Rotterdam International Secondary School, Wolfert van Borselen

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Wolfert van Borselen Bentincklaan 280, Rotterdam, 3039 KK, Netherlands Tel: (+31) 10 467 3522/466 0322 Fax: (+31) 10 467 5022;

School Summary
International, IB, US curricula.
144 students, 11-19 yrs.

Rotterdam International Secondary School, Wolfert van Borselen is a Dutch international school and is part of the Wolfert van Borselen School (Headmaster, Mr R Fens) which provides secondary education in English to the children of the international community in Rotterdam. Pupils follow academic courses which lead to internationally recognized qualifications. The courses reflect the international nature of the society in which pupils graduating from the school will take their place.

The youngest pupils at Rotterdam International Secondary School, Wolfert van Borselen are 11 years old. These children are at the beginning of a three-year Foundation course introducing them to all of the main school subjects.

In the fourth and fifth forms, pupils begin their quest for examination success. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a two-year course culminating in an examination set by the University of Cambridge. Pupils study an all-round package of at least seven subjects.

During the last two years of school, students enter the International Baccalaureate (IB) department. Here they study six subjects spread over all areas of learning but allowing the necessary specialisation. The IB is a world-wide organisation based in Geneva. An IB Diploma allows entry to most universities in the world.

TheRotterdam International Secondary School, Wolfert van Borselen shares its facilities with a Dutch secondary school, the Wolfert van Borselen, which has a total enrolment of 1,300 students. Most lessons are taught by native speakers of English with experience of international education. The other members of staff are well-qualified teachers who have developed their English to a very high standard by following specialized courses.

The school is situated in a modern building in the centre of the city. The facilities available to students include well-equipped science laboratories, computer centre, sports hall, art and music rooms, and a canteen.

The school considers participation in extra-curricular activities an essential supplement to the teaching process. These include Model United Nations, activity trips, public speaking competitions, photography, drama, music, sports and art.


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