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Languages of instructionEnglish, French, and German
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English, French, and German
Native English, French, and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English, French, and German)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €12,671
to: €13,987
Address: Lange Eikstraat 71 1970 Wezembeek-Oppem Belgium

Pre-school is bilingual, the parents can choose between German-English and German-French. In our Primary and Secondary school, the main language of instruction is German.
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Native English, French, and German speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English, French, and German

Command of the German language is a prerequisite for entry into any International German School. IDSB prioritizes communication in German in the pre-school to give all students a sound start. To ensure all students master German individual support courses, comprising small classes, are offered to assist non-native speakers through an intensive GFL (German as a Foreign Language) course.

Additional language classes offered by the school

English, French, , Spanish, Dutch, Latin

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Use of technology in the classroom

The iDSB classrooms are equipped with digital whiteboards and laptops.

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, we are using virtual classrom technologies like Teams or Padlets.

External examinations or assessments available

Pupils can select to sit any of the examinations that are available in Germany, the basic school qualification after year 9, secondary school certificate after year 10, technical school qualification and the German “Abitur” after grade 12.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade level.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

IDSB respects and understands that each child is unique and learns at their own pace.

Learning support offered

IDSB offers special support to each child, individually tailored to meet their needs, to help each pupil concentrate on strengths while improving weaknesses.

Student access to education psychologist


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline for enrolling new students but we recommend to register new pupils latest in April / May.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

8:00 am

School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

After school care at the primary school, for children aged 6 to 10, begins at 3:30 pm and runs to 5:15 pm.

School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

IDSB offers many clubs and activities. Pupils can choose from a variety of activities that they enjoy- drama, sports, dancing, music, art, pottery or languages.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

2 modern and fully equipped gyms, playing field, small fitness room.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The iDSB (international German School Brussels), a modern school with a pleasant atmosphere, is set in the green heart of Wezembeek-Oppem, a quiet community, to the east of Brussels. IDSB caters for all levels of a child's education. The campus consists of a bilingual pre-school, a primary school and a secondary school that includes a technical school. As a reliable all-day school iDSB provides its students with an extensive choice of subjects and extra-curricular activities. iDSB believes in the importance of developing the sporting, artistic, organizational, analytical and social abilities of all students. The school's dedicated team of teachers works hard to ensure a safe, pleasant and trusting school environment, to help achieve this goal they are assisted by a psychologist and a social worker.

Teaching approach of the school

IDSB believes in a co-operative learning experience. All pupils learn through independent study and teamwork. The iDSB focuses on self-directed education to help pupils achieve a high level of technical and interdisciplinary knowledge. The school's 'fit-4-life' and Lions quest programs emphasis personal growth and development in all pupils. iDSB is an innovative, interdisciplinary school that offers a broad range of subjects, some of which are taught bilingually.

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