In 1983, Het Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest was issued a licence by the Dutch government, allowing it to provide international education alongside the Dutch curriculum. The choice was made then – and 35 years later this is still the case – to organise Dutch and international curricula in the same school, in which students share the same campus, classrooms and facilities.
At Het Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest International School (www.isrlo.nl), this ‘two schools-one building’ formula has given students from outside the Netherlands the opportunity to follow an international curriculum in English (International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes) in a Dutch setting. This formula also provides a wonderful opportunity for the students in the Dutch school. In 1995, it gave rise to a bilingual department which allows the Dutch students to follow half their subjects in English. Now, the Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest can rightly say that it offers international education with a Dutch Touch and Dutch education with an international touch.