Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands will open the high school building of the European School in The Hague on Friday 1 October. The school is located in the building of the Aloysius College. The European School The Hague (ESH) educates the children of European Union employees. Currently, nearly seven hundred students attend the ESH Secondary School, enjoying a multilingual and multicultural education.
Princess Laurentien’s visit includes a tour of the school, meetings with students and an official ceremony, in which she will hand the keys to the building to student representatives and school management. In keeping with the school’s multilingual curriculum, the event is celebrated in several European languages.
During the renovation of the monumental building, new science and ICT labs, a Learning and Innovation Hub, sports facilities, a library, a theatre, new classrooms, large art and music rooms and new cafeteria facilities were created.
The curriculum of the European Schools focuses on learning multiple languages. In addition to studying their native European language, students also study another of the European Union’s official languages and have the option of taking a third and fourth language. In addition, there is outdoor education, camping and cultural trips abroad. Furthermore, the school focuses on service to the local community.