Welcome to Optimist International School


Welcome to our school!


We are a public school situated in a beautiful open building in Hoofddorp, Floriande, metropolitan region Amsterdam, where we bring out the inner magic of our children. We house both a Dutch and international department.


At the moment we have (limited) availability in all groups. 


Are you curious about our school? We invite you to make an appointment for an acquaintance and to give you a tour of the school. We are happy to discuss possibilities of both our international and Dutch department with you (depending on your plans in the future).


To give you an impression of our school, Jenoah, Akshit, Anushka, Lara and Lorelei made a small movie together with Renencia, one of our trainees. 



“If you see something good, make a compliment. If you see something wrong, offer your assistance.” (Mandela)



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Optimist is baking cake (lustrum activity)
09 feb 2018 - On February the 8th and 9th we celebrated our lustrum with cake! On thursday we baked cakes in the classrooms, with the help of some parents. On Friday the children decorated the cakes, after which parents joined us to socialize, celebrate and eat cake.
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National Reading days
31 jan 2018 - By reading regularly, we encourage children to start and enjoy reading. Having fun together while reading a story is an important factor in promoting reading. On Wednesday, January the 31st fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers were invited to come and read aloud. Some chose theirown  favorite book.


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Mad Science
29 jan 2018 - Last week our students participated in two Mad Science shows.


Mad Science offers an after-school programme in our school. During these lessons children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions. Science programs are themed around a particular area of science and include such topics as electricity, magnetism, optics, biology and many more.


At this moment the course will be in Dutch. We are looking into possibilities to offer an English course.


You can register here where you can fill in the following details:

Provincie: Noord Holland

Acitiviteit: Naschoolse cursus

Plaats: Hoofddorp

School: OBS De Optimist