Welcome to the Rainbow Primary School
We are a new international school for primary education in the region of Amsterdam. We strive to develop children who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
About Rainbow Primary School
Rainbow Primary School is currently in the process of applying for candidacy for the international Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP)*. In the event the candidacy is accepted Rainbow Primary School will take necessary action to fulfill the IB requirements for authorization by teaching the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme which offers programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills needed to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world. For further information about the IB and its programmes, we invite you to visit www.ibo.org.
Primary Years Programme
If Rainbow's Primary School's candidacy is accepted we shall be implementing the PYP curriculum and philosophy throughout the school. The PYP is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning designed for children ages 3 to 12. The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child. It offers a framework that meets children's several needs: academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural. Traditional academic subjects are part of the program but it emphasizes the interrelatedness of knowledge and skills through a transdisciplinary program of inquiry.
The international community in the Amsterdam region is growing fast. Our school accepts children without discrimination on grounds of gender, race, religion or nationality. We all learn as one family.
* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Programme). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
In this section, we will continuously update you with the latest information and progress towards February 1st 2018.
First classes will be starting in the next academic year. The 2017/2018 academic year starts on 1 February 2018.
At the moment, we are in the middle of finalizing the location for the school. We have two options, namely the Amstelveen area or the Amsterdam Nieuw West area. Both locations are near to public transport and the motorways. It is a convenient location offering easy access to your work, home, and children’s school. That will hopefully enable you to become a contributing member of our family at the Rainbow Primary School.
Based on your interest and admission, we will finalize our location in January 2018. Until then we invite you to complete the Online Inquiry Form for more information or pre-admission. There will be no obligations attached to this pre-admission. Upon final admission, we will be planning the intake appointments with parent and child.
Prior to the new school year, you will receive an invitation for a visit and tour of the school. It will show you our facility, provide you with a chance to meet our staff, and offer you the opportunity to ask questions.
We understand that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will face. As we are a new school, we want to make certain that you have all the information you need to feel comfortable and confident in your decision-making process.
What is an IB Education?
The Rainbow Primary School is pursuing to be a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and authorization as an IB World School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Please visit the site of IB for more details, www.ibo.org.