The Hague Netherlands
Haagsche Schoolvereeniging


Since 1986, the HSV International Primary School has provided primary-aged children with exceptional educational experiences. Generations of HSV pupils have enjoyed and thrived on the wonderfully diverse opportunities on offer at our school, opportunities that we always have and always will offer within the commitment to developing the whole child to become internationally-minded leaders. This is what we mean when we speak of ‘global citizenship, lifelong learning'. We offer primary education across four locations in The Hague. Our Nassaulaan location works closely with our Dutch bilingual department. The Van Nijenrodestraat location is a two form entry school in a lovely residential neighbourhood. We have two locations in the Bezuidenhout are of the city: Koningin Sophiestraat and Van Heutszstraat. At the Van Heutszstraat we also have an international pre-school, The Three Little Ships and Lighthouse International Special Education school

  • Day school tuition $5885 - $5885 USD
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    5th Grade/Year 6
  • Scholarships Available No
  • Number of Students 720
  • Year founded 1986
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula UK National, International Primary
  • Type Co-ed


Dutch school inspectorate

Admissions Information

Admissions Process

• We have an online application process, and once the form is uploaded, you will receive notification of additional documents to submit: • Copy of the child's passport or birth certificate to confirm the date of birth and nationality • Proof of temporary residence in The Netherlands, which must come from the employer • Latest school report for applicants for the year 1 to 6 classes • Testing/educational psychology assessments for children with additional learning needs.

Entry Requirements

As we are a Dutch subsidised international school, there are criteria to be eligible for the HSV. Children must be: • of non-Dutch nationality with parents working temporarily in the Netherlands; • of Dutch nationality, returning to the Netherlands having already received international education in English for at least two years and need to continue their education in English; or • of Dutch nationality, expecting to leave the country within two years, where the child will attend an international or English-speaking establishment.

Applicant Evaluations

For entry to our year 1 to 6 classes, families must upload a recent school report showing subjects studied and grades achieved or comments from the teacher. If a child has additional learning needs then we like to meet the family and child to be sure that the needs can be met in our setting.

  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Waiting List Yes
  • Application fee (domestic) $168 USD

Waiting List

Priority is given for siblings. Waiting lists are generally lower for the older classes and long for the reception and year 1 classes each year.


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Gifted and talented student support No
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught Dutch
  • Number of teaching staff 85

Teacher Qualifications

All teachers are validated by the Dutch authorities (DUO) and must be native level speaking primary practitioners. Most staff have obtained their qualifications (B.Ed or post-graduate equivalent) from English-speaking countries.

Gifted and talented student support

We offer a differentiated curriculum but do not offer a specific gifted and talented programme in our school.

Use of technology in the classroom

Chrome books and ipads are used in all year groups.

Learning Support

Depending on the needs of the child, we can offer 1-2 sessions of learning support a week.

Native English Teachers

Most staff have trained and taught in English-speaking countries. Many have worked in other international school systems prior to joining the HSV.

School Life

  • Bus service No
  • Sports teams available No
  • Pastoral Care Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • School start time Lessons start at 08:30 (years 1-6) and 08:45 (reception class).
  • School end time 15:00 (all classes) with an early close on Wednesdays (12:30).
  • Most common nationality IN
  • Max class size 20
  • School provides lunch No
  • Supervised care before or after school No
  • Uniform required No
  • Access to an educational psychologist No
  • Student nationalities 62
  • Average class size 20

Schools Facilities

We have 4 small schools across The Hague

School Lunch

Children bring lunch from home and eat in their classrooms with designated supervisors. There is an additional charge of 150 Euros a year for lunchtime supervision.


Children new to learning English receive 2-3 sessions a week from a qualified EAL teacher.

Supervised Care

We work with different after school providers depending on the location of the school. Parents must contact these companies themselves.

Pastoral Care

We have a programme of learning for social-emotional well-being called Jigsaw. We have access to a school counsellor within the Dutch social work provision.

Access to an educational psychologist

This can be arranged on the school's advice within the Dutch system.

University Relations

  • University counseling No