We are committed to creating a happy, dynamic school where children are inspired and parents’ participation helps create a strong, happy community, high standards of behaviour and healthy, carefully supported academic and social development. Our driving vision is to provide a multi-lingual educational context where children develop passion for life and learning and our pupils strive to be the best they can be.
Children join a language section: eg English, French, etc, where the first and second language curricula are taught by native speakers. Specialist teaching is given to children for whom the language of the section is not their mother tongue and for children experiencing specific learning difficulties.
Pupils learn to be fluent and literate in several languages – their first language (L1) + one other modern European language (L2: either English, French or German). A third European language (L3) is introduced at the start of secondary school with an optional fourth in S4. This prepares them for a future in which language skills and a global perspective enable deep cultural understanding and worldwide mobility in later life.
Each child has a unique story to tell in their own voice as well as riches to receive from others. We aim to create an atmosphere of well-being and enjoyment in learning, where each child fully benefits from all that is offered at one of the most beautiful green campuses in Europe.
The key features of the European School Brussels – Argenteuil are :
- A strong curriculum taught through several modern European languages with an strong emphasis on both scientific discovery and cultural understanding.
- The unique multi-lingual and multi-cultural ethos particular to the European Schools, enhanced by all that is best in the Nordic educational context found at the stunningly beautiful natural estate of the Castle of Argenteuil.
- The development from the outset of conceptual skills built by a multilingual approach which benefits learning in all areas.
- We focus on developing the whole child and nurturing their natural aptitudes to ensure that each pupil leaves here ready to meet whatever challenges await.
- The question we ask is not “how intelligent is your child?”, rather “in what ways is your child intelligent?”. Our message to them is simple: try to be the best you can be in everything you do.
- Preparation for the highly regarded European Baccalaureate, which provides access to higher education across the world.
- Provision of the European Schools’ curriculum through modern languages by fully qualified native speakers.
- Strong individual support and thoughtfully differentiated classroom learning.
European School Accreditation.
In March 2018, the Accreditation Agreement was signed between the General Secretary of the European Schools, Mr. Marchegiano and the legal representative for the Belgian government, Mrs. Roba. Making our school the first Accredited European School in Belgium. Being an Accredited European Schools gives us access to the wide European Schools’ network of teaching and learning. The European Schools are official educational establishments controlled jointly by the governments of the Member States of the European Union. The European Schools’ programme was devised in 1953 when the first school opened in Luxembourg. Currently there are 27 schools spread throughout the European Union that follow the programme. Fourteen of these schools are part of the expanding group of Accredited European Schools. These are national schools following the European Schools curriculum.