Brussels
International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

The International School of Brussels

CurriculumInternational
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class 20
First year fees: €36,050

Fees / Price

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

Yearly fees: €34,050
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: €2,000
Total first year fees: €36,050
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

1550

Number of nationalities represented in the school

70

Max. number of students per class

20

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

English is the main language of teaching, learning and communication at ISB. It is therefore important that all students become proficient in the academic language of the classroom. ISB offers an ELD programme (English Language Development) to enable students to acquire the level of literacy in English
needed to access curriculum in all subjects. Assessment is done on entry and students are placed into levels (Intensive, Intermediate and Advanced). Ongoing assessment then allows students to move between the levels as appropriate.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese.
In addition to the above languages, ISB is offering an expanded range of languages as part of the home language programme after school. The home language programme is designed to support students in maintaining the language and culture of their home country.

Use of technology in the classroom

Every child, from age 3 to 19, is provided with access to age appropriate technologies. In the Early Childhood Centre, this means digital cameras, educational games and tablet computers available for use in every classroom.
From grades 3 to 5, students are engaged directly in one to one computing, meaning that every student has his or own tablet computer for use in the classroom, integrating technology and research skills into the curriculum to complement all units of study.
Students in grade six and up are given their own tablets, which they can use in class and take home to use on assignments, finally bridging the gap between home and the classroom and ensuring students can be independent in learning that can occur at virtually anytime and anywhere.

Uniform required

No

Entry evaluation for students

Placement test

External examinations/assessments available

IB Diploma, SAT, TOEFL

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

ISB accepts children with a broad range of learning and developmental disabilities.

Learning support offered

Multidisciplinary teaming is a well-established best practice in the field. Within the team there are experienced professionals with specialized expertise in pedagogical support and mediation of learning and cognitive disabilities, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and counseling.

School start time

8:45

School finish time

Between 15:20 and 15:40 depending on the grade level.

Supervised care before/after school

ISB provides an extended after school care programme for its students (ages 3-12 years) until 18:00 from Monday to Thursday.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Activities include Art, Baton, Cricket, Chinese, Cooking, Drama, Chess, Climbing, Exploring Language, Math, Martial Arts, Movie Dance, Science, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Yoga ...

School provided lunches

Yes, the school has 2 cafeterias.

Sports activities included

American football, badminton, baseball, basketball, dance, cross country, field hockey, fitness club, golf, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor grass field, and two full-size artificial ones as well as a track for running and field events. Furthermore, there are two indoor tennis courts. In addition to that, there are two large gymnasiums, and an Outdoor Education Centre packed with climbing walls and mountain bikes.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School of Brussels is an English language international school in Brussels.

Teaching approach of the school

ISB believes that everybody can learn.

ISB is committed to developing Independent Learners and International Citizens in an environment where all students are included, challenged and successful.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: admissions@isb.be
School's webpage: www.isb.be
School's Fees webpage: www.isb.be/page.cfm?p=3656
Address: Kattenberg 19 1170 Brussels Belgium