Welcome to Optimist International School


Welcome to our school!


We are a public school situated in a beautiful open building in Hoofddorp, Floriande, metropolitan region Amsterdam, where we bring out the inner magic of our children. We house both a Dutch and international department.


At the moment we have (limited) availability in all groups. 


Are you curious about our school? We invite you to make an appointment for an acquaintance and to give you a tour of the school. We are happy to discuss possibilities of both our international and Dutch department with you (depending on your plans in the future).


To give you an impression of our school, Jenoah, Akshit, Anushka, Lara and Lorelei made a small movie together with Renencia, one of our trainees. 



“If you see something good, make a compliment. If you see something wrong, offer your assistance.” (Mandela)



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Open day Wednesday March 21th
18 mrt 2018 - Wednesday morning, the 21th of March we will open our doors for new parents who are interested in our school. 


At 9 am and at 10 am our head of school, Remco Brandt, will give a presentation about our school. After that parents and children of the school will show parents around.


Music - singing lessons
16 mrt 2018 -
Specialized teachers in music from Pier K provide music and singing lessons at our school. Our groups 3 and 4 enjoyed these singing lessons. They also practised with the Boomwackers, a simple way to learn to play an instrument... together with the Dutch groups!

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Split of group 1 and 2
12 mrt 2018 - From our start in January we have had a combination group 1/2. This week we split those groups, since the number of children is increasing. We ended our IPC unit Brainwave


Group 1 started with their first unit of the Early Years Curriculum (IEYC): The World Around Us, through which children will be exploring our environment and develop knowledge and understanding beyond that related to their own nationality and identity. In every unit of IEYC also personal goals and goals of international mindedness are included, for example adaptability, communication, enquiry and respect. Besides that we have language and math activities.


Group 2 started with their second unit of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC): the Olympics. Here you can find photo's.