Admission procedure

  • If you wish to apply or visit the school, the first step is contacting the school by filling out the contact request form on this website.

  • Admission is based on your children's Dutch language proficiency and we want to be sure that our students have met minimum requirements.

  • After we have been in contact with you and your child has gained admission, you can register your child on the registration page.

  • After Registration, an interview with the teacher takes place. During the interview the expectations of the parents and the school are matched. New students will be assessed by the teacher or an assistant (if needed).

  • Sometimes a child gains admission under condition. If your child has gained admission under condition (for example, because it is not clear whether your child speaks the language well enough) there will be monthly meetings with the parent. After two months we will decide if the school can meet the language needs of the child. The motivation of the student plays an important role in determining this.

  • In which class/group will my child be placed? The aim is to put children that are at the same level together. This provides a motivational learning enjoyment and a mutual bond between the child and the class. In the beginning level classes/groups this is considerably more important than in higher levels. For this, we ask that parents assist with extending the education at home and as often as possible.

We now have toddler groups for toddlers of 3 years of age.  We accept students up to 12 years old and we will place the student in the best class/group fitting their age and proficiency level. This will be decided after registration, the initial interview, and also by observation and evaluation of the student.

For any questions please contact our director Laura Ligthart via email: lligthart@dutchschoolsocal.org.