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The International School Eerde (ISE)

Address: Kasteellaan 1, Ommen
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Description The International School Eerde (ISE)

  • Type of study: mixed
  • Type of school: board and day form
  • Students age: 4 to 18 years, board is available from 10 years
  • Location: the Netherlands
  • Total number of students: 120.

The Netherlands, despite its small size, confidently sets the standards for the whole world regarding the standard of living, the development of the economy, the labour and education system. Almost every citizen speaks English, the country can be called bilingual: here the largest international companies, educational networks and centers, institutions and schools open their offices.

Eerde International School is the only private international guesthouse in the Netherlands. It was founded in 1934 and now is located on the territory of an ancient manor, in a majestic castle with a rich and interesting history. Eerde International School is located in one of the most beautiful places in the country, in the city of Ommen (the distance to the international airport Schiphol in the capital is150 kilometers). This is the only private boarding school in the country that accepts both boys and girls from all over the world for studying. Here you can get a prestigious education corresponding to the highest world standards, and qualitatively prepare for admission to the chosen institution. International School Eerde has an irreproachable reputation that attracts annually more than 120 foreign students from 24 countries of the world, 60% of whom live and study on a full board basis, and each of them is able to find an individual approach, to reveal his abilities and talents.

Children from 4 to 18 years can study here (full board is available from 10 years). For more than 80 years, the institution has been preparing students for successful admission to universities around the world, including the most prestigious and ranked ones. The collective of teachers is represented by professionals with extensive experience, qualified to work with foreign students and international groups, lessons are held in small classes.

Eerde International School has the prestigious accreditation of the Council of International Schools, that emphasizes the quality of programs and the comfort of living and learning conditions. Educational programs are very flexible, they can be tailored to fit each child's needs, maximizing his personal abilities and uniqueness. Here a unique international community is formed, the main principles of which are interest, ambition and tolerance.

All lessons at International School Eerde are conducted in English - a fairly high level of knowledge will be required when applying. Of course, due attention is paid to the mother tongue of every pupil - after all, students bring their national identity, features and cultural subtleties to school. Additionally, classes and courses of other modern languages ​​are arranged: Russian, Chinese, German, Swedish, Spanish and French.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The International School Eerde (ISE)

Program name
from 7 875 € / year

Quick overview: an educational program of primary school (4-11 years) is designed for international students and provides high standart of education. Lessons are conducted in small groups. All without exception are held in English.

List of subjects to study:

  • Physical culture and sports;
  • Computer science;
  • Drama art;
  • English;
  • Dutch;
  • History;
  • Mathematics;
  • Music art;
  • Technology;
  • Natural science;
  • Art;
  • Geography.
from 48 150 € / year

Brief information: an educational program of middle school for international students is designed according to high standart of european education.

According to the International Middle Years Curriculum:

  • Students study a large number of basic, fundamental subjects;
  • They master the academic knowledge and skills necessary for successful mastering of material at a higher and more complex level.
from 51 400 € / year

About the educational program: this two-year program of IGCSE is a complete analog of the British GCSE standard. After successful completion of the course, all students receive a prestigious certificate confirming the presence of incomplete secondary education.

The following disciplines are mandatory:

  • Mathematics;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • English and Literature;
  • "Global perspectives".

As a supplement to the curriculum and electives are the following subjects:

  • Economics and Management;
  • German;
  • Dutch;
  • Art;
  • Geography;
  • Spanish;
  • Computer science;
  • History;
  • French.
from 51 400 € / year

About the educational course: International Baccalaureate (IB) is a specialized, effective program to prepare for admission to a higher education institution. To obtain a prestigious diploma, each student must pass 6 exams:

  • 3 selected disciplines are surrendered at the usual, standard level of complexity;
  • 3 - on a more complex, advanced one. 

The subjects for study should be chosen independently from the proposed options, divided into thematic groups:

  • Language and Literature: English, Chinese, German, Dutch;
  • Modern languages: Russian, English, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, German, French;
  • History of Europe, Economics, Management and business, Geography;
  • Informatics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry;
  • Mathematics: standard or advanced level;
  • Fine arts.

Accommodation and food

For students there is a comfortable residence: these are cozy rooms for 2-3 people, which can be decorated to your liking. For high school students, the western wing is assigned, the other pupils live in the territory of the eastern wing. Together with the children, educators live: they guarantee the full safety of students, monitor the observance of order, cleanliness and discipline, form a friendly and warm atmosphere.

Meals are organized on the full board basis, three times a day.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, economics, English, history, Information Technology, law, maths, music, physics, political science, Religious studies
Events list: archery, gym, horseback riding, rugby, singing, tennis

Events The International School Eerde (ISE)

On weekends, students of the International School Eerde will enjoy entertainment and leisure activities, sports games and competitions, concerts, shows and excursions. On fine days, you can relax in the fresh air, have a picnic or take a walk. A variety of outreach activities are organized: the international students visit museums and art galleries, thematic and natural parks, karting, shops, movies and etc.

Active rest and sports play an important role: all necessary infrastructure is provided for this, experienced instructors work, there is the necessary equipment and inventory, even a separate Falcons Sports Academy is built:

  • Equestrian sports
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Swimming.

Many pupils prefer to practice sport activity at the professional level, exercise with recognized masters, participate in competitions and games of various sizes, hold friendly matches.

No less attention is paid to musical development: as a single, understandable to every language the music is able to unite the pupils, to help them to survive the common feeling, to rally and give the opportunity to enjoy the art of rhythm. You can take individual lessons from qualified teachers for playing a musical instrument, play in performances and musicals. International School Eerde works closely with Theater Carroussel Theater (Ommen), which further expands the possibilities for creative expression.

Term dates and fees

Tuition for one academic year is 41950 euros. The following prices are already included in the price:

  • Registration fee
  • Studying on the selected program
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, double room, full board)
  • Using a laptop (MacBook Air)
  • Cultural and recreational activities, sports and excursions
  • Weekend activities.

Please note that there are some additional payments and fees not included in the basic cost of the program:

  • Airtickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Educational deposit
  • Consular and visa fees
  • Insurance
  • Laundry services.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 3650 EUR
  • Deposit on accommodation 2750 EUR
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 750 EUR

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

  • Report card with grades for the last 2 years
  • All certificates, diplomas, awards, gratitude and letters
  • 2-3 recommendations from teachers
  • 2 personal photos
  • Personal interview with a representative of the school (you can pass it via Skype).

Additionally, you may be asked to take an exam in mathematics and English, confirming a fairly high level of knowledge.



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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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