Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia - Irine Abuladze held a meeting with Director of the European School – Mr. Fran van de Kerkhoff and other representatives of the school in Hague.
The Hague European School offers European undergraduate programs to more than 1,000 students at preschool, elementary and high school levels, providing access to high quality European education in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment.
meeting focused on the possibilities of introducing European school education
within the context of Georgia’s education system and emphasized the importance
of introducing European values to the current model, through the strengthening
of the mother tongue, national identity.
The establishment of a similar school was announced in September this year as part of a high-profile visit by the European Commission and will be funded by the Georgian government in cooperation with the EU.
European and Eastern Partnership students will have the opportunity to study at the European School. The school curriculum will be fused with key elements of the European curriculum and will be accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Upon completion of their studies, students enrolled in the program will receive an International Baccalaureate DP certificate.
In order to achieve this goal, there will be infrastructure works beginning in the first quarter of 2020, in conjunction with implementing various teacher training programs in foreign languages, IT and pedagogy & education.
The school is set out to start operating in the school year of 2023 and will receive students in for the classes between 7 and 12. The school will also be home to students from both the regions of Georgia and Eastern Partnership member states.