Brussels American School

Brussels American School

The Brussels American School (BAS) is located in Brussels in the commune of Sterrebeek and numbers approximately 300 students. The school provides a wide variety of programs for kindergarten through 12th grade (elementary, middle and high school).
The BAS was constructed in Brussels to support the American military and NATO Headquarters.
This school belongs to a federal organization known as the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS), a school system consisting of approximately 150 schools worldwide. DoDDS is a subordinate unit of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), which is based in Arlington, Virginia. DoDEA falls under the authority of the Secretary of Defense.

The school is a US Department of Defense Education school, and certain requisites for enrollment may apply. The availability of spaces for non-US Department of Defense dependents may be limited.

Brussels American School
Address : J.F. Kennedylaan 1, 1933 Sterrebeek (Zaventem, Brussels)
Phone : +32 02-280-9000

General Informations – Brussels American School

  • Age : 3 years to 18 years
  • Sections : Elementary, Middle and High school
  • Language of instruction : English
  • Curriculum : DoDEA Curriculum (Department of Defense Education Activity)
  • Number of pupils/students in the school : About 300 pupils/students
  • Native language teachers : Yes
  • Uniform required : No
  • Optional extra languages : French, Dutch…
  • Extracurricular activities : chess, art, french, drama, soccer, track, cross country, basketball, wrestling, tennis, cheerleading…
  • School Bus : Yes

Education Cycles – Brussels American School

The school caters for all levels of a child’s education.

  • Elementary school : from 3 to 5 years old
  • Middle school : from 6 to 10 years old
  • High school : from 11 to 18 years old

Curriculum – Brussels American School

The DoDEA Curriculum provides an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment.
Each elementary students in the BAS receives weekly instruction in physical education, host nation (French and Dutch), art, music, library science, computer science and enrichment.
The middle and high school provide a well-rounded selection of courses so that students are well prepared for the twenty first century. The BAS offers a variety of Advanced Placement course for our students such as calculus, french, statistics, world history, language, literature, chemistry and physics.

Extracurricular – Brussels American School

Extracurricular activities such as chess, art, drama, football, soccer, track, cross country, basketball, wrestling, tennis, cheerleading or languages are available for students.


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