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.

All schools listed below 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.

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International schools in the Netherlands

Optimist International School

Optimist International School (ages 4 to 11) offers the IPC curriculum and the British national curriculum for literacy and numeracy. They currently h...

International School Haarlem

The International School Haarlem (ages 4 to 11, and 12 to 15 from 2018) is a partially-subsidised, Dutch International School offering a combination o...

American School of the Hague

The American School of the Hague (ages 0 to 18) offers an American-accredited curriculum, and a strong extra-curricular programme covering music, athl...