Welcome to International School Leiden

Thank you for visiting our website. Please take your time to view all the things we have to offer you and your family, what our governing body stands for and some information on our wonderful city, Leiden.

At ISL we value and respect our diverse community of students, faculty, staff and administrators. We firmly believe that fair treatment, justice, and equality for all regardless of race, creed, religion, color, culture, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical ability or socioeconomic status is the most basic of rights. 

It is our job as a school to provide an education for all that goes beyond academics, with the aim of contributing to a more understanding, just and peaceful world. We strive to instill in all of our students compassion, empathy, understanding, and integrity.

ISL is proud to stand in this tradition of religious freedom and tolerance. We therefore accept students from all backgrounds and religions. The core values of SCOL, confidence, solidarity and wonder, are of importance in the way we aim for students to develop as responsible global citizens, aware of their own backgrounds and traditions, respectful to others and open to genuine dialogue and encounter.

We are committed to deliver learning that:

  • values and embraces diversity and culture;
  • empowers students regardless of their background or how they identify;
  • encourages critical thinking toward social responsibility, and;
  • teaches respect for others.

We foster our students’ love for learning, encourage them to try new and exciting things, and give them a solid foundation to build on


Our goal as a school is to equip our young people with the skills and mindset to thrive and then take on the world.


The IPC is commitment to the holistic development of learners through enjoyable academic, personal and international learning that prepares them for opportunities and challenges now and in the future