Internationaal Georiënteerd Onderwijs (IGO) is offered in special departments, affiliated to regular Dutch schools for Primary Education (IGBO) and Secondary Education (IGVO), and within the Dutch educational programme. The education is intended for specific ‘international’ target groups. All DIS are affiliated to regular Dutch schools. The schools offer international education in English, according to the international curricula; The British Curriculum, IPC, IB-PYP, IGCSE, IB-MYP and IB-DP.
First and foremost, international education aims to meet the needs and wishes of the Dutch and international business communities and their employees, and to provide fitting education for children with a Dutch or foreign nationality, who, after a stay in The Netherlands, will leave the country again and will then attend English language education. International Education is also meant for children who have settled permanently or temporarily in The Netherlands after a stay abroad. But there are more possibilities and requirements students (can) have to enrol in DIS.
A significant part of our goal is to provide these children with such education that they are prepared optimally for either the transition to English language education abroad or a possible transition to full Dutch education. An additional aim is to provide them with adequate knowledge of the Dutch language to enable them (either temporarily or permanently) to participate in Dutch society.
We focus on integration. Thanks to our strong links with the Dutch government, we are state subsidised. The result is that we have very stable boards. This enables us to be consistent in our policies, which is important to serve our mission.”