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CityRotterdam - The Hague
CurriculumsIB and IGCSE
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 18 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €8,300
to: €10,000
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

We are an international school, catering to internationally mobile families. We must adhere to the Dutch International Schools (DIS) admission criteria, which differ for Grades 6-10 and Grades 11-12: https://www.dutchinternationalschools.nl/about-dis/admissions/

Native English speaking teachers

Reflecting our school values, our teaching staff are international, including English native speakers, fluent English speakers, and language teachers fluent in their taught languages.

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


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.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma Programme, IB Career-related Programme

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade they are in.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


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


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

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

Waiting list

Depending on when the application comes through, there can be a waiting list for particular grade levels.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Preferably by the 1st of June.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

08:20 am

School finish time

04:35 pm

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available

No, but we are conveniently located only 1.5km away from Rotterdam Central Station.

School provided lunches

No, but there is a canteen where students have a good selection of snacks, small lunches and drinks.

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


Uniform required

No. There's only a PE uniform kit for the Physical Education classes.

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, gymnastics.
RISS Rose & RISS Reach as interdisciplinary subjects to our curriculum in the Foundation and Middle Years.

Sports activities included


Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

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

Facilities at the school

Library, science labs, drama room, music room.

Sports facilities at the school

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

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, encouraging achievement, fostering international mindedness with local and global engagement, modelling ethical behaviour and acting respectfully and with honesty.

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