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International primary schools

Published: 10 April 2014 Modified: 10 April 2014

Primary education starts at the age of 4 and continues until the age of 11 or 12. Dutch international primary schools and the private international schools use either the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) or the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP). A list of international primary schools located in the area of The Hague can be found below.

American School of The Hague (ASH)

The American School of The Hague serves an international student base of 3-18 year olds from 65 countries. Some 40% of the students has U.S. citizenship. The curriculum is based on a U.S. educational philosophy; English as a Second Language classes are available at all levels. Children leave ASH with a diverse cultural experience.

Rijksstraatweg 200
2241 BX Wassenaar
Telephone: (070) 512 10 60
Age range: 3-10 years (preschool – grade 4)
Curriculum: U.S. style curriculum

British School in the Netherlands (BSN):

The British School in the Netherlands (BSN) is a top British international school with multiple sites based in and around The Hague. As the largest international school in the country it provides a high quality British style education in an international context for children from over 80 different nationalities. Specialist teachers provide support for English as an Additional Language and for students with Special Educational Needs.

There are three Junior School sites (for ages 3 – 11 years):

BSN Junior School Diamanthorst

Diamanthorst 16
2592 GH The Hague

BSN Junior School Vlaskamp

Vlaskamp 19
2592 AA The Hague

BSN Junior School Leidschenveen

Vrouw Avenweg 640
2493 WZ The Hague

BSN enquiries & admissions

Telephone: (070) 315 40 40

Deutsche Internationale Schule (German International School)

The German International School of The Hague is is the leading German international school and the oldest international school in the Netherlands. The program spans from Kindergarten to graduation from secondary school. The school is recognised by the German government (Kultusministerkonferenz) and offers English, French, Dutch and Spanish as foreign languages.

Van Bleiswijkstraat 125
2582 LB The Hague
Telephone: (070) 354 94 54
Age range: 3-10 years
Curriculum: German Grundschule

European School of The Hague (ESH)

The European School The Hague opened its doors in 2012. ESH currently offers full nursery and primary education and will offer the first three years in secondary as of September 2014. The school currently has three language sections: Dutch, English and Spanish. A French and German language section for selected years will open in September 2014. Mother tongue classes are offered in Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The European School in The Hague is predominantly for the children of employees of European organisations.

Houtrustweg 2
2566 HA The Hague
Telephone: (070) 700 16 00
Age range: 4-11 years (as of September 2014: 4-14 years)
Curriculum: European Baccalaureate curriculum

Haagsche Schoolvereniging (HSV), International Department

The International Department operates from three locations in The Hague: the Nassaulaan, Koningin Sophiestraat and Van Nijenrodestraat. In the Nassaulaan school, the International Department works alongside the Dutch Primary Department. International places are subsidised by the Netherlands Ministry of Education. The international department educates 400 pupils from more than 50 different countries across the three locations.

Nassaulaan 26
2514 JT The Hague
Telephone: (070) 318 49 65
Age range: 4-11 years
Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum (IPC), UK National Numeracy and Literacy Strategies

International School of The Hague (ISH)

The International School of The Hague is an international primary and secondary school with more than 1,000 students aged 4-18. The school is subsidised by the Dutch Ministry of Education, enabling it to offer high-quality education at competitive fees. Children aged 4 to 11 years follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

Primary School

Wijndaelerduin 1
2554 BX The Hague
Telephone: (070) 338 45 67
Age range: 4-11 years
Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

Lighthouse Special Education

The Lighthouse Special Education was established in 1998 to serve members of the international community in the Netherlands whose children have special educational needs. Lighthouse Special Education is the International Department of the Instituut Voor Individueel Onderwijs (Institute for Individual Education), a Dutch school for Primary Special Education, member of the Haagsche Schoolvereniging. Using a special educational programme conducted in English, Lighthouse Special Education offers a new chance for children with complex behavioural and/or developmental problems to be part of the community.

Amalia van Solmstraat 155
2595 TA The Hague
Telephone: (070) 335 56 98
Age range: 4-12 years

Le Lycée Français Vincent van Gogh

Founded in 1947 by parents of French, Belgian and Swiss origin, the Lycée Vincent van Gogh de La Haye-Amsterdam is a primary and secondary school with students ages from 3 to 18 years old. The school has an official status within the French educational system and is part of the French educational network which is made of at least 470 schools all around the world (AEFE : Agence pour l'Enseignement Français à l'Etranger).

Scheveningseweg 237
2584 AA The Hague
Telephone: (070) 306 69 20
Age range: 3-11 years
Curriculum: French educational system from 'maternelle' to 'lycée' (baccalauréat ES, L, S)

Sekolah Kedutaan Republik Indonesia di Wassenaar / Indonesian School in the Netherlands (SIN)

A private institution funded by the Representative of the Republic of Indonesia in the Netherlands.

Rijksstraatweg 679
2245 CB Wassenaar
Telephone: (070) 517 88 75
Age range: 6-12 years
Curriculum: Indonesian and international

Szkola Polska / Polish School in The Hague

Hofstad Lyceum
Colijnplain 9
2555 HA The Hague
Telephone: (040) 213 52 89
Age range: 6-12 years

The Ukrainian School in The Hague 'Veselka'

BSN Junior School Vlaskamp
Vlaskamp 19
2592 AA The Hague
Age range: 5-12 years

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