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Best 5 International Schools in Rotterdam - The Hague

International Education in Rotterdam - The Hague

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Small but mighty, the Netherlands has long been a country that people from all corners of the globe call home.

Two of its cities in particular - Rotterdam and The Hague - have impressive international communities despite their small sizes. The former is the biggest seaport in Europe, and the latter is the home to most of the Netherland’s foreign embassies as well as the United Nations International Court of Justice.

For this reason, The Hague and nearby Rotterdam have an adequate choice of international schools.

In Rotterdam, there are a number of international schools within a short distance of Rotterdam Centraal station. A short trip away in The Hague, there is a cluster of schools in the Scheveningen area and along the Meijendel nature reserve.

There are two types of international schools in Rotterdam and The Hague; Dutch international schools and private international schools. The former are government subsidised and often attached to public schools. They are designed to be a go-between for students transitioning into the Dutch school system from abroad or vice versa.

Private international schools are exactly the same as what you’ll find in other countries. They have high fees, excellent facilities, a more diverse student body and they teach an international curriculum, sometimes affiliated with a particular country. Almost all international schools in Rotterdam - The Hague teach through English.

However, not all children are permitted to attend international schools in the Netherlands. Dutch children must have studied abroad in the past, or be planning on studying abroad for a significant amount of time within the next few years. Non-Dutch children can attend only if they are planning on staying in the Netherlands for a limited time.

For this reason, the ratio of native to non-native students in Rotterdam and The Hague’s international schools is often lower than in other cities and countries.

Another aspect of international school life that’s different in Rotterdam and The Hague is the school bus. Private transport to and from the school campus is not at all common in the Netherlands’ schools, whether private or not. This is because public transport throughout the country is, by anyone’s standards, excellent.

In the unlikely event that there is no easy way to get to school via bus or tram, don’t worry. The tradition of riding bicycles anywhere and everywhere is alive and well in Rotterdam and The Hague!

Below, we have compiled our top 5 international schools in Rotterdam - The Hague. However, there are another 13 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Rotterdam - The Hague based on your requirements.

Best 5 International Schools in Rotterdam - The Hague

Out of a total of 18 International Schools in Rotterdam - The Hague.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

International School Het Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest

In a quiet green suburb of the university city of Leiden the International School ‘Het Rijnlands Lyceum’ Oegstgeest offers quality education in a unique setting,
serving Leiden and the region between Amsterdam and The Hague. This IB World school is unique in the sense that it is part of Het Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest (established in 1955), a Dutch secondary school offering the upper range of the national secondary education programmes. The Dutch School offers both Dutch and Bilingual (English and Dutch) national education. The International School offers students aged from 11 to 18 the International Baccalaureate Middle
Years Programme, followed by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme with English as the working language. Although the educational programmes of the International School are independent of those at the Dutch School, a conscious decision has been made to have an international and a national school within the same building, aiming to create a unique meeting
place of cultures. All students and teachers share the same facilities. Integration with the Dutch and Bilingual department is encouraged whenever possible, be it in the form of theatre productions, sports activities, Model United Nations or other projects.
Curriculum
IB
Languages of instruction
English, Dutch
Ages
11 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €6,800
to: €7,800
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Harbour International

Small community, caring, focuses on social emotional development
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 12
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €3,750
to: €3,750
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Rotterdam International Secondary 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.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
11 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €7,340
to: €8,890
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Elckerlyc International School

Elckerlyc International School offers international education embedded in a Dutch context.
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 11
This school does not make their fees public.
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Lycee Francais Vincent Van Gogh

"Lycée français Vincent van Gogh La Haye-Amsterdam" is a French school located in The Hague (primary and secondary school) and in Amsterdam (primary school only).
Curriculum
French
Language of instruction
French
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €6,921
to: €9,958
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