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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • How do I start the admissions process?
    The first thing you need to do is fill in our online enquiry form. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours (excluding weekends). In the meantime, we recommend looking through our website, which is full of useful information.
  • Can I visit the school?

    Yes, of course! We’d love to show you around. Get in touch with our admissions team who will organise a tour of our campus.

    If you can’t make it to Rotterdam, we’ll set up a one-to-one virtual discovery meeting via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

  • Is there a deadline for applications?
    Your child can join us at any time during the school year – we don’t have application deadlines. However, we do have a limited number of places available, so please get in touch with us to check our current and future availability.
  • What year group will my child be placed in?

    We’ll confirm your child’s year group once we’ve received and reviewed your admissions documents, and the official interview (and test, if applicable) has taken place.

    For Foundation 1 through to Year 2, our placement guidelines are as follows:

    Foundation 1 is open to (toilet trained) children who are three years old on or before 1st September of the year of entry.

    Foundation 2 is open to children who are four years old on or before 1st September of the year of entry.

    Year 1 is open to children who are five years old on or before 1st September of the year of entry.

  • What curricula will my child follow?

    Our students follow globally respected international curriculum pathways that support them from early years through to graduation.

    International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC).

    International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

    International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC).

    International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the NAISR High School Diploma.

  • Do you offer students additional support?

    We run a successful English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme for Year 1 to 11 students who need extra help with their English. There isn’t a cost for this service, and our children quickly find their feet with the team’s support.

    We also offer a Learning Support Programme for students who need supplementary academic, behavioural, or social development support. This programme has an additional cost, based on the type of help a student needs. 

  • Do you provide lunch?

    Our school cafeteria is run by Catermaat, a leading Dutch company. They prepare hot and cold healthy meals, which give your child the energy they need for the day. Lunch subscriptions can be purchased online. Alternatively, your child is welcome to bring in a healthy packed lunch from home. 

  • Do you run a bus service?
    Our safe and efficient bus service can pick your child up and drop them home at the end of the day. The cost depends on where your family is based in Rotterdam. To find out more, please get in touch with our admissions team on: admissions@naisr.nl
  • Do you provide after-school childcare?

    Yes, we offer after-school childcare for our early years and primary students (3:00-6:30 pm, Monday-Friday).

    We can also look after early years children when they finish early on Wednesday (12:00-6:30 pm) and during the school holidays (8:00 am-5:00 pm).

    Childcare is provided by our fantastic onsite team, Funtazia. Please note, there is a charge for this service. To register your child, please complete our online form. 

  • What extra-curricular activities do you offer?

    Our extra-curricular clubs and activities offer something for everyone, ensuring your child has the chance to do what they love. From sports and creative arts to maths and music, our enrichment programme encourages students to showcase their talents and pursue new passions.

    You can find details of our clubs, music lessons, and skill development sessions (tutoring) in our extra-curricular handbook. 

  • Can my child join NAISR from an American or British school?
    We welcome students from a range of educational backgrounds, and our international curricula is compatible with American, British, and other common programmes. What’s more, our expert staff are trained to tailor their teaching to different stages and levels of learning. Our academic support team will help your child to adjust to their new surroundings, too, ensuring they quickly settle in.