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Best schools in The Hague Netherlands

A snapshot: schools in The Hague considered (but not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expats.

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

 (pending) means that the school is on our list to review.

By full GSGI review, we mean school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final reviews 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 and descend on the school for an exhaustive visit. We are aware of the other schools on this page and we continually add or remove schools, as deemed appropriate.


International schools

The British School in the Netherlands 

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

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 members in the UK.

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

  • 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, GCSE, A-Level, MYP, IB Diploma, IB Careers Programme and BTEC to 500 students aged 12-18

  • British School of the Netherlands Senior School (Voorschoten)

Teaching the National Curriculum for England, GCSE, A-Level, MYP, IB Diploma, IB Careers Programme and BTEC to 500 students aged 12-18

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

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; 1,215 students

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 or International Baccalaureate Diploma route. Dually accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

European School The Hague

European school-developed curriculum/ European Bac; ages 4-18; co-ed; day; state; 1,420 students

One of thirteen European schools. The same curriculum throughout  but all classes taught in the student’s mother tongue. A member of the Dutch International Schools network. Teaching students from over 50 different nationalities, the majority being European.

Haagsche Schoolvereniging International Primary Department

Adapted International Primary Curriculum/ National Curriculum for England/ Dutch curriculum; ages 4-11; co-ed; day; state; 400 students

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.

International School of The Hague

International Primary Curriculum/ MYP/ IB Diploma/ IB Careers; ages 4-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 2,000 students

Authorised to offer the original International Baccalaureate programmes since 1985 and now also offering the IB Careers Programme. 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. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).

International Waldorf School

Waldorf/ International Primary Curriculum; ages 4-10; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 50 students

The first Waldorf school in the Netherlands and only open since 2018. Established on a campus close to the sea, in Scheveningen. The school is growing upwards and they hope to become a complete primary school by 2023 but keeping the class sizes small throughout.

Lighthouse Special Education

Adapted National Curriculum for England/ SEN; ages 3-13; co-ed; day; state; 25 students

Part of Haagsche Schoolvereniging since 2008.The only international special needs school in the Netherlands which offers individual programmes for expat children.

Lycée Francais Vincent van Gogh The Hague

French curriculum/ Brevet/ French Bac; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; state; 250 students

The main campus of the French lycée in The Netherlands, the other one being in Amsterdam. Established in 1948, just after WWII, as a member of the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) network and accredited by the French Ministry of Education. The majority of students are French or hold dual nationality.

For more information on the schools above, please go to  each school’s individual entry on The Good Schools Guide International search.

 

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