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Rotterdam - The Hague
IB and British curriculums
Ages 11 to 18

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CurriculumsIB and British
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 18 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €7,245
to: €8,775
This school has more than one campus in Rotterdam - The Hague:
Junior Campus: Ages 11 to 16

Address: Bentincklaan 294 3039 KK Rotterdam, Netherlands

Senior Campus: Ages 16 to 18

Address: Schimmelpenninckstraat 23 3039 KS Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

From the Dutch government we are not allowed to accept local students.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers

Our language teachers are native to the language they instruct.

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as Another Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

Use of technology in the classroom

We have Chromebooks, iPads and computers available, teach on prowise boards, and try to implement technology when needed. Our students in the Foundation Years get ICT lessons.

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)

During the lockdowns that have been in place in the Netherlands we have not closed one day. We have been able to move every lesson online and work following the timetable. All teachers are available online for our students.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade they are in.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Not currently

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

This is an online assessment to asses the levels of the student on different subjects. This is only done when we are missing other documents.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Preferably the 1st of June.

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

School bus service available

No, we are close to Rotterdam Central Station.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have a special programme in place.

Student access to education psychologist


School start time

08:20 am

School finish time

04:35 pm

Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Green team, flute, student council, debating club, public speaking, photography, Model United Nations, social media club, youth theatre, basketball, football, tennis, dodgeball, badminton, running, basketball, football, boxing

School provided lunches

No, but there is a canteen.

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


Sports activities included


Sports facilities at the school

We have access to a big gym, a track, and a basketball court.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, football and basketball. This is on a low entry level.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Rotterdam International Secondary School's mission is for every student to enjoy their youth. RISS will do this by providing innovative approaches to learning, by encouraging achievement, by fostering international mindedness with local and global engagement, by modelling ethical behaviour and by acting respectfully and with honesty.

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