American International School Rotterdam
Verhulstlaan 21, Rotterdam, 3055 WJ, Netherlands Tel: (+31)
10 422 5351 Fax: (+31) 10 422 4075
International, IB, US curricula.
234 students, 4-19 yrs.
The American International School of Rotterdam is a private, non-profit,
day school for boys and girls founded in 1959, for the purpose of
providing an English-language education for the international community
of southern Holland. The eleven-member school board is composed of
representatives of the various nationalities in the school.
The school curriculum is an extension of progressive American methods,
modified in order to enrich the student through awareness of his
or her international setting. The school offers the International
Baccalaureate Programme in the High School. An intensive course
is designed to teach English to non-English speaking children. The
Dutch language is studied in the elementary school as a cultural
approach toward understanding the host county, and French, German
and Dutch are offered as foreign languages in the middle and high
schools. Specialists provide instruction in PE, art, music, library,
drama, science and computer.
All members of the faculty are fully certified teachers. Most of
them have training beyond the bachelor's degree as well as international
experience. There are over 30 nationalities represented at the school;
approximately 30% of the students are American. The average length
of stay for students is two to three years. School is in session
from mid-August until mid-June. Classes begin at 08:15 and end at
Teacher workshops and competitive athletics within the Northwest
European Council of International Schools (NECIS) help maintain
a close working relationship with the other international schools
of the area. Class field trips are included in the curriculum.
A new purpose-built campus for 500 students was completed in April
1995 and the school became part of Rotterdam's International Education
Center, in co-operation with the Japanese School of Rotterdam. The
school has 54 instructional areas, three science labs, a sports
complex (including sports fields, double gymnasium, rented pool),
multi-media center, cafeteria, and is computer-networked.
The school wishes to accept all qualified applicants. AISR is accredited
by ECIS and NEASC.