School Administration and Finance Officer


    Billing, accountant and HR Monday 8.00-12.00  13.00-15.00
    Tuesday 8.00-12.00  Closed
    Wednesday 8.00-12.00  13.00-15.00
    Thursday 8.00 12.00 Closed
    Friday 9.00-12.00  13.00-15.00
    Telephone Email
    Monica TALLGREN Billing office +45 33 55 00 67
    Gitte REE Accountant’s office +45 33 55 00 66
    Susanne NIELSEN Accountant’s office +45 33 55 00 65
    Malene LUNDH-RASMUSSEN HR +45 33 55 00 69


    Vie Scolaire Telephone Email
    Léa FERNANDES CPE Educational and Career Counselor +45 41 83 00 37
    Chine DESRUES CPE assistant +45 28 19 20 97
    Bureau de la Vie scolaire +45 33 55 00 75
    +45 27 11 17 10


    SFO and Daycare Telephone Email
    Chérif ABDELMOUMENE Director of SFO and Daycare +45 27 21 05 04
    Pauline LEROY SFO Team Coordinator +45 33 55 00 79
    Carole RØNN SFO Reception & Maternelle Daycare +45 33 55 00 77


    Centre de documentation et
    d’information – CDI
    Telephone Email
    Bruno DESCUBES / Marie EL FADEL School Librarian +45 27 85 10 28


    Health and Security Telephone Email
    Nicolas DROUILLON First Aid and Security officer +45 52 60 18 63


    Head Custodian (PEDEL) Téléphone Email
    Gautier WATELET Responsable du service +45 91 89 12 75


    Prins Henrik School is located in the Frederiksberg district, not far from the center of Copenhagen. 



    The School currently has two locations within Frederiksberg:



    • Campus, which consists of élémentaire, collège and lycée, is located on Frederiksberg Allé 22A. One entrance faces Sankt Thomas Plads, while the other leads out to Værnedamsvej. It is relatively easy to get there from both the main train station (15-minute walk) or from the metro on Frederiksberg Allé (7-minute walk). Another option is the 7A bus, which stops along Frederiksberg Allé, or bus 71, which follows Gammel Kongevej.


    • Maternelle (for ages three to five) is located on H.C. Ørstedsvej 47, close to “Forum” metro station and right by the 1A bus stop. Bicycling is also an option, as Copenhagen is a bicycle-friendly city, and it is fairly common to see young children in the bike lanes.


    Daily Schedule School starts School finishes
    Maternelle 08:15 14:00
    Élémentaire 1st and 2nd grade
    Monday and Wednesday 08:00 14:30
    Tuesday and Thursday 08:00 13:30
    Friday 08:00 14:00
    Élémentaire 3rd to 5th grade
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00 14:30
    Tuesday 08:00 13:30
    Friday 08:00 14:00


    Collège et lycée
    From Monday to Friday 08:00 17:00
    Lycée opens 07:50 17:00


    Opening hours daycare and  SFO School opens Closing Times
    Maternelle Daycare and SFO 07:30 17:00
    Daycare for Maternelle During School Breaks 07:30 17:00
    SFO During School Breaks 07:30 17:00



    1.  Are there any admission requirements at Prins Henrik School?

    To enter maternelle children need to be toilet-trained. Children who still need diapers will not be enrolled.  

    In order to register for first-grade, children need to be able to communicate in French. 

    Those coming from the French school system (including schools within the AEFE-network), can register without a French level test. New students entering from another school system will be tested in order to assess their French level and find the most suitable level for them.  Students can enroll throughout the year.


    2.  What does it cost to attend the school?

    Information regarding the cost of attendance, daycare/after-school programs, and canteen meals are available here.


    3.  Are there any before and after school daycare services?

    There is a daycare for children in maternelle, and for older students in élémentaire, there is an after-school program called SFO/Klub. Both are open in the morning before school starts and in the afternoon after school. They are also open during school breaks. 

    Children need to be registered at Prins Henrik School in order to sign up for daycare or SFO/Klub. Students who are not signed up need to leave campus once school is no longer in session. The school is not responsible for students outside of school hours. 

    Links to more information about daycare and SFO/Klub.


    4. How do I find the school calendar?

    The school calendar is listed at the top of the school website or you can click on this link.


    5.   Is Prins Henrik School a Danish or a French school?

    Prins Henrik School is recognized by and subject to Danish law, which offers an education based on the French curriculum, and where Danish language classes are compulsory until seconde. The school adheres to the rules of both the Danish and the French Ministry of Education via AEFE.


    6.  Are there any special considerations made for children who don’t speak French?

    Children who don’t speak French are allowed to start in maternelle, where they are given the necessary teaching support from the teachers in FLE (French as a second language classes). Language assistance continues for them throughout élémentaire and secondaire, offering them the appropriate support as their French language skills improve. Our students start learning to read and write around six years old and it is very difficult to integrate new students thereafter if they are not familiar with French by that time.


    7.  Are the teachers French or Danish?

    The Danish teachers are Danish. Most of the regular subject teachers are French with a diploma recognized by the French Ministry of Education.


    8.   What is maternelle?

    Maternelle is the first level of the French school system, which takes care of children ages three to six. It is recognized as a part of the school system and is not a daycare service. There is a curriculum for maternelle, just like in élémentaire. The students are taught by teachers who have the same diplomas and the same education as those in élémentaire. Play is an integral part of the teaching approach.


    9.   When are the holidays and school vacations ?

    The school’s calendar is listed at the top of the website. Every year the calendar is adjusted, taking into consideration both the national French vacations as well as the Danish holidays and vacation periods. It is approved by the school council. 

    It is important that families try to adhere to the school calendar when their child enters maternelle, so s/he can get a good start on their education early on. 


    10.  Does the final French qualifying exam enable students to enter institutions of high education in Denmark?

    The French qualifying exam (called “Baccalauréat”) which students sit for at Prins Henrik School, is internationally recognized. The DFB (Dansk-Fransk Baccalauréat) is an additional diploma students can sit for at the end of 3.g, which enables them to apply for higher education taught in Danish in Denmark. This diploma isn’t necessary for Danish programs or degrees where English is the primary language of instruction.


    11. In what way does Prins Henrik School display an openness to Danish culture?

    Although teaching at Prins Henrik School adheres to the French curriculum, Danish culture is a big part of the school’s Danish classes, which are obligatory until seconde. Apart from the language classes, Danish culture also has a visible presence at the school, with its special focus the well-being of its students, in the daycare / SFO activities, in the food served at the canteen, in the school trips, and so on.


    12.  Does the school do camps or field trips?

    Every year the school organizes numerous camps and field trips, both in élémentaire, collège and in lycée.  


    13.  Are there any grants to help cover the tuition ?

    Financial support is available for families: grants and other types of subsidies. 

    Further details can be found under Financial support.



    14.  Insurance

    In Denmark children are considered liable for their actions from the age of five. Children are held responsible for damages caused to others or the property of others. Parents are automatically held financially responsible for damages caused by their children. As long as families have a standard house insurance, it normally includes liability coverage for all family members. 

    The school is responsible for damages, if the school or a staff member was at fault or a staff member takes responsibility for a mistake.  


    If a child is injured during school hours, the school’s group insurance will cover up to a certain amount, which has been determined by our insurance company. We recommend parents take out a personal accident insurance due to the limitations of our own insurance concerning compensation. 


    For any questions regarding the school’s insurance plan, please send an email to:

    Moving to Denmark, just like to any other country, involves lots of paperwork, and it is important to get it done quickly in order for your registration at Prins Henrik School to go as smoothly as possible. 

    In regards to taking advantage of school subsidies, you will need a residence permit and a CPR number (Danish social security number).


    For further information about moving to Denmark, please see the following links:


    Links for getting a CPR number and a residence permit.


    To fill out the data sheet, click here.