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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 28 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €12,500
to: €22,500
Address: Kontichsesteenweg 40 2630 Aartselaar Belgium

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

The total number of our students usually fluctuates around 200. As we are a school for expats this number may vary upon the time as they are coming and going to/from the country for their work assignments.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

We have over 40 nationalities represented.

Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

The school is mainly attended by expat students although we have some locals with mixed roots (one of the parents being usually from another country).

Native English speaking teachers

Not necessarily. ISBe teachers are passionate, dedicated, highly qualified and come from all over the world, including English speaking countries, but not exclusively.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we have an English as a Second Language (ESL) programme to help students who are not fluent in English to keep up with their classes.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Dutch, French.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class

Variable, usually around 15 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Classrooms are equipped with the latest technology, and from Class 4 onwards we have a 1:1 Chromebook programme.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes. All our teachers are tech-savvy and ready to teach remotely like they did during the Covid-19 emergency.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available


Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Although some home-works are requested they aren't at the core of the school's learning

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

A vast majority of our students continue their studies in higher education, equipped with their IB diploma that allows them to apply to any university around the world.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school has a student services team that works with teachers, parents, students and external agencies to ensure the best possible learning opportunities and outcomes for each child. Learning programmes are differentiated for varying abilities and teachers adopt a range of strategies to cater for individual needs in the areas of EAL, Learning support, Gifted and Talented; and Special needs.

Learning support offered

The style of support program is determined by the needs of individuals. This may require students to work individually or in small groups with support staff in or outside of the classroom.
As an inclusive school, ISBe admits students with mild learning difficulties and English language acquisition challenges. Based on our available facilities and resources, we strive to deliver support services while maintaining the integrity of our learning programme.
Where necessary, external agencies are accessed to facilitate in depth assessments, in order to identify underlying issues and recommend strategies for support.

Entry evaluation for students

We usually invite students to spend a couple of hours in the class before taking further steps in the admission process.

Waiting list

Although we don't usually have waiting list we strongly suggest to book your seat as soon as possible, as classes may fill up very quickly.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Students can enrol throughout the whole year.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

School starts at 8.30.

School finish time

The school finishes at 15.30, unless if the student is enrolled in after school activities

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available

Yes we have bus routes from various locations ion Belgium, including Brussels, Mechelen and Antwerp.

School provided lunches

No, all students are required to bring their own lunch.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

The school has a lunch room fully equipped for the children to warm up and consume their food respecting different dietary requirements and a fridge.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Children can choose from a range of extracurricular activities, including artistic expression, music, sports, swimming, drama, , dance, ICT coding and programming, etc.

Sports activities included

The school offers a wide variety of activities like Basketball, Swimming, Baseball, Gymnastics, Dance, Cricket, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton, Football, etc.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We also believe in exposure to competition and we also create opportunities where we put an emphasis on performance, skill level and healthy competition. We do this in our training sessions for our School Sport teams and competitions we hold against other schools. Our School sports are Football, Basketball, Swimming, Badminton and Cricket.

Sports facilities at the school

The campus has a small gym equipped for Pre-school activities. Moreover, for all our sports and PE lessons, we use the excellent facilities at the Aartselaar Sports centre. These facilities include an indoor Swimming pool, a large indoor sports hall, an indoor dance hall, an athletics track, a grass football pitch and an artificial grass pitch.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

At ISBe our Guiding Statements are: Dream, Achieve, Celebrate, Unite and to achieve these goals we believe in a holistic education where each child is highly valued and helped to maximise their potential in academic and non-academic areas. To reach our high standards we have highly qualified and dedicated teachers and administrators who care passionately about education and who are committed to ensuring all ISBe children reach their full potential and enjoy school life.

Teaching approach of the school

ISBe prepares students for the 21st century workplace with its emphasis on creativity collaborative learning and presentation skills. Our curriculum and programs embed these concepts. Integrated into this is making familiarity with technology integral to our teaching and learning. Classrooms are equipped with the latest technology and from Class 4 onward we have a 1:1 Chromebook programme. Learning also takes place outside the classroom and we have an extensive range of day and residential trips, where students are taught to become creative problem solvers and independent learners.

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