Optimist International School

Name of SchoolOptimist International School
Headmaster Annemarie van Holst
Admissions/Contact PersonFouzia Begam
AddressDeltaweg 109
Telephone+31 23 303 59 24
Telefax
E-mail info@optimist-international-school.nl

Website http://www.optimist-international-school.nl
Type of EducationPrimary education
Language of InstructionEnglish
Type of Qualification)
Age range4 – 11
Student Body
Total Number of Pupils110
Total number of teachers14
Class size20
School Fees € 4700
Other FeesAdministration fee of € 200
Admission RequirementsWe 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 DatesThroughout the year
Counsellor
Possibilities of Stream ChangeWe are connected to a Dutch sister school
Further Education PossibilitiesSecondary bilingual education for non-Dutch speakers at Haarlemmermeer Lyceum, Hoofddorp or Haarlem International School secondary education
School Hours (daily schedule)8.15 – 13.45
Transport to and from SchoolPublic transport at walking distance to/from Haarlem, Amsterdam, Schiphol
Additional InformationWe 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.