What makes ISD special?

Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel, is committed to providing our students with many opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. We invite and encourage families to work in partnership with us to ensure that students achieve their highest potential.   

Tight-knit friendly community

As a smaller sized international school, we offer a warm, safe and friendly community of students, teachers and parents, in which we can fully support students in their social and emotional development. Our size furthermore allows us to get to know each student’s unique personality and background including their individual goals.

Future-oriented learning

The inquiry – based learning at ISD strives to be current, relevant and prepares our students for the ever changing future. Design, innovation and sustainability are important themes within our curriculum.

Collaboration

We feel that collaboration is important in everything we do. We embrace diversity and value how we can work together and learn from each other. We also strive to work together and share knowledge with other organisations. ISD is proud of its partnership with the highly acclaimed Technical University of Delft, which inspires and motivates our students. Examples of our partnership are reflected in a variety of joint projects, often on design thinking.

Supportive and dedicated staff

Teachers appointed to International School Delft have sound academic qualifications and are committed to international education and to International School Delft’s ethos and mission. They are learning-focused and attend continued professional development courses to ensure their skills remain up to date and in line with the latest educational developments.

Centrally located in historic Delft

ISD is centrally located in the western part of the Netherlands, in between The Hague and Rotterdam, but also a mere hour away from Amsterdam by train. Both ISD school campuses are excellent accessible by bike, road or rail. 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