Education for children from 12 years and older
After completing primary school, pupils move on to one of the three types of secondary education: pre-vocational secondary education (VMBO), senior general secondary education (HAVO) or pre- university education (VWO).
Your child’s primary school will recommend the type of secondary education that is most suitable for your child. Amstelveen has four secondary schools: Amstelveen college, Hermann Wesselink College, Keizer Karel College and Panta-Rhei. For more information you can contact the school of your choise by visiting the website of the Amstelveen College, the website of the Hermann Wesselink College, the website of the Keizer Karel College or the website of Panta-Rhei.
Newcomer (expat, knowledge or labour migrant, or status holder)
Children between 12 and 18 years old who are not able to speak Dutch will be placed in an international bridge class (Internationale Schakelklas, or ISK). The ISK provides full-time education and its main task is to transfer the pupils to regular Dutch spoken classes. Please contact the Central Information Office for newcomers. This organisation helps you register your child at a secondary school in Amstelveen. You can find more information at Central Information Office for newcomers.