American School of The Hague
American School of The Hague Rijksstraatweg 200, Wassenaar,
2241 BX, Netherlands
Tel: (+31) 70 512 1060
Fax: (+31) 70 512 1070
International, IB, US curricula.
1083 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 ECIS.
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 at The American School of The
Hague 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, four computer labs, five music classrooms,
a double sport hall, a 380-seater theater, a 39,000 volume library,
one 300-seat and one 160-seat cafeteria. The eleven-acre campus
includes age-appropriate playgrounds and two soccer fields and tennis
Admission to The American School of The Hague 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.