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This paper examines the educational system of the Danish minority in Germany. The minority is settled in Germany’s northernmost state, Schleswig-Holstein, and is known to enjoy one of the most advanced minority protection regimes in Europe. One pillar of this regime is the educational system, which is the subject of this paper. It gives a detailed account of how this system developed over time, and the legal framework that came into being in order to regulate the Danish minority’s rights, freedoms and obligations in terms of education. Additionally, this paper aims to provide insight into the institutional setup of the Dansk Skoleforening (Danish School Association) and its institutions, and to examine how the legal provisions are transferred into practice.