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The Herlufsholm School and Estate

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Date Added: Apr 3, 2008
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Category: Schools, Universities

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The Herlufsholm School and Estate, commonly known as Herlufsholm Kostskole is a private school (privately funded ) for boys and girls (since 50s), founded in its current form in 1565 by Admiral Herluf Trolle and spouse Birgitte Gøye.

The school is located at the river Susåen near Næstved, about 90 minutes south of the capital of Denmark Copenhagen. Being one of the eldest boarding schools in the world, and the eldest in Denmark, the school takes pride in an array of unique traditions. Trolle-morgen (at which Herlovians commemorate their founder Herluf Trolle on his birthday) and Fugleskydning ("Bird-shooting" at which old and new students visit the school with their families) are the two biggest events of the year.

Today it is the only school in Denmark with a compulsory school uniform, and has roughly 450 students. The number of boarding students is roughly equal to day students. Although the majority of boarding students come from Denmark, a fair share come from abroad. This is in particular those studying for the IB diploma.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herlufsholm_kostskole


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