European School of Brussels 4 Laeken
Drève Sainte-Anne, 86
1020 Brussels, Belgium
The European School of Brussels IV (Laeken) is one of the four located European school in Brussels and numbers approximately 1500 students.
General Informations – European School of Brussels 4 Laeken
- Age : 4 years to 18 years
- Sections : Preschool, Primary and Secondary
- Language of instruction : See table below
- Curriculum : European Programme
- Diploma : European Baccalaureate Diploma*
- Number of pupils/students in the school : About 1500 pupils/students
- Native language teachers : Yes
- Uniform required : No
- Average class size : Depends on options and sections
- Optional extra languages : See table below
- Extracurricular activities : Yes
- School Bus : Yes
*The European Baccalaureate Diploma is globally recognised by international and Belgian universities.
Education Cycles – European School of Brussels IV Laeken
Education starts from the nursery cycle to the Baccalaureate.
- Nursery school : 4 and 5 years old
- Primary school : from 6 to 10 years old
- Secondary school : from 11 to 18 years old
Curriculum – European School of Brussels IV Laeken
The curriculum is the same to all 4 European Schools in Brussels.
It starts with 2 years of early education (nursery school) follows by 5 years of primary school and 7 years of secondary school education.
The nursery school develop children’s personality and abilities, support children’s learning potential and build up respect for others and the environment.
The primary school focus on mother tongue, mathematics and the first foreign language + other activities such as art, physical education, music, discovery of the world and religion/ethics…
The secondary school focus on mother tongue, second foreign language, human sciences and religion or ethics, mathematics, science (physics, chemistry and biology), philosophy, physical education, history and geography + other options such as economics, a third foreign language, ancient Greek…
At the end of the seventh year of secondary education, the European Baccalaureate is taken. This certificate is fully recognised in all the countries of the European Union, as well as in a number of others.
As the below table indicates, the European school of Laeken IV – BR IV – provides seven language sections : Bulgarian, German, English, French, Italian, Dutch and Romanian.
Extracurricular – European School of Brussels IV Laeken
Educational trips: farm classes, sea classes, green classes, snow classes, language trip.
Tuitions fees – European School of Brussels IV Laeken
Category I : The children of staff in the service of the Community institutions are exempt from school fees.
Category II : 10.240,04 € for pupils covered by individual agreements or decisions, each entailing specific rights and obligations for the pupils concerned.
Category III : Pupils who do not belong to categories I & II. These pupils will be admitted to the European Schools in so far as places are available.
Nursery school: 3.880,78 €
Primary school: 5.336,14 €
Secondary school: 7.276,54 €
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