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I am planning to stay here for a long time. Should I send my children to a Dutch or an international school?
I have a 14 year old daughter who is coming to live with me in the Netherlands. She does not speak any Dutch. Therefore, can you recommend a Dutch state school where my daughter can learn the language as well as being taught the normal academic subjects?
Do all international schools teach in English?
What are the principle aims of Dutch primary school education and what subjects will my child be taught?
I want to raise my children bilingually. Are there any Dutch schools that teach (partly) in English?
What are the options for my child’s secondary and higher education options in Dutch schools and universities?
I am moving to the Netherlands soon. I am considering home schooling for my children. Is this allowed in the Netherlands?
Who is the leerplichtambtenaar and why did I get a letter from this person?
How does the Dutch school system work?
My daughter is in group 8 of a Dutch primary school. She is capable of the HAVO or VWO track in secondary school, but her Dutch is insufficient for this level. What options are available?
If your child is capable of HAVO or VWO but her Dutch level is insufficient, a kopklas can be the solution.This year following group 8 focuses on improving children’s Dutch and enabling them to attend the most appropriate secondary school. Choosing this class requires high motivation by both parents and child, and it is best to discuss this option with your child’s teacher.