Placement in Secondary

Thank you for your interest in The International School of The Hague.

Students qualify for places if they are:

  • children from other countries who are part of the mobile international community
  • children from Dutch families who have been internationally mobile and need to be educated in an international school to ensure continuity of education.

Please see further details on our Admissions Policy and its application (including admissions prioritisation of applications and waiting list details) under the section entitled "Admissions Policy"

We have placement tests for all students applying for a place in Year 7 and above. These are internal tests designed to ensure that students are placed in classes suitable to their knowledge and ability, and also, in the case of Years 12 and 13, that they are capable of completing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) at the level chosen.

For Years 7 – 11 the placement tests are for English and Mathematics, as well as language tests in French, German, or Spanish for basic to native proficiency levels.

For Year 12, the first IB year, placement tests include languages, Mathematics and Science.

Students who are not yet in the Netherlands can usually sit the placement tests in their current school, who will administer the test and forward them to us by arrangement.

For Year 12, the first IB Year, the testing sessions include Languages, Mathematics and Science.

Our goal at every level is to make applicants as comfortable as possible, so that they will do their best work.

To apply for a place for your child in Secondary, please complete an Application Form – this can be filled in online.,One form needs to be completed for each child.



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