The British School of Amsterdam: One vision, one school
Forward looking, forward thinking: the very best that British international education offers. A thriving school community that nurtures, inspires and empowers everyone to be the very best they can be.
The British School of Amsterdam caters to children aged 3 to 18 as they move through three school sections - Early Years School (3 to 6), Junior School (6 to 11) and Senior School (11 to 18) - but they are one school, with one vision.
Children should be ambitious and reach for their dreams, and the British School of Amsterdam actively strives to ignite their curiosities and encourages them to be relentlessly optimistic. Many of their pupils go on to study at universities around the world, but success is not only measured by academic achievement.
Just as important is how your child develops in other ways, through life skills and embracing other talents in the arts, sports and through leadership activities - from musical theatre to animation, ballet to basketball and becoming members of the Eco Squad or School Council.
The school building is a re-purposed, monumental building with some of the finest educational facilities in the city. There is a magnificent sports hall, beautiful playgrounds, a large theatre, assembly halls and fully equipped science laboratories and music rooms.
Its unique design means every section has its own wing and environments suitable to the students' age and stage of learning. Classrooms are light and airy, there are spaces for concentration or collaboration, and many original features were maintained, so there is a wonderful mix of old and new.
Best of both
The British School of Amsterdam offers a truly British education in an international setting with over 40 different native languages and over 75 different cultures. Pupils speak many languages at home that are additional to their academic curriculum and their diversity is celebrated throughout the school.
As well as a mix of cultures, students also get the very best of the National Curriculum used in England and local offerings, such as initiatives like Forest School. This blend means that pupils get the very best of both.
Wealth of experience
The British School of Amsterdam has close to 200 employees with a high proportion of teachers who have experience in the UK. Their staff body is truly talented and, unlike many international schools, a significant number of the teachers have been with them for a long time.