Are you a young artistic talent with a passionate ambition to make dance, music, or art your profession? You don't have to wait until you're old enough to go into further education. The School for Young Talent welcomes you from age 10 to combine school with a preparatory track in dance, music, or art. We have high standards: only those who pass the entrance exam are accepted into the School for Young Talent (SfYT).

Once you are accepted, you will be able to take full advantage of all the knowledge and facilities available at the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Arts. You will be attending an 'excellent school' - the distinction the SfYT has been granted by the Ministry of Culture for their highly involved team of teachers, who will do everything in their power to help you develop your artistic talents to the full, while guarding your school work. Since, at the SfYT you follow regular classes, your diploma will allow you to continue to many forms of higher education, such as University. If you choose to continue on into a conservatoire degree, your diploma could help you even more: you may get the chance to complete some of the first-year subjects while you're still in school, or to enter into a fast track degree.

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Practical Matters

Before you come to the School for Young Talent, you have to do an entrance exam for music, dance, or art and design. These departments all have their own application procedures. If your exam is successful, the head of the school or one of the co-ordinators will invite you and your parents for an interview. If necessary or desired, they will contact your previous school.

View your course of choice and read more about the specific entry requirements.

Music Courses:

PI - Music for Pre-School Children

BASIS - Music for Wind Instrumentalists

Young KC Junior

Young KC Music

Dance Courses:

Young KC Dance

School for Young Talent Dance

SfYT internal; € 1.950,-
SfYT external; € 1.950,-

PI: Music for Pre-School Children; € 1.500,-
BASIS: Music for Wind Instrumentalists; € 1.500,-
Young KC Junior; € 1.950,
Kinderkoor; € 300

The Interfaculty School for Young Talent wants to be as accessible as possible to talented students. Parents who do not possess the financial means to place their child at the School for Young Talent can revert to five funds or institutions:

  1. Stichting Instrumentenfonds Koninklijk Conservatorium Music students of the School for Young Talent and students of the Royal Conservatoire can take out an interest-free loan with the instrument fund up to € 6000,-. Application forms can be obtained from Jan van Bilsen (Secretary Stichting Instrumentenfonds Koninklijk Conservatorium) in room M209. For further questions, please send an email: Jan van Bilsen
  2. Stichting Cultuurfonds School voor Jong Talent An application for a grant towards your fees, excursion costs or other study-related costs (housing or travel costs, for instance) can be done with Jan van Bilsen (Secretary Stichting Cultuurfonds School voor Jong Talent). A cover letter explaining your need for this grant is required. Besides this, we ask for a income statement, approved by the tax authorities, from both parents (or one parent, if applicable). This you can easily obtain through you online DigiD account. Click here. You can send your application to: Stichting Cultuurfonds School voor Jong Talent t.a.v. de secretaris: Jan van Bilsen Juliana van Stolberglaan 1 2595 CA Den Haag; or through email:Jan van Bilsen
  3. Het Kledingfonds/The Clothing Fund Parents of ballet students can apply for a grant to support them in buying ballet clothes. The application procedure is the same as for the Stichting Cultuurfonds School voor Jong Talent (see above)
  4. Grant applications and other support by the Executive Board Applications for support for fees, excursion costs or other course-related costs (accommodation, travel, etc) can be sent to Arthur Gieles (Secretary Executive Board) The application deadline is by the 1st of November of the current school year. The application needs to be accompanied by a cover letter explaining your need for this grant. Besides this, we ask for a income statement, approved by the tax authorities, from both parents (or one parent, if applicable). This you can easily obtain through you online DigiD account. Click here. You can send your application to: College van Bestuur t.a.v. de secretaris: Arthur Gieles Juliana van Stolberglaan 1 2595 CA Den Haag, or through email: Arthur Gieles
  5. Stichting DAMU

    Since the 2016/17 school year, you have the possibility to receive financial support for the travel costs your child makes. Stichting DAMU has received government subsidies and brings this regulation into effect. In September, the school will inform you about this. The application has to be made before the 15th October. The most important criteria are:

    1. The distance between home and school (this should be more than 25 km)
    2. The income of both parents (this may not exceed € 55.000,-)
    3. The support is only offered to parents of music or dance students in secondary education.

    For detailed information, we kindly click here.
    Click here for the application form.
    If you have further questions, please contact Jan van Bilsen, Board member stichting DAMU through email: Jan van Bilsen

Each year, young talented students apply to the School for Young Talent to start their music, dance, or art education here. They all dream of the same thing: to develop their talent, express their passion, and to become a (possibly famous) musician, artist, or dancer. These children are between 10 and 18 years of age and highly ambitious. Some of them are not from around The Hague, but come from elsewhere in The Netherlands, or from Belgium.

Parents of children who live further away, sometimes prefer making use of a host family, rather than letting their child travel, during the demanding school days. Weekends and vacations are spent at home.

Children are educated here in various artforms, while attending regular school from fifth grade (the Dutch 7th group) in primary education and in secondary education (three different levels: vmbo-tl, havo,vwo). Therefore, the School for Young Talent is looking for people with the space and emotional strength to function as host families for one of these children. The children need a good home, where they can relax after school and comfortably spend their free hours.

Of course, host parents receive a suitable compensation from the parents for this service. The School for Young Talent has a mediating role in this: we brings the two parties into contact, and if it works out, we take care of the contract, which is signed by both parties.

Do you feel inspired to contribute to young talent in such a way and do you have space available? Please, contact Mariëtte Redel. She will be able to clarify details and expectations.

We would like to explain further which children attend our school and the type of child that is best suited to you. This way, we hope to find the ideal match.

You can reach us by phone (Sophie van der Steen, 070-3151505), or send an email to

At the School for Young Talent,

- students and teachers treat each other respectfully;

- everyone is welcome and safe;

- we take care of the classrooms and the building;

- it is strictly forbidden to use drugs or alcohol. Inside the building, smoking is prohibited and we do not put each others health at risk;

- commitments are kept;

- students do not interrupt other classes when they are free.

- the classes start on time;

- students who are asked to leave class always report to the principal or - in his absence - to one of the coordinators;

- the use of mobile phones during class is prohibited;

- eating or drinking in changing rooms is not allowed

- students are always responsible for writing down homework, test dates, and appointments. Whoever misses a class, makes sure they are being informed of any homework given;

- exemptions from classes are always requested well in time through the form at the ballet reception;

- absence is always reported by parents by phone or through a note at the ballet reception;

- boys are not to enter girls' changing rooms and vice versa. Students who don't study ballet are not to enter the changing rooms at all.

The Parents' Council (PC) of the School voor Young Talent (SfYT) wants to contribute to a fun and attractive school period. They do so in collaboration with other parents and stand in close communication with the school's principal and the directors of the various departments, in order to support the students in various ways. The PC helps in school activities and functions as mediator between parents and the school board regarding practical matters. The PC meets about twice a month.

The PC contributes to several activities and initiatives concerning the whole school. We are present at open days and auditions to provide information about the school; we organise the school party and a meal for all students. In December, we arrange the Christmas decorations and Christmas lunch for the teachers. At the end of the year, we award one of the students with the Incentive Price. Plenty to do!

Parents can submit their questions or wishes about the goings on at the school through email to one of the PC-members. Questions and suggestions are then forwarded to the school board and possibly discussed during meetings. The question, along with the reaction, can eventually be found on the website of the SfYT.

For many parents, the SfYT is far from home. The PC organises gatherings for all (host) parents to meet and exchange experiences. If desired, parents can contact the PC to talk about their (school-related) problems.

The current members of the Parents' Council of the School for Young Talent are:

Dele van der Lingen; voorzitter (music parent) Martine Vranken; secretary (ballet parent) Erwin Brandt; treasurer (art parent) Rob van Mierlo (ballet parent) Zornitza Lazarova (music parent) Marieta Reijerkerk (music parent) Wiek Visser (music parent) Gon Wassenaar (music parent)

Year report (dutch) 2017-2018

Year report (dutch) 2018-2019

Year report (dutch) 2019-2020

Information dance assessment

Of course, at the School for Young Talent, it also sometimes happens that parents feel that their interests are being harmed, or that the school's organisation doe not adhere to the promises made in the past. We assume that these parents will at first hand in their complaint with the school's princippal or the Executive Board of the Academy of Art The Hague (Postbus 11670, 2502 AR Den Haag). This way, complaints can be addressed within a short time, and most complaints or problems can be solved fast.

Besides this, the Academy of Arts is subect to the 'Integrity Code or Conduct Code'. This describes the framework within which eploqyees and students of the Academy treat each other responibly: in other words, what is considered appropriate conduct. The Code accommodates people to address each other concerning behaviour. In addition to the Integrity Code, the Complaint System Inappropriate Conduct and the counselors of the Protocol are part of the policy to ensure a safe working and study environment. You can find all the regulations on the website of the Academy of Arts.

As part of the legal protection of the students, the Academy has its own digital complaints counter to receive all complaints, objections, or appeals, to refer them correctly, and to ensure that they are being treated. Complaints in Dutch or English can be sent to the complaints counter KABK or the complaints counter KC.

Finally, it should be mentioned that parents, students and employees can, as a last resort, turn to the Stichting Onderwijsgeschillen in Utrecht. The foundation Het Rijnlands Lyceum (where our students are formally enrolled) is related to our complaints committee by these regulations. You may also use the mediationdesk, before you submit your complaint.

Contact details:
Stichting Onderwijsgeschillen
Postbus 85191
3508 AD te Utrecht

Phone: 030-2809590

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Do you have a question? Please, contact Jan van Bilsen, Director Interfaculty School for Young Talent.