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CityRotterdam - The Hague
CurriculumsIB and International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 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
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €8,823
to: €11,172
Address: Wijndaerlerweg 11, 2554BZ Den Haag The Netherlands
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Dutch - 19%

Ratio of local students to international students

None of our students is completely local, in accordance with Dutch government laws our students are international or internationally mobile

Native English speaking teachers

Both our student and staff population are international, though teachers have sufficient command of English to be able to communicate effectively with students.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Depending on the level of English children have when they arrive at our school and the year they are in, different options are available to make sure your child can access the learning in the classroom. For more information https://www.ishthehague.nl/academic/main-eal

Additional language classes offered by the school

As a truly international school ISH is committed to the development of every child’s Mother Tongue. This is normally the language their parents have used to communicate with them since they were born, to tell them their first stories, to comfort them when they were afraid or hurt and is often the same language spoken by their grandparents.
Research has proven that a strong Mother Tongue contributes to the successful acquisition of new languages. It also provides children with access to their own culture and family background, giving status and value to their multi-lingual and cultural identity.

Within the curriculum the teachers ensure that on a weekly basis there are opportunities for children to use their Mother Tongue either individually or in groups. Children participate in a variety of meaningful learning opportunities, which include researching, preparing presentations and sharing their thoughts through speaking and listening activities.

Dutch is our host language and whilst living in the Netherlands, all students have the opportunity to learn Dutch. Children in all age groups learn Dutch from a specialist language teacher and in addition they explore the history, culture and geography of the Netherlands.

Max. number of students per class

This varies somewhat annually In Primary school 22, in Secondary School MYP 24, in Secondary DP and CP classes 20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

The International School of The Hague (ISH) strives to foster a safe, disciplined, educational environment, both offline and online, to provide an atmosphere where students can develop the skills to become motivated, independent and productive digital citizens. ISH teachers and students know the benefits of technology in the educational environment and strive to ensure that technology is used appropriately and effectively.

All members of ISH will be good digital citizens by being safe, responsible, and respectful with their use of technology. Staff and students will model digital citizenship and encourage others to do the same. Teachers will provide instruction for their students about the appropriate use of technology and online safety. ISH teachers, staff and students will protect their information, treat others kindly, and credit their sources.

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)

We are ready to offer online classroom solutions in the event of a quarantine through a combination of platforms, depending on the ages of the student of Google Classroom and Seesaw.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

All our Secondary students complete programmes that are assessed by the IB Organization.

Results in these examinations

Our Year 11 students reached results well above the world average in the Personal Project of the Middle Years Programme (MYP). This is the culminating experience in the MYP, a self-directed inquiry project in which students get to explore in depth a topic that they are interested in or passionate about.

The Personal Project gives students the opportunity to showcase the Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills that they have developed in their five years in the MYP and develop those skills further. All of our students achieved a passing grade or better, with an average of 5.94 compared to the world average of 4.23.
At the end of each academic year, we receive external verification of the success of our programmes via the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams and moderation. This year 99% of our Diploma Programme (IBDP) students achieved the full diploma and 7 out of our 8 Career-related Programme (IBCP) students were successful.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, however, this is managed sensitively and monitored regularly to avoid students being overloaded.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

On average 95% with 5% taking a gap year.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes we have strong Learning Support Departments in both Primary and Secondary.

Learning support offered

Please find more detailed information about the support we provide in both our schools https://www.ishthehague.nl/academic/learning-support

Please find more detailed information about the support we provide in both our schools https://www.ishthehague.nl/academic/learning-support

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The broad curriculum choice at ISH and the innovative approach to Teaching and Learning, supports students to find their personal excellence.

Student access to education psychologist

The school facilitates liaison between ISH families and outside agencies for their services including Psycho-Educational Assessments Educational Psychologists.

Entry evaluation for students

For Primary school, admissions will contact you to make an appointment for a short discussion about your child's needs and a tour of the school.
All Secondary School applicants will undergo Placement Tests before a place can be confirmed for them in the school.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Our placement tests are not an entry exam, rather to give an indication of where to best place the student

Waiting list

No waiting lists.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no annual deadline. ISH has a rolling admissions policy to support international families arriving in The Netherlands throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, this is a regular occurrence at ISH.

School start time


School finish time

Primary: 15:00 (Wednesdays: 12:30)
Secondary: 16:35 (Wednesdays: 14:05)

Supervised care before/after school

An active out-of-school care programme is provided by local childcare providers Zein Child International Child Care and Villa Bloom, and BSO de Ooievaar next door to the school.
There are also numerous after school activity opportunities.

School bus service available

Yes, though it is organised by an external company Achttax - details on the school website.

School provided lunches

Yes, we have a school canteen for Secondary students offering hot and cold food/refreshments.

In Primary, there is a packed lunch ordering service on the school website.

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

Yes, there is a variety of options.

Uniform required

No school uniform. School sports kits available.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ISH provides a broad range of activities across both schools. An updated list and booking forms are shared with the community early in the new school year.

Sports activities included

The International School of The Hague offers a pathway for sporting development from Year 7 to Year 13 in a wide range of individual and team sports.
Competitive and recreational sport plays a key part in developing an ISH pupil’s potential, no matter the level of experience or the type of sporting activity. Respect, Belief, Commitment and Sportsmanship are just some of the characteristics we aim to nurture in each ISH representative. This consistent message is given to all those students who engage with our programmes, whether you are an U12 or a Senior Varsity player.
All of the programmes benefit from the involvement of a team of highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic coaches. Both our internal and external specialist coaches regularly liaise and consult with our cross curricular sports staff to ensure that every pupil is maximising their potential, as well as enjoying their experience regardless of ability.
Students and the staff involved in the different sports programmes benefit from both fantastic onsite facilities as well access to a range of partner organisation off-site facilities.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

ISH is part of the the International Schools Sports Tournament (ISST), competing with a number of schools across Europe.

Facilities at the school

350 seat theatre

Arts and Drama studios
Science labs

Sports facilities at the school

Two full size gyms with viewing galleries
Astro turf pitches
Fitness suite
Extensive partnesrhips with local sports clubs

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School of The Hague (ISH) provides high quality education for children ages 4-18. The school is situated in an area of natural beauty in the city of peace and justice, and benefits from a uniquely diverse community of over 100 nationalities. Aside from well established Primary (IPC) and Secondary (IB) curriculums, ISH is also a leader in the concept-based inquiry approach to learning and provides a number of highly innovative programmes designed to give every student an opportunity to discover their personal excellence.

Teaching approach of the school

The International School of The Hague takes a holistic view of education, so that along with cognitive development, the school programmes address social, emotional and physical well-being. ISH offers opportunities for students to become active and caring members of local, national and global communities and develop international-mindedness and intercultural understanding through the attributes of the ISH Community Profile.

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