Message from the principal

Dear Prospective Students and Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to International School Leiden, where inclusivity, excellence, and community thrive hand in hand. As the principal, I am thrilled to share the vibrant happenings of our school community, rooted deeply in our core values. Inclusive – Supportive-Learners.

Our vision is to cultivate a learning environment that celebrates diversity, fosters curiosity, and empowers students to become compassionate global citizens. At the heart of our mission is the commitment to provide a holistic education that nurtures academic achievement, personal growth, and social responsibility.

We make use of the International Primary Curriculum. The personal learning goals are embedded into our daily learning: Adaptable, Collaborator, Ethical, Communicator, Thinker, Resilient, Respectful and Empathetic.

The rapid expansion of our school is a testament to our unwavering dedication to educational excellence. We are not just growing in numbers but expanding our horizons to offer enriched learning experiences that cater to the diverse needs of our students.

The happiness of our parents and students resonates through the feedback we receive in surveys. It’s heartening to know that our community finds joy and fulfilment in being part of ISL. This reflects the effectiveness of our inclusive approach, where every student is embraced as a valued member of our school family.

Transparency is key to building trust and fostering meaningful partnerships within our community. We welcome prospective parents and students to visit our campus, engage with our passionate educators, and experience firsthand the warmth and vibrancy of our school community. Come join us for a cup of coffee and see for yourself how education should truly look like – inclusive, inspiring, and transformative.

At International School Leiden, we firmly believe in Locum Parentis – the idea that in the absence of parents, we are here to provide care, guidance, and support to every student. Our commitment to inclusivity extends beyond the classroom walls, creating a supportive and nurturing environment where every student feels valued, respected, and empowered to thrive.

Join us at International School Leiden, where every student is not just a part of the community, but an essential thread in the rich tapestry of our school family. Together, let’s create a brighter future filled with endless possibilities.

Warm regards,

Deon du Plessis

Principal, International School Leiden


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