Education in Amsterdam

International Schools in Amsterdam

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Thanks to the growing number of international jobs based out of the Netherlands and Amsterdam in particular, there are quite a number of reputed international schools spread across the country. The main recognised international schools in Amsterdam are:

The British School of Amsterdam: an independent co-educational day school that offers a British-style education to children of all nationalities between the ages of 2 and 12 years. The school was founded in 1978 by members of the British community in Amsterdam. The teaching programme is based on the National Curriculum (England and Wales). Music and drama, arts and craftwork and physical education form an important part of the curriculum in addition to the more formal academic subjects. Contact information below.

Address: Jan van Eijckstraat 21
1077 LG Amsterdam
Tel. + 31 20 679 78 40 

Amsterdam International Community School: The AICS offers primary, middle school and diploma programmes and meets international baccalaureate standards. Contact information below.

Address: P.L. Takstraat 33, 1073 KJ Amsterdam

International School of Amsterdam: ISA provides education for students from 3 to 18 years of age (from Pre-School through Grade 12) and is based upon a full International Baccalaureate Programme. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the European Council of International Schools. The school's campus is located in a quiet residential suburb of Amsterdam and boasts of students from over 40 different nationalities. Contact information below.

Visitor Address: Sportlaan 45, 1185 TB Amstelveen
Tel: +31 (0)20 347 1111

Europese School: The European Schools are official educational institutions controlled jointly by the governments of all member states of the European Union. National education departments are responsible for appointing full-time staff. Inspectors from the national education departments decide the curriculum and visit the schools regularly. The European Schools have been established for children of personnel of EU institutions, but other pupils are admitted if there are free places. Contact information below.

Address: Molenweidtje 5
1862 BC Bergen (NH)

The Japanese School of Amsterdam:

Address: Karel Klinkenbergstraat 137
1061 AL Amsterdam
Tel: + 31 20 611 81 36 
Fax: + 31 20 611 81 96)

For a complete listing of schools across the Netherlands, please click here:

Update 29/02/2008


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There is a french school in Amsterdam!
As from September 2009, the French school will be located in the Pijp in a beautiful new building, closer to the city centre, with bright and spacious classrooms and a secure playground.
A new language-orientated education project:
- Priority to English by opening a bilingual French/English Preschool class / English as of the age of 3
- 4 hours of English per week for 6 to 11 years old.
- ICT facilities
- Dutch language and culture lessons
Qualified and committed teachers (French Ministry of Education) and all language teachers are native speakers.
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