This 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
Email: [email protected]
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
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.