Student Life at ISA

Students learn best when they are mentally, emotionally and physically fit. Our students have the opportunity to participate in activities as diverse as the students themselves. From dancing to swimming and many classes in-between, students have their choice of a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

IB Learners in Action

ISA offers a number of academically oriented extracurricular activities to provide students with opportunities to put their learning into action, including fieldwork and field trips both in the Netherlands and abroad. These vary from offering support at a Maasae girls school in Tanzania to planning and running a special Olympics day for a local school for students with special needs. Students may participate in the ISA Green Team, international school science fairs, mathematics competitions, Boy and Girl Scouts, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and Model United Nations.

Extracurricular Activities

ISA helps students explore their interests outside of the classroom by offering programmes for children from preschool through grade 12. We are proud to offer weekly extracurricular activities so that all the students have the opportunity to explore their interests beyond the classroom.

Athletics

ISA Athletics teams compete against other international schools throughout Europe and participate in the NECIS (Northwest European Council of International Schools) Championships finals for each sport. Our students compete to win, but win or lose they learn about sportsmanship, teamwork and dedication.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB)

The IB student profile asks students to lead a balanced life, to be thinkers and communicators, to act in principled manners with open-minds and caring hearts. IB students learn to be risk-takers while giving thoughtful consideration to their own learning and the impact they have on their community, their environment and on humanity.

ISA offers the International Baccalaureate® (IB) to support a continuum of education for our internationally mobile students.

Learn more about the IB programmes.

The Voice

The International School of Amsterdam’s Student Paper