Education and Schools in Eindhoven

Eindhoven is a centre of learning and innovation within the Netherlands and home to a number of prestigious schools and universities. As such, expats can rest assured that their children will receive an excellent education in Eindhoven. 

While there are many good quality public schools in Eindhoven, expats should note that options are limited when it comes to international schools in the city.

Public schools in Eindhoven

All children who live in the Netherlands, including expats, are entitled to attend public school for free up to the age of 16, after which subsidised fees apply. Priority of placement in a public school is based on catchment areas so expats wanting to send their child to a public school in Eindhoven should choose their neighbourhood carefully.

Public schools follow the Dutch national curriculum, with Dutch as the first language of instruction. Public schools are a good option for those intending on staying in Eindhoven for the long term, as young children will learn Dutch quickly, making it easier to adapt to their new surroundings and make friends with local children.

International schools in Eindhoven

There is only one English-language international school within Eindhoven, the International School Eindhoven, which has campuses for primary and high school. The school offers both the Dutch and International Baccalaureate curriculum. Competition for places can be tough and expats moving to Eindhoven will therefore need to plan as early as possible.