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The Landakot School (Icelandic: Landakotsskóli) is one of the oldest running schools in Iceland, established in 1896. Centered in Reykjavik, the school tries to make itself as homelike as possible. Students attending the school range in age from 5–16 years old; in Iceland this is 1st-10th grade.


Founded in 1896 Landakot School is one of the oldest in the nation. It was run by the Church of Iceland, but has since been independently run. There are currently 162 students, coming from 25 different countries including Iceland.


Landakot School follows the National Curriculum, but puts strong emphasis on Mathematics, Icelandic, and foreign language. They teach the following languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Danish
  • Spanish

Compared to other schools in the nation, Landakot School does very well. On standardized exams the students performed better than other schools in Reykjavik in every subject except for Science.


Each grade level has one teacher. In addition, each foreign language is taught by a different teacher, and there is a carpentry class and a dance class.

United States Involvement[edit]

In 2006, the United States Embassy presented 110 English language books to the school. These books covered a wide variety of topics. This donation was part of the Embassy's initiative to support the teaching of English.

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Coordinates: 64°08′52″N 21°56′59″W / 64.1479°N 21.9496°W / 64.1479; -21.9496