At Amity International School Amsterdam, we work hard to set our students up for success so they can fulfill their unique potential.Principal NEVILLE KIRTON 

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Press release: IB World School for the DP

3rd June 2022

Amity International School Amsterdam officially accredited as IB World School for the Diploma Programme (DP)

Amity Amsterdam is delighted to announce the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) has approved the school for authorization to offer the Diploma Programme. The school in Amstelveen is now officially an IB World School for three of the four IB Programmes. Schools that offer at least three of the core programmes are referred to as continuum schools.

Amity Amsterdam will be offering students the opportunity to undertake the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) as of August 2022. This programme is a rigorous two-year pre-university education programme, leading to examinations, for highly motivated students aged 16 to 19 years old. It is a demanding undertaking and students must be prepared to put in sufficient effort and individual enterprise.

Principal Ms Sarah Wade is excited that the school can now offer education for children ages 3 up to 19 as a continuum school. “This is an exciting time for us. We believe a coordinated and consistent approach to teaching and learning is crucial for children to reach their potential and are very pleased to be a continuum school, offering high-quality education,” she says.


IB Diploma Programme

Each programme, including the DP, is inspired by the IB mission statement and aims to develop students through the attributes of the IB learner profile. The DP is much more than a series of academic subjects. Its unique additional features of Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), Extended Essay (EE) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) ensure that students are made aware of their community responsibilities, encouraged to develop their research skills and become independent thinkers. The underlying philosophy is that students develop an understanding of critical thinking, intercultural mindedness and exposure to a variety of points of view about the world around them.

Head of Senior School and Diploma Programme Coordinator Mr Neville Kirton is pleased that by adding the Diploma Programme the school continues to provide high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision for its students.



Amity Amsterdam is committed to helping students achieve their study goals, no matter their background or financial circumstances. The school is delighted to offer a range of generous scholarships to help towards tuition fees for the two year DP course. Scholarships are awarded on academic merit and students are required to complete a separate scholarship application form to apply. More information can be found on Amity’s website.

Amity International School Amsterdam currently has 360 students and has opened the registrations for Academic Year 2022-2023. Enquiries can be sent via the website or by contacting the admissions team via


About Amity International School Amsterdam

Amity International School Amsterdam is a young and vibrant international school in the Amsterdam region offering education to children ages 3 to 19. Only 15 minutes away from Schiphol and the city centre of Amsterdam, the school is located in a unique monumental building and is surrounded by green spaces. It is Amity’s mission to empower everyone in their school’s community to thrive and make a positive difference.

Amity’s students learn within a real-world, inquiry-based curriculum which fosters their individuality, creativity and independence. Amity International School Amsterdam is an International Baccalaureate Continuum School offering the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education.


For more information on the DP, please visit the IB’s website,