At Eerde, our mission is to help students develop into successful, engaged and responsible young adults with strong global connections; in possession of life-long learning skills and friendships forged for life. We strive to provide our young people with the opportunity to develop academically, athletically, artistically and ethically and to achieve their full potential. Through offering a nurturing environment, in which inquiry based and experiential learning, personal development and diversity are valued, we aim to develop students who have the confidence, ambition and skills they need to make a positive difference.
Mission and Values
Eerde International Boarding Netherlands prepares children (aged 4-19) for life-long independent learning in an inspiring and safe environment. Eerde is a place where children and young people can learn, live and develop; where only the very best education is good enough.
Our Guiding Statements
We develop confidence in our abilities and ideas, in order to work towards achieving our dreams and future aspirations. We celebrate success and we feel proud of ourselves, each other and our school.
We think of others and care about others’ needs. We are friendly, collaborative and build positive relationships. We take care of ourselves and value healthy lifestyles and choices.
We identify our strengths and our areas for improvement. We reflect on our actions, our behaviour and our treatment of others.
We value personal and social development, as well as academic development. We strive to achieve a healthy balance between those areas of our lives that we value and those we need to develop.
We examine evidence and use reason to arrive at conclusions. We question assumptions, traditions, and conventional wisdom. We challenge and innovate, always striving to be independent thinkers.
We are ambassadors for our family, our friends, our school and our community. We consider our impact on the planet and society and strive to be responsible global citizens.
We value our community and strive to work together to help each other fulfil our potential as a school and as individuals. We understand that our community extends beyond the walls of our school to the local community and wider world.
We seek to understand each other, recognising our similarities and celebrating our differences. We recognise that different values, traditions and customs can all be right, striving for a culture of mutual respect and tolerance.
At Eerde, just as our students, we keep learning and developing ourselves. Therefore we have created strategic objectives to ensure quality and growth. These objectes are based on our guiding statements shown on this page.
Our school is located on a secluded country estate in beautiful woodland scenery. The moated castle dates from 1715 and has been in use as an international school since 1934.
We strive to provide our young people with the opportunity to develop academically, athletically, artistically and ethically and to achieve their full potential.
We have multiple partnerships with renowned institutes such as the national museum the Rijksmuseum, Dutch society for Nature Conservation Natuurmonumenten and more.
Connections and friends are made during your time at Eerde that last a lifetime. Eerde has been a second home for many students and all are proud ambassadors of our school.
Eerde Boarding School offers:
- Outstanding international education
- Day school, flexible boarding and full boarding options
- Personal approach with small class sizes
- Learning Enrichment Centre
- Learning coaches
- Life coaches
- Full range of sport and cultural activities
- Elite talent coaching