Yes, our application admissions is open throughout the school year including school holidays.
We teach Dutch Language and Dutch Culture.
Each year around 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.
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 Piet), Christmas, Easter, and King’s Day. The Netherlands is our host country, we actively celebrate and integrate our community.
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.
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´s international curriculum option. Other variable options are:
- Amsterdam International Community School
- Haarlemmermeer Lyceum
- International School of Amsterdam
- British School of Amsterdam
- Amstelveen College
We are pleased to share the information slides relating to the ‘What happens after group 7‘ evening we hosted back in November. Below you can find the links to the presentation slides from each of the institutions in attendance.
We provide ELA to our students who need it.
All our teachers are language teachers. AIS has a concept-based phonics program to teach English skills, regardless of the 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, hereby strengthening their child’s language skills development. Parents are advised not 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.