International schools are not available in Greenland. Our guide will offer you information on the education system in Greenland and your options.
Education in Greenland is similar to the Danish educational system. There have been recent efforts to make the education system more local. Instruction is bilingual with most materials in Danish.
All children in Greenland are entitled to ten years of compulsory education and attend school from the age of six to 16. School is split into three levels: three-years for primary, than four-years for middle school, and three-years for senior school. At the end of the third level, final assessments are conducted and leaving certificates issued.
There are no international schools in Greenland. Expats that end up in Greenland may send their children to Denmark. In fact, native Greenlanders seeking advanced higher education also seek out education elsewhere.
Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular.
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