Education and Schools in Brussels


A school crossing sign at a public school in BrusselsUnder the Belgian education system, expat children will be able to attend many different types of schools in Brussels.
 
Most expat parents will either enrol their children in a public school or one of several international schools in Brussels.

Some international schools teach an English curriculum, while others are bilingual and follow the national curriculums of France, the Netherlands or Germany.
 
Private international Catholic and Anglican schools are available, but the annual fees for these schools can be expensive. In many cases children are taught by nationals of their country of origin.

With a large expat community in Brussels, it goes without saying that space at international schools can be difficult to secure. Parents should therefore apply far in advance in order to place their child at their preferred school.

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