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.

As an international school, this institute delivers several quality diplomas. Pupils can expect to obtain the certificates of the Cambridge, Belgian French Community (CEB) and Belgian Flemish Community (IDP) educational programs.

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


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


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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.


Quality education is provided in this establishment part of the European Schools network. The classes are taught in seven different languages, notably French, English, German and Spanish. Pupils are encouraged to be proactive, open-minded and multitask.

ISB - Brussels

ISB - Brussels
The International School of Brussels offers quality education to more than a thousand students from almost 70 countries. This institution that provides classes in English is the oldest of its kind in Belgium.
Tel : 02 / 661 42 11

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


This institution welcomes more than a thousand pupils from some 60 countries in its modern facilities. Classes prepares students for the university. They can get their A Levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma as well as BTEC vocational courses. The primary school provides skills-based learning that helps children flourish.
Tel : 02 / 766 04 30

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How to prepare for the start of the school year?

As for the public schools, the international schools of Belgium open their doors in September each year. So if your child is going to enter one for the first time this year, there are several steps to have him prepared. Here are the few things that have to be done after having fulfilled the registration process:

  • Usually, the teachers dress a list of the supplies that will be needed during the course of the year. If you already know, buy all the school material (books, textbooks, arts and craft supplies, and so on.) ;
  • It is also the right time to reorganise the time schedule of your kid, especially his bed and meal time so that he will pick up the school rhythm gradually.
  • Do not hesitate to establish a new routine that will follow the schedule of the school year: plan less outdoor activities and more reading time, and so on.
  • Be sure to have all the needed clothes ready: sport outfit, pressed uniform, winter shoes…
  • If you plan to let your child go to school alone, make sure he knows the journey. Why not go with him a few times?

On a more personal note, talk to your child and answer his potential fears or questions about his new school. It may be a big change for him, so you can appease him by describing what a typical day will look like. If you know other parents of pupils, organise a meeting with the kids.

Information published on the 24th June 2020 on the webpage Brussels Expats / International Schools.

More information about international schools in Brussels

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.