**The Dutch government's Covid-19 measures have required all schools to close until January 18th. For the week starting January 11th we will doing online learning - for information about how to contact us during that week please refer to the contact page here. The Prime Minister of the Netherlands will hold a press conference on January 12th announcing Covid-19 measures going forward, after which we will update this page with how the measures affect our school from 18th January onwards.**
The International School Haarlem opened its doors in September 2017 with a primary department and started in 2018 with a secondary department.
The school offers an international curriculum to specific groups of students. We are proud of our school with its open and engaged culture, with our students at the heart of it.
At this moment the school is located on two sites:
- Groups 1 - 4 are based at Schreveliusstraat 27, 2014 XP in Haarlem
- Groups 5 - 7 and MYP 1 - 5 are based at Oorkondelaan 65, 2033MN in Haarlem.
The distance between school sites is approximately 3 km.
International School Haarlem (ISH) is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.
Please go to 'Organisation' to find information about our two locations.
At ISH our vision is to develop a community of caring, compassionate, honest, open-minded global citizens who enjoy learning in critical and creative ways. We strive to develop a positive sense of self and engage with our world on a local and global scale.
At ISH we enable the fulfillment of our vision by
providing dynamic, world-recognised teaching programmes with inquiry-based learning at the core
encouraging all members of the school community to engage in matters of worldwide interest and take part in service activities that aim to make a difference in the local and global community or the physical world
emphasising positive personal and learning values in daily life and learning (thoughtfulness and respect, principles and morality, communication and cooperation, resilience and adaptability)
guiding students to reach their full potential as thinkers and lifelong learners by taking risks and reflecting on knowledge and experience
facilitating an encouraging, positive environment in which students are equally supported and challenged to achieve
welcoming and respecting all members of our school community
To read more about our vision and mission, please click *here*.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted