Frequently Asked Questions

School Information

Who is amity international school amsterdam ?

Amity International School Amsterdam is a new international school in the Amsterdam region, its mission to offer excellent education to prepare students for the ever-changing world around them. Amity Amsterdam opened their doors for students in February 2018. Being only 15 minutes away from Schiphol, the school is located in Amstelveen and is surrounded by green spaces. Located in a unique monumental building surrounded by parks and with their focus on the well-being of every student, Amity International School Amsterdam is one of a kind.

Where is the school located ?

Our school is located in Amstelveen in a monumental building and is surrounded by green parks. Only 15 minutes away from Schiphol and the city centre of Amsterdam, we are very proud to offer education in such a green and safe environment. Our address is Amsterdamseweg 204, 1182 HL Amstelveen, the Netherlands.

When is the school closed for holidays ?

Please note the school will be open during the school holidays, tours are available by appointment. Our opening hours during the holidays are from Monday to Friday 10 am – 3 pm. Our offices are closed during public holidays.

More information about our calendar can be found on our News & Events – Events page.

Does amity have open days ?

At Amity International School Amsterdam, we understand the importance of choosing the right school for your child. This is why we encourage prospective parents and children to attend our Open Days. Please have a look at our calendar to find out when our next open day is coming up.

Admissions

Is the Admissions Office open during school holidays?

Our school will be open for visits by appointment only and for other enquiries during the school holidays. Appointments can be made via admissions@amity.amsterdam or via +31 (0)20 345 44 81. Please note that the opening hours of our school during school holidays are as follows:

Monday to Friday 10 am – 3 pm.

Where can I find an overview of the fees?

More information about the fees can be found on our admissions – fee structure page. 
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Do I need to register on a specific date?

We have a rolling admissions system and students are accepted throughout the school year as long as there is space available in the relevant class. We work on a first come, first served basis. Please contact our admissions office for more information.

What grade will my child be in?

Children are allocated into classes based on their age. We do have age restrictions per class. More information can be found on our admissions – fee structure page.

How many classes per grade are there?

At the moment, there is one class per year group. Amity International School Amsterdam has the space and capacity to expand to two classes per year group if there is the demand.

School Life

Does Amity offer After School Activities?

Yes, we do offer co-curricular activities for our students. Please find more information about the schedule on the school life – curricular activities page.

How long is the school day?

Early Years:

Monday to Thursday 8:30 am – 2:50 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Primary Years:

Monday to Thursday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Middle Years:

Monday to Thursday 8:15 am – 3:30 pm
Friday: 8:15 am – 12:30 pm

Does Amity offer lunch?

At this moment in time, we do not offer a food service.

Does Amity provide a bus service?

No. Currently, we do not have the demand for a bus service as the majority of families live nearby school and walk or bike in.

Teaching and Learning

Does Amity provide additional support to my non-English-speaking child?

All our teachers have experience working with students whose first language is not English and are able to adapt the curriculum in order to support them. We also have a special program for students whose home language is not English and who may require additional support. Based on the student’s language profile and previous educational experience, EAL support is allocated.

What support can Amity offer to my child with Special Learning Needs?

We embrace and embody the understanding that meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners starts with high-quality core curriculum and teaching practices. The Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) programme builds on this high-quality curriculum and teaching by providing a range of supports that are tailored to meet the individual needs of students in reading, writing, maths, social-emotional development and functional skills. Amity International School Amsterdam also facilitates in-school access to speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, school psychologists and other local specialists. 

Before acceptance to our school a case by case assessment is conducted by our SEND Teacher to evaluate whether Amity International School Amsterdam can provide the right support.