American School of the Hague

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American School of the Hague

Address
Rijksstraatweg 200, Wassenaar, 2241 BX, Netherlands
 Tel: (+31) 70 512 1060
 Fax: (+31) 70 512 1070
http://www.ash.nl/

School Summary
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International, IB, US curricula.
1050 students, 4-19 yrs.

The American School of The Hague was founded in 1953. It provides an American-style education for children of international corporate and government employees residing in Holland. The school is governed by a ten-member, parent-nominated Executive Committee. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association and CIS.complete elementary, middle and high school programs are offered. Elementary school classrooms are basically self-contained, with music, art, Dutch, computer, library and PE taught by specialists. Middle school students study with a grade level teaching team; 5th-8th grades spend a week of study off-campus. The high school offers a wide variety of college-preparatory courses, including twelve Advanced Placement offerings. The International Baccalaureate Program is offered in the final two years of study. Approximately 50% of the students are American and 50% represent over 50 different nationalities. Over 95% of the graduating class enter American and European universities. A wide variety of extra-curricular programs, including participation in The Hague Model United Nations and Odyssey of the Mind, and middle and high school athletic programs are available. The school building, a purpose-built single unit campus, features over 80 instructional areas, eight science labs, six computer labs, five music classrooms, a gymnasium and a double sport hall, a 380-seater theater, 70,000 volumes in three libraries, one 300-seat and one 160-seat cafeteria. The eleven-acre campus includes age-appropriate playgrounds and soccer fields and tennis courts.
 
 Admission is contingent upon the school program being suitable to the applicant. Children entering Kindergarten I must have reached their fourth birthday by October 1 of that school year. Criteria for admission do not include race, nationality or creed. Class assignment will be determined through past school records, placement tests and personal interviews. Limited programs are available for children with learning disabilities.

 

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