International School of Flanders Waterloo – ISF Waterloo

International School of Flanders Waterloo
ISF Waterloo is a vibrant and friendly international school near Brussels on on the border of Rhode Saint Genese and Waterloo with excellent transport links.
It caters for children between 2 ½ – 18 years of age.

ISF Waterloo offers small class sizes, individual attention and differentiated learning to all students. The school follows the UK national literacy and numeracy curriculum, the International Primary Curriculum and the Cambridge Secondary checkpoint.

As the International School of Flanders is one school with two campuses (ISF Waterloo and ISF Tervuren), both follow the same academic and enrichment programmes and are both fully accredited by CIS (Council of International Schools) and COBIS (Council of British International Schools).

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International School of Flanders Waterloo

Chaussée de Waterloo, 280
1640 Rhode-Saint-Genèse, Belgium
Telephone : +32 (0)2 358 56 06

ISF Waterloo

General Information – ISF Waterloo

  • Age : 2 ½ – 18 years
  • Sections : Daycare, Pre-school, Primary and Secondary
  • Language of instruction : English
  • Curriculum : International Primary Curriculum and Cambridge Secondary checkpoint curriculum
  • Diploma : IGCSE and AS and A Level from Cambridge International Assessment
  • Number of pupils/students in the school : Approximately 240 students
  • Native language teachers : Yes or equivalent
  • Uniform required : No
  • Average class size : Max 18 pupils/class
  • optional extra languages : French, with the possibility to do Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, German and Chinese as independent candidates
  • Extracurricular activities : Yes, large range of activities
  • School Bus : Bus services available. For parents who have children in both Primary and Secondary sections, ISF offers a free shuttle service from ISF Waterloo campus to ISF Tervuren campus

Education Cycles – ISF Waterloo

The school provides education from Pre-school to secondary school. Daycare is also available :

  • DAYCARE : six weeks – 2,5 years
  • PRE-SCHOOL : 2,5 – 4 years
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL : 4 – 11 years
  • SECONDARY SCHOOL : 11 – 18 years

Curriculum – ISF Waterloo


The ISF Daycare facility accommodates up to 15 children aged six weeks old. The internal layout, decorations, and equipment are based on scientific research into how babies’ visual stimuli condition the development of their brains, and our designs optimise that development.
The professional staff of the daycare speaks at minimum English, French and Dutch, so the children are exposed to all languages throughout the day.
ISF International Daycare is supervised by Kind & Gezin (Flanders’ Child & Family Agency).

ISF Waterloo – Daycare


The ISF Waterloo Pre-School sets an excellent foundation for a lifetime of learning, catering for children between 2 ½ – 4 years of age. The children follow a two-year program, covering six different IPC Units.
The Pre-School is situated in a spacious self-contained villa, comprising two classroom areas, a lunchroom, kitchen, rest area and age-appropriate toilets.
There are two self-contained play areas at the front and the back of the villa and the Early Years Playground with sandpits, climbing frames and toys, which the children use during their supervised morning break. Pre-School follows the International Primary Curriculum for Early Years. This is an internationally oriented program based on thematic units.

ISF Waterloo – Pre-school


In Primary, ISF Waterloo focuses on a wide variety of activities which are integrated into all learning tasks.
As the children develop through each stage, their work becomes more structured, without losing the fun element of learning. Children are encouraged to develop at their own pace and small class sizes ensure individual attention and teacher support.
The school offers the International Primary Curriculum, which is an internationally minded, thematic based curriculum that encourages students to develop the ability to learn and acquire the skills needed to become life-long learners.

Alongside the IPC curriculum, ISF also runs strong international literacy and numeracy programs.
The school also offers Additional English to non-native English speakers to help them integrate faster into school life.

ISF Waterloo – Primary school


Middle School 11-14 years
In Years 7-9, ISF Waterloo follows a curriculum based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales, tailored to the students’ needs, for Maths, English and Science, and a modified programme in other subjects.

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) 14-16 Years
ISF Waterloo follows the IGCSE two year programme from Cambridge and is completed with formal examinations at the end of the 2nd year, when students receive an internationally recognised set of graded certificates denoting a standardised level of formal education at secondary school.

AS and A-Level 16-18 Years
The A-Level curriculum caters for students aged 17-18, preparing them for University entrance.
A-Level is a two year course in selected subjects (normally 3-4). The A-Level students also take part in a work experience and community service programme.

ISF Waterloo – Secondary school

Inventum International Online School – ISF Waterloo

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Extracurricular – ISF Waterloo

ISF Waterloo provides a variety of lunchtime and after-school clubs each half term (Yoga, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Taekwondo, Cooking, Arts and Crafts, Music, Spanish and Dutch).
Apart from that, day trips, residential trips, swimming, primary choir, supervised studies are also organised.

ISF Waterloo – Extra Curricular Activities

School fees – ISF Waterloo

More information about school fees at ISF Waterloo HERE

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