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. 

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.

Checklist International Schools

Overview of international schools in the Leiden region


Leiden - Winford Bilingual Primary School

  • Follow Dutch, UK and International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

Leiderdorp - Elckerlyc International Primary School 

  • Ages 4-12
  • International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

Voorschoten - 
The British School in the Netherlands(Senior school)

  • British Curriculum
  • Ages 11-18
  • 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

Oegstgeest - 
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)

Wassenaar - 
Sekolah Indonesia

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

Wassenaar - 
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

Wassenaar - 
International School Wassenaar - Rijnlands Lyceum

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


Boarding Schools (with Leiden bus service for weekly boarders)

Ommen - 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).