General information about Ranum Efterskoles Curriculum


The purpose of Ranum Efterskole College is to operate a self-governing, independent international boarding school within the framework of existing rules on private boarding schools in Denmark.
This obliges us to provide development for everyone through challenging activities in a safe setting, focusing on both the academic content and the personal well-being. Students are encouraged to maintain a balance between learning and a wide range of extra-curricular subjects and activities, with sporting and cultural achievements valued equally. It is a primary objective to ensure that students develop a healthy and quality based lifestyle.


Nature-sports are a concatenation of nature experience and sport in nature, in the wild. Nature becomes the learning environment, and sports the subject in which the student develop a set of general competencies and skills. Imagination is a general expression for creativity through an imaginative learning. Imagination is an educational process that provides insight into life, and puts the contemporaries in relief.


The school is obliged to provide classes in the compulsory subjects that are connected to the Danish 9th and 10th end of school examinations. The teaching of these subjects is in the context of the activities that are characteristic for the school, so that practice and theory are experienced coherently. It is a priority that each student receives the best possible exam in all subjects, both in the oral and in the written disciplines.


The everyday life of the efterskole should seek to create a 'free room' for the students' personal development and strengthen their social and democratic competences. The school must be an integral part of the local community and have close cooperation with relevant local educational institutions and associations.


Ranum Efterskole College believes that the good life is to be found in an exchange between individuality and community, between challenge and consideration and between expression and tolerance. We value diversity. We emphasise learning – both individually and in communities. A good learning environment is characterised by welcoming surroundings, self-establishment and satisfaction in what you do.


We strive to create a framework in which students participate in decision-making, take responsibility for own personalised learning experience and personal development as well as interacting in our community. We believe that in order to prepare and empower our students to the complex and dynamic world, it is a necessity that they live, learn, challenge, experience and push themselves. It is our responsibility to provide the support and encouragement, to create the safe and trustworthy setting, and facilitate a vision of being able.


Moreover, we wish to demonstrate to our students what it means to be one among many, what it means to be an individual with own needs and dreams in a larger community and what it means to contribute to society.


Ranum Efterskole College is rooted in a modern 'Grundtvigsk' outlook, which means that we believe that the narrative e.g. story-telling creates a meaningful picture of past, present and future. An image in which the individual's narrative is important for creating one's own identity and from there matures into the world with curiosity and imagination as well as with empathy and accountability for own's actions. The narrative is a collection of moments from which the students will create his or her own meaningful stories in life.