AMSTERDAM - PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY
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
- 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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
- De Kleine Wereld : https://dekleinewereld.nl/
- Iduna Small steps : https://www.smallsteps.nl/english/home
- Kindercentrum Wereldkids : https://www.kindercentrumwereldkids.nl/vestigingen/de-lutma-181/
- UniKidz : https://www.unikidz.nl/locaties/unikidz-zuid
Alliance Française d’Amsterdam et FUNDAM
Program of extracurricular activities for the school year 2021-2022 is available below.
- Alliance Française d’Amsterdam : https://www.afamsterdam.nl/en/children-courses/periscolaire/
- Le Fundam : https://lefundam.nl/