School type Coeducational Day
Head of school Dr. Richard Spradling
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 1,220
Curriculum USA, IBDP, AP, SAT
Language of Instruction English Who We Are
American School of The Hague (ASH), is an international school located in Wassenaar, which nurtures and inspires character, commitment, creativity and learning. In a safe and welcoming environment, our highly qualified teaching staff strive to achieve the full potential of each child in our culturally diverse student body. ASH serves the educational needs of the American and international corporate and diplomatic communities in The Netherlands. ASH’s student body, aged 3-18 years, represent up to almost 80 nationalities at any time, with approximately 25% American and 12% Dutch.
ASH believes that its American style educational philosophy influences the international school experience of uniquely diverse groups within the school community.
Offering complete Early Childhood education, Elementary, Middle and High School programs, over 1,230 students make up the ASH community. ASH is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and governed by a parent-elected Board of Trustees.
Early Childhood Center: The Early Childhood Center (ECC) is a new center for 3-6 year olds. Situated only a 5 minute walk from the ASH Main Campus, this new facility is a special learning environment for our youngest ASH students. The center includes a child-centered, inquiry-based Preschool (PS), Transition Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten (KG) and First Grade (G1).
Upper Elementary School: Upper Elementary (Grades 2-4) is located on the Main Campus. In addition to core subjects, the curriculum is enriched by instruction in the areas of Music, Art, Computer and Dutch language skills. It is rounded out with daily Physical Education. For the 2016-2017 school year, ASH will be opening a Special Needs class for Elementary School students.
Middle School: Middle School students in Grades 5-8 study with a grade-level teaching team, which is guided by the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP). Once a year, students spend a week off campus exploring The Netherlands. Middle School offers a dedicated Special Needs class for all students. A wide range of extra-curricular activities and clubs are offered as well as team sports such as Volleyball, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball, Cross Country and Track and Field.
High School: High School students in Grades 9-12 study full college preparatory curriculum which includes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and Certificate program and Advanced Placement courses. The High School also offers a dedicated Special Needs class for all students. Extra-curricular activities include Model United Nations, Speech and Debate, Scouting, Community projects, Performing Arts, National Honor Society, Math League and Robotics Club. Team sports include Volleyball, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball, Cross Country, Tennis, Baseball, Softball and Track and Field.
Applying to ASH: ASH accepts applications at all grade levels throughout the year. There is no application fee. Occasional wait lists occur so early application is advised.
Life at ASH: The school includes an active Parent-Teachers Organization, an extensive Adult Education program and a substantial Alumni Association.