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