International schools in the Amsterdam Area
The Netherlands is renowned for having a strong, well-balanced education system. This is further bolstered by a host of options for international schooling. There are a number of international schools in and around Amsterdam, covering a wide spectrum of learning, languages and cultures.
Public and private international schools in the Amsterdam Area
There are two types of international school: independent international schools (private schools) and those partially funded by the government or municipality (public/private schools). Many international schools that focus on education in English follow the standardised International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes, meaning students can receive an internationally recognised education and easily transfer to other international schools around the world. There are also many international community schools, available in the area, for example, Japanese and French speaking schools. Such schools ensure a quality education for expats in search of schooling in their mother tongue.
All schools listed in our overview are happy to explain their education options in person, by phone or online – they recommend visiting where possible so that you can get a complete sense of their facilities and offerings. Also be sure to read their entry requirements carefully. Entry to some schools requires that at least one parent holds a foreign passport.