Apply to our school

We look forward to getting to know your child(ren).

The admission procedure is geared towards getting to know your child(ren) and to make sure that there is a good match between our educational provision and your child(ren)'s needs. To do so, there are various steps involved in the process where we will be asking you questions, including questions about languages, and educational background. Should you wish to apply, we ask you to read our Admissions Policy first. Students wishing to apply to the Diploma Programme will need to read this document: DP Information for External Admissions Enquiries.

Admissions: How does it work?

Get in touch

We would like to get to know your child(ren). Please submit an initial enquiry form in OpenApply, our admissions portal.

Submit documentation

If our school is the right fit for your child(ren) we will ask you to upload further details in OpenApply.

Application review

Once the application documentation is complete, we will review your application to make sure that there is a good match between the school’s education and provision and your child(ren)'s needs.

Welcome and onboarding

Once placement has been confirmed, you will receive welcome information to prepare for your child(ren)'s first day of school and an invitation to the welcome meeting.

Frequently asked questions

Good to know before you apply.

Here are some frequently asked questions to help you understand the process even better.

I sent an inquiry through OpenApply. When will I hear back?

We aim to respond within 5 working days. Please note that we will only respond to your enquiry if you have uploaded your child(ren)'s school reports (only applicable for students currently attending school). 

When can my child(ren) start?

The first day of the 2023-24 school year is Thursday 24 August.

For families arriving at different stages during the year, we have fixed dates for the 2023-24 school year. Please note that you cannot start at any other date, than the dates listed below.

  • Wednesday 6 September 2023
  • Wednesday 27 September 2023*
  • Wednesday 25 October 2023
  • Wednesday 29 November 2023
  • Wednesday 10 January 2024
  • Wednesday 7 February 2024
  • Wednesday 13 March 2024
  • Wednesday 15 May 2024

*Due to residential trips, this start date is not available for grade 5, 8 & 10.

What if my child(ren) does/do not speak English yet?

To ensure all students can benefit from the curriculum, the school provides an English Language Acquisition (ELA) programme for learners whose first language is not English. Older students from grade 9 and above will need to demonstrate they have sufficient English to be able to access the curriculum. This means your child(ren) may be asked to take a language assessment as part of the enrolment process.. Please also look at our language acquisition page.

What support does ISU offer?

To proactively address the academic, behavioural and social-emotional needs of the students, our school  provides additional support. For more information, please view the inclusion page.

Where do our school families live?

Please view the ISUtrecht Fact Sheet for some more information on student numbers and nationalities and where our school families live. We will update this information twice every academic year, in the autumn and spring.

Does the school provide childcare?

The school offers places to children who have had their 4th birthday. We do work closely with Kind & Co, a separate organisation that offers childcare to children under 4.  Kind & Co offers after school care (in Dutch: BSO) in our school building. For information & registration please view our child care page.

Is there a school bus?
No, there is no school bus, but public transport in the city of Utrecht and surrounding areas is well organised.

Welcome! We will help you with the admissions.

Anna Jackson
Admissions coordinator
Erin Vencken
Angelica Ramos
Kelsey Middleton