It has a diverse international community with a sizeable expatriate population. Known for their linguistic abilities and their welcoming nature, Belgians do their best to make everyone feel at home.
BSB is located in Tervuren, a small, mainly Dutch-speaking community southeast of Brussels. Tervuren is a quiet, safe and leafy district with plenty of local amenities such as supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Just a short car or tram journey away, Brussels itself provides families with the cultural depth of a truly global city as well as excellent international transport links.
Lessons at BSB are predominantly in English, although we have a thriving modern foreign language department teaching French and Dutch as well as German and Spanish. As a friendly and culturally diverse school community, we find that language-loving students tend to pick up additional tongues much more quickly in this multilingual country.
As an international school, we understand that families are often in Belgium for a limited time, or join the school mid-academic year. Often, one parent is at home while the other parent is at work, which can be daunting in a foreign country. With BSB, know that you are never alone. We’ve offered dedicated and wide-ranging support to our families since 1970, helping them to integrate and enjoy everything that life in Belgium has to offer.
Our parent’s association, Families of BSB (FoBSB) is a hugely valuable part of BSB life. FoBSB have their own centre on campus and 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.
As one of Europe’s most historic cities, Brussels has plenty to offer, from cobbles and culture to world-famous bars and quaint brassieres. Whether you’re interested in Belgian chocolates or beer, the European Quarter or comic strips, the city stands out for all the right reasons.
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