International School Amsterdam
The International School of Amsterdam (founded in 1964) is a private international school located in the city of Amstelveen, over 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) away from the city centre of Amsterdam. It hosts students from over 60 countries from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade (ages 3–18). The official language and language of instruction of the school is English. Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish are offered as additional languages. Around 50 other languages are spoken within the school community. The academic program is based on the International Baccalaureate Programme. Recently (2011-2012 School Year), there were around 1.000 enrolled in the school, from over 45 different nations.
Founded in 1964, ISA was the first authorized IB World School, offering International Baccalaureate programmes from pre-school through grade 12.
As of 2014 about 1,000 students attend the school. Continental Europe is the place of origin of 37% students, 18% of the students are North American, 14% originate from the United Kingdom, 8% originate from Japan, and the remainder originate from other places. The student body originates from over 50 countries.
The School is housed in a purpose-built facility designed for international education. Facilities include a four-floor library/media center, a 400-seat theatre, science laboratories and specialist rooms for music, art, and drama. More than 400 computers are joined in a school-wide network that has direct access to the Internet. Two gymnasiums, discovery oriented playgrounds and adjacent playing fields are large, well equipped and secure.
The International School of Amsterdam has been building a new addition on campus, due to the fact that more and more faculty and students are arriving in ISA. Construction began in early June 2013 and is expected to be completely finished for the 2014-2015 school year.
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