Gladsaxe gymnasium - in English

Fact sheet

Gladsaxe Gymnasium is an upper secondary school and is located in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Gladsaxe Gymnasium has 1.000 students and a teaching staff of 100 and 20 support staff members. The students stay for a three year academic program to prepare them for further studies at college or university. The age of the students is between 16–19 years.

The curriculum includes mandatory subjects and elective subjects. All students must take courses in Danish, history, English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geography, ancient history, social science, world religion, 2nd language

(French, German or Spanish), a creative subject (drama, music, media studies or art) and physical education.

The students can chose to take some of these subjects at a higher level. All students have mathematics at minimum C-level and can choose to take the subject at B or A-level. This could e.g. be mathematics, physics, English or social science.

The students have a number of electives and can choose courses in subjects such as philosophy, astronomy, IT-studies and Chinese area studies.

During their three-year program the students are engaged in a number of cross curricular projects in which they are trained to work with inter disciplinary problems. This could e.g. be working with pollution seen from a biological and a sociological perspective. Or the Vietnam War from a historical and a fictional point of view as presented in films or novels.


Vision and values


The vision of our school is “We want to send responsible, curious and proficient students into the world”

Our values are academic excellence, renewal and fellowship.

We thrive to achieve our goals by focusing on developing different parts of our practice. Focus areas for the years 2021-22 are defined in the strategy plan

We intend to develop the following four areas; building, responsibility, sustainability and vision.

The development plan for the school year 2021-2022 supports the strategy and the new projects and initiatives are described in more detail.

One of our goals is to focus on internationalization in and out of the classrooms. We are an eTwinning and Unesco Schoo and have close collaboration with several schools in Europe, e.g. Sweden, Norway, Germany, Slovakia, The Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, France, The Netherlands, The Faroe Islands and have a handful of Erasmus+ and Nordplus projects with these partner schools. Finally, we have a close collaboration with The Lotus Valley school in Delhi, India.