Family Life

BSB is more than a school; it's an international community.

Whether your child starts at BSB in pre-school or at post-16, and regardless of whether they stay for just a few months or their entire educational journey, we’re there for the whole family all the way through – and, in many cases, before and beyond.

Ours is a diverse and respectful school community, made up of over 70 different nationalities. We forge strong relationships with our families because there’s so much we can learn from each other, and we believe that the most fulfilling education is one which broadens horizons in every sense.

Although many of our families remain with us for years, for others a stay in Belgium is a more temporary arrangement. A bespoke British-meets-international curriculum, along with a warm welcome and commitment to our ‘arms around families’ approach makes settling in and, if required, moving to a new school a seamless process.

Families of BSB

Our parents’ association, Families of BSB (FoBSB), is a welcoming, dynamic and highly supportive group. Run entirely by parent volunteers, FoBSB organise and run a huge range of settling-in activities and events, from initial welcome phone calls and arranging ‘buddy families’ for new starters to language conversation groups and babysitting lists. FoBSB also organises bigger events, including an annual Charity Summer Ball and an end-of-year Picnic on the Pitch. Each year, the committee donates between €20-30K to a wide range of charitable causes, and we’re very proud of our 30 year partnership with the Belgian Special Olympics. Put simply, we’re part-activity group, part supportive network, and we’re open to all to help you feel at home. We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Cavell House

Cavell House is our dedicated parents’ centre, located close to the school entrance. It’s a bright and welcoming purpose-built space perfect for relaxing, socialising or joining one of FoBSB’s many activities, from cookery demonstrations and craft clubs to Pilates and first aid courses.

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Meet BSB families

Our families

What families say about BSB


The Kayaoğlu Family, Turkish

“The past four years at BSB were undoubtedly the best time both our kids had throughout their academic lives. We really are grateful for the wonderful, embracing atmosphere BSB provided them with. We are definitely going to miss BSB.”

— The Kayaoğlu Family, Turkish


The Inoue family, Japanese

“Our whole experience at BSB was excellent. The teachers always encouraged and respected our child’s efforts towards learning. So he enjoyed his school life at BSB and now he is really proud of being part of the BSB community.”

— The Inoue family, Japanese


The Pillay family, Seychellois

“From day one we had excellent service and a very warm welcome from the devoted staff of BSB. The school’s location provides a conducive environment for learning. The academic aspects of the BSB are superb, and so are the sports facilities and recreational activities supported by the school. I would definitely recommend it to my colleague diplomats in need of an English-speaking school in Brussels.”

— The Pillay family, Seychellois


The Bruyninckx family, Belgian and French

“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 Bruyninckx family, Belgian and French


The Ampolini family, USA

“We changed schools and joined BSB because we felt our son needed to be challenged more academically. The tour of the school gave us a wonderful impression (the facilities, the professionalism of the staff, the size, the Admissions staff). I just wish I had considered the British School when we came two years ago. As Americans we sometimes shy away from British schools because they are different from what we are traditionally used to but on the international scale BSB is very highly regarded.”

— The Ampolini family, USA


The Ziegler family, Dutch and Indian

“[Our child] was encouraged throughout and found a new area to excel in (film). He has also been able to make some very close friends in a relativey short period of time, undoubtedly, the social fabric of BSB has contributed to this. As far as I am concerned, BSB was the best choice I could have made for him.”

— The Ziegler family, Dutch and Indian


The Malhotra family, British

“When we first visited BSB, we found the staff were very welcoming and friendly and the facilities were amazing. We felt that this would be the best environment for our twins.”

— The Malhotra family, British


The Stockman family, USA

“The atmosphere and interaction with initial BSB personnel was very warm and friendly. Our communications with the Admissions team were both efficient and very helpful.”

— The Stockman family, USA


The Strobel How family, British and German

“The respectful environment at BSB has deeply impressed me. It’s been a privilege to be part of this community.”

— The Strobel How family, British and German


The Sané family, French

“BSB challenged our son to go further, and also helped him to develop his global personality through the activities and the ‘community’ mindset. He arrived at BSB in Year 9 coming from a French system. The integration in a small classroom and the EAL support provided him with the confidence and the skills to integrate into the overall programme.”

— The Sané family, French


The Van Trappen family, Belgian

“BSB has really good values: the spirit of being one family and one community where the interaction with different cultures and respect for each other is important.”

— The Van Trappen family, Belgian


The Oikonomou family, Greek

“We appreciate the educational system of BSB, which is very well suited to help our child grow up in an international environment.”

— The Oikonomou family, Greek


Anonymous, Belgian and Chinese

“BSB’s strengths are innovativeness, creativity, individual development of students, introducing to them all aspects of lives, providing a wide range of subjects with professional guidance.”

— Anonymous, Belgian and Chinese


Anonymous, Spanish

“My daughter was welcomed and felt very at home when she arrived at Secondary School. The school organisation is amazing. Everything has been thought of.”

— Anonymous, Spanish


Anonymous, British

“Both our children have enjoyed the theme-based learning approach that BSB takes to academic learning. Their musical and dramatic performances have also provided some memorable highlights.”

— Anonymous, British


The Eickhoff family, Belgian

“My four daughters have loved their experience at BSB and it was a pleasure to see the beautiful development of the school both in terms of facilities as well as quality of education since 1992 (all four started in Kindergarden)!”

— The Eickhoff family, Belgian


The Miller family, British

“The school is a very positive environment not only for the children attending but also for their parents. It is supportive and encouraging and provides excellent choices in both academic and sporting options.”

— The Miller family, British


The Kiikeri family, Finnish

“BSB has very good teachers and good academic standards. Teachers are very committed to their work, they encourage and motivate all students to do their best. Instead of pointing out the problems, they search for solutions and concentrate on the strengths of the students. This positive atmosphere is very important for learning. Students also enjoy school and have fun.”

— The Kiikeri family, Finnish


The Downing family, British

“[Our son] has enjoyed his time at BSB, he is leaving it a confident, well rounded and successful student. The teaching staff have encouraged him greatly, allowing him to develop excellent knowledge and understanding.”

— The Downing family, British


The RajeshKannan family, Indian

“The past two years have been wonderful years at BSB for our children. With the state-of-art facilities and great teachers, the school has amazed us every day. The teachers motivate the children by encouraging self-confidence and embracing their positive qualities and capabilities. BSB concentrates on the overall growth of the child, to be confident and responsible. We wish that our children could have another chance to study in this great, positive environment. We will surely miss BSB”

— The RajeshKannan family, Indian


The Gray family, American

“BSB will always hold a place dear in our hearts and we thank you for giving [our children] the love of learning they will carry with them for life. We chose BSB against the competition, because of its bilingual programme. We are glad we did. The teachers in the bilingual programme have all been amazing, in particular, Joanna. She is the most dedicated and most caring teacher I have ever encountered.”

— The Gray family, American


The Pandian family, Indian

“Teachers set high standards, and the level of pastoral care has been equally high. My daughter felt safe, valued and excited at BSB. I want to thank all her wonderful teachers for taking such good care of her physically, academically, socially and emotionally. Her two years at BSB passed like a dream. She came into BSB as a promising child, and here, she found her voice and learnt how to think for herself.”

— The Pandian family, Indian


The Azim family, Swedish/Pakistani

“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.”

— The Azim family, Swedish/Pakistani

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