Folk High School Guide

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A folk high school is a non-formal residental school offering learning oppurtinuties in almost any subject. Most students are between 18 and 24 years old. The length of a stay is between 4 and 12 month. Vrå Højskole is a boarding school, so you sleep, eat, study and spend your spare time at the school. There are no academic requirement for admittance.  You don’t receive grades, and don’t attend exams. But it is compulsory to attend all lessons. In the end of the semester you will get a diploma as a proof of your attendance.

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At Vrå Folk High School, a typical school day will look like this:

  • 7.45-8.15: Breakfast
  • 8.15-9.00: Morning assembly in the Lecture Hall
  • 9.00-10.00: Morning lessons
  • 10.00-10.30: Break
  • 10.30-12.00: Morning lessons
  • 12.00-12.30: Lunch
  • 13.00-15.30: Afternoon lessons
  • 15.30: Optional afternoon activities
  • 18.00: Dinner
  • 19.30: Evening event
  • 20.30: Evening coffee
  • 22.00: Quiet in the dormitory

Folk High School Dictionary:

Dormitory: Where you will live – student houses with space for up to 16 students. We call each dormitory Orion, Pegasus, Cassiopeia, Pheonix, North and West. Your dormitory is your “family”.

Dormitory teachers: Each dormitory has two teachers each, who hold meetings with the dormitory once a week.

Friday’s café: Takes place in the living room every day from 14.30, where we drink coffee and tea together and have a cozy time.

Folk High School subjects: The subjects that make up your schedule. There are many to choose from and from the start, you will have lectures every morning and afternoon.

Kitchen Duty: Students help in the kitchen before and after meal times: Morning, midday and evening. Kitchen duty switches each week between dormitories.

Morning assembly: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there is an assembly for EVERYONE at 8.15. This typically takes place in the Lecture Hall.

Theme Week: One week where there is a common theme for the whole school.

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