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Rotterdam International Secondary School

Rotterdam International Secondary School

Bentincklaan 294, 3039 KK Rotterdam, Netherlands

+31 (0)10 890 77 44



Rotterdam International Secondary School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1988
Status State
Principal Ms Monicá Gilbert-Sáez
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 12-18
Number of pupils 340
Day fees per annum €8,000 (excluding extra curricular activities and trips)
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Alexa Nijpels

Our Vision

Educating for self-awareness, curiosity and integrity in a changing world

Our Mission

Our mission is for every student to enjoy their youth.

We will do this by providing innovative approaches to learning, by encouraging achievement, by fostering international mindedness with local and global engagement, by modelling ethical behaviour and by acting respectfully and with honesty.

Our Strategic Goal

To be an exceptional example of an international school.

Our Core values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Relationships
  • Courage

As a provider of international education, RISS holds a unique position both within the Wolfert School Group and across Rotterdam and the Netherlands. Partly private and partly state subsidised, it exists to service the growing need the city has for high quality international education for foreign nationals or returning Dutch citizens, one that is not based on privilege or exclusivity.

While many schools claim to be international simply because of the curriculum they offer, RISS is a genuinely comprehensive coalition of teachers and students drawn from across the globe. What unites us is a common belief in the importance of an inclusive, culturally diverse, child-centred, enquiry-driven education that not only prepares young people for university and life beyond but that ensures young people actually enjoy their youth too.

With a new internationally-minded vision, RISS is at an exciting time in its life, proud of its compelling new strategic plan that prioritizes foundation years to ensure the highest standards of pastoral care and instruction for all our students. RISS is also accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Cambridge International Education Board and the International Baccalaureate Organisation. RISS students are well placed to go onto a variety of institutions of higher learning worldwide. With English as the language of instruction, students are also encouraged to continue to study their own language and sit their own language examinations and, of course, study the Dutch language too.