Reykjavik Borgarholtsskóli

Borgarholtsskóli – Comprehensive Secondary School in Iceland

Basic information

Borgarholtsskóli is a new comprehensive secondary school, in the outskirts of Reykjavík. It´s located in the Grafarvogur suburb, which has a population of about 20.000. Besides serving mainly the people of Grafarvogur it is the first secondary school of choice for the municipality of Mosfellsbær which lies just north of Reykjavík.

Ingibjörg ásamt nemanda í listnámiBorgarholtsskóli offers a great variety of courses, i.e. three academic courses, multimedia design programme, media and information processing, four vocational programmes, two preparatory courses for secondary school entrance, special education programme, social services and commerce. In the vocational field we specialize in the metal and car trades, offering evening courses in the former ones. With the exception of the preparatory and the special education programmes, all courses are organized on a unit-credit basis. Some of the preparatory courses also give credits with the exception of courses in the core subjects which are Icelandic, Mathematics, English and Danish.

Additionally we have workshops e.g. in fashion design, fine arts, drama and music. Our students have access to very good computer facilities equipped with the latest technology.

At the start of the school’s 12th year there are approximately 1500 students attending the school. The number of students has gradually risen through the years and is still rising. Students are of all ages but most of them are 16 to 20 years old. They are very active and enthusiastic about creating an active social atmosphere in the school, for example with various clubs, dances, a song contest and participation in a quiz-competition between all secondary schools in the country in which they have done very well.

Besides Icelandic we have courses in Danish, English, German and French. English is the most common as a second spoken laguage.

Courses of study

Academic coursePreparatory course for university entrance

  • Social science programme
  • Natural science programme
  • Modern languages programme
  • Business and economics programme
4-year programme
Automotive Industrial Arts

  • Automobile body – work
  • Auto mechanics
  • Automobile painting and finishing
3 to 3 1/2 – year programme 
Commercial programme 2-year programme
Diversified programme 1-year programme
Foundation programmePreparatory for secondary school entrance 1-year programme 
Industrial Metal Works

  • Welding
  • Lathe operation
  • Steel working
  • Mechanical repair
4-year programme 
Media and Information Processing

  • Web technology
  • Media technology
3-year programme
Multimedia Design Programme 3-year programme
Social Services Programme 2-year programme
Special Education Programme 4-year programme

Merki Borgarholtsskóla


Borgarholtsskóli, v / Mosaveg, 112 Reykjavík, ICELAND

Tel: (354) 535 1700.
Fax: (354) 535 1701.
Principal: Bryndís Sigurjónsdóttir