Welcome to The International School Hilversum

My name is Cecilia Neethling and it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school.  

We are a warm and friendly school situated in the heart of Hilversum. Our campus consists of a beautiful, listed main building and we share the grounds with our Primary Years Programme. Our city hosts many international companies and is the hub for Dutch broadcasting, also called the Media City. Alongside our international students we have a small Bilingual VWO (tweetalige) section for local Dutch students who wish to follow an international programme. This mix of local and international makes for a unique and vibrant atmosphere. 

The ISHilversum is a fully authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary, Middle and Diploma Programmes. As a government subsidized school, we are part of the Dutch consortium of schools called 'Stichting Alberdingk Thijm Scholen' and governed by a Board of Directors. As a mark of quality assurance, ISHilversum is fully accredited by one of the world's most highly regarded accreditation bodies; the Council of International Schools (CIS). Along with the IB authorisation, the CIS accreditation offer you, as parents/guardians, a guarantee of quality, knowing that your school meets or exceeds international standards. As the top scoring DISS (Dutch International Secondary Schools) school, we have high academic expectations of all our students.

Our diverse and international body of students, staff and parents/guardians will make you feel welcome very quickly. We have an active parents' association who can assist you and your family with settling into the community. In school, various student-led bodies create many opportunities to get actively involved, from our Sustainability Committee to our Buddy Programme and many more. 

For us, well-being starts with strong, healthy relationships and our group of mentors and support staff ensure that you feel welcome from day one.

Our recently reviewed Mission Statement - Learning through Diversity - remains as relevant and current as when we first introduced it more than fifteen years ago.  

We invite you to come and take a look yourself. Thank you for your interest in our school and we look forward to meeting you soon.

Cecilia Neethling, P​rincipal