Amsterdam International Community School (AICS)
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4.0 from 6 reviews
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About Amsterdam International Community School (AICS)


The Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) is a Dutch International Primary and Secondary School offering international education in English. Our education aims to develop compassionate and wise human beings through knowledge and inquiry. Our goal is to provide our students with the highest possible quality of teaching and learning.

We are a school for students who are able and prepared to value and handle differences and diversity. Our education aims to teach our students to become compassionate and wise human beings through knowledge and inquiry.

At the AICS, important values underpin our work. They include diversity, integrity, inquiry and community. These values embody who we are and they are the starting point for achieving our goal, which is to provide our students with the highest possible quality of teaching and learning.

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Curriculum

IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

4 to 18

Max Class Size

22

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6 Reviews of Amsterdam International Community School (AICS)

Average Ratings

Overall 4.00
Facilities 3.67
Academics 4.33
Teachers 4.33
Sports 3.00
Music & Arts 4.00
Science & Tech 3.33

Reviewer Nationalities

Portuguese (1) Spanish (1) Dutch (1)

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Laura, 20/09/2020 @ 07:45:38
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My children have been at AICS for several years and are very happy and so are we. The majority of the teachers are well prepared, empathetic and compassionate, engaging in the children’s learning and emotional growth. Children become great thinkers and international minded people. They learn a lot by relating concepts in a holistic way, which gives them a more critical way of thinking to relate to the world and their approach to new ideas.

AT, 20/09/2020 @ 06:29:47
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AICS is a Dutch Public School offering international education, the IB curriculum, to families planning on staying in NL for a short term. Though English is the language of instruction, Dutch is also taught. The community of families is very diverse and cooperative. Teachers are experienced, dedicated and dynamic. There has been a significant effort, in the last few years, to improve communication and general management. In 2022, the main location will be moving to a new dedicated building in Buitenveldert.

Frances Beuvink, 08/07/2020 @ 16:14:11
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AICS is a Dutch international school and shouldn’t be confused with the more expensive private international schools in NL. It’s a dutch public school offering english-language PYP/MYP/IB curriculum to mainly long term expats. AICS has a nice community vibe & an active community-focused parent group “the melting pot”. Primary school education is good & the kids thrive. Secondary school continues to improve & students seem happy enough. AICS’s IB Diploma programme delivers on par with worldwide pass rates but it could do so much better. AICS is spread across three locations in Amsterdam Zuid & is moving to a new location nearby in spring 2022.

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Dinesh Yeragi, 10 months ago


My daughter attended the new S.E. location for Fall 18 term. Really enjoyed her time in primary school. The teachers and staff were very cooperative. Overall a positive experience to our family's Amsterdam experience.

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Alec Leopold Lichko, 2 weeks ago


Very nice school. Teachers are very nice and helpful here. The education challenges students to do their best. However there are many complaints about the admins not always responding to the problems of guardians, parents or children. This school is very international and extremely diverse. I recommend this school and is very welcoming.

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Anil Kukreja, 7 months ago


Very bad experience .. Management also doest listen to your complaints

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