Our 65th Anniversary 


In 2019, ASH celebrated its 65th anniversary, a milestone achievement as an international school. This special jubilee was brought to life through a community celebration, special exhibition and alumni story curation on podcast. Our anniversary publication and digital landmark map complemented the exhibition outlining the ASH experience over the years through the themes of Landmarks, Locations, People, Traditions, Identity and Visitors. Current ASH Director, Dr. Lowe and former ASH Middle School Principal, Mr. Boonstra jointly opened the exhibition in April 2019, bringing members of our ASH community together to explore the history of the school and reminisce about the ASH journey and their own part in the ASH story.

The publication Your Words, Our Story is a visual collection of moments and milestones in the ASH chronicles, filled with alumni quotes, personal anecdotes, historical images and current photography. Framed in the context of “If you could say one thing about ASH, what would you say?", this book captures the story of ASH told through the decades from the 1950s to the present, through the words and views of our community. Complementing the 65-year publication and exhibition, we developed a special landmark map to collect, share and allow interaction with the school's 44 art pieces, landmark objects and historical locations scattered about our campus and former campus locations in The Hague. This map brings the locations of our landmarks to life, helping to tell the ASH history.
To help connect and create excitement in our current ASH community around our 65th anniversary we held a campus landmark challenge taking students through an online tour of the map and a real-time hunt on campus.





Your Words, Our Story 

Listen to members of our ASH alumni community reflect on our evolving ASH experience and what it means to them.