Preschool with a nursery division

Maríubaugur 3
113 Reykjavík


About the preschool

Maríuborg was built as a four-division preschool but a mobile classroom was added shortly after opening with the fifth division. The preschool now accommodates 106 children aged 12 months to 6 years. The preschool is divided into older and younger cores. The younger core of the preschool has Maríustofa, Þúfa, and Laut, and the older core has Lundur and Brekka.

Preschool Director: Guðný Hjálmarsdóttir (í leyfi)

Acting Preschool Director: Agnes Veronika Hauksdóttir

Assistant Preschool Director: Elín Ósk Guðmundsdóttir


Maríuborg Preschool

Want to know more about Maríuborg? In this very short video, we give a glimpse of the preschool activities. It was made by Erla Stefánsdóttir and Antonía Lárusdóttir for the Department of Education & Youth


The values of Maríuborg are play, communication, and the joy of learning


Our philosophy and motto are based on theories of John Dewey, Howard Gardner, William Damon, and Daniel Goleman. We focus on promoting and stimulating children's play, teaching positive communication, and fostering the joy of learning, curiosity, and inquisitiveness. As a Green Flag Preschool, environmental education, sustainability, and nature conservation are also an important aspect of our curriculum and activities.

Preschool activities

School curriculum

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

Operational plan

What's ahead for Maríuborg? In the operational plan, you'll find, among other things, the school's internal and external evaluations for the last year, an improvement plan, the preschool calendar, and much more. 

Preschool calendar

Here is the preschool calendar for Maríuborg. The preschool calendar provides information about professional development days and other useful information for parents and guardians. 

Parent partnerships

We are all in this together, and as the proverb goes it takes a village to raise a child. Reykjavík City preschools make targeted efforts to consult with and increase parent involvement in preschool activities. All Reykjavík City preschools have parent associations and parent councils. 

The Center for Maríuborg

Maríuborg Preschool falls under East Center. East Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Árbær, Grafarholt, Grafarvogur, and Kjalarnes and is a comprehensive information source for municipal services. The Center provides welfare services, school services to preschool and primary schools, day care and recreational counseling, and various other services.  



Portable housing was installed at the preschool in 2018, which accommodates study facilities for the oldest preschool children. That expansion was part of the Bridging the Gap development initiative, which aims to bridge the gap between parental leave and preschool. 

Pictures from Maríuborg