The Hague - International primary schools

International primary schools

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 the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) or the European Baccalaureate (EB). 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
Email: admissions@ash.nl
Website: www.ash.nl
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 3 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
Email: admissions@britishschool.nl
Internet: www.britishschool.nl


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
Email: info@disdh.nl
Website: www.disdh.nl
Age range: 3-10 years
Curriculum: German Grundschule


European School The Hague (ESH)

The European School The Hague opened its doors in 2012. ESH offers full nursery and primary education. The school currently has 5 language sections: Dutch, English and Spanish. The French and German language sections operate in selected years. Mother tongue classes are offered in Dutch, English, Finnish, Greek and Italian. ESH is predominantly for the children of employees of European organisations but can accommodate children of other families eligible for international education.

Houtrustweg 2
2566 HA The Hague
Telephone: (070) 700 16 00
Email: administration@eshthehague.nl
Website: www.europeanschoolthehague.nl
Age range: 4-11 years
Curriculum: European Baccalaureate curriculum


HSV International Primary School (Haagsche Schoolvereniging )

The HSV International Primary School operates from 4 locations in The Hague. It is subsidised by the Netherlands Ministry of Education, making the school affordable to the expat community. Across the different locations, HSV educates more than 500 pupils from more than 50 different countries.

NSL Location

Nassaulaan 26
2514 JT The Hague
Telephone: 070 318 49 50

KSS Location

Koningin Sophiestraat 24a
2595 TG The Hague
Telephone: 070 324 34 53

VNS Location

Van Nijenrodestraat 16
2597 RM The Hague
Telephone: 070 328 14 41

VHS Location

As of August 2018:
Van Heutszstraat 1
2593 PJ The Hague
Telephone: 070 385 76 85

Email: id-admissions@hsvdenhaag.nl
Website: www.hsvid.nl
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
Email: primary@ishthehague.nl
Website: www.ishthehague.nl
Age range: 4-11 years
Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum (IPC)


International Waldorf School The Hague (IWSTH)

A department of the Vrije Basisschool Den Haag will start up in August 2018. The school is subsidised by the Dutch Ministry of Education. Children aged 4 to 11 years follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

2e Messstraat 31
2586 XA The Hague
Telephone: (070) 783 00 30
Email: info@iwsth.org
Website: www.internationalwaldorfschool.nl
Age range: 4-11 years
Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

Lighthouse Special Education

The Lighthouse Special Education school is the only international special school in the Netherlands. It offers individualised education to children aged 3-13 who are unable to cope in international mainstream education. The school provides a safe and structured learning environment for children with complex challenges.

Amalia van Solmsstraat 155
2595 TA The Hague
Telephone: (070) 335 56 98
Email: infolse@hsvdenhaag.nl
Website: www.lighthousese.nl
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
Email: secretaireduproviseur@lyceevangogh.nl
Website: www.lyceevangogh.nl
Age range: 3-11 years
Curriculum: French educational system from 'maternelle' to 'lycée' (baccalauréat ES, L, S)


Sekolah Indonesia Den Haag (SIDH)/Indonesian School of The Hague

An Indonesian school in the Netherlands funded by the Indonesian government.

Rijksstraatweg 679
2245 CB Wassenaar
Telephone: (070) 517 88 75
Email: info@sekolahindonesia.nl
Website: www.sekolahindonesia.nl
Age range: 6-12 years
Curriculum: Indonesian and international

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Published: 23 May 2016Modified: 4 January 2019