The existence of Lighthouse is based on three
- Government subsidy
The subsidy is based on the number of students
on 1 October in the preceding year. This means
that the amount is not stable and not very large,
given the small number of students.
- Contribution of the parents
and/or their companies or employers
This contribution is very high in comparison
with Dutch norms, but reasonable as compared
with the school fee parents with special needs
children have to pay to some international schools.
Parents' contributions take care of the major
part of the expenses to run the school.
Examples include the City of The Hague, Stichting
Internationaal Onderwijs (Foundation for International
Education), private individuals, and international
As part of the admission procedure, an assessment
may need to be carried out. The cost of the assessment
is approximately € 1.200, depending on what is needed. If a student requires assessment in many areas, it is possible that the costs will exceed € 1.200.
After a child is enrolled, an agreement about
the contribution is made with the parents. In
principle, the parents' contribution is voluntary,
but after signing the agreement the parents are
obligated to pay:
- 3-4 years old students: €
18.800 per year
- 5-13 years old students: €
24.200 per year.
The contribution can be paid at once or in three
1. August through November, payable before 1st
2. December through March, payable before 1st
3. April through July, payable before 1st April.
Therapies, evaluations and transportation
are billed separately.