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The International School of The Hague

The International School of The Hague

Wijndaelerduin 1, 2554 BX The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

+31 70 328 1450



The International School of The Hague
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1983
Status State/semi private
Secondary Principal Richard Matthews
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 4-18
Number of pupils 1,500
Day fees per annum €8,000 - €10,000
Average Class Size 24
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBCP
CP Coordinator Dr. Alma Trumic
Diploma Coordinator Dr. Alma Trumic
MYP Coordinator Maria Lamminaho
Associations ECIS, CIS, IB, PTC

We encourage students to pursue personal excellence by being curious, connected, and compassionate lifelong learners. Our vision is to shape a better future for all: inspiring students to become compassionate and proactive global citizens.

The International School of The Hague (ISH), with over 90 nationalities within the International City of Justice and Peace is well placed to provide a dynamic learning environment that is conducive to intercultural learning and global citizenship.

We offer a high quality international education, fostering academic success as well as encouraging sporting and creative abilities in a community based on honesty, fairness, open-mindedness and tolerance.

As a part of a Dutch school foundation, ISH benefits from the rich learning opportunities our host country offers. Dutch is taught to all students in the MYP to assist them in integrating in the Netherlands.

Our Primary School is the first in the world to have achieved accreditation at 'Mastering' Level from the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Years 7-11 offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP), and Years 12-13 offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Career-related Programme (IBCP).

The IBMYP provides the framework for the broad range of subjects that are offered in Years 7-11. Learning across the MYP eight subject groups is integrated through Approaches to Teaching and Learning, particularly focussing on concepts and inquiry, and through the global contexts. All students participate in our Service as Action Programme. Uniquely, our school's Pathfinder Programme allows MYP students to exercise more agency over their learning by co-constructing the curriculum with their teachers.

The IBDP aims to continue the education of critical and empathetic global citizens in six selected subjects and the mandatory components of Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and the Extended Essay, which prepares students for writing at university level.

The IBCP provides an opportunity for students who wish to focus their pre-university studies in Business. This rigorous and demanding programme provides an excellent route to university. Students study the BTEC Business course, plus a set of highly-relevant core IB activities that include Personal and Professional Skills, Service Learning, a Reflective Project and Language Development, as well as two IBDP diploma courses in subjects of their choosing.

Supporting our international community is key in all aspects of the school. Our EAL, Home Languages, Learning Support, and Wellbeing departments play important roles in meeting the individual needs of our students.