The school will emphasize fun, creativity, and "playful engagement" to help make learning more enjoyable, but it will still follow a standard curriculum. Starting this summer it will accommodate students aged three to seven, with a mix of both local and international applicants, but by 2015 it´s expected to facilitate students up to 16-years-old. And it´s probably safe to assume the school will have a kickass Lego collection.
The school will provide creative, high quality academic programmes to students aged 3 to 16 years. It is intended that these programmes will be based on the International Baccalaureate curriculum framework, which is widely recognised and currently authorised at more than 3,400 schools in more than 140 countries around the world.
The International School of Billund will open in two phases. In August 2013, the school will open its doors to the youngest students aged 3 to 9 years. By August 2015, it is anticipated that the school will welcome students aged up to 16 years, providing both the IB Primary Years Programme and the IB Middle Years Programme.
The LEGO Foundation, which is behind the setting up of the International School, is particularly pleased at such support from Triangle Region decision-makers.
”The foundations for a good adult life are laid during our childhood. The LEGO Foundation wants to make children all around the world capable of creating a better future for themselves and their communities through creative play and learning. In Billund, we contribute to this with our commitment to the Capital of Children – a very special place for, about and with children,” says Randa Grob-Zakhary, CEO of the LEGO Foundation.