Our (hi)story

THE STORY BEHIND THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL WALDORFSCHOOL IN THE NETHERLANDS

Our history

We have a long history as Waldorf School The Hague (De Vrije School Den Haag) as it was founded in 1923, with the support and blessing of Rudolf Steiner himself. Gradually, the school has grown larger, acquired new premises, new generations of teachers and children, but has never lost contact with its origins.

1919-2019, 100 years Waldorf education!

Over the years, Waldorf education has spread throughout the world. Today, there are approximately 1200 schools in over 70 countries worldwide. While we prepare to celebrate our centenary, we feel we are a living dynamic organisation.

The Hague, an international city

During these decades, The Hague has become the international capital for Justice and Peace, host to, for example the International Court of Justice, Eurojust and OPCW, as well as some large multinational companies such as Shell.

Demand for international education

Things came together in 2017. We recognized a clear demand for an International Waldorf School where our pedagogy could be made available to non-Dutch speaking children who move across the world with their parents. After a thorough study, we were granted permission (and funding) by the Ministry of Education in The Netherlands to establish the school and we are now ready to welcome our first pupils!