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Language of instructionEnglish
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 26 students / class
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €1,250
to: €1,250
Address: Geertje Wielemaplein 1 1095 MM Amsterdam Netherlands
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school

About 25

Most common nationality

Dutch and English

Ratio of local students to international students

Our student body primarily consists of local students, making up 80% of our population. However, we are also witnessing a notable rise in the enrollment of international students.

Native English speaking teachers

For the most part, our teachers are native speakers of the language in which they instruct students.

Language support for students not fluent in English

When enrolling in the international section of the school, students are required to have a B2 level of English proficiency. For those students who do not meet the B2 level proficiency in Dutch, we offer Dutch ab initio (Dutch for beginners) as part of the international curriculum.

Additional language classes offered by the school

We offer Dutch as both a primary and secondary language within our curriculum. In the Dutch program, students also have the opportunity to study Spanish and German as additional language options. Within the international section of the school, students can choose to study either Dutch or any School Supported Self Taught (SSST) language. However, it's important to note that opting for an SSST language incurs additional costs.

Max. number of students per class

The maximum amount of students per class in the International Profile is 30

Average number of students per class

26 students in the International Profile

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

All classes at our institution are conducted digitally, and each student is equipped with a laptop for their educational needs. Furthermore, we provide access to advanced technology such as 3D printers, a laser cutter, and other cutting-edge tools to enhance the learning experience in our classrooms.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

As a digital institution, we are well-prepared for online education.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a non-religious school that welcomes individuals of all religions. Our student and staff body comprises a diverse range of religious backgrounds, although it's worth noting that the majority do not practice any religion.

External examinations or assessments available

Within the DP curriculum, we offer a diverse range of subjects and courses that are externally moderated. For more detailed information, I encourage you to visit our website.

Results in these examinations

In the May 2023 Session, we achieved an impressive graduation rate of 89%.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

We operate with deadlines, which can also be seen as "homework" when students do not complete their work during the school hours (between 9.00 and 16.30).

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have established a Care Team; however, we do not currently offer specialized programs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We collaborate with universities such as the University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, enabling us to offer additional projects and opportunities.

Student access to education psychologist

Following an evaluation of the school's Care Team, we are pleased to announce that we can now offer the services of an educational psychologist, who is externally sourced. Additionally, we have coaches available for students to speak to.

Entry evaluation for students

For further information, I would encourage you to visit the admission section of our website.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We conduct meetings in English to assess whether the student's English language proficiency and educational background align with our criteria.

Waiting list

At the moment, we do not have a waiting list for the International Profile.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

This is dependent on a variety of factors. During the Preparatory Year, it is generally easier to enroll mid-year. However, for the Diploma Programme, enrollment depends on the circumstances at that time.

Students can join after academic year begins

Depending on the student's circumstances, this is indeed possible.

School start time


School finish time

Mostly at 15:00, sometimes at 16:30.

Supervised care before/after school

Between 15:00 and 16:30.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

Students have the option to purchase lunch at the student-run canteen.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

It's important to note that we primarily offer vegetarian food, with only a few exceptions.

Uniform required

Students are not required to wear a uniform.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer a wide range of extracurricular activities, including music, theatre, chess, sports, arts and crafts, and more.

Sports activities included

The international section of the school may not always incorporate physical activities into the curriculum, but sports are offered as an extracurricular activity on the school campus.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Currently, we do not offer this service.

Facilities at the school

The school has a music room, library, science labs, movie room available during specific hours, a podcast recording studio, and various other facilities.

Sports facilities at the school

Our sports facilities, including the skate park, football (soccer) field, basketball court, running track, and more, are situated on-site at the school. They are occasionally open to the public for use.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Amsterdam Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy is a unique school because it offers both a full Dutch pre-academic programme and an international pre-academic programme for students aged 15 and above, leading to the attainment of an International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Teaching approach of the school

ALASCA focuses on Digital Skills, Philosophy, Conceptual Thinking & Problem Solving, Research Methodology, and Languages alongside a wide general education based on the concept of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It is a digital school where their students develop in a 21st-century skills environment.

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