De Optimist International School
International school
Deltaweg 109
2134 XS
+31 23 3035924
We are an international primary school, situated in Hoofddorp, Haarlemmermeer, in the metropolitan region of Amsterdam. Our school is a public school providing primary education. There is a high level of focus on international education, with English as the language of instruction. We follow the British National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

Our vision

We recognise that every child is unique and as a school we value diff erences and diversity. We believe that our slogan “Bringing out your inner magic” reflects this. We welcome children in a spirit of understanding and acceptance in our multicultural school. We find ourselves to be a caring community that supports children on their journey becoming a compassionate and committed global citizen. The international world they live in is in constant motion. We encourage children to fi nd their place in the world, focusing our teaching on areas such as: personal relationships, academics, work and society.

We draw on each other’s qualities and talents – those of our pupils, our staff and our parents to ensure that we can support each child in “Bringing out their inner magic”. We aim to be a multicultural international and understanding community where learning lies at the heart of all that we do. We feel it’s exciting to grow by learning, which is at the core of everything we do. We challenge pupils to realise their full potential and provide opportunities to discover and develop their unique talents. We support our pupils to be responsible for – and committed to – their own learning, so they will become lifelong learners who enjoy learning and develop ownership and empowerment of their learning process. Also we as a team of teaching staff continue to work on expanding our knowledge and renewing our resources.

More information

We invite you to come and see the school with your own eyes. You are always welcome to visit Optimist International School. We would love to give you a tour.

Inspectorate of Education

In may 2019 the Inspectorate of Education evaluated our school. They qualified our school with a score exceeding our expectations, two times “good” for quality assurance and quality culture. ‘Good’ means that they not only saw a basic quality of education, but also extra quality factors, above and beyond those enshrined in law.
They called our school a true pearl within international education! They complimented us with reaching this level of education as a relatively new school.