Secondary

Located on the Oostduinlaan in the historic Aloysius building, ESH Secondary provides students with a vibrant, multicultural and multilingual environment in which to complete their Secondary education in preparation for university and beyond. After opening in 2014, ESH Secondary has seen rapid growth and now educates more than 500 students. 

European Baccalaureate

The school participated in its first European Baccalaureate in 2019 and 100% of students successfully graduated with their diplomas. The first graduates from the European School The Hague are now attending universities around the world, in locations such as: Canada, London, Edinburgh, Rotterdam, Leiden and Delft. Their success in the European Baccalaureate has allowed them to pursue degrees in a variety of fields including: Engineering, Law, Business, Fine Art, Psychology and Science.

Facilities

The Aloysius school was declared a municipal monument in 2010. ESH moved to the premises in 2018, and has undertaken a significant renovation project to modernise the facilities, while maintaining the historical integrity of the building. The original architectural features include very high ceilings and rows of impressive stained-glass windows. The renovation project is still underway, and will deliver a new theatre, library, art, science and IT facilities, 27 new classrooms, and new kitchen and canteen facilities during school year 2020-2021. New sports facilities, additional classrooms and office space will be available when the renovations end in the school year 2021-2022.

Mentor Classes

Each Secondary class has a Mentor who is the first point of contact for students, parents and teachers. These experienced members of staff form a group of Mentors who are supported and led by a Cycle Leader. The Mentor lessons in each cycle focus on age-appropriate topics and themes in order to support our students socially, academically and emotionally. For all year groups Cycle Leaders work very closely with the Support Department to ensure our students receive the care they require and inform and enable the Mentors to carry out their duties and obligations for the benefit of our students. 

Academic Enrichment

A key feature of the education offered at ESH Secondary is the compulsory residential trips that form an integral part of the curriculum in each cycle, as well as a wide range of optional residential and day trips that expand education beyond the scope of what is taught in the classroom. The trips require some days and overnight stays away from home, and are an important part of the European Schools curriculum as they complement what students learn in class, and provide opportunities for students to use their European language skills.

In order to further develop their skills and talents outside of regular lessons, our students are also encouraged to participate in our Extracurricular Activities programme, which offers a wide-range of opportunities from the sciences and technology to performance and publishing.

Find out more: Curriculum

Find out more: Residential Trips

Find out more: Extracurricular Activities 

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