The Hague - School Report Question and Answers

Are other schools available to expatriates in this city? Why did you choose this particular school?

Most of the children in the embassy attend ASH. There are some other possibilities -- ISH, British school, German school if children speak German. ASH was the only school that had some AP classes. - Dec 2022

There are many schools available to expats here. ASH (The American School of The Hague) is the most popular choice, BSN which has multiple lower school campuses and one large one for middle and high school, and ISH (The International School of The Hague).

We originally wanted our son to go to ASH but the waiting list was very long and he was not guaranteed a spot so we added him to the waitlist, asked the Embassy CLO office if there were other options and they gave us a list. We reviewed the options carefully and decided to go with BSN because we felt that the structure and curriculum was more in line with what we thought was appropriate for his age. When he was accepted to BSN we removed him from the waitlist so another child could have the spot. Some families use BSN as a placeholder until they can get into ASH but we absolutely did not want to do that as we felt it would be disruptive and we ended up preferring the curriculum and structure to ASH. - Jun 2016

American curriculum - Aug 2015

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