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Press release: IB World School for the PYP

9th November 2020

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Amity International School Amsterdam officially accredited as IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Amity Amsterdam is delighted to announce that the school has been accredited as an IB PYP School. Starting in February 2018 as a Candidate School for the PYP, Amity Amsterdam has successfully developed and implemented the educational programme over the years to offer high quality teaching at the international school in Amstelveen.

The PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. It is a student-centred approach to education for children aged 3-12. It reflects the best of educational research, thought leadership and experience derived from IB World Schools

Principal Mrs Sarah Wade is very pleased with the school reaching the next phase in  its development: ‘The accreditation is an external verification demonstrating that as a school, we are fulfilling our mission and vision and are focused on inquiry-based learning, providing students with the skills they will need beyond the classroom to be successful.

Amity Amsterdam continues to be a Candidate School* for the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme and hopes to be a fully authorised IB World School for all IB programmes within a few years.

Amity International School Amsterdam currently has 250 students and still has spaces available in various year groups for this academic year. 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 new international school in the Amsterdam region offering education to children ages 3 to 15. 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 Primary Years Programme School and a Candidate School* for the IB MYP and DP programmes. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education.

* Only schools authorised by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted.