Why Amity

Our welcoming community

Our school is a community. It’s a place where teachers, students and parents build strong partnerships, celebrate successes and have fun along the way. We encourage everyone to participate in our regular coffee mornings so they can meet new parents and to catch up after holidays.

Our international curriculum

We offer our students opportunities to pursue and explore their talents and interests by providing them with a range of learning experiences and programmes.

Amity International School Amsterdam is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme candidate school*, offering education to children from the age of 3 to 12. By following this programme, we focus on teaching students to think critically and independently and how to inquire with care and creativity.

*Amity International School Amsterdam is a candidate school for the PYP pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education. Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation 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.

Our focus on every student’s well-being

We encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning and we challenge them to become active world citizens. In order for them to become the best they can be, our school is focused on the well-being of every individual. We have our own school nurse who not only liaises with the GGD to provide quality health care for our international families, but who also supports the curriculum through learning activities about health, well-being, safety and mindfulness. We offer swimming lessons and a range of sporting and musical activities. 

Our talented and international teachers

We employ excellent, native level English-speaking teachers from around the world, all qualified to teach within an international environment and with many years of experience. Each of them promotes critical thinking and self-reflection in a caring and stimulating environment. Thanks to our teachers, your child is guaranteed an outstanding education, based on inspirational teaching and the commitment to develop a strong community.

It is our mission to empower every individual within our school’s community to thrive and make a positive difference to the world. This is not only something we encourage for our students but for the whole school community and we promote this through a variety of professional development opportunities for staff and parent workshops for families.  

Our not-for-profit status

Established more than twenty-five years ago, the Amity Education Group is a leading non-profit organisation. We are proud of the fact that being a not-for-profit school means that all revenue is devoted to the provision of education. This is how we continue to improve.

Our unique location

Only 15 minutes away from Schiphol and the buzzing city centre of Amsterdam, our school is located in Amstelveen and is surrounded by green spaces. We are located in a unique monumental building surrounded by parks.