Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Optimist International School!

We are a public school offering primary education within an English speaking environment, embedded in a Dutch context. We welcome applications from families from all over the world  who can demonstrate the need for their families to be educated in English thus ensuring continuity in their education.

We provide education in accordance with the framework of  the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) whereas we use the British National Curriculum for language and mathematics.

Children qualify for a placement at Optimist International School when:

  • the Student is a non-Dutch passport holder and the parent/legal guardian is temporarily employed in the Netherlands.
  • the Student has a Dutch passport and has lived outside The Netherlands for at least two years.
  • the Student has a Dutch passport and one or more of their parents works within an international organisation where it is believed, in the foreseeable future one or more parents could experience relocation to another country, thereby it is of considerable benefit that the child’s primary education is in English. In these circumstances, a  written statement of intent is required by relevant.

Admissions to a Dutch International Schools is subject to one of the conditions above stipulated by Dutch legislations.

First Time Applying?

Existing account?

If you are interested, please send us the completed pre-application form through Open Apply (see above), our admissions portal. Completing the pre-application form is required before requesting a school visit.

Please make sure you familiarize yourself with the Admission Policy before submitting an application – this will include the step-by-step process for applying at OIS.

If you have any questions relating to the admission process, please contact us using the OpenApply portal.

We look forward to meeting your family and introducing you to our school.