In the Netherlands, there are four types of international schools:

  • government-funded Dutch schools with an international education department;
  • private international schools;
  • foreign national schools;
  • schools associated with embassies. 

[Source: Study, Internationaal onderwijs in Nederland, Regioplan, 2016]

An international school follows either an international curriculum, or a curriculum that is in line with the educational system and legislation of a specific country other than the Netherlands. These schools are mainly attended by foreign children.

The 'Checklist International Schools' will help choosing a school.

Overview of international schools in the region:


Elckerlyc International Primary School 

  • Ages 3-12
  • International Primary Curriculum (IPC)


The British School in the Netherlands

  • British Curriculum
  • Ages 2-18
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSEs) for ages 14-16
  • A Levels for ages 16-18
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) for ages 16-18
  • International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) for ages 16-18


Het Rijnlands Lyceum International Secondary 

  • International education in Dutch setting
  • Ages 11-18
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP)(ages 11-16)
  • International Baccalaurates Diploma Programme (IB DP)(ages 16-19)


Sekolah Indonesia

  • Combines international education with Indonesian education
  • Ages 3-18

The American School of The Hague (ASH)

  • American curriculum
  • Advanced Placement (AP) programme
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
  • Combination of AP and IB classes
  • Standard courses to achieve the ASH High School Diploma

International School Wassenaar - Rijnlands Lyceum

  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP)(ages 11-16)

Boarding Schools (with Leiden bus service for weekly boarders)

International School Eerde

  • Day students/full time boarders/flexible boarders
  • Ages 4-19
  • Primary education (ages 4-11): combination of the International Primary Years Curriculum (IPC) and Cambridge Primary
  • Lower secondary education (ages 11-14): combination of the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) and Cambridge lower secondary
  • Upper secondary education (ages 14-16): Cambridge  International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE
  • Ages 16-19: The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).