International School Eerde Kasteellaan 1, Ommen, 7731 PJ,
Tel: (+31) 529 451452
Fax: (+31) 529 456377
International, IB, US curricula.
90 students, 4-18 yrs.
International School 'Eerde' is the only international boarding and
day school of its kind in the Netherlands, and has been a school for
67 years. Housed in a moated castle in the manner of a Louis XIV chateau
dating from 1715, the school has small classes, a family atmosphere,
and a devotion to independent thinking. A primary school opened in
September 1997. Boarding is offered from the age of seven.
The International School 'Eerde' offers a highly diverse IGCSE/IB
programme, including language classes by request, in the student's
native language, to ensure their native proficiency. A flexible
boarding programme is also offered, whereby students can live on
campus during the week and go home every weekend, or board full-time.
Day students who commute to school are welcome to participate in
extra-curricular and weekend activities as desired. The most vital
part of life at Eerde is the intensive social interaction between
dozens of young people from all over the world.
The International School 'Eerde' has on-campus boarding facilities.
Located next to the main building of the castle are two wings, each
managed by full-time boarding staff, whose job it is to maintain
a safe, pleasant 'home away from home'. Teaching and boarding staff
work together to coach children towards a realistic approach to
life and learning. Within the grounds of the 2,000-acre, forested
estate there are tennis courts, a swimming pool, a well-equipped
gymnasium, including facilities for volleyball and basketball, sports
field for hockey and soccer, a brand-new art conservatory. Students
regularly participate in cultural excursions to other European cities.
The admission process to International School 'Eerde' has been
designed to allow students to enter throughout the school year.
Acceptance is based on the student's academic track record and interviews
with management. Upon acceptance, each student is thoroughly assessed
in order to assign an individual programme of study.