Brussels
German curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

International German School of Brussels

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CurriculumGerman
Language of instructionGerman
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): €10,150
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction German
Native German teachers
Extra languages (other than German)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: €10,150
Address: Lange Eikstraat 71 1970 Wezembeek-Oppem Belgium

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Number of students

770

Native German speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in 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

French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Latin, Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

In order to work, communicate and present effectively IDSB is equipped with digital whiteboards and laptops.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade level.

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.

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

Yes

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

15:40

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.

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.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

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

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

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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