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International School Breda to open August 2011

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The evening of the fourteenth of October offered a festive occasion to announce the partners cooperating in the International School Breda (ISB). Kober Daycare, Dr de Visser Primary School and Mencia de Mendoza College are joining hands to provide international education in the South-West region of the Netherlands.

Until today there was no such facility in the region though several surveys have shown the presence of many expats in Breda and West-Brabant and the urgent need for an international school.

This has also come to the attention of the National Department of Education, which has approved the school’s foundation. It is important to have this approval as it means subsidy for each pupil and a cost-effective exploitation without the need to charge sky-high fees to parents or companies.

Starting next school year, the school will open its doors, preferably on the Mencia grounds in the Ruitersbos district. Approximately 155 pupils will attend primary and another 134 secondary education. They will both be offered an internationally approved curriculum. For primary education this will be the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and for secondary education the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Since the school also offers child daycare and the so-called IB (International Baccalaureate: a programme leading to a diploma for 16 to 19-year-olds), the ISM is to be the first international school to offer 7 to 7 daycare in one building for children aged 0 to 18 or19. According to the school’s mission / vision there will be a top-quality education programme in an inspiring, respectful and inviting learning environment .

Although it is only logical for the school to start off on a small scale, plans have already been made for a new building. A website will on-line from 1 January. For information, application and enrollment, please contact Mr Ger Rombouts at grombouts@mencia.nl.

Posted on 18-11-2010

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