Primary school, grades 1–7

Árkvörn 6
110 Reykjavík

Framhlið Ártúnsskóla

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.

Ártúnsskóli school calendar

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

Primary school meals

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.

About Ártúnsskóli

Ártúnsskóli is a jointly run preschool, primary school, and after-school program. The primary school has grades 1-7 and grades 8-10 go to Árbæjarskóli. There are about 255 students. About 190 at the primary school and around 65 students at the preschool each year.

The school's motto is: success, respect, and well-being. The motto reflects the focus of the school activities. We strive for excellence, respect individuals and the environment, and embrace diversity.

Principal: Ellen Gísladóttir

Assistant Principal: Guðrún Bára Gunnarsdóttir

Assistant Principal of the Preschool Division: Svava Björk Ásgeirsdóttir

Head of the Support Program: Ásta María Þorkelsdóttir

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 Ártúnsskóli is: Ásta María Þorkelsdóttir

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

School activities

Operational plan

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

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.

Since the merger of the Ártúnsskóli primary school and Kvarnaborg preschool in 2012, a united parent association has been active at the school.

Board of Ártúnsskóli's Parent Association

Stefán Orri Stefánsson - Chair,

Harpa Sjöfn Lárusdóttir

Sonja Rúdolfsdóttir Jónsson

Arnór Ásgeirsson

Lilly Aletta Jóhannsdóttir

The role of the parent association includes the following responsibilities:

  • Support the school's educational efforts
  • Promote the welfare of the students
  • Reinforce the connection between homes and schools
  • Encourage active parental participation in school activities
  • Advocate for, preserve, and oversee the quality of the school's work

Application for student leave

Do you need to apply for a leave for a student in Ártúnsskóli? Here is the application form.

Ártúnsskóli school district

There are several school districts in Reykjavík and each child has priority in their district school. Ártúnsskóli is the district school for residents of the following streets: Álakvísl, Árkvörn, Birtingakvísl, Bleikjukvísl, Bröndukvísl, Fiskakvísl, Laxakvísl, Rafstöðvarvegur, Reyðarkvísl, Seiðakvísl, Silungakvísl, Sílakvísl, Stangarhylur, and Urriðakvísl.