What are the school fees to send my child to ISH?

On this page you will find  an overview of all the costs incurred during a school year at The International School of The Hague. It details any additional costs you may incur. You will receive an invoice in the first week of school. 

All fees are displayed in Euros.

For a more in depth look, please find buttons to the Standards Terms and Conditions (ST&C). 

Annual Fees

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Additional Costs:

Application Fee

We have a € 325 application fee. This is non-refundable and covers the costs of administration required to process the application. An application will not be reviewed until it has been paid. 

Deposit Fee

The deposit fee is a ‘safety net’ that the school needs in order to prevent and deter non-payment. It is also used to deduct funds for any loss or damage caused by a student to school property. A deposit of €1,000.00 (per child) must be paid into the School account. This deposit is paid once and will be included in the first invoice. The deposit fee will be refunded when conditions are met. Please refer to the ‘Withdrawal’ section. 

Special Assistance 

If a personal educational assistant is deemed necessary by the school, the costs for the assistant will be paid by the parents.

Parent Badges

For security reasons, it is necessary for parents to identify themselves on school premises by wearing a badge visibly, as well as swiping their card upon exit and entry. Badges remain property of the school. These have to be returned upon permanent withdrawal. Replacement badges will cost € 10.

P.E. Shirts

Each student must wear a school P.E. shirt during P.E. lessons. For the Primary School you will be able to purchase a red shirt  for € 10.  For the Secondary school you will be able to purchase a house P.E. shirt for € 11. You will have to find out the house of your child before purchasing one. 

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For Primary School:

Extra Curricular Activities (ASA)

Extra curricular activities are not included in the school fees, and fees dependent on the activities chosen.

For Secondary School:

Student Locker Card

All students are provided with a secure locker for storing books, private property, etc. Each student receives the locker card at the beginning of the school year. Locker cards remain property of the school. These have to be returned upon permanent withdrawal. Replacement locker cards will cost € 10.

Trips and Activities

A compulsory trip or activity is defined as being one that is essential and integral to the academic curriculum of each student. The costs for these trips and activities are part of the annual school fee. 

However, unforeseen trips and activities can occur throughout the academic year for which additional costs will apply. Extra-curricular activities such as music and sports are also arranged during the year, for which parents are notified separately of the related costs.

IT devices

Parents/guardians are required to provide their children from Y7 to Y9 with an iPad. The minimum specifications for Years 7, 8 & 9 are: iPad Air, 32 Gb, Wi-Fi only.It is also mandatory for parents/guardians to provide children in Y10 to Y13 with a laptop. The ISH ICT infrastructure and support is Apple orientated and as a result our preference is for your child to use an Apple device (Minimum specification: Less than 3 years old and an updated system of OSX 10.14.* or greater). However, should you wish to equip your child with a Windows device then this is acceptable (Minimum specification: Less than 3 years old with a minimum of Windows 10 and with wireless support for 5GHz networks ‘n-protocol’).

Small Groups in the IBDP

In case of groups with 5 or less students, the school will decide whether the group can be opened or not.

If a small group is approved, the following additional fees for the year will apply:

Number of Students Higher Level (5 periods) Standard Level (3 periods)
1 student € 10,000.00 € 6,000.00
2 students € 5,000.00 € 3,000.00
3 students € 3,333.50 € 2,000.00
4 students € 2,500.00 € 1,500.00
5 students € 2,000.00 € 1,200.00


Fees for the classes are due together with the basic school fees. In order to guarantee the course for all students enrolled, the fees are not refundable during a year. Please note: fees will be refunded proportionally when the number of participants reaches six or more. A separate invoice, which will need to be signed by the parents/guardians, will establish the actual individual costs involved. 



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