ASH graduates attend universities worldwide
The world is our classroom
ASH families residing in Wassenaar
Teachers with 10+ years of teaching experience
Our students are at the heart of all we do. An AP and IB World School, we promote the appreciation of differences, collaboration, and service to others, to help our students better understand the world around them, and grow to be contributing citizens in a global society.
We offer a thriving Arts program guided by a team of educators who are trained as performers and artists. The Arts bring fluency to our students’ learning and development, instilling in them valuable skills for life.
ASH offers opportunities to participate in 10 different competitive sports across Europe. During their journey, our athletes develop new and sharpen existing skills. They also grow to embrace the value of teamwork towards common goals and to stretch their boundaries and self-expectations.
Our school's home in Wassenaar, a peaceful village on the outskirts of Leiden and The Hague, provides an ideal background for learning, exploring and raising a family. Green and functional, our purpose-built campuses reflect the spirit of our extraordinary school.
From arrival through graduation, the ASH community is supportive of our students and their families. We offer numerous opportunities to get involved in the ASH experience, from volunteering and hosting events to participating in new initiatives.
Mission & Vision
At ASH, we believe that we build a better world as we become better human beings, hear and value every voice, keep every promise, and celebrate every achievement.
American School of The Hague
American School of The Hague (ASH) is an international school located in Wassenaar, the Netherlands. In a safe and welcoming environment, we guide the learning of our students, ranging between 3 to 18 years old, who represent up to 80 nationalities, with 28 percent American and 15 percent Dutch nationals. Here, we learn how to build a better world as we become better human beings. For this, we are guided by our Core Values and learn from and for the world. We embrace everyone's voice, our unique differences and achievements, and service to others.
The ASH story sees the light in the early 1950s and is exponential in nature as we have grown from a handful of students learning together in one classroom to nearly 1,300 students learning across two vibrant campuses.
Our students are the pulse of ASH. They are the school's heart, and they are the school's storytellers. Over the years, thousands of students have walked through our hallways in pursuit of learning and their passions in life.
To further help students develop their passions and open their minds and hearts, professionals and experts from near and far visit ASH to share their knowledge, experience, and insights.
A common thread we so prominently experience here through the subtleties of everyday life is our strong community bond. Combined with our rich history and unique traditions, our community connects through the decades.
At ASH, we believe that we build a better world as we become better human beings, hear and value every voice, keep every promise, and celebrate every achievement. We promote the appreciation of differences, collaboration, and service to others to help our students better understand the world around them, and become contributing citizens in a global society.
Your ASH Journey