14 Oct 2017

AMITY – International curriculum Amstelveen

“We have the best of both worlds here,” says the  principal of the new Amity International School Amsterdam “We’re twenty minutes away from the centre of Amsterdam, and we have the Amsterdam Forest close by, so we’ve got absolutely beautiful surroundings in a wonderful family location.”

Address: Amsterdamseweg 204, 1182 HL Amstelveen



26 Jun 2017

International school group Amity to open in Amstelveen

The Amity International School Amsterdam will start off as a primary school but hopes to expand to 500 pupils across all age groups by 2021. The school will be located in the former Van Leer headquarters on the Amsterdamseweg. The Parool says Amity, which has schools in 12 countries, plans to invest €6m in rebuilding the property, which is a listed building. Amstelveen and Amsterdam city councils have pledged to invest €2.5m while a similar amount will come from national government. Earlier this year, economic affairs minister Henk Kamp said €10.7m had been earmarked to boost the number of international school places in Amsterdam and The Hague. The waiting lists for existing international schools are said to be disadvantaging Amsterdam in attracting new foreign investment.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Indian international school group Amity to open in Amstelveen

23 Jun 2017

Amity International School – Amstelveen

Amity International School Amsterdam intends to open its doors in Amstelveen in September 2017. The school will be established at the Van Leer building on the Amsterdamseweg. The school complements the current variety in international education within the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and fills the shortfall of places in international education throughout the area.

The global not-for-profit education group, Amity was set up in 1999 and currently has 150,000 students across 12 countries from pre-schools to post-doctoral. The Amity International School Amsterdam provides a challenging and appealing environment, which encourages students to perform on an intellectual, academic and social level, enabling them to utilise their skills in a rapidly changing world.

Amity intends to start with education for elementary school from the age of 3-11, and subsequently develop into secondary education. Amity has ample experience in setting up schools, with hi-end international schools in numerous countries which are highly ranked and respected. The school in Amstelveen has great facilities with highly experienced teachers coming from various parts of Europe, UK, and USA.

The initial contact with Amity developed during the trade mission of the Amsterdam area to India in March, 2015. This is when the academic mission coordinator, Prof. Hari S. Sharma arranged a visit to the impressive campus of Amity University and signing MOU by Prof. Jaap Winter, Chairman of VU university board. Amstelveen Mayor Mirjam van ‘t Veld spoke for the first time with Dr. Chauhan family, founders of Amity, during the dinner reception by ambassador Stoelinga

Dr Atul Chauhan: President – Amity Education says: ‘During our visit to Amstelveen and Amsterdam last year, we fell in love with this country. The Mayors and their teams have ensured that our group invests in education and align with the needs of the cities to have high quality International schools. We are proud to be in this beautiful and culturally rich country and promise to make Amity International School Amsterdam one of the best schools in Europe.’

The Amstelveen Mayor Mirjam van ‘t Veld says: ‘Amity’s professional standards combined with the educational institute’s passion and dynamics promptly left me with an entirely positive impression. I’m extremely proud that together, we’ve been able to set up this exquisite international school in Amstelveen in such a short period of time.’

26 Dec 2016

Nieuwe internationale school Amstelveen

De school, voluit: Amity International School Amsterdam, strijkt neer in het monumentale Van Leergebouw op de Amsterdamseweg. In het vroegere hoofdkantoor van vatenfabriek Van Leer wil Amity beginnen met basisonderwijs om later uit te breiden naar voortgezet onderwijs.

Volgend schooljaar begint Amity met zo’n honderd leerlingen. Uiteindelijk wil de school in Amsterdam naar vijfhonderd leerlingen vanaf schooljaar 2021-2022. De in 1999 ­begonnen keten heeft nu 150.000 pupillen in twaalf landen, van kleuterschool tot post-doctorale opleidingen.

2,5 miljoen
Amity belooft zes miljoen euro te investeren in verbouwingen van het Van Leergebouw. Ook zegt het zeer ervaren leraren aan te trekken uit heel Europa, de Verenigde Staten en Groot-Brittannië. De rijksoverheid komt Amity tegemoet met een investering van 2,5 miljoen euro. De gemeenten Amsterdam en Amstelveen stellen samen nog eens datzelfde bedrag beschikbaar voor de start van de school.