Your child's placement is based on their educational background and age on October 1. To help you identify your child’s grade placement, consult below our Student Placement Guide comparing our school with other systems and ages.
There is no English prerequisite for children entering preschool through grade 6. Students in grades 7 and 8 should have had some exposure to English, although it is not necessary to be fluent. Students in grades 9 and 10 should be approaching grade level fluency. Students entering grades 11 and 12 must be able to manage the curriculum in place without support. Language support is limited at the high school level, so students entering grades 9 to 12 will need to take an English assessment before we are able to determine eligibility for admission.
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
English Language Requirements
English Language Assessment Required
Language Support Available (for admitted students)
ASH is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). American School of The Hague is proud to offer a comprehensive high school program that includes a choice of International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program, Advanced Placement (AP), or a blend of IB, AP, and standard high school courses. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for higher education in the USA and throughout the world.
Dutch is part of the curriculum in elementary school and we offer various levels, from beginning to advanced. Middle school students may choose Dutch, French or Spanish. High school has the addition of German. There are also after-school lessons and clubs offered as part of our co-curriculars program.
We offer a choice of 10 different sports to participate in across our three playing seasons (fall, winter and spring). Visit our Athletics section to find out more. We have a range of different Arts programs on offer including: choir, string orchestra, band, theater and dance, photography and yearbook. To learn more, visit our Arts section.
We have both. At ASH, we value learning diversity as a rich resource for building inclusive communities, align the learning experience with the needs of each student, and work closely with parents to support their child’s unique learning preferences. Find out more about these programs and inclusion at ASH here.
Yes, our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is a non-profit, volunteer, self-funding entity whose mission is to enhance the #ASHexperience for our students and their families. For more information and to join, please visit our PTO page.
Our youngest learners at the Early Childhood Center (preschool to grade 2) operate on a 08:30 - 15:15 schedule with a 14:30 early dismissal on Wednesday. Grades 3 to 12 (on the main campus) operate on a 08:30 - 15:30 schedule with a 14:40 early dismissal on Wednesday.
Our students have the option of bringing their food from home, purchasing hot or cold meals and snacks from the school cafeteria using their ID badge. Eurest manages all ASH food services and provides a wide range of healthy food options following the ASH Nutrition Policy.
Childcare Service is exclusively provided for children who are enrolled into ASH. Our After School Childcare Service is available for children from the ages of 3 through 14 years from dismissal time until 6.30pm on regular schooldays, holidays and days that ASH has noon-dismissal or is fully closed.
A wide variety of after school activities are offered to all students in the fields of arts, music, languages and more. Additionally, our sports programs also run after school hours.
We coordinate an optional bus service with an outside contractor for our students commuting to and from school using modern, safe and comfortable buses. Bus routes service families in most areas surrounding Wassenaar. Bike riding is a way of life in the Netherlands and 72 percent of our students cycle to school, using excellent cycle paths, bike traffic lights, and signs especially for cyclists. Our campus bike sheds can accommodate up to 1000 bikes.