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About Our School

AFNORTH International School was founded in September 1967 and provides education for over 900 children of JFC HQ Brunssum, other NATO personnel serving in the Netherlands and families working in international companies in this region.

We offer education for children from the age of 4 up to 18 in English and German language. Affiliated is a “Deutscher Kindergarten” for children from the age of 3 up to 5.

English speaking children from the age of 3 to 11 can attend our US, British or Canadian Elementary/Primary Classes. Our staff provides a broad and balanced curriculum and comes from all three English speaking nations. If your child speaks German or you want to offer them a German education you can apply to the “Deutsche Grundschule”. Our students, registered in the American, British, Canadian or German Section, come from over 22 nations.

For older English speaking students we offer a Canadian Ontario Middle/High School programme and a US Middle/High School programme. German speaking students have the possibility to be taught in the German Section.


Education Overview

Values-based Education

Partner Language Programme

International Directorate


At AFNORTH, the safety, welfare and interests of our community, children and adults, are our first priority. We expect all members of our community to behave in accordance with the regulations and educational ethos of the school, and to respect each other at all times.

We seek to build strong partnerships with our parents and our local community to ensure that these priorities are upheld at all times, and to contribute towards these goals as follows:

Safety and Security: all adults should comply with the school’s security requirements and be familiar with our security policies and procedures. All visitors will be screened by our security guards and liaise with national and international offices. Guest visitors are asked to wear official ID badges whilst on site. All adults should only use washrooms that are designated for adult use and should only be on site for pre-arranged appointments or organized events. 

Photography and film: parents are asked to consider the privacy of other people (especially of other people’s children) and whether they have given their permission of their picture to be taken or shared.

Engagement, respect and participation

We encourage parents to maintain high engagement with their child’s learning and the community: parents are invited to many events throughout the year – we hope that you will come along and show an interest in your own child’s learning and be part of our community.

We ask that support reflects a respectful approach: parents are encouraged to support their children in performances and at competitive events, but should always be encouraging, respecting the feelings and efforts of all participants.

We encourage support for individual interests and encourage group participation: our aim is to give children opportunities to explore their own interests, to achieve a healthy balance between their academic activities and other pursuits, and encourage them to make positive contributions to the community. We hope that children will find enjoyment from being part of groups, teams and ensembles where they can share their talents and inspire those around them.

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