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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 11 to 18
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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 15 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €7,250
to: €7,250
Address: Hemmenlaan 2 9751 NS Haren The Netherlands

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

200

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

Dutch

Ratio of local students to international students

1:2

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Dutch (as mother tongue and second language); French

Use of technology in the classroom

To faciliate inquiry based learning. We use iPads and laptops as necessary.

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)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It varies from year level.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Not usually

Entry evaluation for students

As appropriate. Yes for the Diploma Programme (grade 11)

Brief description of entry evaluation required

For grade 6-10, level of English.
For grade 11,12, academic ability in chosen subjects

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

N/A

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

95%

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Above world average

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

No, public transport is excellent

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

School start time

8.20

School finish time

15.00 grade 6-8
16.00 grade 9-10
16.50 grade 11/12 (at the latest)

Supervised care before/after school

After the school day

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Varies year on year (debate, sport)

School provided lunches

No (there is a canteen for snacks)

Sports activities included

Physical and health education is part of the curriculum

Sports facilities at the school

3 gyms

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

No

Other facilities at the school

11 labs, specialised art and design rooms

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School Groningen serves the needs of the International Community in the north of the Netherlands. Situated close to the city of Groningen the school is easily accessible by road and public transport.
Through the International Baccalaureate Organisation the school provides high quality English language education in a pleasant, secure and stimulating environment to students aged from 11 to 18

Teaching approach of the school

The teaching is differentiated and inclusive, using inquiry based learning to stimulate and motivate students in their subjects. All students follow a broad and balanced curriculum allowing them to have options open for choices made at 16 and when leaving the school to persue higher education.

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