Rijksstraatweg 200 2241 BX Wassenaar The Netherlands Tel.+31 (0) 70 512 10 60 Fax+31 (0) 70 511 24 00
Share E-mail Print


Settling In

Finding the right school for your child is just one of the things you have to deal with if you are moving to a new area. We know that a smooth transition for all the family is the key to successful learning.

International relocation and cross-cultural mobility provide both challenges and opportunities. American School of the Hague is committed to helping students, parents, and staff cope with the challenges, and maximize the opportunities.

So, how do we support new arrivals?
  • Parent welcomers support and guide you during orientation and beyond
  • Each school has a full orientation program
  • International Parent Ambassadors provide information from your cultural point of view
  • Regular New Parent Coffees are a great place to make friends and ask questions
  • Monday Morning Networking is the place to go every Monday for excellent presentations on life in the Netherlands and guaranteed support and friendships (and some fun outings!)
  • Expat Life Issues Workshop #1 "Culture Shock" helps you understand what you are going through
  • "Understanding the American Education System" presentation during orientation gives insight into how the American system compares to other education systems
  • Student Ambassadors pair up with you, and will show you around, answer questions you have, introduce you to other students and teachers, and help you get used to the school
  • You'll complete a matching form to match you to a student ambassador with similar interests
  • Week-long orientation program in August
  • Get the real story with the "Not so Rough Guide" for students
  • New Staff Orientation Program (including boat ride, welcome coffees, tours, and training)
  • Borrow boxes available
  • New Staff Greeters - Social Buddy Program
  • Allocation of a Professional Mentor
  • "Teaching in a Multicultural School” seminars
Useful Links
Use this great website to plan your journeys on trains, buses and trams.

Check train timetables and buy your tickets online

Houses to buy (te koop) or to rent (te huur)

Local Information
Gemeente Wassenaar
Local government website, offering excellent advice and links

Great information that outlines basics like opening times of shops and bicycling in Wassenaar, to more detailed information like working in The Netherlands.

Gemeente Den Haag - Excellent resources for expats and new arrivals to The Hague

Information for expats living in Leiden

Yahoo Groups
Community Advice
Answers to all your questions about life in the Netherlands

Buy and sell goods, furniture, cars and more

Local businesses and individuals promote their services to the ASH community

Share experiences with others applying to university