What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
International School of The Hague
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
Pre-K through H.S.
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Bus, driven by parents, bike, walk.
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Nice new building. ISST athletics for secondary school. Various student clubs.
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
No programs for repatriation.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
There is a PTA, which mainly organizes social activities. There are parent members on the school councils, though these bodies are dysfunctional and widely ignored by the current administration, at least in secondary. Parents are, for most purposes, de facto disenfranchised by a secondary administration that imposes tuition increases, major curriculum changes and extra costs ugh no meaningful parental input and despite parent opposition.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Seriously consider all other alternatives. Send you kids to the American School if you can afford it.