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za 10 jun



School Choice in Amsterdam

Finding the right school for your child can feel overwhelming. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss how to take into account the needs of your child and begin to build a framework for choosing a primary school. Join and find support from other families who are also on this journey!

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School Choice in Amsterdam
School Choice in Amsterdam

Time & Location

10 jun 2023, 14:00 – 16:00

Amsterdam, Westerdok 806, 1013 BV Amsterdam, Netherlands

About the event

"As a parent brand new to the Dutch education system, this workshop gave me a better understanding of how to choose a school and what to prioritize. Isabel was a very caring and insightful facilitator. I learned a lot!" 

"Hearing other parents' thoughts, concerns and considerations when deciding on schools I found really valuable, especially coming from a range of backgrounds. It brought up things that I hadn't thought of and things I should take into consideration and also helped to confirm my own views on certain aspects."

"You were a fantastic facilitator and you created a safe and open space." 

This workshop aims to demystify the school choice process and empower families of young children who are entering primary school. Some of the content is specifically geared towards parents of children ages 2-3 but all ages are welcome. In this workshop, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Deciding between international, public/state (Dutch), and bilingual schools
  • Defining educational philosophies (Montessori, Vrije etc.)
  • Amsterdam school lottery system
  • Assessing your family's values (equity, diversity, etc.)
  • Confronting the narrative of “good” schools and “bad” schools
  • School tours (questions to ask and tips)

About the presenter: As a parent, teacher, and educational consultant, Isabel understands the challenges of school choice. She moved to Amsterdam from the US in 2017 when her child was 4 years old. Two weeks after arriving, her child began attending their local basisschool with almost no knowledge of the Dutch language. Isabel has been an educator for 20 years and teaches and consults at international schools in Amsterdam and the surrounding area.


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