Whether it is learning the foundations of Art at the junior level, pursuing an existing passion through taking Art at the examination level or having work exhibited across the campuses and at local Art galleries, Art is a popular subject throughout our schools.

The creative arts are encouraged from Foundation Stage and progress up to A-Level and IB if desired. A whole range of mediums is explored, including fine art, ceramics, photography, and much more.

Primary school student looking at art with teacherArt & Design at Junior Level

At the Junior School level, we realise that giving children the time and tools for creative work will foster their creativity, imagination, confidence and innovative thinking. Skills learnt in Art and Design are easily transferable to other subjects, supporting deep learning of new concepts.

JSV Wins EPO Collective Artwork Competition

Art & Design at Senior Level

A Level Art

The main aim of the A Level Art course is to provide a creative environment for the student to explore a wide range of artistic processes. This supports the development of problem-solving skills and expands the ability for critical thinking. We challenge and motivate students to gain skills that are essential for their next steps. 

International Baccalaureate Visual Art

At IB level, the Visual Arts course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries.

This is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem-solving thinking while at the same time working toward technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers.

Learn more about the 'Vital Role of Arts in Education' on BSN Voices

Senior School male art student standing in front of painting

Art Trips & Exhibitions

Regular trips to art galleries and museums, both in the Netherlands and in Europe, enable students to explore diverse artistic cultures and provide sources of inspiration to be applied back in the classroom.

Trips for senior students included the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and a week-long residential in Spain. 

Last year, senior school students exhibited their work at Antoniushove Hospital in Leidschendam.