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International Schools in Belgium

You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Belgium with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Belgium. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French, Japanese or German education system.

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Belgium. There may be some local population, but the schools are geared for an international student body. Schools usually follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, Canada or Australia/New Zealand. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools often provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Education in Belgium is regulated and (mostly) financed by one of the three communities: Flemish, French and German-speaking. All three communities have a unified school system with small differences from one community to another. The national government plays a very small role mandating the ages for schooling and indirectly the financing of the communities. Education in Belgium is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 18. Education in Belgium, particularly in Flanders, is often considered to be of high quality.

Accreditation

The CoIS (Council of International Schools) is a non-profit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions which provides educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education, governance assistance and help with founding new schools.

Brussels

Bogaerts International School
Address: 555 Rue Engeland
1180 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 352 65 56
E-mail : info@bischool.com
Annual Tuition Rates: €13,200 - €19,600

Bogaerts International School offers an international education and is open to both local and expatriate families. Instructing in English with a strong focus on the French language, their students follow the Cambridge and International Baccalaureate programmes. The school delivers high quality global education inspiring strong academic and social development.

British International School of Brussels (BISB)
Address: 59 Avenue Emeraude
1030 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: 32 2 736 8981
Annual Tuition Rates: €5,900 - 17,000 per year

The British International School of Brussels offers the English National Curriculum to English-speaking children aged 2 to 11. It has separate infant and junior departments. The school provides education based on the English National curriculum for children of more than 30 different nationalities.

British Junior Academy of Brussels (BJAB)
Address: Boulevard Saint-Michel 83
1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: 32 (0)2 732 53 76
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An English-speaking international private school, this institution is within reach of the European Institutions, NATO, embassies and business districts. Pupils are between 2.5 and 11. The course of study is based on the English National Curriculum. French is an integral part of the curriculum and is taught according to ability. Children who do not have English as their first language are offered a structured program to develop their skills. The pupils wear school uniform.

BEPS International School
Address: 23 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt
1050 Brussels Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 648 43 11
Email: admissions@beps.com
Annual Tuition Rates: between 15.900 - 24.300 euro per year

Since 1972 BEPS International School has served the International Community of Brussels by providing quality education for children aged 2½ to 11. With the introduction of a Secondary School in September 2018, this has increased to 14. The school is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Brussels, surrounded by the green of the Bois de La Cambre. BEPS International School is committed to providing high quality education and developing a love of learning in their students by following the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP).

Brussels American School (BAS)
Address: Unit 8100, Box 13
APO AE 09714-9998
Tel: 32(0)2-717-9552
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school serves as a DoDDS private school for all US military or diplomatic dependents. It also takes European students from Partnership for Peace (PfP) countries of NATO, to include Macedonia, Lithuania, Azerbaijan,Albania etc. Its proximity to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) helps serve as an opportunity for American children to enroll in a school taught to familiarize them with the American school system.

Brussels International Catholic School

Address: Rue Général Leman, 86 (Pre-primary and primary) or Chaussée de Wavre, 457 (Secondary)
1040 Brussels - Belgium
Tel: 32 (0)2 230 0218
Annual Tuition Rates: €6,600 - 7,60 per year

The Brussels International Catholic School is an independent school in English and French. Specialist teachers in English (EFL) and French (FLE) offer necessary support to those children arriving without French or English. The school is an accredited Cambridge University Examinations test centre, and as such offers the Cambridge International GCSE and A level curriculum.

European School of Brussel
Address: 46, avenue du Vert Chasseur
1180 Bruxelles
Tel: 32 (0) 2 373 86 11
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Founded in 1958, this was the second European School in Europe (the first one was founded in Luxembourg). The European Schools are official educational establishments controlled jointly by the governments of the Member States of the European Union. In all these countries they are legally regarded as public institutions.

International School of Brussels (ISB)
Address: Kattenberg 19
1170 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: (+32) 2 661 42 11
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The International School of Brussels has a distinguished history as a premier English-medium international school in Belgium. Founded in 1951, it is the oldest and one of the largest. The school consists of an Early Childhood Centre starting at age 2.5 to High School at age 18. The International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, Advanced Placement examinations, SAT and SSAT tests are all offered.

St Paul's British Primary School
Address: Stationstraat 3
3080 Vossem-Tervuren Belgium
Tel: 32 (0)2 767 3098
Annual Tuition Rates: €18,450 - 22,400 per year

The school welcomes children of all nationalities, cultures and faiths. Additional courses are offered for children learning English. French is introduced from the Reception class onwards. Religious education is an integral part of the course work.

The British School of Brussels
Address: Pater Dupierreuxlaan 1
Tervuren 3080 Belgium
Tel: 32 (0)2 766 04 30
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Opened in 1970 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the School offers a modern, progressive education. Instruction is in English with additional courses offered in English for non-native English speakers and English language immersion courses for children who speak little to no English. The curriculum is British-based from 3-16 years of age which culminates in (I) GCSEs. Senior students may also participate in the English A Level and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

French Schools in Brussels

Lycée Français Jean Monnet
Address: Avenue du Lycée Français
9 Bruxelles 1180
Tel: 32 2 374 58 78
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school offers bilingual classes in equal times from kindergarten to college in French and English. Additional languages are offered in elementary and college courses. The international baccalaureate or BA are offered in the "European section" (English or German).

German School in Brussels

Internationale Deutsche Schule Brüssel (iDSB)
Address: Pater Dupierreuxlaan 29
Tervuren 3080 Belgium
Tel: 32 (0)26 881 480
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This private school is certified as Excellent German school abroad. Instruction is in German with classes offered from kindergarten to High School. English and French are taught as additional languages. For students not proficient in German, classes are offered. An internationally recognized university-entrance diploma after grade 12 or a German Realschulabschluss after grade 10 are provided.

Japanese School in Brussels

Japanese School of Brussels (Nihonjin gakko)
Address: Avenue des Meuniers 133
Brussels 1160 Belgium
Tel: 32-(0)2-672-1038
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This is a full day school for native Japanese speakers. The school offers the curriculum of Japan and it is accredited by Japan's Ministry of Education.

Antwerp

Antwerp International School
Address: Veltwijcklaan 180
2180, België
Tel: 32 3 543 93 00
Annual Tuition Rates: €7,615 - 24,930 per year

Founded in 1967, this school is located in the residential suburb of Ekeren, ten kilometers north of Antwerp. Instruction is in English-language with coeducational programs from Pre-School through to Grade 12. A Standard High School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate Diploma are offered.

D Y Patil International School
Address: Kontichsesteenweg 40
2630 Aartselaar, Belgium
Tel: 32 (0)3 271 09 43
Annual Tuition Rates: €8,910 - 19,380 per year

DYP International School is part of a global group of schools, universities and institutes, giving students a unique advantage in a world of emerging markets. It follows an internationally recognised curriculum for children aged 2½ to 18, including the IB Diploma Programme. Lessons are mostly taught in English, with Dutch and French also offered. Students from a diverse mix of nationalities enjoy innovative global learning and exchange programmes. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools.

Da Vinci International School
Address: Verbondstraat 65
2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Tel: 03 257 13 72
Annual Tuition Rates: €10,000 - 17,500 per year

Offering the full British curriculum (Key stage 1,2,3, GCSE, A'Level) for children between the ages of 3 and 18 years. All IGCSE subjects are examined by the University of Cambridge International Examinations Board (CIE). AS and A-Level subjects are examined by one of the following three examination boards: AQA, CIE or Edexcel.

A.C. Montessori Kids
Address: Route de Rénipont 4
Lasne 1380 Belgium
Tel: 32 26 336 652
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This is a bilingual English/French Montessori school for children aged 18 months – 12 years. Each class has at least two Montessori trained teachers - one native English speaker and one native French speaker. Additional activities include weekly music, art and gym lessons, as well as sports and drama for the older children.

European School of Mol
Address: Europawijk 100,
2400 Mol, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)14/56.31.01
Tuition fees:
Nursery school: 3,466.03 EURO
Primary school: 4,738.34 EURO
Secondary school: 6,461.36 EURO
Partial exemptions from school fees based on income are possible.
For families with more than one child in the school, these rates for the second child will be reduced by 20%. For a third or any next child, the schoolfees will be reduced by 40%

Catering for ages 3 – 18 the school offers a nursery, primary and secondary cycle to all children. Pupils come from Europe and beyond, with currently more than 50 nationalities united at the school. From the age of 3, all children receive tuition in the language of their section (English, Dutch, French or German). From the age of 6 children can be taught a second language. By the end of their secondary studies, pupils will have had the opportunity to study up to five languages, mainly taught by native speakers.

French Schools in Antwerp

Lycée Français d'Anvers
Address: Lamorinièrestraat 168a
Antwerp 2018 Belgium
Tel: 32 (0)32 391 889
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This French school is certified by the Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs of France. Classes are available from kindergarten to senior high school. The senior school prepares pupils for the French Baccalaureate. It emphasizes a practical knowledge of modern languages (English, French, Dutch; optionally German and Spanish). Intensive course in French as a foreign language is provided when necessary.

Waterloo

St. John's International School (STJ)
Address: Drève Richelle 146
1410 Waterloo Belgium
Tel: 0032 2 352 0610
Annual Tuition Rates: €13,255 - 29,695 per year

St. John's International School is an international, non-denominational private day school. It was founded by a group of Catholic nuns belonging to Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) in 1964. Classes are offered from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, and it offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. AP programs are also offered by the school.

European Montessori School (E.M.S.)
Address: 12 Avenue Beau Séjour
1410 Waterloo Belgium
Tel: 02/354.00.33
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Following the montessori system, this school provides bilingual education for children aged 15 months to 14 years. The curriculum is enriched by our programs in computer, art and drama.

Scandinavian School of Brussels
Address: Square d'Argenteuil 5
B-1410 Waterloo Belgium
Tel: 32 (0)2 357 06 70
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school is accredited by the school authorities in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Danish students are either following the Norwegian or the IB curriculum with specific lessons in their mother tongues. SSB has been accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization since 1985. The school is affiliated with SUF (Svensk Utlandsundervisnings Förening), GNUF (Norske Utlandsskolers Forening) and CESSIB (Council of English-Speaking Schools in the Benelux).

World International School
Address: 280 Chaussée de Waterloo
1640 Rhode St Genèse Belgium
Tel: 32 (0)2 358 5606
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school caters to pupils aged 2.5 to 18 and offers the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the IB Diploma. It is also a University of Cambridge International Examinations Centre. The curriculum prepares students for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the Cambridge International Advanced Level programme (A level). It is also accredited by the French Community (Communauté Française). This means that WIS students will no longer be required to pass external tests to prove the validity of their education.

Mons

SHAPE International School
Address: Avenue de Paris, Bldg. 706
Mons 7010 Belgium
Tel: 32 (0)65 44 5715/5755
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The SHAPE International School is part of the Supreme Headquarters of Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE). The school is a federated complex in which an integrated kindergarten and ten national sections which operate side by side. These including Belgian, Canadian, German, Italian, Norwegian, British and American representatives with the co-operation of an international General Unit. Enrollment in the SHAPE International School is limited to children of SHAPE members or other authorized personnel. Sixteen NATO countries and twenty-one nations having adhered to the 'Partnership for Peace' program are represented in the student body. EFL and French classes are organized for non-English and non-French speaking students, enrolled in the British, US and Belgian Sections.