The aim of this program is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. 

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma at American School of The Hague is a rigorous pre-university program of study leading to the award of a diploma based on a combination of internal and external assessments and examinations. It is designed as a comprehensive curriculum made up of 6 subject areas and 3 core components that prepare the student for university acceptance throughout the world, as well as for advanced standing at many universities in North America.     


HS students during their investigation around Texel for science

ASH began offering the IB Diploma Programme in 1994, with our graduates going on to study at leading universities around the world.

The IB program is a globally recognized program in 119 countries, standing the test of time for for over half a million students since its development in 1968.

IB theater students acting in London

The underlying IB philosophy at ASH combines academic rigor with a variety of co-curricular and community service projects.

HS student presenting his speech during speech and debate final

ASH has been educating students for nearly 70 years since its foundation in 1953-1954, with its original buildings located in The Hague.

Diploma Requirements

Distribution Area Credits Required for Graduation
English 4
Social Studies 3
Mathematics 3
Science  3
Modern Languages 2
Arts 2
Physical & Health Education 2
Other Electives 5
Total Minimum Credits Required 24