Optimist International School

We are a Dutch public international primary school in Hoofddorp; just 15 minutes from Schiphol and Amsterdam. Strategically located for families with international connections or those working in the surrounding region.

We ensure a world-class educational journey for every student using the UK National (British) Curriculum, and the use of the International Primary Curriculum. This fosters creativity and inquisitiveness, preparing our students as lifelong learners and global citizens. Our close school size of approx. 250 children with small class sizes, is designed to offer personalized learning experience., tailored to their unique talents and needs.

Our school offer a globally oriented education with English as the primary language of instruction; while also providing a strong foundation for Dutch language learning. We value diversity as our strength with over 40 nationalities represented in our school community. We embrace all languages, fostering a multicultural and an inclusive atmosphere, that promotes global understanding. Our students benefit from the expertise of our specialist teachers in multilingualism, mathematics, and science, contributing to a well-rounded education.

Moreover, our commitment to health and well-being goes beyond the physical— we have a school-wide mindful approach that supports both mental and physical well-being. We create a warm and supportive atmosphere where every student can thrive personally and academically.

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Thanks to the support of our Partners and their belief in our Mission & Vision we are able to serve the international community in the Netherlands.  You can read about how to become an ACCESS Partner here.