Primary/Secondary Schools in English
The following schools offer instruction in English at the primary and secondary levels in Belgium and Luxembourg. For more information, please contact the schools directly.
Offers bilingual English/French education for 1½ to 9-year-olds. There are four classes, one for toddlers up to age 3, two for children aged 3 to 6, and another for ages 6 to 9. Each class is directed by two to three teachers, one English-speaking, the other French-speaking. The small class size and low teacher/student ratio allows for individual learning, enabling each child to work at his/her own pace.
For students aged 2.5 to 18 provides international education in English. For those wishing to continue their studies at the university-level worldwide, AIS provides the opportunity to complete the International Baccalaureate. ESL and LS Program are provided for children from 3-18. Children with learning needs fitting in the main-stream can benefit from our Learning Support program. The school is accredited by the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. A five-day European Study tour each year for children in grades 6 to 12 is included in the tuition. Exracurricular activities are: Theatre Art, International Choir, Visual Art, MUN, NECIS Sport Events with other international schools in Europe.
Established in 2000, offers a British National Curriculum education to children aged 3 to 11. Set in a two-storey villa, it has six classrooms, an extensive school library, new computer suite with all computers connected to the Internet, music room, French room and all-weather outside playground. Classes are kept small. The school has about 90 children representing nearly 31 nationalities. Fifty percent have English as their mother tongue and there is an intensive program of English tuition for those who require it. Admission is possible at any time of the school year after an interview and reports from the previous schools.
For students aged 2 to 14. British-style education offeringthe British National Curriculum to its 130 students of 20 different nationalities. Emphasis is placed on core subjects in which project work serves as an integral part of the program. GCSE exams are scheduled for summer 2002. Students wear school uniforms and classes are small. Specialist ESL assistance is provided. Focus is placed on encouraging students to become confident learners. To assist working parents, children can stay in the “garderie” until 5:30. Bus service available.
BRITISH SCHOOL OF BRUSSELS (BSB)
B- 3080 Tervuren
Tel : 02/766.04.30
Fax : 02/767.80.70
Head : Roland Chant
An international school serving over 1,240 students aged 3 to 18. Over 60 different nationalities are represented. British-styled education offering the GCSE at 16+ and the GCSE A-Level at 18+. GNVQs courses in Business at advanced and intermediate levels are also offered. Offers well-resourced career and support departments, including ESL (English as a second Language). BSB is a community school with outstanding modern facilities and it offers adult education classes and holiday courses for children. There is a bus service and a host family scheme which operates for those who live too far away for daily travel.
BRUSSELS AMERICAN SCHOOL
J.K. Kennedylaan 12
B- 1933 Sterrebeek
Tel : 02/731.56.26
Fax : 02/782.02.30
Head : Deborah M. Berry
For students aged 4 to 18. American-type program with college preparatory courses at the secondary school level. The school is operated by the U.S. government for the children of U.S. government, state and NATO personnel.
The Brussels International Catholic school is an independent co-educational day school for children between the ages of 2.5 and 18. It offers a bi-lingual curriculum (English/French) based on the British Curriculum and Belgian accredited programmes. The school offers nursery, pre- primary, primary and secondary sections. The school limits class sizes to 15 pupils. It is located very near to the European institutions. The school was founded in 1974 and seeks to combine academic excellence with a caring family atmosphere based on Christian values of mutual respect. The accepts children of all nationalites and faiths while retaining its Catholic ethos. All teachers are qualified native speakers of English and French.
CHILDREN’S HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Avenue Dolez 458b
B- 1180 Brussels
Tel : 02/375.61.84 or 02/375.12.65
Head : Catherine Vigreux-Johnson
For children between 2 ½ and 6 years old. Provides students with a bilingual (English¬-French) Montessori education in a multicultural, family atmosphere.
For students aged 2 ½ to 18 years. Class sizes are small with 15 pupils per class. Offers British-based curriculum. Secondary students are prepared for the SAT,IGCSE, A-Levels and TOEFL. Dutch is taught to students from grade 1, French is taught from grade 3. Dual British and Belgian secondary school qualifications are offered.
DYP Antwerp British School caters for ages 3-18, following the International Primary Curriculum, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, and A-levels overseen by the University of Cambridge. Also we are currently a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Accreditation by the Council of International Schools ensures that we meet rigorous governance, financial and educational standards.
Education is delivered predominantly in English although Dutch and French are also compulsory. We emphasis high achievement in a focused, caring and purposeful environment, connecting students to the global community, setting them on the pathway to university education and an international career.
Our new school building completed in August 2012 is state of the art including a learning resource centre, technology enhanced classrooms, science labs, gymnasium, theatre, art and design studio, cafeteria, senior student area, as well as regular usage of local sporting facilities and swim centre.
EUROPEAN MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Avenue Beau Séjour 12
B- 1410 Waterloo
Tel : 02/354.00.33
Fax : 02/354.51.41
Head : Yvonne Vermeulen
Established in 1981, Bilingual (English-French) Montessori education for children aged 18 months to 14 years. In the Preschool Montessori, materials are introduced in English with a French teacher also present to provide language support. Older children are taught in English and given specialized French lessons. Bus service available.
EUROPEAN SCHOOL (four campuses)
Avenue du Vert Chasseur 46
B- 1180 Brussels
Tel : 02/373.86.11
Fax : 02/375.47.16
Head : K. Kivinen
Av. Oscar Jespers 75
B- 1200 Brussels
Tel : 02/774.22.11
Fax : 02/774.22.43
Head: Richard Galvin
Boulevard du Triomphe 135
B- 1050 Brussels
Tel : 02/629.47.00
Fax : 02/629.47.92
Head: Antonio Pino
Brussels IV -Berkendael
Rue Berkendael 70-74
Head: Berta Bustorff
B- 2400 Mol
Tel : 014/56.31.11
Head : Brian Goggins
For students between the ages of 4 and 18. Offers Kindergarten and a program for the European Baccalaureate which allows admission to universities within the EU member countries. Education is provided in the mother tongue plus one other language at the primary level. In the secondary level, a second foreign language is added.
INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S CENTER STERREBEEK
B- 1933 Sterrebeek
Tel/Fax : 02/784.27.84
Bilingual (French-English) education for children aged 1 ½ to 6 years old. The groups are as follows : Toddler Community (1,5 to 3) and Children’s House (3 to 6). The programs follow those of the International Montessori School Tervuren (see below).
INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL TERVUREN
B- 3080 Tervuren
Tel/Fax : 02/767.63.60
Head : Annie Hoekstra-de-Roos
Bilingual (English-French) program for children aged 18 months to 12 years. The following groups exist: Toddler Community (18 months to 3 years); Children’s House (3 to 6 years) and Primary (6 years to 12). Each group is directed by two teachers, one English-speaking and the other French-speaking.
ISB offers an international education to 1500 students from the age of 2½ to 19. Established in 1951, the school is guided by a powerful mission that commits the entire learning community to the values of inclusion, challenge and success for everyone.
The curriculum incorporates international standards of excellence and provides a context for learning in which each child can be happy, grow in understanding and confidently move on to further education. Recognising the diverse needs of our students, a variety of mother-tongue programmes are offered (e.g., a number of subjects are given in French at Middle School and all IB Diploma students can study literacy in their own mother tongue). An extensive learning support programme is also offered to students with a wide range of special educational needs.
To measure our success, we use the International Schools Assessment programme, providing us with the evidence of our students’ achievements compared to students in other high-performing schools. More than 95% of ISB graduates continue to higher education in colleges and universities across the world. ISB is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF LUXEMBOURG
36, boulevard Pierre Dupong
L-1430 Luxembourg Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Tel: +352 26 04 40
Fax: +352 26 04 47 04
Head: Clayton Lewis
For students aged 4 to 19. American-type program and curriculum, with college-preparatory courses at the secondary level. Over 40 nationalities present with small class sizes. Modern facilities in a rural setting.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL « LE VERSEAU »
Rue de Wavre, 60
B- 1301 Bierges
Tel: 010/23.17.17 (primary)
Fax: 010/24.17.00 (primary)
Tel: 010/23.17.27 (secondary)
Fax: 010/24.39.35 (secondary)
Admissions: Anne Verpaele (Assistant Director)
Is a private coeducational school which follows the Belgian curriculum. It offers English from nursery onwards. There are over 840 pupils with a maximum of 22 children per class. In the primary school, English mother-tongue pupils have five lessons a week in English, while those of French mother-tongue learn English as a second language. There is a special provision for children with no knowledge of French. In the secondary schools, four hours a week of English (three levels available) are taught, leading to the IGCSE. All pupils are prepared for the Belgian school-leaving certificate, which gives access to universities in Belgium and abroad. It is also possible to take the German exam “Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache”. The school emphasises creative and extra-curricular activities including music and sports.
ISF WATERLOO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
ISF Waterloo provides an international education in English for pupils aged 2 ½ to 18. There are small class sizes and French is taught at all levels. The programme offered in Primary Years is the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Middle Years students are prepared for University of Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Advanced A Levels for students 17-18.
For students between the ages of 2 ½ and 8. Instruction is provided through the medium of English, although French language lessons are in French. There are two levels: Nursery (2 ½ – 4 years) and Pre-Primary (4 – 7 years). At both levels, the program employs Montessori methods.
SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOL OF BRUSSELS (ECOLE REINE ASTRID)
Square d’Argenteuil 5
B- 1410 Waterloo
Tel : 02/357.06.70
Fax : 02/357.06.80
Head : Torbjörn Aberg
Scandinavian curriculum for children aged 3 to 19. Offers the International Baccalaureate program to secondary school students. Modern languages receive the focus in this program. Some courses are taught in English, some in French.
SHAPE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
717 Avenue de Reijkjavik
B- 7010 Shape
Tel : 065/44.57.44
Fax : 065/35.33.51
E-mail : email@example.com
Head : Benoît Davin
Limited to children of SHAPE members or other authorized personnel. A federated complex with a culturally and linguistically integrated Kindergarten and 10 national sections. In the Belgian, German and American sections courses are provided to students between the ages of 2 ½ and 11. In the Canadian section, students must be between 2 ½ and 14.
Modern school with traditional Christian values. All faiths welcome and over 60 nationalities represented. English-speaking education for students aged 3 to 19. American and British-type programs with preparation for American Advanced Placement Programs, American High School diploma, U.S. universities, British O-Levels and the International Baccalaureate. Students study French daily starting at age 4; German, Spanish, Dutch and Spanish are optional languages from age 13 on. St. John’s has a varied athletic program and competes with international schools across Europe. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association and the European Council of International Schools. It is administered by the Sisters of the Faithful Companions of Jesus. Boarding with local families can be arranged for Middle School and High School Students.
For children aged 2 ½ to 9 . British-type program offering a Nursery School and classes from ages 4 to 9. Nursery School is offered five days a week and concentrates on constructive play, verbal stimulus, social development and forming a foundation for primary education. British National curriculum is used for primary education. 75% of pupils are British but the school welcomes students from all countries, nationalities and religions. Classes are small and emphasis is placed on the social and emotional well-being of the student in order to enhance overall learning.
This list is not exhaustive, nor does a school’s inclusion constitute recommendation by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States, Belgium and Luxembourg. FOR A COMPLETE LISTING of all schools offering English programs, please consult The BULLETIN’S Supplement on Schools. The BULLETIN (http://www.thebulletin.be) Tel:+32 (0)2/373.99.09