The British School of Brussels (BSB)
|Year of Foundation||1969|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades|
|Number of students||1350|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1:9|
|Accreditations||CIS, HMC, COBIS, IB World Schools, AGBIS|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||28,400 EUR (Reception, Years 1 & 2)|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||36,325 EUR (Years 10-13)|
The British School of Brussels (BSB) was founded in 1969 and officially opened in 1970. It has a beautiful site of ten hectares, surrounded by woodlands and lakes near the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren (20-minutes’ drive from central Brussels). The school is a co-educational non-selective day school for students aged 1-18, with 1,350 currently on roll. 30% of the students are British and there are more than 70 other nationalities represented.
Students follow a British-based curriculum adapted to the European context and international student cohort up to age 16 – (I)GCSE. BSB is the only school in Belgium to offer the choice of three pre-university routes: A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (French/Dutch bilingual options) and English BTEC vocational courses in Sport, Business and Hospitality. Additionally, there is a truly bilingual French/English programme for ages 4-14 years.
Our Academic results are amongst the highest of any international school in Europe. Our students achieved a pass rate of 100% in 2020 for the IB diploma, A levels and BTEC. Additionally, BSB achieved the outstanding 38-point average IB score in 2020 and was independently ranked as the number 1 IB Diploma school in Belgium. (2nd in Europe and within the top 50 in the world).
The school has outstanding facilities for Design and Technology, Food & Nutrition and Music and Drama. In 2016 BSB opened its new Sports Centre with a Swimming Pool, International competition standard Gymnasium, Sports Hall and Dance Studio. BSB is the only international school in Belgium to have its own indoor 25m pool. In 2020 the school renewed its outdoor pitches for football, rugby, athletics, tennis and even has installed climbing /bouldering wall.
BSB has a very active parent support network and through “Families of BSB” parents are supported in many ways to help them settle into life in Belgium.
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CurriculumBritish-based curriculum adapted to the European context and international student cohort up to age 16 years. Post-16 students have the choice of three pre-university routes: A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (French/Dutch bilingual options) and English BTEC vocational courses in Sport, Business, Hospitality and Applied Science. We are the only school in Belgium to offer this choice. Additionally we offer a truly bilingual French/English programme for ages 4-14 years.
Languages of instructionEnglish. Plus English/French Bilingual
Foreign languagesFrench, Dutch, Spanish, German
ExaminationsIB Diploma, A Level, BTEC, (I)GCSE
The best school we have ever known! There is an individual understanding of each child according to his/her character, gifts and possibilities. In fact, this gives the impression that every child has a chance at BSB.
The respectful environment at BSB has deeply impressed me. It’s been a privilege to be part of this community.
My children and I have loved every minute of being in Brussels, largely due to the welcome and support we found at BSB! Amazing staff and teachers. My children were so well looked after from day one. I was also very happy with the teaching methodology and what my children were learning.
My three children attended BSB for their Secondary school years and did extremely well - wonderful school is that is supportive, inclusive and exceptionally respectful. Highly recommended.