International Education

Rotterdam International Secondary School

Bentincklaan 294, Rotterdam, 3039 KK, Netherlands
Tel: (+31) 10 890 7744
Fax: (+31) 10 890 7755
Email: info. riss@wolfert. nl
Web site: www.wolfert. nl/riss


Head of School - Jane Forrest
IBDP Team Leader - Alexa Nijpels Bell
Administrator - Andrea Savage

Full time:   6 men, 8 women
Part time:   2 men, 10 women
Nationalities:  11   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

:   International, IB

Age Range: 11-19
Total Enrolment: 170
Nationalities: 42
92 boys, 78 girls
Foundation Course: 55
IBDP: 55

Day only: € 5490-€ 7480
Other Fees: IB exam fee: €750; IGCSE Exam fee: €660; Capital fee €500; Registration fee €250
Learning Support Programme
Rotterdam International Secondary School, (RISS) is part of the Wolfert van Borselen Group and provides secondary education in English to the children of the international community in Rotterdam. Pupils follow academic courses which lead to internationally recognized qualifications. The courses reflect the international nature of the society in which pupils graduating from the school will take their place.
The youngest pupils at Rotterdam International Secondary School are 11 years old. These children are at the beginning of a three-year Foundation Course introducing them to all of the main school subjects.
In Grades 9 and 10, pupils begin their quest for examination success. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a two-year course culminating in an examination set by the University of Cambridge. Pupils study an all-round package of 8-11 subjects. During the last two years of school, students study for their International Baccalaureate Diploma. Here they study six subjects spread over all areas of learning but allowing the necessary specialisation. The IBO is a world-wide organisation based in Geneva. An IB Diploma allows entry to most universities in the world.
Lessons are taught by mainly native speakers of English with experience of international education. The school is situated in a new building in the centre of the city. The facilities available to students include state-of-the-art science laboratories, computer centre, sports hall, art and music rooms, canteen and a theatre. The school considers participation in extra-curricular activities an essential supplement to the teaching process. These include Model United Nations, activity trips, public speaking competitions, photography, drama, music, sports and art.