IB World School
International School Utrecht is an IB World School, offering a complete and connected International Baccalaureate programme. The International Baccalaureate® is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.
Accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS) is a worldwide recognised quality label for international schools. Whereas the International Baccalaureate focuses on the curriculum, the CIS focuses on the operational side of a school. ISU is an accredited CIS school.
As a Dutch International School, ISU is a state subsidised international school. As such, ISU is held to the same standards as a national school in the Netherlands. The Dutch Inspectorate of Education regularly monitors the quality of education. More information can be found on their website.
Governance & Partnerships
ISU is governed by two cooperating local school boards: SPO Utrecht (Stichting Openbaar Primair Onderwijs Utrecht) and NUOVO Scholen (Stichting Openbaar Voortgezet Onderwijs Utrecht). SPO Utrecht is the board for 38 non-denominational primary schools in Utrecht and NUOVO is the board for 15 non-denominational secondary schools in and around Utrecht. SPO Utrecht and NUOVO work together closely in carrying out their board responsibilities for the two divisions of ISU.
ISU is a member of the Dutch International Schools (DIS), a group of over thirty schools providing internationally oriented primary and/or secondary education, known in Dutch as Internationaal Geörienteerd Onderwijs. Members of the DIS are all affiliated to a national school. For primary, ISU is proud to be partners with the Daltonschool Rijnsweerd and for secondary, with UniC secondary school.