A one of a kind International
Primary School

Excellent education in Dutch and English

It can be difficult to choose a good primary school in Singapore for your child, especially if you have not been living in Singapore for long. The choice of available schools is extensive, but there are a lot of differences between primary schools. Schools vary with regard to their teaching methods, educational vision and atmosphere. The Hollandse School (HSL) provides excellent primary school education in the Dutch and English language. With attention to individual learning needs in a safe and tight-knit community, where your child will soon feel at home.

HSL is an established name in Singapore and beyond. As the largest Dutch language IPC (International Primary Curriculum) school we have been providing excellent Dutch education for more then a hundred years. 

From the start of the academic year 2022/2023 HSL offers a choice between two learning streams:

By adding an International Stream to our offering we fulfil a long desired wish to serve even more families in Singapore with our unique learning philosophy. 

Both streams provide education based on the three pillars, that we believe to be essential for preparing your child to make an impact in the future world:

By integrating them into both curricula we create a similar learning experience for all the children at the HSL. It also enables interaction and exchange between the Dutch Stream and the International Stream. 

Primary school with a close community

Both parents and children experience our school in Singapore as being open, small-scale and well-organized. Our international primary school is a safe and trusted place for your children. Each group has its own permanent teacher and everyone knows each other. We are a close-knit community. This does not only help your child to integrate quickly, it also helps you as parents integrate to Singapore. Our school helps Singapore expats feel at home in their new country.

About the Dutch Stream 

The Dutch stream of the Hollandse School in Singapore provides education according to Dutch national curriculum standards and criteria. We enrich the Dutch national curriculum with English language classes and IPC enables us to teach the subjects in a thematic way and with a global perspective. 

Due to our high level of pedagogical quality, we are officially recognised by “Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland” (NOB) as “Dutch Government Approved School”. Therefore a repeated inspection will be conducted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The latest inspection can be found here.

Retaining Dutch as a first language is important for your child’s development. A great deal of attention is focused on this subject. As part of the daily curriculum for the Dutch Stream, we also provide intensive lessons in English as a second language. From class seven (Year 5) onwards we teach French to our Flemish pupils and to any other pupils who may be interested.

About the International Stream 

The International Stream of the HSL provides education according to the British national curriculum standards and criteria. We enrich the UK curriculum with Dutch language classes and IPC enables us to teach the subjects in a thematic way and with a global perspective. 

Classes of the International Stream are conducted in the English language by UK curriculum certified native English teachers and Teacher Assistants. As part of the daily curriculum for the International Stream, we also provide intensive lessons in Dutch as a second language. We employ specialist teachers with a wealth of experience and skills to give your child Dutch language lessons of the highest quality. 

Individual attention
HSL’s experienced team provides a thorough education, adapted to meet individual needs and will help your child to fulfil their potential. We pay attention to the different learning needs and talents of each of our pupils, both in the group and during lessons.

If you are interested in our primary school in Singapore, you are very welcome to come for a visit. It is all about the wellbeing of your child (or children) so they are more than welcome to join the visit along with you. We would be pleased to show you around our Singapore elementary school to tell you more about the education we provide and how we can help your child to feel at home quickly.