1964 was a time of economic growth and booming international investments – and it marked a pivotal moment for the international expatriate community in and around Amsterdam, with the opening of the International School of Amsterdam (ISA).
In 1999, the school became the first in the world to offer the three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. In addition, partnerships with leading institutions such as Harvard University and its Project Zero and Visual Thinking programmes have further enriched the core curriculum and instilled a desire for a deeper culture of thinking in both faculty and students.
In August 2014, ISA opened the doors to a new 7800 m2 extension; the school now offers a professional development centre, three libraries, a theatre, eight science laboratories, three gymnasiums and specialist rooms for music, art and drama. The new building has allowed the school to welcome an additional 250 students, bringing enrollment to over 1,200 students from over 50 countries around the world.