International primary schools The Hague region

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International primary schools in the Netherlands

Primary education starts at the age of 4 and continues until the age of 11 or 12. Dutch international primary schools and the private international schools use the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) or the European Baccalaureate (EB).

In general, Dutch international schools only have English-language education. Foreign national schools, such as the French, German, Japanese and Korean schools, and the private American and British schools teach their national curricula in their native tongue. The European School curriculum is harmonised and taught in the language of the language section (Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish).

A list of international primary schools in The Hague region

  • American School of The Hague (ASH)
    The American School of The Hague serves an international student base of 3-18 year olds from 65 countries. Some 40% of the students has U.S. citizenship. The curriculum is based on a U.S. educational philosophy; English as a Second Language classes are available at all levels. Children leave ASH with a diverse cultural experience.

    Rijksstraatweg 200 
    2241 BX Wassenaar
    Telephone: (070) 512 10 60 
    Email: admissions@ash.nl
    Age range: 3-10 years (preschool – grade 4)
    Curriculum: U.S. style curriculum
     
  • British School in the Netherlands (BSN)
    The British School in the Netherlands (BSN) is a top British international school with multiple sites based in and around The Hague region. As the largest international school in the country it provides a high-quality British style education in an international context for children from over 80 different nationalities. Specialist teachers provide support for English as an Additional Language and for students with Special Educational Needs.

    There are 3 Junior School sites (for ages 3 – 11 years):

    BSN Junior School Diamanthorst
    Diamanthorst 16
    2592 GH The Hague

    BSN Junior School Vlaskamp
    Vlaskamp 19
    2592 AA The Hague

    BSN Junior School Leidschenveen
    Vrouw Avenweg 640
    2493 WZ The Hague

    BSN enquiries & admissions
    Telephone: (070) 315 40 40
    Email: admissions@britishschool.nl
     
  • Deutsche Internationale Schule (German International School)
    The German International School of The Hague is the leading German international school and the oldest international school in the Netherlands. The program spans from Kindergarten to graduation from secondary school. The school is recognised by the German government (Kultusministerkonferenz) and offers English, French, Dutch and Spanish as foreign languages.

    Van Bleiswijkstraat 125
    2582 LB The Hague
    Telephone: (070) 354 94 54 
    Email: info@disdh.nl
    Age range: 3-10 years
    Curriculum: German Grundschule
     
  • Elckerlyc International School
    Elckerlyc International School is situated in Leiderdorp and offers the International Primary Curriculum.

    Klimopzoom 41
    2353 RE Leiderdorp
    Telephone: (071) 589 68 61
    Email: international@elckerlyc.net
    Age range: 3-12 years
    Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum
     
  • European School The Hague (ESH)
    The European school was originally founded to teach the children of staff working for the European Union institutions. Although all pupils are accepted, children of (most) European iInstitution staff members are given priority. The school is partially funded by the Dutch government, but has a considerable yearly fee.

    Staff covered by the Staff Regulations of Officials and Conditions of Employment of other Servants of the European Communities (e.g. Europol, Eurojust and the European Commission Staff Member) are exempted from paying school fees and have guaranteed placing.

    The European School The Hague opened its doors in 2012. ESH offers full nursery and primary education. The school currently has 5 language sections: Dutch, English and Spanish. The French and German language sections operate in selected years. Mother tongue classes are offered in Dutch, English, Finnish, Greek and Italian.

    Houtrustweg 2
    2566 HA The Hague
    Telephone: (070) 700 16 00
    Email: administration@eshthehague.nl
    Age range: 4-11 years 
    Curriculum: European Baccalaureate curriculum
     
  • HSV International Primary School (Haagsche Schoolvereniging)
    The HSV International Primary School operates from 4 locations in The Hague. It is subsidised by the Netherlands Ministry of Education, making the school affordable to the international community. Across the different locations, HSV educates more than 500 pupils from more than 50 different countries.

    NSL Location
    Nassaulaan 26
    2514 JT The Hague
    Telephone: 070 318 49 50

    KSS Location
    Koningin Sophiestraat 24a
    2595 TG The Hague
    Telephone: 070 324 34 53

    VNS Location
    Van Nijenrodestraat 16
    2597 RM The Hague
    Telephone: 070 328 14 41

    VHS Location
    Van Heutszstraat 12
    2593 PJ The Hague
    Telephone: 070 205 11 41

    Email: id-admissions@hsvdenhaag.nl
    Age range: 4-11 years
    Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum (IPC), UK National Numeracy and Literacy Strategies
     
  • International School Delft (ISD)
    The International School Delft is located on the campus of the TU Delft University. ISD is an international school that accommodates children from the age of 4 up to 12 and offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP).

    Jaffalaan 9
    2628 BX Delft
    Telephone: (0)15 285 0038
    Email: admin@isdelft.nl
    Age range: 4-12 years
    Curriculum: Full range of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes
     
  • International School of The Hague (ISH)
    The International School of The Hague is an international primary and secondary school with more than 1,000 students aged 4-18. The school is subsidised by the Dutch Ministry of Education, enabling it to offer high-quality education at competitive fees. Children aged 4 to 11 years follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

    Primary School
    Wijndaelerduin 1
    2554 BX The Hague
    Telephone: (070) 338 45 67 
    Email: primary@ishthehague.nl
    Age range: 4-11 years
    Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
     
  • International Waldorf School The Hague (IWSTH)
    An international department of the Vrije Basisschool Den Haag that started up in August of 2018. The school is subsidised by the Dutch Ministry of Education. Children aged 4 to 11 years follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

    2e Messstraat 31
    2586 XA The Hague
    Telephone: (070) 783 00 30
    Email: info@iwsth.org
    Age range: 4-11 years
    Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
     
  • Lighthouse Special Education
    The Lighthouse Special Education school is the only international special school in the Netherlands. It offers individualised education to children aged 3-13 who are unable to cope in international mainstream education. The school provides a safe and structured learning environment for children with complex challenges.

    Van Heutszstraat 12
    2593 PJ The Hague
    Telephone: (070) 335 56 98
    Email: infolse@hsvdenhaag.nl
    Age range: 4-12 years
     
  • Le Lycée Français Vincent van Gogh
    Founded in 1947 by parents of French, Belgian and Swiss origin, the Lycée Vincent van Gogh de La Haye-Amsterdam is a primary and secondary school with students ages from 3 to 18 years old. The school has an official status within the French educational system and is part of the French educational network which is made of at least 470 schools all around the world (AEFE : Agence pour l'Enseignement Français à l'Etranger).

    Scheveningseweg 237
    2584 AA The Hague
    Telephone: (070) 306 69 20
    Email: secretaireduproviseur@lyceevangogh.nl
    Age range: 3-11 years
    Curriculum: French educational system from 'maternelle' to 'lycée' (baccalauréat ES, L, S)
     
  • Sekolah Indonesia Den Haag (SIDH)/Indonesian School of The Hague
    An Indonesian school in the Netherlands funded by the Indonesian government.

    Rijksstraatweg 679
    2245 CB Wassenaar
    Telephone: (070) 517 88 75
    Email: info@sekolahindonesia.nl
    Age range: 6-12 years
    Curriculum: Indonesian and international

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