Students at first Dutch language school of Chicago are ready to meet Dutch King & Queen
Chicago, May 29th – The 75 Dutch and Belgian students - including our little man - of the TUL(i)P SCHOOL, Chicagoland’s first Dutch language School, are in full preparation to give Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima a warm welcome during their first visit to the Windy City next Tuesday. At the Chicago Cultural Center a special spot has been reserved for the students, teachers and parents.
Principal Alexandra Van Oeteren: "This a very exciting moment for our students! They will be part of the historic event and will see and experience the connection with their roots."
About the Tul(i)p School
What started almost twenty years ago in the basement of a suburban Dutch family with just a handful of students, has grown into a school that provides Dutch lessons for elementary, middle and high school students at two Chicagoland locations.
Naperville students meet every Thursday afternoon whereas the classes in Chicago are taught on Saturday mornings. The Tul(i)p School, a non-for-profit organization, is the first of its kind in the area and is supported by Stichting NOB (Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland – Dutch Education Worldwide). This Dutch foundation, commissioned by the Ministry of Education, supports Dutch schools worldwide by advising teachers and boards and by organizing annual workshops.