Moving to the north of the Netherlands? Looking for a school where your children will feel safe and at home? Read on! International School Groningen educates your children to become global citizens. This page provides information about the school and the Parents’ Support Group.

Moving to the north of the Netherlands? Looking for a school where your children will feel safe and at home? Read on! International School Groningen educates your children to become global citizens. This page provides information about the school and the Parents’ Support Group.

21st century skills
to move forward in the world


Your child will soon feel at home at the ISG. Our main aim is to ensure that students are comfortable with who they are, wherever they are. With so many global nomads at school, the classroom is always dynamic and evolving, with students coming in and students leaving.

We consider creativity a major 21st century skill. There is global a need for people who think out of the box. Two other skills your child will need to move forward are open mindedness and reflection. The academic tools we provide can be used at whatever school you go to next.

We give our students emotional support when they need it. Being a relatively small school we know our students well, and we can give them the time and attention they need. Students feel free to come to talk to us, and we will gladly lend them our ear and help with problems.

International culture at ISG


ISG families come from all over the world. The parents work at one of the universities, at the UMCG or for big international companies like Shell, NAM or Philips. In fact, our school is like a mini UN: we have families from Mongolia, Denmark, Croatia, Canada, Spain, etc..

We organise events that reflect the international character of our school, for instance with parents bringing a dish from their home country. We encourage you to actively contribute to school life at ISG!

21st century skills
to move forward in the world


Your child will soon feel at home at the ISG. Our main aim is to ensure that students are comfortable with who they are, wherever they are. With so many global nomads at school, the classroom is always dynamic and evolving, with students coming in and students leaving.

We consider creativity a major 21st century skill. There is global a need for people who think out of the box. Two other skills your child will need to move forward are open mindedness and reflection. The academic tools we provide can be used at whatever school you go to next.

We give our students emotional support when they need it. Being a relatively small school we know our students well, and we can give them the time and attention they need. Students feel free to come to talk to us, and we will gladly lend them our ear and help with problems.


‘The PSG at International School has chosen to do the fun part only. Mainly because the communication between the students and the teachers is already very good.’

International culture at ISG


ISG families come from all over the world. The parents work at one of the universities, at the UMCG or for big international companies like Shell, NAM or Philips. In fact, our school is like a mini UN: we have families from Mongolia, Denmark, Croatia, Canada, Spain, etc..

We organise events that reflect the international character of our school, for instance with parents bringing a dish from their home country. We encourage you to actively contribute to school life at ISG!


Parents’ Support Group (PSG)


Let´s be honest: it’s usually the mothers who join the Parents Support Group, not the fathers. But of course we welcome and encourage support from everyone at ISG. The PSG is a great opportunity to meet people and to settle in quickly. The PSG formally represents all parents and guardians of the ISG students. Its main goal is to support teachers and students at the ISG to obtain optimal educational benefit. In everyday life, the Parents’ Support Group helps organise all kinds of events, trips and activities. One of the reasons why they focus on the fun part of the work is that communication between students, parents and the school is already very good.

What does ISG have to offer?


International School Groningen is a small school in Haren, a few kilometers from the city of Groningen. Sharing a campus with Maartenscollege gives us access to some excellent facilities.

What school of 200 students has access to 11 labs, 3 gymnasiums and specialised art and design rooms? What’s more, a new building is in the making. Our classes range from 15 to 22 students. Our teachers are passionate about their work and committed to their students. At ISG the students are expected to participate actively in the lessons.

Respect for others


We have one rule that applies to everyone at the ISG:

Teachers should be allowed to teach and students should be allowed to learn

Whatever interferes with that rule is not acceptable. This one rule is all about respect - respect for teachers who have something to teach the students, and respect for students who are trying to learn. In fact, it is quite simple: treat others with respect and expect them to do the same.



Parents’ Support Group (PSG)


Let´s be honest: it’s usually the mothers who join the Parents Support Group, not the fathers. But of course we welcome and encourage support from everyone at ISG. The PSG is a great opportunity to meet people and to settle in quickly. The PSG formally represents all parents and guardians of the ISG students. Its main goal is to support teachers and students at the ISG to obtain optimal educational benefit. In everyday life, the Parents’ Support Group helps organise all kinds of events, trips and activities. One of the reasons why they focus on the fun part of the work is that communication between students, parents and the school is already very good.

What does ISG have to offer?


International School Groningen is a small school in Haren, a few kilometers from the city of Groningen. Sharing a campus with Maartenscollege gives us access to some excellent facilities.

What school of 200 students has access to 11 labs, 3 gymnasiums and specialised art and design rooms? What’s more, a new building is in the making. Our classes range from 15 to 22 students. Our teachers are passionate about their work and committed to their students. At ISG the students are expected to participate actively in the lessons.


Respect for others


We have one rule that applies to everyone at the ISG:

Teachers should be allowed to teach and students should be allowed to learn

Whatever interferes with that rule is not acceptable. This one rule is all about respect - respect for teachers who have something to teach the students, and respect for students who are trying to learn. In fact, it is quite simple: treat others with respect and expect them to do the same.