Belgium is a small but extremely well-connected country of 11 million inhabitants in the heart of Europe.
It has a diverse international community with a significant expatriate population. Renowned for both their linguistic abilities and their welcoming nature, Belgians are able to make everyone feel at home.
BSB is located in Tervuren, a small, predominantly Dutch-speaking community southeast of Brussels. Tervuren is a quiet, safe and green area with plenty of local amenities such as supermarkets, shops and restaurants, while nearby Brussels provides families with the cultural depth of a truly global city as well as excellent international transport links.
Although French and Dutch are taught at the school, Brussels is a friendly and culturally diverse community, providing the opportunity for students to pick up additional languages much more quickly.
As an international school, we understand that families are often in Belgium for a limited time, or join the school at unusual times. Often, one parent is at home while the other parent is at work – this can be daunting in a foreign country. With BSB, you are never alone. We offer dedicated support to parents and students, enabling people of all cultures to fully integrate and enjoy everything that life in Belgium has to offer.
Our parent’s association, Families of BSB (FoBSB) is an inextricable part of BSB. FoBSB have their own centre on campus and they offer a huge variety of events, activities, groups, information and support services to help families get the most from their time at BSB and in Belgium.
Find out more about the FoBSB here.
Our school has been supporting families and students since 1970. As one of Europe’s most historic cities, Brussels itself is a city with plenty to offer; from cobblestone streets to art and architecture, there is plenty of culture to discover. Let’s not forget the food either that Belgium is one of the most renowned countries in the world for its chocolates.
Interesting attractions for families
Useful information for expats