International School Hilversum 'Alberdingk Thijm' Emmastraat
56, Hilversum, 1213 AL, Netherlands
Tel: (+31) 35 672 9931
Fax: (+31) 35 672 9939
International, IB, US curricula.
359 students, 12-19 yrs.
The International School Hilversum ' Alberdingk Thijm' has 370 students.
The school not only offers the international examinations of Middle
Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation and
International Baccalaureate Diploma, but it is also geared towards
the Dutch national programme in bilingual format (English/Dutch).
Forms 1-4 are taught within the MYP (IB). In forms 5 and 6 the
students follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma course.
Fifty percent of the staff at the International School Hilversum
' Alberdingk Thijm' is Dutch and fifty percent is recruited from
non-Dutch qualified applicants. The first two years of employment
are always on temporary contracts; after two years, permanent positions
could be offered on mutual agreement. Only qualified teachers are
The student body at International School Hilversum ' Alberdingk
Thijm' consists of 37 nationalities; every student is expected to
leave the school with internationally recognized certificates or
diplomas (IBMYP or IB), dependent on the duration of their stay,
which is, on average, three years.
The International School Hilversum ' Alberdingk Thijm' follows
the Dutch calendar for holidays. The number of lessons per day is
usually seven. One lesson is 45 minutes. The whole school is involved
in extra-curricular CAS and community service activities, along
the IB lines.
All forms have their own classrooms; there are six laboratories
for physics, chemistry and biology. There is a design/technology
room, one art studio and two gymnasiums. The school has an IB-course-based
library and a large computer room.
Students are admitted on the basis of information provided by the
previous school; if this is not deemed sufficiently clear, entrance
tests are decisive. The school has no scholarships.
The International School Hilversum ' Alberdingk Thijm' has recently
moved to a campus with a school building of historical and architectural
interest and is located in a residential area in the middle of the