In general, the curricula of the Dutch International Primary Schools are based on the British Curriculum for Primary Schools, and/or the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) or the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP).

The Curriculum Framework

The curriculum framework in our primary schools meets the Dutch educational legislation. However, due to their specific character, the international departments have permission from the Dutch Minister of Education to depart from this legislation on several points, mainly concerning the curriculum and language of instruction.

Primary Schools connected

All Dutch International Primary Schools have two things in common.

  • There is the connection with the mother school, which is Dutch education and the Dutch language. All international schools have an integration programme that is run together with the mother school.
  • There is a high level of focus on international education, with English as the language of instruction. All schools are member of the either IB Primary Year Program, (IB-PYP) or the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). This gives us the opportunity to really work together in a community of Dutch International Schools.

Curricula in the Dutch International Primary Schools:

4 years of age Early Years Programme
Primary Years Programme
5 years of age International Primary
English National Curriculum
(British Curriculum)
European school Curriculum
6 years of age
7 years of age
8 years of age
9 years of age
10 years of age
11 years of age Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP)
12 years of age