The Hague’s International Schools
Many international schools are partly funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, which means that they have to abide by the standards and rules of this ministry.
International education is available for children from the age of 4 and mostly prepares children for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.
There are a number of international schools and third-country schools in and around The Hague:
- American School of The Hague
- The British School in the Netherlands (BSN)
- European School of The Hague
- German International School The Hague
- De Haagsche Schoolvereeniging*
- Indonesian Embassy School in the Netherlands
- International School of The Hague
- International School Wassenaar **
- International Waldorf School
- Lighthouse Special Education
- Lycée Français Vincent van Gogh
- Poolse School Den Haag
*De Haagsche Schoolvereeniging is an international primary school with four different locations throughout The Hague.
** There are several school campuses under part of the Foundation Stichting Het Rijnlands Lyceum in the The Hague area: Wassenaar, Oegstgeest, Sassenheim, International School The Hague, European School The Hague, First Dutch Montessori School.
There are several Bilingual Schools in the Netherlands. In these schools, children are instructed both in English and Dutch, but with the main focus on Dutch, i.e. it is expected that children have a high fluency in the Dutch language to participate in the lessons.
Subjects like math, biology, economics, or IT are taught in English all throughout the six years of VWO (pre-university) level.
Although the preparations for examinations and the exams themselves are usually taken in Dutch, these schools tend to offer an alternative to students with a lower proficiency in Dutch.
In some cases, for instance, your children will be able to take the exam for the International Baccalaureate English A2 Certificate, which qualifies them to study at English-speaking universities.
There are quite a few secondary schools in The Hague which offer bilingual education:
These schools also offer a variety of international activities and exchange programs. For more information on the schools’ bilingual program, please contact each school individually.
(cfr. from InterNations)
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