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1 best boarding schools in the Netherlands to get quality education

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Every year more and more foreign students choose studying in the Netherlands as it's a great opportunity to get high-quality primary or secondary education that will help enter world leading universities in the future. SMAPSE experts can reccommend you TOP-5 prestigious boarding schools in the Netherlands where international students can get prestigious primary and secondary education. Studying in one of 5 best boarding schools in the Netherlands will give essential knowledge and skills for successful future. 

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How to choose a boarding school for foreign students?

In the event that the decision is final, the goal remains to find the best boarding schools in the Netherlands for children, it is worth taking a closer look at two elite closed institutions:

  • Private Sports Academy Full Force;
  • Eerde International School.

Full Force Sports Academy is a high-quality combination of sports and study in one institution and the best sports boarding school in the Netherlands. It was founded in 2013. Basic, brief information about the educational institution:


Apeldoorn City, 60 minutes drive from Amsterdam

Cost of education:

20,000 € per year

Students age:

12-18 years old

Language of teaching and communication:



Full board

The institution, founded by Full Force Sports Group, helps students develop in all areas comprehensively and harmoniously, combining quality education with professional sports. The educational concept of the FSG school involves the distribution of students' time between three components:

  • sports
  • academic subjects
  • free time

Education is quite balanced, during the examination period, the athletic load and the number of hours of work with coaches decrease, and during intensive preparation for competitions, the requirements for the preparation of specialized subjects are reduced.

List of key features of the academy:

  • constant work of schoolchildren with teachers and the best sports trainers;
  • the opportunity to join clubs for sports interests;
  • classes according to individually developed curriculum.

Much attention is paid to the development of time management skills in children as part of their studies: it is necessary that they have time to train, take part in competitions and learn academic materials. The highlight of the school are special leadership lessons included in student programs.

Schoolchildren live on campus in separate comfortable safe rooms. Particularly carefully, the founders of the academy monitor the health and nutrition of adolescents.

FSG provides 8 different programs. The 2 easiest - language courses for learning English and sports camps. 2 programs allow you to get a higher education in the field of sports sciences and sports business administration (undergraduate and graduate programs are available). Having entered the academy at the age of 12, you can study under the national Dutch program of secondary school education. From the age of 14, it is allowed to master the Cambridge course - a prestigious international system of instruction that allows you to choose subjects of interest from 70 available, including 30 foreign languages. From different countries of the world. At the age of 16, you can begin preparing for entry into European universities under the AICE program, and after another year, you can become part of the Pre University (Gap Year) courses, which prepare for universities in the USA and Canada.

School ranking and tuition fees in the Netherlands

The high ranking of Eerde International School is maintained thanks to graduates who successfully have entered best universities in Canada, the USA and Europe. Often they manage to become students of prestigious universities and receive special sports scholarships there.

Tuition fees may vary depending on the chosen sport: being a team player costs about 3000 €, doing an individual sport - about 5000 €. Tuition for the academic academic program is 10,000 € / year.

Studying at International School Eerde, Netherlands

International School Eerde recognized as the best boarding school in the Netherlands for foreign students. Founded in 1934, a brief description and studying costs:


Ommen city, 2 hours from Amsterdam

Cost of education:

8000 € - 26000 € / year

Students age:

4-19 years old

Language of teaching and communication:



Full board (available for 12-19 years).

The castle, where the Dutch school is located, was built in the XII century, the first international school classes were held in 1934, in 2011 the technical support and media center were updated to the highest IT level.

Together with accommodation and meals, one academic year costs about 36,000 €. Enrollment is based on an interview in the presence of parents, a high level of English proficiency is required.

Eerde Boarding School ranking

For many years, Eerde has been the best boarding school in the Netherlands for schoolchildren, students and one of the most prestigious secondary education institutions in Europe and the world, which is confirmed by:

  • Mastering status, which emphasizes the high quality of acquired knowledge;
  • Accreditation by the Council of CIS International Schools;
  • Accreditation by the European Council of ECIS International Schools;
  • The right to issue students international baccalaureate diplomas assigned to the school by the IBO International Baccalaureate Organization.

The institution has a primary school program for children from 4 years old, but full board accommodation is possible only from 12 years old. At this age, a high school course is available, which consists of a combination of the Cambridge and IMYC international secondary education systems. Holland high school students study under the International Baccalaureate (IB) program - with this diploma, some universities in the world enroll Eerde graduates even immediately into their second year.

In addition to the highest ranking and prestige of the knowledge gained, Eerde is known for the formation of close friendships between students: they maintain contact and after graduation, contribute to each other in employment and business.

The world's best educational programs, comfortable living, healthy eating, leisure, walking, tours, music and sports, a rich library, an individual approach, a personalized supervising teacher, identifying the inclinations and talents of each student - this is what the Eerde school, which is rightfully recognized as a second family for his students.

Advantages and disadvantages of English schools

Advantages Disadvantages
The opportunity to enter the best universities in England, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Europe, the world Expensive
High quality of education and academic standards Strong workload
Perfect English after graduation The need to change the social environment; it takes time to adapt
Useful contacts The difficulty of choosing the most suitable school for the child, requires a qualified specialist
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Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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katja iuorio
HI , I'm an indipendent educational counselor . I have a student, very smart girl speak 5 language . She has asperger syndrome; family is looking for boarding school in Netherland. Is it possible ? Thanks for your attention Katja Iuorio
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Tatiana Dmitrienko
Hello! I'm looking for a boarding school in Holland for a girl of 16-17 years
Tatiana, good afternoon. Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, there is only one boarding school in the Netherlands, which can accept children from other countries - International School Eerde. Unfortunately, enrollment in this school is organized a year before the start of studies, therefore, the enrollment process should start as soon as possible. If the question is relevant, please email us at corporate mail -, and our specialists will be happy to answer all your questions.
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