International recognized curriculum for primary years
Amersfoort will have an international primary school: Amersfoort International School (AIS). The school will start in August and will offer English-language international primary education for children from 4 to 12 years old. AIS will be accommodated in an existing school building in the close proximity of the historic centre of Amersfoort, a city in the middle of the country.
Preparations for the start are in full swing. The Dutch ministry of Education, Culture and Science has granted a license, and the school will fall under the supervisory authority of the Dutch Inspectorate of Education. An experienced and committed team has been appointed. Jaap Mos is the project leader, experienced in establishing several international schools in the Netherlands and abroad. Jaap: “It is an honour to be involved in the start of this international school in Amersfoort. We notice every day that this will fulfill a need that has been around in the city for some time. Together with Eryn Wiseman, I currently provide shape and content to the new school, which gives a great deal of satisfaction.” Eryn Wiseman has, just as Jaap Mos, a great deal of experience with various national and international schools and will be a class teacher and PYP coordinator at AIS. Jaap Mos will have the function of Head of School. In the coming time, Jaap and Erin will be working on filling the other roles in the school team.
AIS will be a so-called IGBO school (Internationaal Georiënteerd Basis Onderwijs-Internationally Oriented Primary Education) and will use the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). IB programmes are focused on ‘education for a better world’. IB schools are characterised by their commitment to high-quality and challenging international education. AIS has already started the authorisation process to achieve the official title of IB World School.
Founded by KPOA, linked to De Kubus
Amersfoort International School has been founded by Stichting KPOA which has 17 primary schools in Amersfoort and surrounding area under its umbrella. AIS will be linked to one of these schools, primary school De Kubus. The school will be accommodated in an existing school building of De Kubus on Noordewierweg 235. In the summer of 2023, the building will be renovated so that it reflects the vision and the educational programme of AIS.
Amersfoort International School focuses on children from the growing international community in Amersfoort and surrounding area. With the start of the primary school, KPOA fills a need in the city that has been in the city for some time. At the moment, children of internationals have to travel to the international schools in Utrecht or Hilversum.
Additional information on Amersfoort International School may be found on www.amersfoortinternationalschool.nl
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