The Japanese School of Brussels (ブラッセル日本人学校 or Burasseru Nihonjin Gakkō in Japanese, JSB) is located in Auderghem. This international school numbers more than 300 students, courses are provided in Japanese and follow the national Japanese curriculum. Elementary school (6 – 12 years) and secondary school (12 until 15 years) start in April with school year from mid-April to mid-March.
The Japanese School of Brussels
Avenue des Meuniers 133
General Informations – The Japanese School of Brussels
- Age : 6 years to 18 years
- Sections : Primary and Secondary
- Language of instruction : Japanese
- Curriculum : Japanese curriculum
- Diploma : Japanese pimary and secondary diploma
- Number of pupils/students in the school : About 300 pupils/students
- Native language teachers : Yes
- Uniform required : No
- Average class size : 20 pupils/students per class
- Optional extra languages : English and French
- Extracurricular activities : Yes
- School Bus : Yes, school bus available
School curriculum – Japanese School of Brussels
The school offers the same primary and secondary Japanese national curriculum as in Japan. This allows Japanese students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to easily rejoin the Japanese program once back in Japan.
Unique School in Belgium – Japanese School of Brussels
The Japanese school opened in 1979 and is still the only Japanese international school in Belgium. The school is medium in size with two floors for a maximum capacity of 500 students. It responds to a constant demand from Japanese families who settle in Belgium for professional reasons and for a limited period of time (a few years).
More concretely, large Japanese companies with a subsidiary in Brussels offer each year to some Japanese employees to work in Brussels for a few years. Hence, the importance for children to continue to follow a Japanese education so as not to lose their educational level during their stay in Belgium. This is the reason why since 2000, the school is funded by both Japanese companies based in Belgium (Brussels) and the Ministry of Education of Japan (Monbusho).