Guide to choosing a school 2020

26 August 2020

In order to find a Dutch primary or secondary school, the website of your municipality is probably a good place to start. Unfortunately, these websites are likely to be in Dutch only. Luckily, the Municipality of Leiden has prepared a special booklet completely in English!

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This guide has been brought to you by the Municipality of Leiden.

In order to find a Dutch primary or secondary school, the website of your municipality is probably a good place to start. Unfortunately, these websites are likely to be in Dutch only. Luckily, the Municipality of Leiden has prepared a special booklet completely in English! 

The 'Guide to Choosing a School 2020' provides a lot of detailed information about the options for primary education in Leiden. Visit the schools you are interested in an ‘information morning’ (informatie-ochtend). Ask lots of questions, for example, how much experience they have in teaching non-Dutch children. See also the extensive 'Checklist Basisschool'.

Visit several schools so you can get a feel for each school – it is a very personal decision. When deciding upon the school for your child, you determine to a large extent how they will learn academically and how they will grow emotionally, physically and socially.