About our school

It is the mission of the International School Almere to inspire our students to reach their full potential and through them contribute to a better and more peaceful world by striving for academic excellence, intercultural awareness and mutual respect. To do so, we offer our students a challenging, comprehensive education within a diverse, caring and encouraging community of learners, enabling them to develop the intellectual and social skills necessary to achieve their full potential.

Diversity is essential to our mission. According to the principles stated in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, people of all races, nations and religions should respect and honour each other. We teach our students to understand and respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, as well as their own. The school’s commitment to academic excellence is matched by a belief in holistic learning. All members of the school community are encouraged to pursue excellence and are recognized for their achievements.

Learning at the International School Almere

The two programmes we offer, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) in the Secondary School are authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and the CIS. The aim of these programmes is to develop internationally minded people who help to create a better, more peaceful world by living out the IB learner profile:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Communicators
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective
  • Principled
  • Thinkers

The Middle Years Programme

The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people to empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.

The MYP is a concept-based inquiry curriculum that is completed in MYP5 with the eAssessments leading to an MYP Certificate or Course Completion.

MYP classes have a maximum of 24 students.


  1. Language and Literature (English and Dutch)
  2. Language Acquisition (English, Dutch, French and Spanish)
  3. Mathematics
  4. Arts (Theatre, Music and Visual Arts)
  5. Integrated Sciences
  6. Physical and Health Education
  7. Individuals and Societies
  8. Design

The Diploma Programme

The Diploma Programme is made up of six subjects as well as the core components; including creativity, activity, service (CAS) and Theory of knowledge (TOK) as well as the extended essay.

The subjects offered in the DP are: