At the International School Laren we encourage our students to "Think Big, Aim High & Act Now."

Our growing International Baccalaureate (IB) school is a diverse and inclusive community that fosters confident, knowledgeable, and caring global citizens. We strive to make a meaningful difference: ‘building bridges for life’ and enabling our students to excel in all aspects of life. Highly qualified staff and small classes help our students reach their full potential. The ISL is part of the Alberdingk Thijm Scholen.

The school grounds are located in the charming region of ‘Het Gooi’, surrounded by a nature reserve, that is situated in the centre of The Netherlands. We are close to Hilversum and 30 minutes South East of Amsterdam and Schiphol airport, with easy access to the A1 motorway

Hilversum train station​ is a 20-minute bike ride away​ and there is a bus stop outside the school. A lot of our students cycle to school and live in the surrounding towns and villages (Bussum, Blaricum, Laren, Naarden and the city of Hilverum)

Whoever you are, wherever you are from, the International School Laren will be your home away from home. 

Student Life at the International School Laren

The ISL focuses on the modern, sometimes transient, student whose needs are varied. Students should want to access a community that welcomes them, breeds respect and warmth, and encourages them to be self-disciplined.
The IB Le​arner P​rofile is key to this. We place emphasis on the student thinking globally and acting locally.​​

The Campus & Facilities​​

The ISL is located within the grounds of Laar & Berg. The ISL makes use of Laar & Berg's facilities such as two gyms, sports fields, an art campus, a music room, a design room, five science labs, a media centre and a canteen. ​In order to meet the aspirations of an integrated learning enviroment the facilities are modern, versatile and worthy of being a 21st Century educational experience.​