At the ISB, we believe in igniting the imagination and curiosity of young learners. We have created a bright, interactive and stimulating environment full of great resources. We offer play-based learning encompassing enquiry, exploration and creativity. Our children learn both in- and outdoors through a combination of child-led and teacher-led activities. The international aspects of our school are evident throughout everything we do and we believe it is important that our children understand the different cultures and customs of their peers.

We recently obtained the status of candidate school* for the PYP, which means we are 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.

Our small team consists of dedicated and caring professionals, led by an experienced Early Years teacher. We ensure that everyone feels valued, secure and well cared for. Your child will be encouraged and supported to develop a love for learning. We value the partnership between home and school and encourage you to play an active part in your child’s education. There are opportunities for you to get involved by supporting class activities or accompanying us on school trips.

Children are welcome to join Reception at the start of the school year in which they turn.  Depending on availability of places, children who turn 4 after the start of the year may be offered a place in Reception on their 4th birthday, and – in line with the Dutch school system – they will then also stay in Reception the following year before continuing their schooling in lockstep with their peers of the same age.

Full-time education is compulsory in the Netherlands for children aged between 5 and 18.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Reception class at the ISB, please contact our admissions department for further information or to arrange a visit and see our school in action.

* 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.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit International education – International Baccalaureate® (