Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find the enrollment forms?

Is English also taught as an academic subject, and is it taught as English as a first language or a second language?
Both english and Dutch are taught as a first language. In primary we teach three days in Dutch and two in English. In Secondary we teach 2/3 in Dutch and 1/3 in English (depending on subject).

What other languages are offered besides Dutch and English?
From group 10 and up we offer French and Spanish. 

Wat are the school-times?
Primary starts at 8.45am.  Primary ends at 3pm (exept Wednesday 12.30);
Secondary starts at 8.30am and ends at 2.30pm, 2.30pm or 4.30pm depending on rooster.

My kids don't have CITO scores, as they've spent the last 3 years in an international school, is that an issue?
No. We are not interested in CITO scores. 

Next to the vacation schedule, are there extra teacher prep days?  If so, are those published yet?
Yes, We have three days connected to Summer Holiday. We also have an extra day before Hersftvakantie and Voorjaarsvakantie. https://denise.espritscholen.nl/home/leerling/vakantieoverzicht/

Class size is max 22, but how many classes per grade?
Class size is maximum 22.  In 2022-2023 we will have 4 groups 1/2, two groups 3, two groups 4, two groups 5, two groups 6 and single groups 7 and 8. 

In the IB schools, there is an annual school trip, normally tied to the learning, does Denise offer that as well?
We have Field trips almost each Unit, so that’s five times a year. A field-trip is mostly one day. From group 5 and up students go on a twooo- or three-day trip.

What is the fee for DENISE?
DENISE is a public school without fees. We do ask a voluntary parent contribution of 225 euro per year per child.
IB students pay an additional 425 exam fee per year per child (group 13i and 14i).

Does DENISE have a waiting list?
Yes, we do have a waiting list for both Primary and Secondary. If you have questions regarding the admission procedure or about the waiting list, please contact the student administration by mail: admin@denise.espritscholen.nl or by phone: 020-4802700.