Haagsche Schoolvereeniging, International Department Nassaulaan
26, The Hague, 2514 JT, Netherlands
Tel: (+31) 70 363 8531
Fax: (+31) 70 346 3378
International, IB, US curricula.
335 students, 4-11 yrs.
The International Department of Haagsche Schoolvereeniging (HSV) offers
an international education as an integral part of a Dutch primary
school. There are eight such schools across the Netherlands. The Department
occupies three buildings near the centre of The Hague. The original
building houses both Dutch and international schools whilst the two
other buildings have only international students.
The International Department enjoys a good reputation and is seeking
to expand in response to the demand for places. The school caters
for the expatriate community as well as returning and departing
Dutch nationals whose children need the continuity of an English
The objective based curriculum delivers English literacy and mathematics
skills based on the scope and sequence of the English National Curriculum.
An integrated approach based on the International Primary Curriculum
(IPC) is used by class teachers to deliver humanities and science,
whilst artistic and expressive subjects are taught by specialist
Dutch teachers. Where possible these specialist lessons are delivered
to mixed classes of Dutch and international children. In such cases
the language of instruction is Dutch. A student attending integrated
classes, in addition to Dutch language lessons, will receive around
22% of their teaching in Dutch.
The school community is cosmopolitan with over fifty nationalities
represented amongst the pupil body. Many families are drawn to the
city to work for Non-Government or UN organisations.