Is your school religious?

Waldorf schools are non-sectarian and non-denominational. They educate all children, regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds. The pedagogical method is comprehensive, and, as part of its task, seeks to bring about recognition and understanding of all the world cultures and religions. Waldorf schools are not part of any church. They espouse no particular religious doctrine but are based on a belief that there is a spiritual dimension to the human being and to all of life. Waldorf families come from a broad spectrum of religious traditions and interest.

How many nationalities are represented at your school?

As of January 2023, we have children from 48 different countries.

How does your school ensure that children are challenged cognitively and are given a sound academic foundation?

Each teacher makes sure that s/he has a profound insight into each child’s cognitive capabilities through observations and assessments.  This enables the teacher to create a roadmap from what the children know to what they need to know.  Our academic programme provides the children with a deep and solid foundation in both mathematics and literacy.  The mathematics curriculum equips children with a love of mathematics and a good conceptual understanding of the content.  In addition, arithmetic facts and procedural skills are taught and thoroughly practised.  The language and literacy is brought to children in a creative and imaginative way, ensuring that they develop an enthusiasm for writing and reading.  At the same time, children receive thorough schooling on the technical aspects of language.  Our school also meets Dutch and international educational standards.

Does your school have an anti-bullying protocol?

Yes we do. Our goal is for everyone to feel comfortable and safe at school. However, even in a safe school it is important to recognise that bullying can always occur. It is part of school life and, although undesirable, it is important to treat bullying as a “normal” phenomenon. We will always intervene in bullying situations, in accordance to the anti-bullying protocol, in order to ensure that children continue to feel safe and loved after such incidents.

How does your school's class structure compare to other schools internationally?

Please see the following pdf for an explanation of our age groups and how they compare to other school systems.

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The International Waldorf School of The Hague is a non-profit international primary school with a distinct educational vision. Engagement with societal developments in sustainability, peace, justice and well-being plays a key role in shaping our educational programme.