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A snapshot overview of schools in Hilversum that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents.

If there is no ribbon, pending or otherwise, it means we are aware of the school but have elected not to review it at this time. This could be for a number of reasons, but we continually update information and add or remove reviews as deemed appropriate.

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By full GSGI review, we mean the school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final write-ups take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details descend on the school for an exhaustive visit.

These schools have been brought to our attention, but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider reviewing them.


Schools in Hilversum considered by The Good Schools Guide International

International School Hilversum

PYP/MYP/IB Diploma; ages 4-19; co-ed; state;

Offers the three stages of the IB programme and also a bilingual programme (TTO) for Dutch passport holders who have finished the Dutch primary system. Qualifications for entry include a family with a non-Dutch passport, re-patriating Dutch who are unable to find a place in the Dutch education system and children of families about to move abroad. Dually accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Violenschool International Department (Primary)

Same Dutch curriculum as in the main state school but 30-50 per cent of the time is reserved for English classes for which parents are required to pay a top-up fee.

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