The European School of The Hague Rijnlands Lyceum
About The European School of The Hague Rijnlands Lyceum
European School Den Haag is an international school located in The Hague, Netherlands. The school is part of the European Schools Network, a group of international schools spread out across a number of European countries. The European School Den Haag was founded with the main intention of providing an education to the children of employees of the EU Government and its subsidiaries. Partially financed by the Dutch Government, most years of the school are taught with multiple language options, primarily English and Dutch, with English being taught throughout the schools age groups. Any non-Dutch pupils receive Dutch lessons as part of their education, in order to aid them in their integration into Dutch society. In terms of curriculum, all students at the school work towards the European Baccalaureate, an EU-recognised qualification accepted by all major universities within the EU. In accordance with this curriculum, students are taught in 45-minute lessons with a broad range of compulsory subjects in their younger years, before being offered a range of more intensive elective subjects as they approach the end of their time at school.
Staff at the school are required to possess an undergraduate degree, as well as some kind of teaching qualification. Those applying to teach upper secondary level pupils will be expected to hold an equivalent Master’s qualification, and have the ability to teach pupils in a second language. Language skills in two or more EU languages are preferred, but not compulsory.
I give support in maths, literacy and social-emotional well-being. Being part of this European community feels great. We’re unique compared to other schools and we learn a lot from the pupils in the different language sections and their cultures.- Quincy Schoute – Support teacher
I started working at the ESH in June 2014. I was motivated to work in an international environment, with pupils and colleagues from all over the world. I enjoy helping the kids progress academically and socially and I enjoy developing as a teacher, particularly now with the training we are having on collaborative learning strategies. This is fun to teach, and helps the children to learn in a collaborative and inventive way.- Paul Wallace – Primary class teacher
ESH opened its doors in August 2012 with a Dutch, English and Spanish language section and just over 100 pupils in 5 nursery classes and 4 primary classes. In September 2014 we started the first three years of the Secondary school S1-S3. Additional secondary year groups are opening annually, culminating in our first European Baccalaureate in summer 2019. Now in 2017 we have 5 language sections, 120 members of teaching staff and more than 700 pupils and we are still growing. We are keen to complement our existing team of dedicated staff with qualified and enthusiastic teachers who want to become a part of this international team. Our school has a beautiful building at its disposal, large enough to accommodate full primary and secondary education. In addition to spacious, bright classrooms there is a canteen, two gymnasiums and a specially designed playground for nursery pupils. We have a team of skilled and motivated teachers educating pupils to a high standard and who are all actively involved in developing the school. We use contemporary educational resources and modern technology throughout the school. It is an exciting international and multilingual environment for us to provide a happy and safe school with an excellent pedagogical environment to live, learn and work for both pupils and staff.- Frans van de Kerkhof, Director