Expert Info

Posted by Magnusmolb
on 17 Sep 2018

Hi

We are moving tom brussels in January and are looking for schools for our children 10 and 5. We are lloking at both public and international/private schools. What is best? We will be stayhing in Brussels 2-3 years.

thankful for ur replies

Magnus

Meagan on 26 Sep 2018

Hi Magnus,

Are your children able to speak French or Dutch? I'm assuming their home language is English? Public schools will teach in one of these two languages. There is some support for English speakers, but it's limited. It's worth remembering though that the younger they are the easier it will be for them to pick up a new language, although if it's only a temporary move it might not be worth going through the difficulty of this. 

In the case of only passing through for a few years, it's usually best to opt for an international school for minimum disruption, preferably one where they can continue with the curriculum they currently learn. Being a major EU capital, there are many good international schools to choose from in Brussels, many of which teach the British, US, or International Baccalaureate curricula. Have a look at the Expat Arrivals list of recommended international schools in Brussels, as well as the Education and Schools in Brussels page for some more info.

Hope this helps! 

Best of luck.

- Meagan

*Edited to add: I've just seen now on your profile that you're from Denmark. In that case, the Scandinavian School of Brussels might be a good fit.