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Mr. Steve Bannell, Director
International School of Amsterdam
Post Office Box 920
1180 AX Amstelveen, The Netherlands
The International School of Amsterdam is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from preschool through grade 13 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1964. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from August 16 to January 20 and from January 20 to June 15.
Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member Board of Governors, elected for 3-year terms at the annual parents' meeting under the auspices of Stichting The International School of Amsterdam, the foundation which sponsors the School.
Curriculum: The International School of Amsterdam follows the International Baccalaureate (PYP, MYP and IB Diploma) curricula. Students may opt for an American High School diploma or the International Baccalaureate diploma. Instruction is in English. French (grades 2-12), Spanish (grades 7-12), German (grades 8-12), Dutch (grades K-12), and Ab Intio Japanese (grades 11-12) are taught as foreign languages. Programs in English-as-a-Second-Language (K-12), mother-tongue Japanese (grades 10-12), and special education are available. There is no religious instruction. The School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the European Council of International Schools.
Faculty: There are 79 full-time and 29 part-time faculty members in the 2000-2001 school year, including 31 U.S. citizens, 20 host-country nationals, and 57 third-country nationals.
Enrollment: Enrollment at the opening of the 2000-2001 school year was 801 (PS-grade 13). Of the total, 225 were U.S. citizens, 88 are host-country nationals, and 488 are third-country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, all were dependents of U.S. business and foundation employees and other private U.S. citizens.
Facilities: The School is housed in a new campus, completed in 1996, which includes a 4-floor library; a gymnasium; 3 computer centers; specialized art, music and science rooms; and a theatre.
Finances: In the 2000-2001 school year, about 95 percent of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PS (3 days): $5,643; PS (5 days): 9,549; PK:-Kdg.: $10,840; grades 1-5: $12,034; grades 6-8: $13,824; and grades 9-12: $14,465. These fees are payable in Dutch guilders or U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.