The Gemeente will look at various scenarios as the ISG, Maartenscollege, and GSV are all attracting more non-Dutch students each school year
By Thomas Ansell
Though the city of Groningen currently lags behind other Dutch regions in its provision of International Schools (we have just one), with more and more International people coming to live and work in the municipality, plans are being drawn up to expand the current provision.
The Gemeente Groningen expects that the Maartenscollege campus in Haren will be the centre for all International and dual-language education in the city in the future, and will look at various scenarios for school growth: from 300 up to 900 pupils.
Research into providing the best International education will begin with a ‘feasibility study’, looking at the existing buildings, provisions, and so on.
Haren, a town to the south of Groningen that has become part of its metropolitan zone, is the most popular place for International families to settle in the city; along with Helpman, the southernmost district of the City itself. Both are known for having lots of family-sized houses, and are between 10 and 20 minutes by bike from the city centre.
For more information on the Gemeente’s plans, check out this web-page (Dutch-language).
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