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Date: 12/05/2011 Location: The Hague The Netherlands Description: American School of The Hague - State Dept Image
Date: 12/05/2011 Location: The Hague The Netherlands Description: American School of The Hague - State Dept Image



The American School of The Hague is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers a university-preparatory, U. S. style educational program from Preschool through Grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from mid-August to mid-June.

Organization: The School was founded in 1953 and is governed by a Board of Trustees, elected for 3-year terms by the parents of students enrolled.

Curriculum: Instruction is in English. The U. S.-based, college preparatory program includes differentiation throughout the Elementary, Middle Schools and High School with the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programs available at the High School level. The School can accommodate a limited number of students with mild learning differences or disabilities. The learning support offered is complementary to the mainstream classroom. French, Dutch, German, and Spanish are offered as additional languages. There is no religious instruction. A broad program of extracurricular activities is offered. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Council of International Schools.

Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 124 full-time and 26 part-time faculty members.  Faculty members are experienced, certified teachers with one or more advanced degrees.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 1,105 (Preschool-grade 4: 410; Grades 5-8: 338; and grades 9-12: 357).

Facilities: The School building, a wireless-networked, single-unit campus, features over 80 instructional areas, 10 science labs, 15 dedicated and mobile technology/media units; 6 music/movement classrooms, studio spaces for art, photography and multi-media, 4 gymnasia and a double Sport Hall, a 410-seat theatre, 3 libraries and one 300-seat cafeteria and one 200-seat cafeteria. The 11 acre campus includes age-appropriate playgrounds and soccer and baseball fields. Construction of a new, dedicated facility for the Early Childhood Center, for students aged 3 through to 6, will commence in January 2012.

Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, annual tuition rates are as follows: Preschool: €11,275; Elementary School (K-4): €14,745; Middle School (Gr. 5-8): €16,755; High School (Gr. 9-12): €17,895. In addition, there is a one-time enrollment fee of €3,900 and an annual capital levy fee of €2,725+ per year. (All fees are quoted in euros.). Close to 96% of the school’s income derives from tuition.

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