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American School of The Hague

American School of The Hague

Rijksstraatweg 200, 2241BX Wassenaar, Netherlands

+31 70 512 1060



American School of The Hague
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1953
Status Private
Director J. Courtney Lowe
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 1,220
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Mike Flaim

Mission: We build a better world as we become better human beings, hear and value every voice, keep every promise, and celebrate every achievement.

American School of The Hague (ASH) serves the educational needs of the American and international corporate and diplomatic communities in the Netherlands. ASH students, ages 3-18, represent up to 80 nationalities at any one time with 28% of the student body being American and 14% being host country, Dutch nationals.

While the school reflects an American educational philosophy, the diverse backgrounds of the students foster teaching and learning in the context of international understanding and global citizenship. ASH has a rigorous academic program. The High School curriculum emphasizes preparation for university studies in North America, Europe and students' home countries around the world. All students may earn an IB Diploma in addition to a US High School Diploma. IB Diploma Programme offerings include both standard and higher level courses across the curriculum. Students may choose the IB Diploma Programme (IB), or combine IB courses with Advanced Placement (AP) or regular curriculum subjects to earn IB certificates in subject specialties. A variety of IB language courses - including mother tongue tutorials - are available. Students who choose the IB Diploma Programme continue to achieve an excellent success rate, and ASH consistently posts scores higher than the world average. The school prides itself in engaging students in active learning at all levels and accessibility to highly academic classes remain an ASH hallmark as can be seen in their results. The school's unique IB group IV project provides students with the necessary conditions, using the local environment, to engage in STEM for three days in the field. The project has become a model for emulation by schools around the globe.

In addition, ASH students move with confidence to new schools throughout the world, and on average 98% of each graduating class enters university. The academic program includes a wide range of fine and applied arts courses, with a curriculum that is technologically competitive throughout the disciplines. A full athletic program and extra-curricular activities are an important part of student life and the school boasts several gyms, soccer and baseball fields and basketball courts. Athletic teams in ten sports travel throughout Europe competing with other international schools. ASH sponsors The Hague International Model United Nations, a major event for many ASH High School students and which counts more than 3500 international participants. The arts program offers individual and group instruction and performance opportunities in vocal and instrumental music, movement and theatre, and the ASH Jazz Band is well known throughout Europe. The two campus locations have spacious classrooms, specialized teaching areas, and multiple science and multi-media labs. ASH accepts applications at all grade levels throughout the year. For more information, visit www.ash.nl or follow ASH on social media.