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Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in the Netherlands? Here you can find a list of Dutch schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
Liberal, tolerant and highly developed, the Netherlands has a world-leading export economy with many international corporations. Its government has actively fostered a strong international school sector to promote diversity in education and cater for expatriate families.
The densely-populated country has a wide range of schools offering the curriculums of Britain, the US, France, Germany, Japan, Indonesia and the International Baccalaureate.
The Netherlands has 20 IB World Schools, which all teach in English. Of these, 18 are authorised to teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma and two offer three IB programmes.
The large, through-train American School of The Hague offers the IB Diploma in combination with an American curriculum and Advanced Placement courses, while the International School Eerde provides day and boarding education that emphasises holistic learning and individual attention, leading to IGCSEs and the IB Diploma
Education is compulsory from age five to 16 and free at Dutch-medium state schools and state-funded religious schools. In practice, children start school at age four. Elementary school has eight grades and lasts to age 12, when pupils’ attainment is tested.
Secondary education is highly specialised with students allocated to three types of school. Selective VWO schools, which include atheneums and gymnasiums, offer six-year academic programmes that prepare students to enter university.
Selective HAVO schools follow five-year programmes that lead to applied universities. VMBO schools, which enrol 60 per cent of students, offer four-year vocational programmes that lead to vocational tertiary education or employment. In 2012, gross tertiary enrolment was equal to 79 per cent of the age group.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in the Netherlands. For information on all international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com