We are a public international primary school offering a happy, safe and encouraging learning environment where everyone feels welcome and valued. Surrounded by nature, our location in Hoofddorp is a small 15 minutes from Schiphol Airport and the city of Haarlem, and only 20 minutes from Amsterdam.
Learning is fun, engaging and inspiring!
We make learning visible by providing inquiry-based education and giving children the opportunity to discover and develop their unique talents and learning skills. We embrace each child’s continuous learning journey; ‘Bringing out your child’s inner magic’.
Our language of instruction is English, and our core programme is based on the International Primary Curriculum (IPC): Learning guidance is taken from the British National Curriculum (NC) for language and mathematics.
Along with our class teachers and learning support assistants, we also have specialist teachers for additional support (eal) in English, Dutch as an additional language (DAL) and physical educatiohttps://www.optimist-international-school.nl/educational-programme/language-development-support-(lds)?utm_source=expatshaarlemn (PE). We also offer sport, art, music and dance based extra-curricular activities, and more!
New children welcome
We have availability in all groups for children aged 4 – 11 years. New children are welcomed throughout the academic year. Secondary education can be found nearby.
Curious about our school?
To learn more about Optimist International School, please register online to make an appointment. You can also visit the school during one of our open mornings
Waddenweg 87, 2134XL Hoofddorp
+31 23 303 59 24