Welcome letter from the Director, Courtney Lowe

Dear Families,
I would like to extend a warm welcome to the American School of The Hague (ASH) website and encourage you to browse the site and contact us to come and visit the campus. Our Admissions Department would be delighted to hear from you. We are so pleased you are considering joining us on our journey of learning and growing in our vibrant community. At the center of that community are, of course, the students we serve. We commit to you to do our utmost to provide challenges and opportunities to help them grow in knowledge, and also in respect, responsibility, integrity, empathy, and as strong communicators - all of the Core Values that undergird everything we do at the school.

At ASH, we pride ourselves on offering a varied, comprehensive educational program that challenges students to excel in their learning and grow as creative, committed people of character. Our programs in athletics, performing arts, speech and debate, service clubs and organizations, and other areas help students of all ages engage with the world outside of school hours as well. There is something for everyone to get involved in, and we offer a comprehensive transition program to foster that involvement among newly arrived students and their parents.

Our school's home in Wassenaar, a quiet village on the outskirts of The Hague, provides an ideal background for learning and raising a family. Our proximity to quiet beaches, scenic dunes, and innumerable picturesque waterways provides ample chances for study, exploration, and adventure. Within short bike rides, one can be in The Hague, the center of government in the country, the International City of Peace and Justice (housing several international agencies, courts, and tribunals) and a strong example of the inclusive crossroads of Europe that is the Netherlands. Head in the other direction, and the bustling university town of Leiden offers multiple cultural and educational activities--in letters and sciences alike. You would be hard-pressed to find a better location if you find yourself moving to the Netherlands.

We look forward to welcoming you into our learning community. 
With warm regards,

Courtney Lowe, Ed.D.
    • J. Courtney Lowe in front of our Main Campus

      J. Courtney Lowe in front of our Main Campus

Dr. Courtney Lowe has extensive experience in teaching, curriculum design and educational leadership internationally, having lived and worked in universities and schools in Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Hong Kong, and China. Dr. Lowe holds a Bachelor's degree in English, a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics - Teaching English as a Second Language, a Master's degree in Library and Information Science, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He also serves on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.
American School of The Hague is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

School accreditation not only verifies the quality of the education we provide, it also encourages continuous improvement. 
University preparatory program for ages 3-18. Fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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