How to find the most suitable school for your child in the Netherlands - New2NL
by Annebet van Mameren
The Dutch education system is very different to that of many other countries, and international families often struggle to find the right school. Choosing the most suitable school, as well as understanding how things work in a new country can be rather distressing, leading some families to give up and head home. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you!
During this presentation Annebet van Mameren of New2nl will explain why different children start school on different days, we’ll discuss the various educational philosophies (Montessori, Dalton, Waldorf, etc.), and compare the Dutch level of education with that of other countries. We’ll also address the Cito-test and its related high school advice.
Participants will also receive an extensive checklist of questions you could ask during a school visit.
New2nl is a network run by Annebet van Mameren, bringing together experts in schooling, housing, and taxes, to provide services for international families in the Netherlands. Annebet is Dutch, and married to an American. They are based in Amsterdam, and have two sons who they are raising bilingually; and who go to Dutch school.
Annebet has a research background in Intercultural Conflicts at Work, along with many years of experience in the corporate world. She has spent time living abroad, and has a thorough understanding of the issues faced by international families when selecting a school for their children in the Netherlands.