International Profile at ALASCA


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Educational approach

To help students to fulfil their potential and become the leaders, thinkers, academics, artists of tomorrow, we have developed our own educational approach. Key elements of this approach are: 

  1. We offer a broad academic development from a strong liberal arts and sciences curriculum with great attention paid to inquiry-based learning within interdisciplinary modules and projects. We thereby aim to offer students training and experience in analysing complex academic problems and real-life situations. 
  2. We encourage students to develop their ‘moral compass’, thereby aiming to help students in their moral citizenship, in both local and international contexts. We offer courses in philosophy and ethics, as well as yearly service-learning projects; 
  3. We provide students with a modern curriculum, focussing on essay writing, debating, coding and programming, research skills, (digital) design and art, and conceptual thought. Today’s curricula however, always runs the risk of becoming outdated for tomorrow’s challenges and problems. For that reason, we insist on helping students to develop metacognitive skills, enabling them to understand and manage their own learning and development in the years to come.  

International Profile Year 4 -

International Preparatory Year (IPY) 

International Preparatory Year Subjects 

  • Dutch  
  • English  
  • Spanish or Independent German Study with School Guidance for external admissions 
  • Eras of Inquiries (History | Philosophy) 
  • Applied Economic Principles (Economics & Business) 
  • Perspectives on Societal Studies (Social Studies | Philosophy) 
  • Mathematics Levels: Fundamentals to Advance (Equivalent of Dutch Mathematics A/B/D) 
  • Living Systems and Behavioural Dynamics (Biology | Psychology) 
  • Visual Creativity and Tech Craft (Arts | Technology) 
  • Physical Education / PE 

International Profile Year 5 and Year 6 - Diploma Programme (DP)  

Core subjects 

Diploma Subjects 

Each student is required to take at least three (but no more than four) subjects at the Higher Level (HL) and the remaining subjects at Standard Level (SL).  

  • Theory of Knowledge (ToK) 
  • Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) 
  • Extended Essay (EE) 
  • Language A: Dutch Language and Literature (HL)  
  • Language A: English Language and Literature (HL/SL)
  • Language Acquisition: Dutch ab initio (SL)  
  • Psychology (HL)  
  • Design Technology (SL)  
  • Maths Application and Interpretation (SL/HL) 
  • Visual Arts (SL/HL)  


The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous academic programme requiring academic ability combined with commitment and resilience to succeed. ALASCA offers its students the possibility to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) as a continuation of the Liberal Arts and Science education. 

School brochure International Profile

Here you can find our most recent school brochure

Learner Profile

Here you can find information about the learner profile.

FAQ about IB

Some frequently asked questions 

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