Grunnskólinn á Ísafirði is a public school in the town of Ísafjörður for children aged 6-16 years old. It was established in 1874 and is situated in the centre of the town. The school has 398 pupils. Our school motto is respect, unity and learning. This is what our daily activities are built on. Our aim is to give our students the attention and care that will enhance their self-esteem and that they are respected and feel they are accepted by the school community.
Ísafjörður is an old trading and fishing centre on the Westfjords in the north-west of Iceland. Ísafjörður and its surrounding district have a population of 3824. Ísafjörður is surrounded by mountains reaching down to the sea. We are in close contact with nature which we use in such school activities as mountain climbing and scientific expeditions. Here in Ísafjörður there is a university centre, Háskólasetur Vestfjarða, for graduate students in Coastal and Marine Management. These students have held a course for our teachers on sustainability and have worked with both teachers and students on environmental issues.
English teachers at Grunnskólinn á Ísafirði