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A school with a different view on education
Love to Learn
Discover, Learn, Care
High Quality Education
Misha De Vries Primary School provides high quality education in a stimulating environment. As a team, we work to realize a school that fosters children's desire to discover, learn, and care.
- A new school in 's-Hertogenbosch (Rosmalen) that started in October 2017.
- Experience-based educational methods developed in close collaboration with one of Milan's best performing schools.
- Qualified and motivated teachers that are skilled to work with our tailored methods, who cherish the uniqueness of every child.
- A rich curriculum to help children discover and develop their talents.
Come and meet us!
Information evenings 26 March, 4 April, 14 May, 13 June. You'll find out more about our educational proposal and teachers and parents will be there to answer all your questions!
About Misha De Vries Primary School
Misha De Vries is a small-scale Primary School in Rosmalen ('s-Hertogenbosch) which offers high quality experience-based education. The school started in October 2017, under the guidance of the ‘Sacro Cuore Primary School’ in Milan, Italy.
The school started with a group of 10 pupils in the age between 3 and 7 for the year 2017/2018 with education offered for groups pre-K till grade 2 (dutch system ‘groep 3’).
During school year 2018/2019, we will offer education for pre-K children till grade 4 (dutch system ‘groep 6’), with a maximum of 35 pupils in total. As from 2019/2020, we will be able to welcome children till grade 6 (dutch ‘groep 8’) with a maximum of 70 pupils, in order to ensure a stable environment for our pupils.
Misha de Vries qualifies as a ‘pedagogical’ (algemeen bijzondere) school, has a Catholic identity, a cultural profile and is internationally orientated.
‘The enthusiasm of the teachers and children, their jointly desire to learn, the peaceful atmosphere and their excellent results motivated us to follow their example.’
‘Misha de Vries’ primary school was founded in 2016 under the guidance of ‘Magnolia Foundation’.
The foundation Magnolia was born by the desire of Dutch parents, teachers and education experts for a better and more beautiful education for children.
The members of the foundation gained their inspiration for the school, during their visits to the Sacro Cuore, actual partner school of ‘Misha de Vries’, which is rated as the best school in Milan.
The enthusiasm of the teachers and children, their jointly desire to learn and their results motivated us to follow their example.
Igniting in children the desire to discover, learn, and care
Misha De Vries Primary School is a Pedagogical (algemeen bijzonder) school with a Catholic Identity.
Our educational concept is aiming to offer children a stimulating environment, where they develop a positive approach towards learning, which will be beneficial to them throughout their entire school carrier and beyond.
As part of our curriculum, we acquaint our pupils with the Catholic values and identity, offering them a solid foundation to discover their own world views. In doing so, we welcome children whatever their faith or background is.
Learning Through Beauty
Our own private woodlands to discover, our surprising music, drama, and art classes, as well as our Catholic value teaching all contribute to create an atmosphere in which children truly enjoy going to school.
Our small classes of 20 pupils maximum enable our teachers to build personal relationships with the children, and guide them in their learning process according to their unique personalities and talents.
Our experience-based methods are developed in collaboration with our partner school, one of Milan’s best performing schools, and with educational experts of the affiliated Sacro Cuore University.
Kindling the natural curiosity of pupils is central to our programme. Combined with our focus on personal attention, pupils will become ever more enthusiastic to learn and take new steps.
Developing Self Confidence
At our school, life is presented to the children as valuable and wonderful, and this enables them to acquire self-esteem and become happy and loving individuals.
Our methods aim to stimulate critical thinking skills. As a consequence, pupils will achieve better results, develop ambition and learn to value the common good.
Our school is named in memory of Misha de Vries
Misha was a friend of the founders of the school. Born in Amsterdam in 1982, he passed away in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 2015 at the young age of 33.
People who knew him would tell you: “When you talked to Misha, you felt like you were his only friend.” He was a great listener and had an open attitude towards the other. Misha was very kind, attentive and wise. “Life is too beautiful”, he used to say.
This positive approach of Misha is what we, as a team, want to pass on to the children who are entrusted to us.
Meet Our Team
Director and founder of 'Misha De Vries' Primary School
Coordination, Curriculum development
Full Time Teacher for our youngest pupils up to 'group 2'
Part time teacher Grade 1 (Group 3)
Part-time teacher Grade 1 (dutch 'Groep 3')
Art Teacher - native English speaker
Fr. Michiel PeetersTeacher
Monica MontoyaSupport Staff
Renier BoermaSupport Staff
Serena BusconeSupport Staff
Cindy LaySupport Staff
General Assistant / Cook
A different view on education
The children in our care are in a key stage of their lives, which will influence the development of their desire to discover, to learn, and to care. Our aim is to realize for your children an environment that creates the conditions to spark and foster that desire.
Through education we want children to be able to become critical and self-confident young adults, that are willing to look beyond their own horizon and are open to finding the beauty in everything.
In doing so, we are guided by pedagogical principles, whilst our special curriculum facilitates our work.
Our guiding principles:
Our approach offers children a way of learning by experience: to try out things, to craft, to play, to hear and tell stories, to see, hear and make theatre and music and to do physical activities.
A child learns best by doing. That is why for every proposal we start from a specific, tangible and meaningful experience. An experience is meaningful when it appeals to the world of the child; it should spark the child’s receptiveness and curiosity. Thus, an experience is not just “doing”,but it brings awareness of what is happening around us and of oneself.
During primary school, a child will explore the world beyond his family. In this stage, a child will start to realize that pieces of life are linked to one and other, as it is noticeable through the “why” questions the child poses.
At Misha de Vries Primary school, the child is stimulated and confirmed in this natural curiosity and will be enabled to explore and discover.
In this process of discovery children become more and more conscious about themselves, their personalities, their talents, and of the world around them.
Our teachers strive to create the best environment for children to explore and learn, by offering propositions that appeal because of their beauty and harmony, and by developing activities that appeal simultaneously to the body, mind and heart of the child.
In childhood, the basis of discovering the world, is their relationship with the adults closest to them. In our school environment, the teacher invites the child to take new steps into the world and assures the child that this world is one worth exploring.
In our school every child is received, valued and stimulated as a unique person.
Every child has a unique personality which shapes their learning experience. Thus, education cannot be based on a certain label that is attached to a certain category of a child.
Our teachers take into consideration the different needs of each child in regards to learning. We treasure the contribution that each unique child brings to the learning process and to our school community.
It is important to introduce children to the international dimension and intercultural society of our time. We welcome children with an international background, we actively invest in programs that bring the elements of the European cultural heritage into school and offer a foreign languages program.
When children learn about a wider world and other cultures their experiences are enriched. They not only become aware of different ways of expressing and doing things, such as speaking, eating and celebrating; but they are also inspired to find the value and beauty of diversity.
At Misha de Vries we introduce children to cultural diversity by valorizing the Dutch cultural heritage, while introducing them to other European cultures and to the world at large.
All parts of our rich curriculum are interconnected and presented to the children as an invitation to discover or learn something new. Teachers will appeal to the interests and personalities of each child to stimulate their curiosity and the desire to discover the various subjects.
Our learning activities are organized in a way the children can ‘experience’ and express themselves as fits them best. Hence, the subjects will make sense to them and enrich their knowledge and skills.
Choosing a school for your child is an important decision, which is of big influence on your child’s development, both intellectual and emotional. Sometimes it is not easy to value how education takes form during a schoolday and how the atmosphere in a school is. That’s why we would like to invite you to come and experience our school and to get to know eachother, so together we can evaluate whether our concept of teaching suits the expectations you have for your child. Please don’t hesitate and contact us for a personal visit!
After-school service is possible from Monday to Friday until 6.30 p.m.
We collaborate with Child Center ‘t Goudvisje, who come and pick up your child at school. Various possibilities are offered, such as a sports program or a more nature oriented program.
|Monday||8.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.|
|Thursday||8.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.|
|Friday||8.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.|
Small-scale, tailored education, where children are motivated and enabled to give the best of themselves, brings with it high expenses.
Many of these expenses are sustained by subsidies and our private and institutional donors. Also, we ask a contribution of €250 per month per child (tax deductible) with a maximum of €375 per family.
Our school aims to be a home for internationals, who’d like their children to mingle with Dutch society.
English and Dutch are taught in a natural way to the children, but there’s also the possibility for activities in other European languages, such as Italian.
Cultural exchange is integrated into our activities and a warm lunch is served on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
|2 April||Easter Monday|
|13 April||Study day|
|23 April – 4 May||Spring Holidays|
|10 May||Ascension Thursday|
|30 May||Study day|
|29 June||Study day|
|9 July – 17 August||Summer Holidays|
06 344 00 784
Bernadettestraat 4, 5248 AP Rosmalen
Postal address: Postbus 309, 5240AH Rosmalen