Concept/Mission Statement

Famililar, warm, managable und international

In the middle of the International District of The Hague, we welcome all pupils. Our school is one of the oldest German schools abroad in the world. We can proudly look back on a history of more than 150 years, during which we have continuously developed in line with the changing needs of pupils. Our commitment to excellence in education always remains our first priority and continues to be so today.

With the international location in The Hague, we incorporate different cultures and languages into our everyday life. Well over 30 different nationalities are represented at our school, and thus the pupils experience a multicultural exchange every day that promotes tolerant and respectful behaviour.

Due to our family atmosphere and optimal school size, newcomers quickly feel comfortable and at home. This is the foundation for the joy of learning and paves the way for a successful future.

DIsDH Konzept
DISDH Groesse

Manageable School Size, Big Impact:

With a combination of optimal school size, professional learning concepts and a personal school and learning atmosphere, we create an environment that makes learning fun. Because we are convinced that children learn best where they are seen, heard and perceived in their personality.

DISDH Individuell

Individual Requirements:

We offer each pupil the appropriate school career and build on their strengths.

DISDH Bildung

Excellent Education: 

Our basis is the German Curriculum. The transition from the German education system to and from DISDH is thus smooth and problem-free. In addition, we are a member of the Association of German Schools Abroad. We offer four languages so that our pupils can cope well in an international environment and are prepared for the demands of the globalised world. From the 8th grade onwards, bilingual teaching takes place in some cases. Our degrees are recognised in Germany and internationally and entitle pupils to study in Germany and at international universities and colleges.

Mission Statement

Our mission statement describes the vision we strive for together with all the pupils in our school. The German International School The Hague offers pupils, teachers and parents a piece of the home where everyone can feel comfortable and fulfil themselves. Our manageable school promotes the joy of learning in a personal atmosphere and prepares the way for a successful future. The mission statement does not live by itself – together, we have the task of filling this mission statement with life!

  • Mutual appreciation, as well as respectful and cooperative interaction, characterise our school life.
  • We promote global mobility and ensure continuity in the education of our pupils.
  • Individual support and independent learning are essential components of our pedagogical concept.
  • We lead our pupils to internationally recognised qualifications.
  • We create transparency through trusting, open cooperation in our active school community.
  • Our school is a learning and living space that we shape and maintain responsibly.
  • Even beyond the school community, social commitment and civil courage are a matter – of course – for us.
  • We see ourselves as an important element of German cultural and educational policy in a global network of German schools abroad.
  • As part of the international orientation of our school, we support the integration of families living here in the host country, the Netherlands.
  • We are a learning school and are therefore continuously developing.