Principal's Message

Welcome to Amity International School Amsterdam

by Mrs Sarah Wade


It is my pleasure to welcome you to Amity International School Amsterdam, a young and vibrant school based in Amstelveen. The school opened in February 2018 and is continuing to grow and flourish.  In September 2019, we opened our doors to our new senior school catering for children aged 11-14 years old. The school will continue to grow until we offer a fully comprehensive education for children aged 3 – 18 years old.   

Our goal as a school has not changed since we originally opened and sent out the first welcome letter. We pride ourselves in supporting and challenging every student to achieve excellence in their behaviour, academic work, sport, the arts, culture, citizenship, spirituality and relationships. We place particular emphasis on providing the students with opportunities to develop leadership and collaborative skills, as well as finding ways for them to serve others and contribute to the wider community.   

We are a fully international school with students and staff from 39 different countries. Being such a diverse school allows us to learn from each other and helps your child to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a global citizen and internationally minded. Developing as a global citizen also encompasses our interactions with the physical world around us.  The school is fortuitously based in an awe-inspiring monumental building surrounded by lush historical parklands. As a school we look to reap the benefits of our position by ensuring learning opportunities occur outside of the classroom as much as possible in the school grounds or trips further afield. In the local area we have access to amazing sports facilities and we make use of these on a weekly basis. 

As a school we believe that students are academically more successful when close relationships and support systems have been built between home and school.  With this in mind, we want all families to feel welcome in the school and able to contact us with any concerns you may have regarding your child, confident that we will listen and respond accordingly. 

I look forward to welcoming you to the school and am sure you will leave amazed with every aspect of our school from the facilities, technology, professional yet friendly ambience and most importantly the high level of learning occurring at the school.  

Warm regards,  

Mrs Sarah Wade M. Ed