How do students get to school?
|One of the first questions parents have is how students get to school, since it influences the choice of housing. Many families live in host-community Wassenaar or nearby Voorschoten or Leiden. Others choose to live in The Hague and its surrounding communities, or even as far away as Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The school bus service covers many of the surrounding areas, though for Rotterdam and Amsterdam you may have to commute by car or by train. |
|By Bicycle, Brommer (moped or scooter) or Walking|
Many children cycle to school. The Netherlands is very well equipped for cyclists, with excellent cycle paths, bike traffic lights, and signs especially for cyclists. 90% of Dutch schoolchildren cycle to school. Our Bike Traffic Safety Guidelines
provide useful advice for cyclists. Many families live close enough to the school to walk.
|By Private School Bus|
A privately contracted bus service is available to students. The bus routes cover a wide area between Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague. Parents interested in the school bus service may want to check with the Transportation Office in advance of selecting a house to confirm that school bus service is available in that area.
Bus equipment is modern, safe, and fully insured. Currently, the reputable Brouwer's Tours bus company services our students with air-conditioned, luxury tour buses.
Daily supervision is provided by bus captains who are students in the High School. The bus captains report weekly to the Transportation Coordinator. They are required to report immediately all violations of bus rules.
Charges for bus service are billed at the same time as tuition. Parents interested in the school bus service may want to check with the Transportation Office in advance of selecting a house to confirm that school bus service is available in that area and be given an approximate time of pick-up. More details of these current routes are shown below but please realize that these can change each school year depending on where children are living. If you want to apply for the school bus service, please complete the online Application for School Bus Service
|By Public Transportation|
Some students choose to travel by public bus. Bus services are reliable and frequent. Students who stay later at school for sports or after school activities may choose to ride the school bus in the morning, but then use public transportation in the afternoon.
Bus 43 goes between Den Haag Central Station and Leiden Central Station via Wassenaar and stops behind the school
Bus Qliner 386 goes between Oegstgeest and Den Haag Central Station
Bus Qliner 385 goes between Noordwijk and Den Haag Central Station
Buses 386 and 385 take the N44 and stop in front of the school on their way to Den Haag and across the N44 by the Garden Center on their way from Den Haag
For more information about public transport options, routes, and times, use the excellent www.9292ov.nl
Some parents bring their children to school by car.
When dropping off a child in the morning, parents follow the "Kiss and Ride" method -- Kiss your children, drop them off, and drive away -- which allows students safe access to the sidewalk and facilitates the smooth flow of traffic.
Of course you may park your car and walk your child to the entrance whenever necessary. Please abide by the following rules to ensure everyone's safety. Traffic runs one-way; please observe the painted arrows on the ground. You may park your car only in one of the designated parking spaces, and not in any spot that is painted yellow, or on any curb in the loading, bus, or drop-off zones. Please do not leave your car running while unattended. Do not stop or park along the Deijlerweg or the Rijksstraatweg.
Within Wassenaar - large busses will pick up at designated bus stops.
In Delft, Den Haag, Katwijk, Leiden, Leidschendam, Noordwijk, Nootdorp, Oegstgeest, Rijswijk, Voorburg, Voorschoten, Zoetermeer and immediate vicinities - small busses will pick up as close to the house as possible.
All areas outside of Area A & B
- Early Childhood Center (ECC) Bus Service - € 3,355
In Areas A & B, small vans will pick up Preschool, Transition Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1 students only, as close to the house as possible.
- Winter program € 1,585 – Area A only
It is possible to apply for school bussing for the Winter period only, from the end of the October break until Spring break (Monday, October 26th through Thursday, March 24th).
Upon request, the Transportation Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) may be able to organize ad-hoc routes, the full cost of which will be the responsibility of the parents.
Click on the link to go to the Bus Application Form.