Primary school, grades 1–10

Álftamýri 79
108 Reykjavík


Is your child starting primary school?

On this page, you will find useful information about starting primary school. As, for example, what the children have to take with them to school and whether the children will get food during school hours.

School calendar

The Álftamýrarskóli school calendar lists the planning days as well as other important information for parents and guardians.

What's on the menu?

Most primary school students take part in the lunch program. The cost of school meals is the same at all schools. And, you do not need to pay for school lunch for more than two children from the same household. Here, you can see what's on offer in the cafeteria of Álftamýrarskóli.


About Álftamýrarskóli

Álftamýrarskóli is a comprehensive primary school with 420 students in grades 1 to 10 and about 60 staff members.

The focus at Álftamýrarskóli is the students as well as their welfare and needs. We strive to provide a stimulating environment that engages their initiative, intelligence, and creativity. With this aim in mind, we emphasize personalized learning, offering flexible teaching methods so that every student can learn at their own pace.

We greatly emphasize good cooperation with parents as that cooperation is the key to successful school activities and student success. The school is a team-teaching school and places emphasis on reading initiation and guidance learning. Our educational approach is based on the development policy of “Raising for Responsibility”.

The after-school program, Álftabær, is for children in grades 1 to 4 of Álftamýrarskóli and the youth center, Tónabær offers a variety of fun activities for children and adolescents.

Álftamýrarskóli administrators

Child prosperity

The Act on the Integration of Services in the Interest of Children’s Prosperity has come into effect. The goal is to ensure children and guardians receive the right assistance, at the right time, from the right parties. Families and children in need of early support have guaranteed access to a contact person in the child's immediate environment, such as in preschool or primary school. The contact person offers information and guidance on services and ensures that children and guardians have unhindered access to these services. Children, youth, and guardians can contact the school contact person to request integrated services.

The contact person for Álftamýrarskóli are: Hildur Ýr Gísladóttir and Svanhildur Einarsdóttir

For more information about the legislation and services, visit the website at farsaeldbarna.is

School activities

Operational plan

What's ahead for Álftamýrarskóli? You can find several items in the operational plan, including the school's policy for the previous year, teaching planning, and much more.

School curriculum

Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Álftamýrarskóli? In the school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to learning and work.

School council

Primary schools must have an active school council that serves as a forum for consultation between the principal and the school community on the school operation. The school council participates in shaping policy for the school and defining its unique character.

Parent cooperation

We are all in this together, and as the proverb goes it takes a village to raise a child. Reykjavík City schools make targeted efforts to consult with and increase parent involvement in school activities. Every Reykjavík City school has an active parent association.

Digital mailbox

Here you have the opportunity to convey ideas and general suggestions to the school. If the message concerns individual students, please contact the person concerned by phone or e-mail.

Álftamýrarskóli school district

There are several school districts in Reykjavík and each child has priority in their district school. Álftamýrarskóli is the district school for residents of the following streets:

Álftamýri, Ármúli, Fellsmúli, Grensásvegur from 22, Háaleitisbraut, Lágmúli, Safamýri, Síðumúli, and Starmýri.