The school buildings, which include the eighteenth-century manor house, from which the school derives its name, are sited on the original wooded parkland which is now a protected green-belt area. During the past seven years, the school has invested in new buildings and has modernised the old facilities.

The school is in Hellerup, an attractive leafy suburb, 15 minutes north of the centre of Copenhagen, and is easily accessible by bus and train.

Rygaards International School is a private, Christian/Catholic, co-educational establishment. It is recognised by and subject to, Danish law and receives a subsidy from the Danish State.

The school is a member of COBIS (The Council of British International Schools), the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and the Association of Catholic Schools in Denmark (FAKS)

The School is managed by a Board of Governors consisting of 5 members and is a non-profit making institution. The day to day running of the school is managed by a team of 5 leaders.