European School of Bergen

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European School of Bergen
Schola Europaea
Molenweidtje 5, 1862 BC Bergen N.H.
Netherlands Netherlands
Coordinates 52°40′41″N 4°42′23″E / 52.6780°N 4.7064°E / 52.6780; 4.7064
Type International
Established 1963
Founder European Coal and Steel Community
Sister school All the European Schools are considered sisters schools
Director Steve Lewis (United Kingdom)
Enrollment 570 (January 2013)
Student Union/Association The Pupils' Committee of ESB (PC)[1]
Slogan "United in diversity"
Nickname ESB, Euroschool, Bergen

The European School of Bergen (in Dutch: Europese School Bergen, in French: École Européenne de Bergen, in German: Europäische Schule Bergen) (or ESB) is one of the 14 Type 1 European Schools. It is located in the town of Bergen in the Dutch province of North Holland. It was established for the children of the staff of EU institutions though additional students will be accepted if there is space.[2]

As of November 2015, the school enrols students in English, French and Dutch.[3]

As of 1995 at least 5/6th of the total number of students were not children of EU workers.[4]

The school recently celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday 16 October 2013.[5]

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  2. ^ "General characteristics | European School Bergen". Retrieved 2015-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Admission to the European School of the Netherlands | European School Bergen". Retrieved 2015-11-03. 
  4. ^ "'Strong' Forms of Bilingual Education 6: European Schools." In: Baker, Colin and Sylvia Prys-Jones. Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education. Multilingual Matters, 1998. ISBN 1853593621, 9781853593628. p. 527.
  5. ^ "General characteristics | European School Bergen". Retrieved 2015-11-03.