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New international school in Haarlem

Haarlem will locate an international school as from September 2017. This has been declared by Haarlem’s alderman Merijn Snoek. The school will be a state school, meaning that they will most likely work with IPC and the British National Curriculum. The school will fall within the framework of the Dutch educational system. The fees will probably be lower than for the private international schools that the Netherlands knows.

The school will at first be open for children in the primary school age (4 to 11 years). In 2018 the secondary department (with IB baccalaureate) will be added. Also a child care organization will be added to the school.

A child will be admitted to the school in Haarlem (and every other international state school in the Netherlands) if he or she complies with at least one of the following three conditions:

  • The student has a non-Dutch nationality (or: also a non-Dutch nationality) and has a parent who is working in The Netherlands (or in a Dutch border region) for a limited time (maximum 3 years).

  • The student has the Dutch nationality  and has attended an international school abroad for at least two years because a parent was stationed abroad.

  • The student has the Dutch nationality and a parent (with whom the student will be living) who will be stationed abroad within two years of admission for at least two years. This  must be confirmed in writing  by the parent’s employer.

The exact location of the school will be announced in March and applications for a place on the school can be made as from March 15, 2017.

The new international school will make Haarlem even more attractive for newcomers to the Netherlands. Haarlem is a great city, located at the coast, close to Amsterdam and other big cities in the Netherlands. Public transport is good and the national airport Schiphol is on a stone’s throw distance.

Haarlem is the city where Settle Service has its office. If you decide to come and live here, we gladly assist you!


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