Discover Brussels' international schools for your children

AGNES SCHOOL - Etterbeek

A bilingual school ! A Christian school ! A school of life !

In the heart of Brussels, Agnes School offers parents an educative project with guaranteed personal development and academic excellence for each child, with a christian vision of family and life.

Official diploma at end of schooling : Cambridge, Belgian French Community (CEB) and Belgian Flemish Community (IDP)

Rue Louis Hap, 143 - 1040 Bruxelles
Tel : 02 / 736 13 86


enfants qui écoutent dans une salle colorée
This school welcomes pupils since the pre-primary cycle to dispense them the program of the French Education. However, the pedagogy is strongly centred on the languages and it is attended by children of dozens of nationalities.

ISB - Brussels

ISB - Brussels
The ISB in Brussels is composed by 1500 students from 70 countries. It is simply the oldest and largest English-medium international school in Belgium.
Tel : 02 / 661 42 11


The European School gives the opportunity to its pupils to choose between many options to guide them in an ideal degree course. The students are divided in seven linguistic sections : french, german, spanish, dutch...


This school is an independent, bilingual (English-French) pre-primary, primary and secondary school. It is situated near the European Institutions.
Tel: 02 / 230 02 18

BEPS – International School in Brussel

This international school in Brussels provides high quality courses to children aged from 2 to 14. Classes are given in English for a total immersion and they are prepared to pass the International Baccalaureate. They will also have access to numerous activities (sports clubs, cooking, discovering nature, etc.).

Tel : 02 / 648 4311


Located on a beautiful, spacious campus with ultra-modern facilities, this all-through international school is home to 1,350 students and 70 nationalities. The secondary school offers three pre-university routes : A Levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma and BTEC vocational courses. The primary school provides inquiry-driven, skills-based learning that helps children flourish.
Tel : 02 / 766 04 30

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What can these schools provide you?

International schools often provide lessons in English, which is interesting if your children want to evolve in an international company or institution in his professional career or to pursue his studies in an English or an American university. As a result, most of the other pupils, and even some teachers, come from all around the globe. This intercultural environment has a beneficial effect on their development and their learning of other cultures which is a good way to open their mind and improve their general knowledge.

Generally, the level of education is higher than the national standard in Belgium. At the end of the cursus, the diplomas give you access to the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), to the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level or to the American High School Diploma depending on the program of the school you are enrolled. As students are prepared to successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (or IBDP), they are eligible to the most prestigious universities of the world.

Another great difference is that they are highly encouraged to involve in a large number of extracurricular activities. This is a way to learn each other in another context and to keep them active in their own education since they will choose something in which they are really interested.

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The reasons to enter an international school

If you have just arrived in Belgium or that you want your children to speak English fluently as soon as possible, international are a good choice. Most of the time every class is given in that language so that the assimilation is facilitated. Other languages such as Dutch, Spanish and so on are also part of most programs. As we sometimes hear, a language is an open window to the world and this international environment will help pupils to be more open to the world and other cultures.

What are the programs followed?

In general, these institutes work with the French or the English school system. If both are recognized as quality programs, there are some major differences between these two. For example, the English one is known to leave more freedom by encouraging pupils to participate more whether in class (with essays, oral presentations...) or in extracurricular activities. By contrast, the French one focus more on the structure, the discipline and the results. Thus, each system has its own strengths.

What are the differences between an international and an European school?

In an international school, most of the lessons are given in a sole language – except in bilingual schools. The cursus is the same as the one followed in the country where the school is settled: French, English, American, etc. education system. Concerning European public schools, the priority is given to pupils whose parents work in institutions such as NATO or the U.N. Given that only a small number of students are admitted, other children are encouraged to enter accredited European school.

Furthermore, the international school cycle most often leads to the delivery of an International Baccalaureate (IB), recognized around the world. The students will then have access, just like the nationals, to more than 2,000 universities located in 75 countries. In the European (or Accredited European) schools, pupils obtain the European Baccalaureate (EB) at the end of the 7th year of secondary school. This degree is recognized in Europe as well as in some other partner countries.