The International School of The Hague (ISH), both Primary & Secondary, is part of the Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation, an educational organisation for primary and secondary education in The Hague and Leiden area. The eight schools within the foundation offer national and international programmes. The Rijnlands Lyceum schools are overseen by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Rijnlands, Arjan Kastelein. As a partially subsidised school, which besides receiving fees from parents, is also supported by the Ministry of Education, ISH operates in accordance with the rules and regulations for Primary & Secondary education in the Netherlands.

Each Principal has a leadership team for their school and the administration team for both sections is under the supervision of the Senior Leadership Team of the school.

ISH is very much one school and ensures that there is parity (where possible) with curriculum issues between the schools and that there are ample opportunities for school wide events in which all stakeholders are included.

The International School of The Hague has over 350 experienced faculty and support staff for its 2,000 students.

Our Primary School Principal

Alan Lorenzini

Alan Lorenzini

Principal Primary School

Alan Lorenzini has served as an international primary school teacher and principal for over 25 years across four continents. He is originally from the UK, but has extensive experience of working within different educational systems, including British, American and that of the International Baccalaureate. 

Alan started working at the International School of The Hague in August 2018. He was originally invited to help lead the school through a synchronised accreditation visit (IPC, IB & CIS) and helped to develop and implement the school's strategic plan, before taking on the role of Primary Principal. 

Our Secondary School Principal

Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews

Principal Secondary School

Mr Matthews is British and comes to us from South America, where he has worked as a headmaster in Peru and Colombia. He took two schools through IB authorisation and has recently been involved in schoolwide curriculum review, the introduction of baseline testing and the CIS accreditation process. He has worked in international education since 1984 and started as a Science teacher.

ISH Leadership Teams