The International French School of Amsterdam is a French school with an international reach. The school is a partner of the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad), which prepares students for official French qualifications. The school is not just for French-speaking students. It is open to all nationalities, including those who do not have French as their first language.
The International French School of Amsterdam has developed an innovative educational vision that combines academic excellence with openness to the world and personal fulfilment, enabling students to build all the skills they need to deal with the challenges of the future.
There are three pillars to this vision:
1. A strong language policy
2. The development of creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit
3. A caring attitude coupled with differentiated support
How would you rate International French School of Amsterdam?
Parent, 08/07/2023 @ 20:23:22
Music & Arts
The IFS is a new school and has a lot to work on. The School has issues with recruiting and retaining teachers, staff turnover is high during the year and communication with families is very poor and often inaccurate, including when prompted. The school markets itself as bilingual, however it's fundamentally French with fully French speaking staff and both the English and Dutch teachers in our case were French native. Parents community is young and more international than the Lycée Van Gogh, although many families have children in both as the Lycée does not offer Collège so kids who want to continue in a French system have no other choice in Amsterdam. The School has obtained the AEFE certification after the first year, however has a lot to work on leadership to position itself as a true modern, diverse and academically valid School, besides slogans and marketing flyers.