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Schools in the NetherlandsThis is just a brief overview of schools expats might consider in Hilversum, but we do not have enough reliable comments from parents yet to plan a full write-up on any school in particular. 

Violenschool International Department (Primary)

Rembrandtlaan 30, 1213 BH Hilversum
Frans Halslaan 57A, 1213 BK Hilversum

Tel: +31 (0)35 621 6053  
Web: www.violenschoolintdept.nl

Curriculum:  IB-Primary Years Programme

The Violenschool is a Dutch Government school with an International Primary School section, which means the school receives its basic financial support from the Dutch Government and parents are required to pay a top up (currently 2,750 euro per year). Average class size is 20-22 pupils.

International School Hilversum 

Alberdingk Thijm, Emmastraat 56, 1213 AL Hilversum

Tel: +31 (0)35 672 9931  
Web: www.ish.hilversum.nl

Again this is a Dutch Government school.  It recently added a small primary department within the building; there are only 3 classes (and classrooms) in total which means that 2 or 3 school year groups are taught together.  The senior school has both an international stream and a bi-lingual stream (this is only for children who have been to a Dutch primary school).  It is considered an academic school.  The school itself is a slightly grim 1920s building.

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