What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children?
In Rotterdam, most expat parents choose to send their children to private international schools. There is a wide range of these schools in Rotterdam and its surrounding areas. Also, Rotterdam is only 25 kilometers from The Hague, where many additional international schools are located.
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What are some examples of these schools?
International primary and secondary education in Rotterdam:

  • American International School of Rotterdam - primary and secondary education, ages 4 to 18
  • De Blijberg - primary education, ages 4 to 12
  • Japanese School of Rotterdam - ages 6 to 15
  • Rotterdam International Secondary School Wolfert van Borsselen - English stream, secondary education, ages 11 to 19

International schools in The Hague:

  • The British School in the Netherlands - foundation, junior and senior school
  • Deutsche Schule Den Haag - ages 3 to 19
  • Lycée Français Vincent van Gogh - ages 3 to 18
  • Iranian Community School - ages 5 to 18
  • The International School of The Hague - ages 11 to 18
  • HSV/The Hague International Primary School - ages 4 to 11

International higher and post-graduate education in the area:

  • European University of The Hague
  • International School of Economics Rotterdam
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • The Rotterdam School of Management

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Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools?
Waiting lists are quite common. Please contact Crown Rotterdam for up-to-date information on waiting lists and admission in general.
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Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)?
Yes, but keep in mind that a lot of these schools also have waiting lists.
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How are most kids transported to and from school?
Most schools have school bus transportation. Public transport, drop-off by parents or bicycling to school are also possible options.
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When does the typical school year start and end?
September to June or July
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Is there anything else I should know about local schools?
Some local schools have an international department. Please contact Crown Rotterdam.
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