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International School of Amsterdam

International School of Amsterdam

Sportlaan 45, 1185 TB Amstelveen, North Holland, Netherlands

+31 20 347 1111



International School of Amsterdam
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1964
Status Private
Director Dr. Bernadette Carmody
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 2-18 years
Number of pupils 1,238
Day fees per annum €18,775 - €26,950 per annum
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Matt Lynch
MYP Coordinator Yvonne Cross
PYP Coordinator Lisa Verkerk
Associations NEASC, CIS, IB, EcoSchools GOA, PAMOJA

The International School of Amsterdam is a globally-recognised leader in educating for international understanding. Founded in 1964, ISA was the first school in the world to offer all core IB programmes from the age of 2 to 18.

ISA has one campus, purposefully built to facilitate learning. Located in the city of Amstelveen, ISA's green and spacious campus includes many state-of-the-art facilities:

  • Early Childhood-devoted Facilities
  • 144m2 Theatre
  • 3 Gymnasia
  • 3 Libraries
  • Playgrounds and Outdoor Learning Spaces
  • Subject Area Collaborative Learning Spaces
  • Professional Development Centre

ISA offers a programme of extracurricular activities to add diversity to the learning experience and an important social element to the lives of the students from Pre-School to Grade 12.

Fine Arts

Art, Ballet, Building and Construction, Chess, Cooking, Dance Mix, Drama, Forest School, Kufara Marimba and Yoga.


Basketball, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Fitness, Fun & Gym, Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Karate, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.

Music Academy

Piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, harp, guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, recorder, flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, marimba, drums and songwriting.

Language Academy

French, Spanish, Hebrew, Turkish, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean and German.

At ISA, we want our students to be strong - in both mind and body. Starting from grade 5, students can try out to become a team member on one of several seasonal ISA teams. While students compete to win, the main focus is to learn about sportsmanship, teamwork, dedication and leadership - all valuable life skills.

ISA is a member of the Northwest European Council of International Schools (NECIS), a sports organisation consisting of 11 international schools in Northwest Europe that focus on healthy competition, sportsmanship and full participation from student-athletes.

"ISA focuses on allowing its students to grow and find themselves through collaboration and initiative with the various community service and extracurricular activity opportunities. The strong bonds the teachers provide make this school a safe and caring environment where we can explore all possibilities on the path of becoming unique international individuals." - Karly, Grade 12 Student

"What I love about ISA is that everyone is always loving and caring and willing to help you when you need it. I also love that the learning strategies the teachers teach make it easier for everyone to understand and are very efficient and helpful." - Sophia, Grade 5 Student