Principal Karen Toftlund Krog explains Kastanievej’s ethos: “Our values are centred around the community and a sense of responsibility; an obligation to contribute to be able to reap the benefits.” Being a residential school located in central Copenhagen means that learning activities involving the city’s arts institutions can be integrated. Equally, on some week nights students attend educational talks at the school delivered by high-profile external speakers, or present their own art. Students come from many social backgrounds and have vastly different needs in terms of learning.