American School of The Hague
Rijksstraatweg 200, 2241BX Wassenaar, Netherlands
+31 70 512 1060
|Director||J. Courtney Lowe|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18 years|
|Number of pupils||1,200|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Victor Ferreira|
|Associations||ECIS, CIS, IB, NAIS, PTC|
American School of The Hague (ASH) serves the educational needs of the American and international corporate and diplomatic communities in The Netherlands. ASH's students, ages 3-18, represent up to 80 nationalities at any one time with 25% 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 are at both standard and higher levels across the curriculum. Students are given the opportunity to 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 'do science' 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 soccer and baseball fields. Athletic teams in ten sports travel throughout Europe competing with other international schools. The Hague International Model United Nations, a major event for many ASH High School students, is sponsored by the school each January for 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.