European School for The Hague
The European School will open on 1 September 2012, with two nursery groups and one grade three class. Primary school years will be added over the next two years, followed in 2014 by a secondary education programme.
On Thursday 14 April 2011, the Board of Governors of the European Schools organisation in Brussels agreed to the establishment of a European School for primary and secondary education in The Hague. The new school will become part of the Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation, which has operated schools in Wassenaar, Oegstgeest and Sassenheim for many years. The International School of The Hague is also a division of the Rijnlands Foundation. The European School will be part of the Dutch education system.
European School opens in 2012
The European School will open on 1 September 2012, with two nursery groups and one grade three class. In the subsequent years, the other primary school years will be added. In 2014, the school will begin to offer secondary education. The leaving certificate will provide access to higher education in Europe and beyond.
The school will initially have three language sections: Dutch, English and Spanish. The school is intended for the children of staff working for European institutions, such as Europol, Eurojust, the European Patent Office and ESA/Estec. Intensive efforts are currently underway to find a suitable location for The Hague European School.
Deputy Mayor Ingrid van Engelshoven (Education, Services) is thrilled with the development. "The international city of The Hague demands education that is both high in quality and internationally oriented," she said. "This new educational programme marks a major step forward in that regard."