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Our Educational Philosophy

American School of The Hague believes that our American style educational philosophy influences the international school experience of uniquely diverse groups within the school community. Our philosophy is expressed through the following key elements affecting students, parents, and staff:

• Learning to establish and to accomplish personal goals
• Facing accountability for commitments and decisions
• Gaining high self-esteem and positive character traits
• Exhibiting creative thought and initiative through scholarship
• Working as an individual while understanding the importance of
• Accepting constructive criticism to improve performance
Challenging perceptions about self and the world
• Receiving guidance to strive for personal excellence in areas of
   individual interest
• Participating in a wide variety of school-sponsored extracurricular

• Developing skills to present ideas effectively before an audience
   of peers and others

Communicating about their child’s education in partnership with
• Witnessing the intellectual, social and emotional growth in each
• Having access to transparent grading and academic criteria
Guiding their child's educational path and understanding the variety
   of options available to their child
• Benefiting from guidance regarding their child’s educational
Volunteering and participating in various school-based
Embracing a whole child view of learning as a balance of academics,
   arts, and athletics
Using differentiation strategies to maximize each student’s potential
Engaging students in multiple and varied ways within the classroom
Partnering in productive, mutually respectful relationships with
   students, colleagues, and parents
Setting and communicating clear expectations for students
Instilling a love of learning in students through the established
Encouraging and recognizing student achievement
Developing positive and open communication with students and
Pursuing academic expertise through professional development
Using technology to develop curriculum and enhance instruction
Working in collaborative teams to plan curriculum, instruction, and

International Mindedness

International mindedness at American School of The Hague is defined by the global awareness and open attitude of the school community. An essential element of international mindedness is accepting and appreciating different cultures, and one’s own. We believe individuals have the potential to make a positive impact on the world around them as exemplified by our core values and expressed through the following:
Being open minded
Developing linguistic skills
Embracing diversity in ourselves and others
Cultivating interconnectedness and interdependence
Nourishing critical thinking regarding the world and its issues

American School of The Hague Profile of a Graduate/Leaver

American School of The Hague strives to provide its students with an education that emphasizes academic rigor, differentiates instruction for learners’ needs, and extends to extra-curricular activities. It also provides extensive opportunities for each student to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. When a student leaves the American School of The Hague, whether they move on to tertiary education or to another primary/secondary school, we aim to ensure that they are equipped with the following essential skills that are age and developmentally appropriate. Click here to view our Graduate/Leaver Profile statement.