Finding the right school for your children as an expat can be difficult, especially if there are only a few options available. Amsterdam has five English-language international schools at the moment.
But a new option is set to arrive this September as India-based Amity Education Group is opening its newest international school, Amity International School Amsterdam, in nearby Amstelveen.
(Editor’s note: See our post here on Amstelveen, home to a high percentage of expats.)
According to Dutch publication Het Parool, the International Baccalaureate school will be housed in the Van Leergebouw along the Amsterdamseweg, in which Amity promises to invest more than €6 million to renovate: €2.5 million from the education group, matched by the governments of Amsterdam and Amstelveen.
The school has leased 6,500 meters square (70,000 square feet) and 155 parking spaces in Heempark I at Amsterdamseweg 204 in Amstelveen, according to VastgoedMarkt, a Dutch real estate website.
Amity International School Amsterdam plans to open the 2017-18 academic year with 100 students enrolled in its primary programme, with the goal of 500 students enrolled by the start of the 2021-22 academic year.
Here’s what to expect as far as enrolling your little ones at Amity’s latest international school is concerned:
- Fees (2017-18 academic year): €1,500 refundable deposit; €250 one-time application fee; €2,000 annual capital fee; €200 annual administration fee; €15,000 – €22,000 annual tuition fee, depending on grade level (only Nursery 1 through PYP 5 will be open for enrollment during the 2017-18 academic year)
- Requirements: N/A; contact school for information
- Application Deadline: N/A; contact school for information
- Contact: [email protected]
- Website: www.amityschool.nl
About Amity: Established a quarter-century ago, Amity Education Group currently has more than150,000 students enrolled at its many schools around the world, covering education from the nursery to the doctorate level. It has in campuses in Dubai, London, India, Singapore, New York, California, Mauritius, China, Romania and the Netherlands with plans of establishing campuses in 25 countries.
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