About us

Brief history

Sunrise International Preschool was established in Copenhagen in 1980 by a group of parents inspired by neo-humanist education. The school was originally a playschool, situated on Østerbro in Copenhagen.

Over time, the school developed and grew into what is now a preschool for a larger group of children and with a curriculum that not only includes fun and playing but also a more structured framework for learning and development.

In April 2004 the school moved to its present location in a large and beautiful villa with a lovely garden in Hellerup, a mere 15-minute drive from the heart of Copenhagen.

The school has two sections; preschool 1 and preschool 2.

Preschool 1 and 2

The preschool 1 ( ages 2 to 3 1/2 ) has 1 qualified teacher and 3 assistant teachers, while the preschool 2 (ages  3 1/2 to  5 1/2) has 2 qualified teachers and 3 assistant teachers. In addition, the school employs a director.

Aims and objectives

  • To provide a loving and supportive environment in which the full potential of each child can be developed and expressed.
  • To help each child love and appreciate his or her own uniqueness and that of others.
  • To encourage a universal outlook, free from discrimination based on race, religion, creed or gender.
  • To promote awareness of ecology, the environment and the inter-relatedness of all things and to encourage respect and care for all living beings.
  • To introduce basic academic and “practical life” skills.
  • To facilitate personal and social development through the promotion of co-operation, morality, responsibility, cleanliness, self-discipline and self-confidence.
  • To develop a sense of aesthetics and appreciation of culture through art, dance, drama, music and stories.
  • To recognize the importance of teachers and parents setting an example.
  • To awaken a thirst for knowledge and love of learning.