Brussels
International curriculum
Ages 6 to 18

Bogaerts International School

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CurriculumInternational
Age RangeAges 6 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class 13
Max. students per class 19
First year fees: €18,200

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in EUR

Yearly fees: €17,200
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: €1,000
Total first year fees: €18,200
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

100

Number of nationalities represented in the school

32

Most common nationality

Belgian

Ratio of local students to international students

1/3

Max. number of students per class

19

Average number of students per class

13

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

English, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Smartboards, Projectors, Computers, Tablets, Notebooks

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

No

Approximate hours of homework given

N/A

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Language Placement Tests

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

95%

External examinations/assessments available

International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Checkpoint Examinations

Results in these examinations

N/A

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

N/A

School bus service available

Yes

School start time

8:15

School finish time

16:30

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A vast array

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

A vast array

Sports facilities at the school

A vast array

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Bogaerts International School is committed to developing students who are internationally minded, independent, and enthusiastic about life and learning. Our school strives for excellence in a happy, caring community founded on integrity and respect.

Teaching approach of the school

Our goal is to break the stereotypical school system mould of overcrowded classrooms, teachers that are not committed, and students who get lost in the maze. As such, our main goal is to instil a desire to learn; to nurture students' curiosity and enthusiasm about the world and 'things' out there.
We believe this begins by empowering students – showing them that teaching is not preaching and that their education is a collaborative effort.

In practice, teachers engage with students both as a group and one-on-one.
Generally, teachers lecture for a maximum of 20 minutes before 'getting their hands dirty' and working alongside the students.

This allows teachers to not only keep tabs on the level of each student continually but also maximises the chances for teachers to quickly catch students who may not have fully grasped a concept. Finally, this method also allows each student to work at his/her own pace, all while continually moving forward.

We refer in sporting terms as one way of explaining our method. In essence, we "train" students because each student is unique. In treating each student as a unique person, we can tailor the pace and rigour of lessons. We have seen this method work extremely well, as it has been the cornerstone of the Brussels School's education for the past 30 years.

We intend to apply this method very carefully. Consequently, our junior motto is: "More at school, less at home!" We encourage students to put in a maximum effort at school from 8:15 am until 3:15 pm, with a reward of having less homework when they do so.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: info@bischool.com
School's webpage: www.bischool.com
School's Fees webpage: www.bischool.com/admissions
Address: 555 Rue Engeland 1180 Brussels – Belgium