What makes ISD special?

Our highly qualified and dedicated staff is committed to providing students with a dynamic education that extends beyond the classroom. We invite and encourage families to join us in our mission to help students reach their full potential

Experience the Benefits of a Tight-Knit Friendly Community

As a smaller international school, we offer a warm and supportive environment where students, teachers, and parents come together. Our intimate size allows us to truly get to know each student’s unique personality and background, fostering their social and emotional development.

Embrace the Future with Inquiry-Based Learning

At ISD, we believe in a future-oriented education that is current, relevant, and prepares students for the ever-changing world. Our curriculum places a strong emphasis on design, innovation, and sustainability.

Collaborate and grow

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. We value diversity and believe that by working together and sharing knowledge, we can achieve greater success. Our partnership with the highly acclaimed Technical University of Delft inspires and motivates our students, providing opportunities for joint projects and design thinking.

Benefit from our supportive and dedicated staff

Our teachers are passionate about education and committed to the school’s mission. They continually update their skills through professional development courses, ensuring their teaching remains current and effective.

Centrally located in historic Delft

ISD is located in the historic city of Delft, centrally positioned between The Hague and Rotterdam and just an hour away from Amsterdam by train. Both school campuses are easily accessible by bike, road, or rail, offering a unique blend of modern convenience and charming Dutch heritage. The city of Delft is a picturesque canal – ringed town, famous for its signature blue and white Delft Blue pottery and as the birthplace of golden age painter Johannes Vermeer.


What students say

ISD is a very supportive and friendly school. The students and teachers are very supportive and friendly and fun. The lessons we learn in ISD are very relevant and connect with real world problems. We learn very interesting things throughout the Unit.  – Nainshree

The learning at ISD is fun, we do lots of interesting experiments in science. We learn problem solving skills. – Valentina

The after school activities in ISD help students find their interests. The school is supportive, open, friendly and includes everyone.  – Sara

What parents say

One of the reasons why we chose to settle in Delft, and have stayed longer in the Netherlands than initially planned, was because of the ISD schools. My two daughters have attended both primary and secondary since 2016 and are thriving under the tutelage of the dedicated, enthusiastic and innovative teaching team. I’m a huge believer in innovation and a modern-approach to learning, and ISD offers that in so many ways. I love how they work closely with Delft University (and others in the UK) offering young students an insight into the wonders of higher education. The schools are hugely inclusive and a large part of the community, meaning that parents are often encouraged to share their own skills and experiences – from authors visiting for World Book Day, international events and plenty of extra-curricular activities. ISD is a friendly, encouraging environment, not just for students but for parents too. I’m excited for the future of my two children, because I know that schools like ISD ARE the future.

Natali Simmonds – Parent

In our experience in ISD Primary and Secondary, the school offers a truly international environment. It is exceptional how ISD capitalizes on the fact that students and staff come from different countries and cultures – the school offers an environment in which students discuss their perspectives, discover the background of each other’s traditions, and discuss the wealth of perspectives rooted in this diversity. One could say, they truly celebrate diversity! For us, this is the core of truly international education – an incredible personal growth for the students & their developing world views.
Another aspect of ISD that we deeply value is education in the inquiry-based IB system. Its orientation towards critical thinking, analysis of information and deep understanding rather than memorization teaches young people the critical skills of the future of work. The way that the subjects are discussed and ‘discovered’ and the projects that students work on help them develop both the independence in their work and the ability to work with teams within and beyond their direct school environment – running projects with organizations like the Technical university of Delft and with elderly homes, for example.
Our children very much enjoy the school! So do we!
Aleksandra Wrobel – Parent