A long international history in The Hague

The International School of The Hague has a long history in its namesake city. Originally Het Nederlands Lyceum, the  ISH grew alongside the truly diverse community in the city of peace and justice. Learn a little more about how ISH started and where we are today:

1983

Het Nederlands Lyceum, the oldest Lyceum group of schools in the country, opened the international stream at their school in The Hague. This was the start of a new international environment which would eventually become The International School of The Hague.

 

1986

IB DP authorisation All 5 year evaluations have been successful with the most recent completed in July 2016.

1991

The school was taken over by the Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar (RLW) and was renamed The International School of The Hague. The school maintained its original building in The Hague whilst being affiliated to RLW as their international stream. At the time the school was for 11–18 year olds.

2002

Following the success of ISH Secondary, ISH Primary was founded at a different location in The Hague. Similarly to the Secondary school grew in numbers very quickly and both schools became extremely popular. 

2005

IB DP authorisation All 5 year evaluations have been successful with the most recent completed in July 2016.

2007

With the growth, also came plans to build a purpose built campus for both schools. The Kijkduin area of The Hague was chosen for its ample space and atmospheric nature. With support from the Municipality of The Hague, the Ministry of Education, and Shell, building began and was completed and ready for use in January 2007.

 

2009

Primary became the first school to receive IPC ‘Mastering’ in 2009 and the first school to receive ‘Re-mastering’ level in 2013.  

2017

Pearson BTEC for Business Management on 13th February 2017 (part of our IBCP programme) IBCP authorisation - 30 May 2017. Currently, our first cohort is in the second year of the programme.

2019

With the growth of the school, the ISH has continued to expand on its premises. In May of 2019 the new Primary Wing was officially opened housing classes Reception to Year 4, as well as a Primary Gym, aula space, and kitchen for use in lessons.