Amsterdam
International curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

Amsterdam International Community School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class 22
First year fees: €6,800

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in EUR

Yearly fees: €6,100
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: €700
Total first year fees: €6,800
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School Information

Number of students

1031

Max. number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

The school provides EAL programme.

Additional language classes offered by the school

English, Dutch, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Every classroom has installed three computers and a smart board (an interactive white board).

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Due to the popularity of the School, it often has waiting lists. It is impossible to predict how long it may take for a space to become available as we rely on existing families leaving to open up the spaces.

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and assessment

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Provided that a space is available it is possible to join at any time within the first 3 Terms.

External examinations/assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available

No. As the school is situated next to a main transportation hub, Amsterdam Station Zuid, the school does not provide extra transportation services.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

AICS is an inclusive school. AICS believes deeply in its mission to serve its diverse and globally mobile community to the best of itsability, and accept children with a broad range of learning diversities.

Learning support offered

There are three bands of support at the AICS:
- Mild support: Provided by trained professionals in a small group or as in class support.
- Moderate support: A programme whereby students with more specialized needs are supported through a combination of co-taught and small group support in conjunction with the appropriate therapies.
- Intensive support: Is provided for children and young adults with cognitive or developmental disabilities in the primary. The AICS has one-self-contained classroom where there is the emphasis on social inclusion. Further for Secondary there is a base for students who need an environment whereby they can receive support, therapy or just to re-group.

School start time

The school starts between 8:25 and 8:40 depending on the grade level.

School finish time

Primary: 15:15
Secondary: 15:45 or 16:30 depending on the grade level.

Supervised care before/after school

There is an after school care facility within the building which is run by a separate company.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

AICS encourages students to participate in local community sports and activities as much as possible. For that reason it limits its own extracurricular offerings to those activities not readily available within the local community.
The AICS offers a variety of school activities that are organised, as needed or wanted, from term to term. A listing of current offerings can be found in the quarterly newsletter and/or the AICS Weekly.

School provided lunches

No

Sports activities included

In Physical Education, children learn about healthy lifestyles and performing a
range of movement activities through the IPC learning goals by being taught about: developing physical competence and confidence, developing creativity and imagination, a range of activities, a range of skills, physical development, healthy lifestyles, teamwork and communication. The knowledge, skills and understanding which children gain through their study of physical education can be regarded in terms of: Skills, Planning, Performance, Evaluation, Fitness and Health. Students will have the opportunity to participate in: Gymnastics, Ball games, Athletics and Dance.

Sports facilities at the school

Playground

Some of the school's Primary students (groups 3-7), and all of Secondary students, will use a brand new provisional but fully equipped gym facility for their lessons which is a five minute walk from the school. All students will walk on foot in small groups. The Primary students will be supervised.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Amsterdam International Community School is a Dutch International Primary and Secondary School offering international education in English. The AICS facilitates high quality, accessible, community-based international learning for students of all nationalities living in The Netherlands.

The AICS is part of the Esprit Scholengroep, a large group of many different schools in Amsterdam. Other member schools of Esprit are: Berlage Lyceum, Cartesius Lyceum, 4de Gymnasium, Marcanti College, Nova College Amsterdam, de Poort, de Wissel, Europa school, de Eilanden and de WSV school.

Teaching approach of the school

AICS goal is to provide its students with the highest possible quality of teaching and learning. AICS thinks that educational quality consists of three components: (1) great teachers, (2) a written, aligned and concept-based curriculum including outcomes, and (3) essential day-to-day learning methodologies, resources and assessment tools.

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: aics.espritscholen.nl/home
Address: Pr. Irenestraat 59 1077 WV Amsterdam Netherlands