Welcome to Danila Kumar International School!
I am honoured to welcome you to Slovenia, to Ljubljana and to Danila Kumar International School.
Our school was founded in 1993 to provide international education to foreign children. DKIS offers two International Baccalaureate Programmes: The Primary and Middle Years programmes for children aged 3 to 15 years in a multicultural, multilingual environment with English as the language of instruction for students from more than 40 nationalities, which brings together different cultures and perspectives.
Our school is located in a safe residential area next to the highway around Ljubljana, which is close and well connected to the centre of Ljubljana with easy access by car and public transportation. We have excellent facilities and conditions for lessons and enrichment activities.
While working hand-in- hand with our founders – The Slovenian Ministry of Education, City of Ljubljana, the IBO, and with our community of involved parents to promote superior academic achievement and a sense of global citizenship, we proudly celebrate our Slovenian roots and international diversity.
Our dedicated and well-trained faculty is committed to educating and inspiring each child to become a thoughtful, independent and well-rounded individual with a lifelong passion for learning.
We provide a caring, supportive and challenging environment that embraces the uniqueness of the individual, where each child’s strengths, needs, interests and talents are highly valued and nurtured. We strive for our students to fully develop their academic and additional potential, strive for excellence in everything they do, feel valued and value others. Our main goal is to prepare our students for challenges in their future and to become responsible and active adults.
Our programmes are focused on inquiry, enduring understandings, collaboration, communication and multicultural awareness.
We also provide a wide range of enrichment activities and experiences (collapsed days, extracurricular activities, projects, competitions) that prepare our students for the future, but also make their school lives more enjoyable and rewarding.
Our website is a good resource for information, but visiting our school is the best way to truly see the atmosphere and our everyday life.
WHY DANILA KUMAR
ARE YOU CONSIDERING AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN LJUBLJANA?
Danila Kumar International School is an IB World School offering an international education for pre-school, kindergarten, elementary and middle school ages; located in a quiet suburb of Ljubljana, the school is only ten minutes away from the city centre and just half a kilometre from the major ring highway that circles Ljubljana.
Danila Kumar is a medium-sized, state owned school that has been offering its international programme since 1993. Originally responding to a request from the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Danila Kumar provides an International Baccalaureate elementary and secondary school programme for children of foreign nationals living in Slovenia. The Ministry of Education subsidises our school, covering more than half of the operational costs. This explains why the tuition fees at Danila Kumar are substantially lower than at other international schools.
Since the opening of the international department in 1993, teachers and administrators have worked diligently and with enthusiasm to build a quality educational programme that stimulates learning, generates good learning habits and promotes positive attitudes. It is with great pleasure that we have seen our student population increase every year; last school year, we welcomed children representing 36 different countries.
Even though our school has been growing, it can nevertheless be considered a small school: each class has from 12-20 students, which provides an excellent teacher-pupil ratio. The teaching staff at Danila Kumar prides itself on maintaining a close rapport with each of the students; in fact, all visitors can feel the atmosphere of friendly camaraderie.
We are eagerly anticipating the coming academic year and look forward to meeting all of you.