Optimist International School is acknowledged and funded by the state and therefore has to comply to national regulations on admission of students. Children between the ages of 4 and 11 years old qualify for the international school if they are members of the international community, who need to be educated in English to ensure continuity of education.


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 (or in a Dutch border region) 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.

We ask parents of prospective students to send us the completed Registration of Interest form through Open Apply, our admission platform.




 We will get in touch with you after receiving this. We will invite you for an intake conversation and give you a tour of our school. Your child is welcome to join you. In case you are still abroad, we will arrange a meeting with you through skype. During this intake conversation we can discuss possibilities of enrollment (depending on your plans in the future).



The General Application of Admission is the final step and can be filled in after the intake conversation, when we decide to enroll your child. After that you will be invoiced and after payment you will receive a confirmation of registration. You will be invited by the teacher to have a introductory meeting.


Our Admissions policy can be found below.