AMSTERDAM - PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Lycée français Vincent van Gogh of The Hague-Amsterdam is a member establishment of the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad) network and is directly managed by the Agency.

Teaching takes place in accordance with the official instructions and programmes of the French Ministry of Education

LOCALISATION

The school in Amsterdam joined the Lycée français Vincent van Gogh at the beginning of 1989. It is run by a Director, but remains under the authority if the establishment’s Principal.

The school moved into its current premises, in Rustenburgerstraat in the De Pijp district next to the Sarphatipark, in the autumn of 2009.

There are currently 9 classes across 8 grades.

LANGUAGE AND TEACHING OFFER

PS to CE1 classes – age 3-7

Pupils in PS, MS, GS, CP and CE1 (*) have four 45 minute sessions per week in a Modern Language (Langue Vivante 1 – LV1), either English (UK) or Dutch (NL). The LV1 selected will be continued throughout primary school.

(*) Corresponding age/birth-years for the school year 2021-2022: 2018 = PS / 2017 = MS / 2016 = GS / 2015 = CP / 2014 = CE1

CE2 to CM2 classes – age 8-10

Pupils in CE2, CM1 and CM2 (*), continue the same pattern of LV1 and begin LV2 with two 45 minute sessions per week:

  • English for those who have chosen Dutch for LV1
  • Dutch for those who have chosen English for LV1.

Duch as LV1 is not possible for beginners.

(*) Corresponding age/birth-years for the school year 2021-2022: 2013 = CE2 / 2012 = CM1 / 2011 = CM2

International American Section

The international american section will be open for CE2, CM1 and CM2 for the school year 2021-2022.

The choice of language is made by the family when the pupil is registered at the establishment, using the Learning Form (fiche pédagogique).

HOURS - SCHOOL CALENDAR

School hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 3.15 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

IMPORTANT – Click here to have access to operational protocols due to the health situation for the 2021-2022 school year (in French).

Reserved access (ENT)

Access the Amsterdam digital workspace (espace numérique de travail – ENT) is reserved for parents (all levels), pupils (from CM1), and staff at the Amsterdam site, using a private and secure connection.

It gives access to a personal school diary, to ageneral timetable (and an internal timetable), to absence management and to various sections and blogs.

Meal break

In the Netherlands the lunch break is traditionally short, and the lycée follows this rule. There is no meal provision and the children bring their own lunch, as sandwiches, salads or prepared dishes in a thermos. They are under adult supervision during the lunch-break.

Deli’Dej offers a lunch box system for all pupils in the school. For information about this organisation, menus and ordering, visit their website.

Meal break supervision

Since 2 September 2020 lunch break supervision is provided by Brood&Spelen.

TEXTBOOKS - SCHOOL SUPPLIES

School textbooks

School textbooks are for pupils in classes from CP to CM2 (age 6-10).

They are provided by the establishment at the beginning of the school year for a rental fee of €50, which is invoiced by the financial department at the same time as the school fees.

School supplies

The establishment pays a proportion of the cost for school supplies. The rest must be directly bought by families.

The lists of supplies to buy can be found using the link below (PDF document).

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Daycare (kinderopvang)

Every day after class, professional organisations (kinderopvang) offer the option of taking care of your child. Supervisors come to the school to collect the children and accompany them back to their premises, which are close to the school.

Alliance Française d’Amsterdam et FUNDAM

Program of extracurricular activities for the school year 2021-2022 is available below.

CONTACTS

  • Mrs Céline Alric– Director – Tel. +31(0)20.6446507 – Email
  • Mrs Ariane den Blanken– Secretary – Tel. +31(0)20.6446507 – Email
  • Mrs Elisabeth Segaud– Admissions – Tel. +31(0)70.3066923 – Email