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Do you accept children all through the year?

Yes, our application admissions is open throughout the school year including school holidays.

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Do you provide Transport?

AIS does not have a school bus. We are easily accessible by public transport. Free parking in front of the school is provided.

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Do you teach Dutch?

We teach Dutch Language and Dutch Culture.

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I have a permanent contract but I still intend to leave after a few years, am I still eligible?

Each year around the month of March, Ais sends out a letter of intent to our parent community. It is important that you can indicate the uncertainty of your residence or employment status.

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Is Dutch Language a part of the school’s curriculum?

At AIS, we teach two hours of Dutch Language per week, in combination with Dutch culture lessons. Our cultural celebrations include Sint Maarten, Sinterklaas (minus Zwarte Peit), Christmas, Easter, and Kings Day. The Netherlands is our host country, we actively celebrate and integrate our community.

Is there an afterschool program at AIS?

Yes we are very fortunate to work closely with UniKidz. Please be aware that UniKidz afterschool program does not fall under our school fees. They are situated on our campus but are an independent organization.

What happens after Group 7?

AIS has developed a strong partnership with Hermann Wesselink College(HWC), linked to the ICC. HWC is a prestigious secondary school with a Dutch stream, dual language and international curriculum option.Typically Group 7 students graduate from AIS and stream into HWC international stream. Other variable options are:

What happens if my child can’t speak English?

We provide EAL to our students who need it.

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What programs is in place for children who enter the school with no or little English proficiency?

All our teachers are language teachers. AIS has a concept-based phonics program to teach English skills, regardless of child’s entry points. Our English Language Acquisition Specialist teaches additional English lessons during our Dutch sessions to all children who require this support. Parents are encouraged to speak their native language at home, herby strengthening their child’s language skills development. Parents are advised no to mix languages and only speak their native language. Our initial classroom instructions will be translated into the language of any new student entering the AIS.

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