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

The British School of Amsterdam

The British School of Amsterdam

The British School of Amsterdam (ages 3 to 18) offers the British curriculum and an extensive extra-curricular programme, and allows students the oppo...
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Amsterdam International Community School

Amsterdam International Community School

The Amsterdam International Community School (ages: 3 to 18) is a partially-subsidised school offering the IB curriculum.
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Amity International School Amsterdam

Amity International School Amsterdam

Amity International School Amsterdam (ages 3-13) is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme candidate school*. IB World Schools sh...
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Amstelland international school

Amstelland International School

Amstelland International School in Amstelveen creates a welcoming learning environment for children of all cultures and nationalities and teaches the ...
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Florensius International School

Florencius International School (Amstelveen)

Florencius International School offers a truly international curriculum. The children learn through the International Primary Curriculum, a maths curr...
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Florensius International School

Florencius International School (Laren)

Florencius International School's Laren location (ages 4 to 12) offers the IPC curriculum and focuses on the UK literacy programme as well as a Singap...
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International School of Amsterdam

The International School of Amsterdam

The International School of Amsterdam, founded in 1964, continues to be a leader in education for international understanding – inspiring its di...
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Winford school

Winford Bilingual Primary School

Inspired by Montessori ideals, Winford Bilingual Primary school (ages 4-12) educates children in both Dutch and English, helping them develop strong c...
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Gifted Minds International School

The Gifted Minds International School (ages 3 to 12) offers the IB Primary curriculum with American Common Core State standards.
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Optimist school

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...
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International School Almere

International School Almere

The International School Almere (ages 11 to 18) offers the IB Middle Years and Diploma programmes.
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International Primary School Almere

The International Primary School Almere (ages 2 to 11) offers the IP curriculum and extra-curricular activities via the Brede School.
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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...
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International Primary School Hilversum

The International Primary School Hilversum (ages 4 to 12) is a partially-subsidised Dutch International School offering the IB curriculum.
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International School Hilversum Alberdingk Thijm

International School Hilversum Alberdingk Thijm

The International School Hilversum, Alberdingk Thijm, (ages 4 to 18) is an IB World school offering the IB Primary, Middle Years and Diploma curricula...
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Elckerlyc International School

Elckerlyc International School

The Elckerlyc International School (ages 3 to 12) is a Montessori school offering the IPS curriculum.
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International School Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest

International School Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest

The International School Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest (ages 12 to 18) offers an accredited Dutch programme as well as the IB Middle Years and Diploma c...
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International School Wassenaar

Opening in September 2019, the International School Wassenaar – Rijnlands Lyceum offers IB Middle Years curriculum. Upon launch it will provide...
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International School Utrecht

International School Utrecht

The International School Utrecht (ages 2 to 18) is a Dutch International and IB World school offering the full IB programme.
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The British School in The Netherlands

The British School in The Netherlands

The British School in The Netherlands (ages 3 to 18) is a results-focused school with the choice of either the IB programme or British A Levels.
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American School of the Hague

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...
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European School Bergen

European School Bergen

The European School Bergen (ages 4 to 18) is a European school offering the European Baccalaureate programme.
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European School the Hague

European School the Hague

The European School the Hague (ages 4 to 18) is a European school offering the European Baccalaureate programme.
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International School the Hague

International School the Hague

The International School the Hague (ages 4 to 18) is a modern school offering the IP and IB Middle Years programmes, as well as an extensive extra-cur...
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Rotterdam International Primary School

Rotterdam International Primary School De Blijberg

The Rotterdam International Primary School, De Blijberg (ages 4 to 12) offers the International Primary Curriculum.
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Rotterdam International Secondary School

The Rotterdam International Secondary School (ages 11 to 19) teach the International Middle Years, IGCSE and IB Diploma programmes giving their gradua...
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HSV International Primary School

The HSV International Primary School operates from four locations in The Hague and educates more than 500 pupils from over 50 countries. The school is...
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International Waldorf School The Hague

The International Waldorf School The Hague offers international primary school education for children aged 4-8. The school is funded by the Ministry o...
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International School Delft

International School Delft

International School Delft (ages 4-18) welcomes students of all backgrounds and cultures and prepares them for the International Baccalaureate.
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