Tradition and Ambition

Het Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest is a bilingual school that offers Dutch and International programmes, both fully accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education.

The International School offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme for ages 11 to 16 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for ages 16 to 18. We have offered international education since 1983 with the introduction of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and we have run this programme with good results ever since. In the late 1980s, International School Het Rijnlands Lyceum was one of the five pilot schools developing an international middle school programme as preparation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This has now become the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Consequently, Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest was among the first schools worldwide to offer an international programme, fully independent of any national curriculum.

At Het Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest, we feel connected to the tradition that justified the existence of the Foundation: offering quality education for parents that want the best for their children. Our Mission Statement tries to convey that feeling.

In a very real sense the school is both innovative and traditional. Within the Dutch legal framework and the quality standards maintained by the International Baccalaureate Organization we seek to hold our own steady course towards continuous improvement. For our students the school is much more than just an educational institute. It is an important part of their lives. Recent surveys show that the school's atmosphere is rated very highly among the members of our school community.

Mission statement

“The International School Het Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest is committed to providing international education in a Dutch setting, challenging students and staff to reach their full potential, aiming to develop inspiring and thoughtful global citizens.”

 We aim to achieve this by:

•     establishing an educational community which aspires to offer the highest standards of teaching and learning;

•     creating a safe, stimulating and supportive school in which individuals are known and valued;

•     educating our students to become critical, independent and creative thinkers and life long learners.

•     maintaining an atmosphere of mutual respect and self-discipline;

•     recognising the diversity of staff and students and promoting international mindedness;

•     strengthening ties within the local Dutch community to encourage diversity and active involvement;

•     supporting students with their future choices in an  increasingly worldwide community.

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Apollolaan 1
2341 BA Oegstgeest
Tel 071 519 35 55
Fax 071 519 35 01