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Best schools in The Hague Netherlands

A snapshot overview of schools in The Hague 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.

Schools selected for full GSGI review are noted with next to their names.

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.


Schools in The Hague reviewed by The Good Schools Guide International

The British School in the Netherlands 

National Curriculum for England/GCSEs/A-Levels/IB Diploma/IB Careers Programme/BTEC; ages 3-18 ; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 2,350 pupils

A group of independent schools on five campuses (three junior and two senior) founded in 1931, all offering a British education to pupils from over 80 different nationalities. Now Europe’s largest international school and unique in offering four alternative pathways post GCSEs; A-Levels; IB Diploma; IB Careers; BTEC. Over the last six years students have achieved places at over 220 universities in 28 countries including Oxford and Russell Group in the UK.

  • British School in the Netherlands Junior School (Diamanthorst)

Campus of BSN, north-east of The Hague, teaching the National Curriculum for England to 300 students aged 4-11.

  • British School in the Netherlands Junior School (Leidschenveen)

Campus of BSN, west of The Hague, teaching the National Curriculum for England to 450 students aged 4-11

  • British School of the Netherlands Junior School (Vlaskamp)

Campus of BSN, north-east of The Hague, teaching the National Curriculum for England to 600 students aged 4-11.

  • British School in the Netherlands Senior School (Liedschenveen)

Teaching the National Curriculum for England, GCSEs, A-Levels,MYP/IB Diploma, IB Careers Programme and BTECs to 500 students aged 12-18

  • British School of the Netherlands Senior School (Voorschoten)

Teaching the National Curriculum for England, GCSEs, A-Levels, MYP/IB Diploma, IB Careers Programme and BTECs to 500 students aged 12-18

For full review on the school as a whole, giant as it is, go to the overall review of the British School in the Netherlands in this section.


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


Haagsche Schoolvereniging International Department (Primary)

Run by the Dutch Education Ministry on four locations across The Hague, all offering the same curriculum. Parents are required to pay a fee, last published figures (2017-2018) showed an annual fee of 4,750 euros.

Lighthouse Special Education

Part of Haagsche Schoolvereniging since 2008.The only international special needs school in the Netherlands offering individual programmes for expat children aged 3 to 13.

The American School of The Hague (ACS)

Adapted American curriculum/American High School Diploma/AP/IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 1,250 pupils

American-style school with elementary, middle and high school divisions. Multiple changes of location but now on two campuses in the suburb of Wassenaar. Students can choose between the Advanced Placement and IB Diploma route. Dually accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

The International School of The Hague

School adapted curriculum/MYP/IB Diploma/IB Careers Programme; ages 4-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 1,500 pupils

Authorised to offer IB programmes since 1985 and now offering the IB Careers Programme in addition. Located on a green, eco-friendly location in Kijkduin. All lessons taught in English but Dutch compulsory except on the IB Diploma programme. Crash courses in English for beginners as well as support lessons. The average IB score in 2016 (last results published) was 32. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).

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