International Schools in Luxembourg

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

Education in Luxembourg

The Ministère de l'Education is in charge of organizing and overseeing the national education plan of Luxembourg. Education is compulsory for all children between 4 and 16. Younger children may attend optional nursery schools (education précoce).

Children must be enrolled at the education department (Service de l'Enseignement) in the commune of residence and registered on the citizens's register of the Bureau de Population. Parents receive an enrollment letter from the commune where they reside, which must be sent back before 1 April. Starting at age three (by September 1st) they may enroll in a nursery school.

Luxembourg's three official languages (Luxembourgish, French and German) mean that the system is formatted trilingually. Students usually learn to read and write in German in primary school, then learn French and Luxembourgish. Proficiency in all three languages is required to graduate public school.

Students receive either general or technical education and complete their studies with examinations. The general education is a preparation for higher education with two divisions: lower and upper. Technical education has three cycles with the first allowing students to learn a trade, the second leading to an aptitude certificate and the last includes technical instruction that prepares them for a university course.

More information on the stages of education and schools can be found in the EasyExpat Guide to Luxembourg.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Luxembourg. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.

There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. Schools also 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.

Accreditation & Membership

  • Council of International Schools (CoIS) 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.
  • European Council of International Schools (ECIS) is a collaborative network promoting the ideals and best practice of international education.
  • Council of British International Schools (COBIS) is a responsive organisation that serves, supports and represents its member schools.

International Schools in Luxembourg

International School of Luxembourg (ISL)
Address: 36 boulevard Pierre Dupong
L-1430 Luxembourg
Tel: (352) 26 04 40
Tuition Rates: €10,500 - 17,140 per year

An English-language, privately owned non-profit school with classes from pre-school through twelfth grade. ISL offers the International Baccalaureate program for students in their final two years of school as well as IGCSEs and the ISL High School Diploma. French is taught from kindergarten and the teaching of German begins in the Upper School. ISL hosts several after-school "mother-tongue" programmes serving the Japanese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Italian, German, and Icelandic communities. A comprehensive English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme makes it possible for non-native speakers of English to integrate fully into the curriculum as well as the social life of the school.

St. George's International School
Address: 11, rue des Peupliers
L-2328 Luxembourg
Tel: 352 42 32 24
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

English language education for girls and boys aged 3 to 18. The curriculum is based on that of England and Wales, enriched to encompass an international focus. It is a member of the ECIS and COBIS.

European School in Luxembourg
Address: Boulevard Konrad Adenauer, 23
L-1115 Luxembourg
Tel: (352) 432082-1
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The European School in Luxembourg operates under the joint authority of the national government and that of the European Union. It offers education up to and including a European Baccalaureate, recognised within the EU and a number of other states. Subjects are taught in different languages, although the curriculum remains the same throughout.

Waldorf School
Address: 45, rue de l'Avenir
L-1147 Luxembourg
Tel: (352) 46 69 32
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

International school for all ages with instruction in English, German and French. It offers the International Baccalaureate.

French International School in Luxembourg

Lycée Vauban
Address: 1 Av Joseph Sax, L-2515 Luxembourg
BP 1831, L-1018 Luxembourg
Tel: (352) 46 20 55
Tuition Rates: 1,842 - 2,708 per year

French language international school with a curriculum based on the French system with classes taught in French. The school operates under the auspices of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is run in conjunction with the AEFE (Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad).

École française du Luxembourg (EFL)
Address: 188 Avenue de la Faïencerie
1511 Luxemburg City, Luxembourg
Tel: 352 46 37 72 1
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A French language school with English from CM1 and German as a foreign language taught in the high school section. The EFL is a school approved by the Ministry of Education French.

École privée Marie-Consolatrice (EPMC)
Address: 101 r. de Luxembourg
4221 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Tel: 352 57 12 57 1
Tuition Rates: €120 per quarter

A free and religious school, founded by the Sisters of St. Elizabeth. It operates in the French language and is open to girls of all nationalities.

Russian International School in Luxembourg

Kalinka Russian school
Address: 19, rue Guillaume Schneider
Tel: (352) 621 528 407
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Russian language international school.