Welcoming young learners from around the world
Amity International School Amsterdam, which opened its doors in February 2018, will welcome senior pupils between the ages of 11 and 13 starting this September. The school will provide families working and living in the Amsterdam Area with another option for educating their children, helping to alleviate a shortage of places in local schools. The Dutch capital and surrounding region have a large international population thanks to the area’s high quality of life and growing economy, creating a growing need for schools teaching an English-based curriculum.
Currently, Amity is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. It will also apply to the Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme.
Creating community spirit
Senior pupils at Amity will be assigned a tutor who will take responsibility for their wellbeing, provide them with access to learning support and, if they are not native speakers, English lessons. This approach is designed to make students feel at home and ensure they succeed academically while fostering a sense of community. The school has also hired specialist teachers with skills needed to get a new school up and running.
A hotbed of international talent
The Amsterdam Area attracts talented people from across the globe with its high living standards, central location within Europe and professional opportunities. Additionally, over 90% of Dutch people speak English and the local working culture is easy to adapt to, making the area a prime destination for internationals. However, the competition to secure places in local schools can be intense. The presence of Amity will help relieve pressure and make it easier for people to find a place where their children can thrive.
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