23 April 2018
First international Waldorf School will open in The Hague
This summer, the International Waldorf School The Hague, a department of the “Vrije Basisschool Den Haag” will start, which will belong to the organization/group of the Dutch International Primary Schools. This means that the school is to be subsidized by the Dutch Ministry of Education. It has taken quite some effort to make this new school a reality. In the meantime the school has enlisted enthusiastic, experienced Waldorf teachers and also found an accommodation where the school can start. Thanks to the help of many the new international department will be able to start after the summer holidays.
A truly international curriculum
It has been decided to integrate the Waldorf curriculum with the IPC curriculum. This enables children to easily make the switch to educational programs provided by international schools in other parts of the world. It also showed how well the Waldorf approach suits the Liberal Arts approach of the international curriculum.
This year, the IWSTH will accept pupils in the age range from 4 up till 8 years old. They will be brought together in a kindergarten group and a combined class 1-2 group. Over the next years, the school will steadily grow to become a complete primary school, but always on a small scale. Classes will range from 10 to 17 children and the school intends to grow to being no larger than 120 pupils in total. This way the team can assure sufficient time, space and attention for all children in the school.
A new beginning requires pioneers
The International Waldorf School is a new phenomenon. This initiative is truly a first!
Over the years to come, the team will also have to discover and learn. This asks for people who are prepared to be pioneers, adventurers, and this applies to both teachers and parents. It will be a joint effort of all people involved in order to make this initiative a success!
For more information you may visit their website at www.internationalwaldorfschool.nl.