Name of School: Optimist International School
Headmaster/Director: Annemarie van Holst
Admissions/Contact Person: Fouzia Begam
Address: Deltaweg 109
Telephone: +31 23 303 59 24
Type of Education: Primary education
Language of Instruction: English
Type of Qualification:
Age Range: 4-11
Composition of Student Body:
Total Number of Pupils: 110
Total Number of Teachers: 14
Average Class Size: 20
School Fees: 4700
Other Fees: administration fee of € 200
Admission Requirements: We will admit a student if one of the following conditions applies: The student has a non-Dutch nationality (or: also a non-Dutch nationality) and has a parent that is working in the Netherlands for a limited time; The student has the Dutch nationality and has lived and gone to school abroad for at least two years because a parent was stationed abroad; The student has the Dutch nationality and has a parent (with whom the student will be living) that will be stationed abroad within two years and for at least two years. This is to be proven by a written statement of the parent’s employer.
Entrance Dates: all year
Possibilities of Stream Change: We are connected to a Dutch sister school
Further Education Possibilities: Secondary bilingual education for non-Dutch speakers at Haarlemmermeer Lyceum, Hoofddorp or Haarlem International School secondary education
School Hours: 8.15 – 13.45
Transport to and from School: Public transport at walking distance to/from Haarlem, Amsterdam, Schiphol
Additional Information: We welcome children in a spirit of understanding and tolerance in our diverse and multicultural school. We find ourselves to be a caring community that supports them to become a compassionate committed global citizen. We feel it’s exciting to grow by learning, which is at the core of everything we do.
We follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the British national curriculum for mathematics and language.
The language of instruction is English. We also teach Dutch.