At Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam (NAISR), your child will get the care, support, and attention they need to flourish. Our inclusive international school in the Netherlands embraces individual strengths, passions, and ambitions, ensuring every student learns in a way that’s right for them. Guided by our caring and committed teachers, your child will develop a lifelong love of learning, get outstanding academic results, and become a principled global citizen.
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We develop lifelong learners who are resilient, confident, and capable of shaping the world around them. No matter where our students come from, they leave us better prepared for the future.
Alison Lipp
Director, Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam (NAISR)
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Your child will love learning in our supportive school community, where every student carves out their own path to success, guided by our world-class teachers.

Our globally respected international curricula – which include the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and NAISR High School Diploma at secondary level – offer choice, exceptional personalised learning experiences, and outstanding teaching. Your child will learn in small class sizes, too, guaranteeing they’ll receive expert care and attention, they’re challenged at the right level, and their talents blossom.

With an average points score of 36.9 in 2021 – 10% above the global average – Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam (NAISR) is in the top three IBDP schools in The Netherlands. More importantly, these fantastic results took every one of our graduates to their first-choice university.

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At Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam, our globally respected curriculum – created by world-leading education experts – reimagines learning through our six core educational pillars.
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Academic excellence
Our international curriculum pathways and personalised learning approach offer the perfect blend of challenge and support, helping to ensure that your child gets outstanding academic results.
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Academic excellence

At every stage of their education – from early years through to secondary – your child will follow tailored curriculum pathways that nurture their strengths, passions, and aspirations for the future. At secondary level, this includes a choice of the academically rigorous IBDP – with the option to study for a bilingual qualification – or the NAISR High School Diploma.

In our small classes, which average just 17 students, your child will receive the one-to-one support and level of challenge they need to achieve their absolute best. They’ll also enjoy outstanding collaborations with UNICEF and MIT, and form strong relationships with our brilliant teachers, who inspire and engage every day.

Adapting learning to each student’s needs helps them to achieve fantastic results. In 2021, 30% of our students got an IBDP points score of 40 or above, placing them in the top 10% globally. All our graduates were accepted by their first-choice university, too, including TU Eindhoven, Amsterdam, and the ERASMUS programme.

As well as achieving outstanding academic success, your child will become a conscientious, independent global citizen. We’ll nurture their personal growth, encouraging them to do what they love, excel in new areas, and be ambitious.

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World's best teachers
Caring and committed, compassionate and inspirational: our outstanding international teachers bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom, shaping our students into principled, curious, independent learners.
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World's best teachers

At NAISR, we only recruit the best. Our teachers are highly qualified and have extensive experience of working in the world’s best international schools. With an average teacher to student ratio of one to seven, our exceptional educators have the time and space to help each student to progress at a pace that’s right for them.

Really importantly, our teachers love working here. They stay with us for an average of seven years – many for much for longer. This creates a tightknit community where teachers are fully invested in every aspect of your child’s learning journey.

This includes nurturing their personal and social development, as well as making sure they flourish academically. We know that children learn best when they’re happy, and we’re proud that 90% of our parents say their child is very happy at our school.

To make sure every student gets the right care and attention, we have a dedicated Learning Support Programme and English as an Additional Language (EAL) team.

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Exceptional learning experiences
Through outstanding learning opportunities – both in and outside the classroom – we encourage every student to reach for their dreams, showcase their talents, and try something new.
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Exceptional learning experiences

Your child will enjoy exceptional experiences, clubs, and collaborations that inspire, excite, and broaden their horizons. Taking part in activities beyond the classroom helps our secondary students to stand out on their university applications, too.

From the arts and culture of Venice to the architecture and waterways of Rotterdam, our rich programme of field trips opens our students’ eyes to the world around them. We also offer a host of extra-curricular activities. Your child can get active at our football, dance or yoga clubs, learn an instrument, or make a real difference at our eco club.

In everything our students do, we encourage them to act with integrity, to be considerate, and to develop the attributes they’ll need to thrive as individuals, family members, and part of society. Our Core Values Programme (CVP), which is embedded into every student’s day, creates a strong sense of community and personal responsibility.

Of course, your child’s wellbeing is at the heart of every experience we offer. Our pastoral care team, which includes specially trained teachers, a nurse, and safeguarding experts, make sure our students are safe and cared for at school.

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The Nord Anglia Education family
Our international community of students, parents, and teachers make our school a supportive, vibrant place to be, where both you and your child will prosper.
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The Nord Anglia Education family

Everyone’s welcome at NAISR. Our diverse international community is home to children, families, and teachers from across the world, creating an inclusive environment that everyone loves being a part of.

Our closeknit community spirit is fostered by our House system. Through friendly competitions and events, our students feel part of a team that spans the age groups.

Our Parents, Teachers and Students Association (PTSA) also plays an active role in school life, organising fun family get-togethers throughout the year. From our weekly BootCamp and Dutch conversation groups, to book club, community BBQs and wine tasting, you’ll quickly settle in to the NAISR community.

Being part of the Nord Anglia family of schools means there are no limits to your child’s education. On the award-winning Global Campus learning platform, our students take on challenges and learn in exciting ways alongside friends from more than 80 schools around the world. Your child will also benefit from our world-leading collaborations with MIT and UNICEF.

Our social purpose
By standing up for what they believe in, taking the lead, and getting involved in hands-on projects, your child will make a real difference in school and the community.
Our social purpose

Whether it’s taking on a leadership role, making our school more environmentally friendly, or fundraising for charities, our students make a positive difference every single day.

Our Student Council reps are role models in school, mentoring their younger peers, running guided tours, and making practical changes to how we do things. They also support local and international charities and over the last 12 months, our students have supported WWF, Pink Ribbon, and Nederland Voedselbank.

Throughout the year, our ‘kindness club’ collects and delivers books, food, and clothes to local families, connecting our students with their community and demonstrating the tangible difference their actions make. And through our Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) programme, IBDP students identify an authentic community need and work collaboratively to create positive change.

While they’re with us, your child will also learn about the challenges facing our planet – and take action to address them. One of the ways they’ll do this is through our exclusive collaboration with UNICEF. Your child will explore global issues – including the UN Rights of the Child and the Sustainable Development Goals – through debates, themed projects, and the Model United Nations programme.

Advanced learning environments
Our imaginatively designed early years and primary spaces, technology-enriched classrooms and labs, and spacious sports facilities will bring your child’s learning to life.
Advanced learning environments

Located in a peaceful Rotterdam suburb – just 20 minutes from the city centre and close to popular residential areas – our school campus is a safe, supportive, and vibrant environment.

We’re proud that 91% of parents say we provide great learning spaces. In our cheerful early years classrooms, open natural spaces and colourful adventure playgrounds, our littlest learners play, explore, and discover. All our primary classrooms are equipped with smartboards, laptops, and iPads. And in our specialist science labs, art studios, and library, secondary students are inspired to be creative, solve problems, and think critically.

Your child will train, compete, and improve their physical and mental wellbeing in world-class sports facilities, which include a full-size all-weather pitch, rugby and hockey fields, and sports hall. They’ll also learn from the very best musicians in our studios and ‘invent the future’ in our STEAM Maker Space.  In Years 7 to 13, every student is given a MacBook, which – coupled with a world-class suite of apps curated by Nord Anglia – enables immersive, technology-enriched teaching.

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We’re delighted you’re considering Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam (NAISR) for your child’s education. Our friendly admissions team will give you a warm welcome and guide you through our application process.
  • Get in touch with us today – we’ll explain what you need to do and answer any questions.
  • Come and see our school in person or organise a personalised virtual discovery tour.
  • Send us your application form and supporting documents.
  • You’ll then meet a member of our senior leadership team.
  • All being well, we’ll confirm your child’s place.


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Supported by our caring and committed teachers, your child will learn in a way that works for them, enjoying personalised experiences that inspire them to achieve more than they ever imagined possible.