In the year 2000 the local private school Halsnæs Lilleskole was started by a group of parents from the eco-village. As people were moving into their own houses, the original farm Dyssekildegård was empty, and the school rented the buildings. Only five years later there were enough pupils to insure a stabile income, and the school bought the old farmhouse and surrounding garden.
A Popular School
The school values projects and creativity, social competence and interaction across age and class division.
Also it encourages the parents to play a much more active role than in a normal school, by helping with practical tasks at the work weekends, and taking turns being the ”Friday parent”.
100 children now attend the school, some of them from the eco-village, but the majority from the surrounding area.