Education and Schools in Brussels
Brussels has many different types of schools available for expat children. Most parents will either enrol their children in a school operating within the Belgium public system or one of the many following an international curriculum.
Some schools teach the English curriculum, while others are bilingual and follow the national curriculum for France, the Netherlands or Germany.
Private international Catholic and Anglican schools are available, but the annual fees for private schooling can be steep at around 5,000 euro per year for primary level or 6,000 euro per year for secondary level. 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.
The school year generally begins in September and runs to early June.