Schools in the Sonderborg area

In the Sonderborg area you will find an array of public and private schools, hereof three German and one international school. Therefore, your children can be raised bilingual from the very beginning.

A child is typically admitted to the school nearest home.

Public schools

Enroll your child by contacting the school in question. You also have the possibility to enlist your child in another school than the one assigned, if there is an open slot. Contact the desired school and let them advise you in regards to the rules concerning the free choice of school.

Reception classes

When families with children aged 6-17 with limited or no knowledge of the Danish language move to Sønderborg Municipality and choose a public school, the children are until August 1st 2024 placed in one of Humlehøj-Skolen’s reception classes (modtagerklasser). Contact Humlehøj-Skolen for further information. From August 1st 2024 the reception classes will take place at Ulkebøl-Skole.

The Danish education system

Read more about how the Danish education system works.

Find an independent, private or German school

Private or independent school

If you would like your child to attend a private or independent school, contact the school in question.

You still have to inform your request for a new school to the local education authority (Skoleforvaltningen), since the municipality has to supervise that the compulsory school attendance is fulfilled.

The youth center and 10th grade

The youth center (Ungecenteret) is a service provided by the municipality for young people between the age of 15 and 25. The youth center advises, supports, and involves the young people in relation to choice of education and career. Professionals also supply relevant guidance in special cases in order to give young people a broad array of possibilities. The youth center covers everything from continuation schools, 10th grade, integration, future education opportunities and youth counseling with psychologists and other experts.


If you have any questions concerning enrollment in schools, you are more than welcome to contact the local education authority.