Rotterdam International Secondary School
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2.8 from 6 reviews
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About Rotterdam International Secondary School


Rotterdam International Secondary School (RISS) is a remarkable school indeed and has earned its place as Rotterdam’s international school. Starting as a small department within the Wolfert Bilingual School over 30 years ago, it has grown to become an emblem of Rotterdam’s growth, international importance and multicultural awareness. Our mission is for every student to enjoy their youth. We will do this by providing innovative approaches to learning, by encouraging achievement, by fostering international mindedness with local and global engagement, by modelling ethical behaviour and by acting respectfully and with honesty.

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Curriculum

English, IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

11 to 18

Max Class Size

Unknown

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6 Reviews of Rotterdam International Secondary School

Average Ratings

Overall 2.75
Facilities 3.00
Academics 2.00
Teachers 1.50
Sports 2.00
Music & Arts 1.50
Science & Tech 2.50

Reviewer Nationalities

American (1) Dutch (1)

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Anonymous, 11/07/2020 @ 06:57:49
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In the beginning of the year everything seemed fine as the students were very friendly. The students were also diverse. The teachers however halfway throughout the year 3 out of the 9 teachers the students had were gone. For whatever reason one third of the teachers for the 7th grade were gone. Not to mention how much communication was missing from the school. All we ever got was a .PNG file detailing very vague amount of information. The school would never respond to any email reply if you had any. The school was also very keen on keeping you informed that you hadn't paid the school for a second year yet. While there was a lock down during the year the school made very little effort for the teachers to do anything. All they had to do was call, make sure everyone was on the call, then proceed to hand out 1-3 pieces of work and would call it a day. This would happen every day for every class so at they end the students would have up to 6-18 pieces of work which is a ridiculous amount. The students in grade 7 tried to at least talk to their tutor, someone watching over a large amount of children, about the amount of work they had. The tutor always said they were going to make changes but in the end there were none. The school has very little cooperation with you. The teachers are very hostile. The school costs 9 thousand a year! Please do not send your children there.

margo markvoort, 05/06/2020 @ 13:21:54
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Extreme sad experience with this school. There is no communication for parents from the school The head of middle years is completetly unproffesional even half way through the year he did not know who our son even was as he confused him with another child in the class making strong accusations. There is no concern, help or feedback to find out how your child is doing. Even though my child had to travel for over an hour and due to public transportation delays had accumelated some latenesses Again, instead of communicating with the parents they send it to the leerplicht without us even being aware so again no concern, no communicating. They have completely let my child down in every single way possible. Has been an entire waste of time and money to have my child in this school. The principle is also not helpful and as my child is not an easy learner she only recommends to have him go to another school Do not recommend this school and they are very nice and supportive when you start to make you believe your child is in good hands Well, reality shows totally different

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