The International School of The Hague

ISH has been serving the international community in The Hague for many years, firstly as a secondary school and then in 2003 with the addition of our primary school. In the Primary section we offer the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for students between the ages 4 to 11 (Reception to Year 6).  In 2009 we became the first school in the world to be awarded accreditation at the highest level (‘mastering’) by IPC.  In our Secondary School we offer the International Baccalaureate Organisation Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students between the ages of 11 to 16 (Years 7 - 11) and the International Baccalaureate Organisation Diploma Programme (IB), between the ages of 16 to 18 (Years 12 and 13). Our Secondary School has also recently been fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).

We are very proud of the quality of education we provide for students of all nationalities and ages. Currently we have 1300 children aged between 4 and 18, 86 nationalities, and around 55 different native languages. We aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and principled young people and lifelong learners. Our beliefs are reflected in our mission statement "Learning - The Heart of The International School of the Hague"

ISH is a member of the Rijnlands Lyceum group of schools, a non-profit making educational foundation which has schools in Wassenaar, Oegstgeest, and Sassenheim in the Netherlands, and branches in Aberdeen in Scotland, Cobham in England, Davos in Switzerland, Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, and Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman, as well as educational partnerships in other locations worldwide. In primary education we work in partnership with the Eerste Nederlandse Montessori School (ENMS).

As part of a Dutch foundation, we are subsidised by the Government. This enables our fee structure to be extremely competitive. We are part of an association of similarly funded schools throughout the country, and together we form the organisations of the Dutch International Secondary Schools (DISS), and the Dutch International Primary Schools (DIPS), which provide benchmarking, staff development programmes, and a vehicle for inspection.


After several years of planning, we moved into a brand new school building in January 2007. The capacity of the new school is designed for 1350 students, including space for childcare facilities for children aged between 0 - 3.

Inside the school we have a 350 seat theatre, The Malcolm Davies Auditorium, which can be used for lectures, assemblies and performances.

We have two full sized gyms, with the option to divide them by means of acoustic curtains to provide four separate teaching spaces. The floor markings allow for a variety of sports to be played.

There are two fully equipped libraries (see sections under secondary and primary schools), ICT suites, science laboratories, art, music, and drama centres, as well as a conference room, classrooms, and a canteen.

The canteen seats up to 200 people, and is run by a professional catering company. See the sections under secondary and primary schools regarding catering.

In the centre of the school is our "international plaza," which is used for exhibitions and displays.

The location of our school provides many opportunities to take learning outdoors.  We are only a five minute walk from the sea and dunes and benefit from a range of nearby sporting facilities that we can use – tennis courts, football and hockey pitches, golf course, and even a tenpin bowling alley.

More information

Primary School
Telephone +31 (0)70 338 4567
Fax +31 (0)70 328 2049

Secondary School
Telephone +31 (0)70 328 1450
Fax +31 (0)70 328 2049

Student lates and absences

Telephone +31 (0)70 328 1450
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