Mellerup Efterskole, Denmark

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Mellerup Efterskole is a continuation school located near the town of Randers in Denmark [1].

The capacity is 124 teenagers - 62 boys and 62 girls.

Program structure

Living conditions

The teenagers are living in a co-educational dorms but in single sex rooms. There are 2 or 4 teenagers in each room.


The curriculum is regulated by the Danish department of education. They offer form 9th and 10th. They offer a number of elective subjects.

The education stops about 15:00 on Fridays and the teenagers can leave for home. They have to be back at the facility at 22:00 on Sundays.

On 7 weekends each shoolyear the teenagers have to stay at the facility for the entire weekend.

Use of toccaco

According to the

In the news

March 2008 3 teenagers were expelled due to drug use. 20 admitted to have smoked the drugs at some point and were sent home to their parents but were not expelled. They had to return to the facility later with their parents for a talk [2]. It is almost certain that the teenagers, who were expelled was denied of access to independent counseling while being questioned which raises concern [3].


  1. The facility on Google maps
  2. Efterskole bortviser tre elever (Continuation school expells thre students), by Heikki Yding, Denmarks Radio, March 15 2008 Dk8.GIF
  3. Hvornår tager efterskolerne et etisk ansvar (When do the continuation schools take ethical responsibility?), Secret prisons for teens blog Dk8.GIF

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