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Who we are.

International School Utrecht (ISU) is an International Baccalaureate World School and part of SPO Utrecht (for primary) and Nuovo Scholen (for secondary). ISU offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum to students from 4-18 from diverse international backgrounds. We are a close knit, inclusive, and welcoming community of students, staff and parents. We currently have around 1200 students enrolled and have a team of approximately 185 staff members from all over the world. ISU is a member of the Dutch International Schools (DIS), a group of government-subsidised schools providing internationally-oriented primary and/or secondary education in the Netherlands.

Our core values


Curiosity at International School Utrecht means being excited about lifelong learning, skills and knowledge development and the discovery of new things. Our curiosity shows our open mindedness, respect for diversity and going beyond the surface.

Connection at International School Utrecht means belonging, being included, feeling involved, seeing and making links between learning and life. We are more than a school, we are a learning community for curious minds and adventurous hearts to connect, learn and grow.

Compassion at International School Utrecht means being kind, empathetic and aware of individual values, contexts and needs to engage in meaningful conversations to support one another. Well-being is key to ensure we can all thrive.

Frequently asked questions

Good to know before you apply.

Before applying to ISU, please look at these Frequently Asked Questions, to prepare yourself for the application process.

What permit do I need to work in the Netherlands?

You either need an EU passport or a work and residence permit for the Netherlands. Sometimes you are allowed to work under a partner visa (if your partner is already working in the Netherlands).

How do I get my teacher qualifications recognised in the Netherlands?

Because we are a state funded Dutch International School, the ministry of eduction, represented by DUO, needs to recognise your teacher qualifications. Please refer to the DUO website for:

What does a suitable candidate look like?

At ISU we are looking to recruit staff with an international background, or international experience, experience with the International Baccalaureate programmes and a good command of English. Please note that if you apply for a teaching position at our school you need to have a teaching qualification. 

We take safeguarding seriously at International School Utrecht.

At ISU we continuously strive to meet the highest standards for safeguarding and child protection. All of our staff members undergo annual training on safeguarding and child protection. We have a dedicated safeguarding lead and highly qualified inclusion team ensuring a school wide focus on child protection.