Curious, Connected and Compassionate

On behalf of The International School of The Hague (ISH), we would like to welcome you. We are very proud of the quality of education that we provide for the students of all ages and nationalities and ISH can proudly say that it is a true International School with 1900 students on roll from over 85 nationalities. Our mission statement reflects this “Curious, Connected and Compassionate” and we aim to inspire personal excellence in our strong and diverse community

ISH has been serving the community of The Hague for many years. We joined the Primary and Secondary schools together when we moved to our current Kijkduin campus in the south of the city. The Primary School prides itself on being the first school in the world to be awarded ‘Mastering’ in the accreditation of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) in 2009. In 2013, we were also awarded ‘Re-mastering’, another wonderful achievement. The Secondary School follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-Related Programme (CP) and our results at both MYP and DP are above the world average. For CP our first students will graduate in 2019. The Secondary School is also accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).

ISH is also a member of the Rijnlands Lyceum group of schools, a non-profit educational foundation that has schools in the local and surrounding area in Sassenheim, Oegstgeest and Wassenaar. In The Hague we have also the Eerste Nederlands Montessori School (ENMS) and The European School (ESH).

As part of a Dutch foundation, we receive subsidies from the Government. This enables us to have our fees at a competitive level. Both the Primary and Secondary Schools are key members of the Dutch International Secondary Schools (DISS) and Dutch International School Primary Schools (DIPS), where issues such as benchmarking, inspections and staff professional development are discussed.

The Hague is a vibrant international city that is home to many international companies, NGO’s and Embassies. ISH has a great deal of experience in welcoming new students and parents with our Connector programme to assist new families settling in to new surroundings.

Our website wants to give you a true impression of the school that will become real when you visit. Our Admissions Department will be pleased to make arrangements or answer any queries.

Juliette van Eerdewijk
Juliette Van Eerdewijk Richard Matthews
Principal of Primary School Principal of Secondary School


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