Entries by Erika Harriford

ISA Hosts Ivy Circle’s USA University Fair 

Members of the ISA community attended the recent Ivy Circle USA University fair on October 1, where they met with representatives from over 25 universities.  The following information sessions were offered during the fair to assist students with coordinating their post-secondary academic efforts: Standardised Testing, Scholarships for International Students, 2+2 Transfers (Associate/Bachelor) and Innovation in Higher Education. ISA hosted the […]


On Friday, 25 September, ISA officially opened the new nursing station in the Early Childhood section of the new wing. It was a great opportunity to view the new facilities and meet the two new ISA nurses, Parvathi den Herder and Masha Goldis and our nursing assistants, Renee de Man and Emilie de Man. The […]

Thank you from PTA for Welcome BBQ Success

Dear ISA families and friends, Thank you to everyone for making the PTA BBQ the success that it was! It was a lovely day with a great turn out of 1250 people enjoying delicious food, great music and awesome weather. It seems that the skies cleared just for that day for us! We were truly […]

PTA and Expatcenter Amsterdam Host Newcomers Meeting

The PTA Newcomers Committee hosted an information session about expat life in the Netherlands on Friday, 11 September in the cafeteria annex. The programme, developed in cooperation with the Expatcenter Amsterdam featured a speaker from the community organisation who discussed transitioning to life in the Netherlands and answered any questions new families had on this subject.

Excellent DP Results for Class of 2015

In early July, we received the IB Diploma results for the Class of 2015 and once again they are something to make us all proud. This year 98% of our diploma candidates achieved the full diploma (51 out of 52) with a total average score of 34 points. ISA’s average grade was 5.35 points while the […]

Lower School EAL Parent Sessions

On August 31, ISA hosted parent sessions covering the ISA English as an Additional Language programme. The programme, while open for all parents, was geared towards parents of children who are still acquiring English as an additional language. The sessions were also provided in English, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Russian. A sincere thank you […]

ISA Raises €13,600 to Aid Nepal Earthquake Victims

In response to the massive earthquake that struck Nepal in April which killed over 8,500 and injured scores more, the ISA community mobilised to raise funds to benefit the victims of the tragedy. “As the major international relief organisations are already benefiting from large-scale donations, we have chosen to support a local charity, which works specifically with children” […]

ISA & JAI Host Discussion On Ivy League Admissions Policies

In May, ISA in cooperation with the John Adams Institute, The Ivy Circle and the Harvard NL Club, hosted a speaker session to discuss the timely topic of exclusiveness in American college and university admissions policies. The session, Who Gets In, What Comes Out: Accessibility and Responsibility of Top Education, featured Jerome Karabel, renowned author of Chosen: […]

ISA Debate Team Closes Season at Roosevelt World Schools Academy

Members of the ISA Debate team rounded out the 2014-15 season by attended the prestigious Roosevelt World Schools Academy at University College Roosevelt in historic Middelburg. The programme, offers debaters three days of master classes, coaching and feedback from debate experts. ISA debaters, Nicolas Carmont, Hugo Debaig, Frederique Joosten and Sofia Romansky took part in the event, which […]