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.’