PhilosophyLike all European Schools, the EEBII provides children with a multilingual and multicultural education at nursery, primary and secondary levels. Aimed primarily for children of staff of the European Institutions, our school follows a specific curriculum and offers the European Baccalaureate diploma.
The words which express the essential aims of the European Schools have been sealed, in parchment, into the foundation stones of all the schools:
“Educated side by side, untroubled from infancy by divisive prejudices, acquainted with all that is great and good in the different cultures, it will be borne in upon them as they mature that they belong together. Without ceasing to look to their own lands with love and pride, they will become in mind Europeans, schooled and ready to complete and consolidate the work of their fathers before them, to bring into being a united and thriving Europe.” (Marcel Decombis, Head of European School, Luxembourg between 1953 and 1960).
Cycles and sectionsThe European school Brussels II has three cycles: Nursery, Primary and Secondary as well nine language sections: Dutch-speaking, English-speaking, Finnish, French-speaking, German-speaking, Italian, Lithuanian (up to S6), Portuguese and Swedish.
In the Nursery and Primary cycles, classes start at 8.25 for all P1 & P2* classes. For all Nursery and P3, P4 & P5 classes start at 8.30. Classes end at 15.20, except on Wednesday when they end at 12.50. Pupils will only be supervised for 20 minutes before the beginning of lessons and 20 minutes after the end of lessons.
In the Secondary, classes start at 8.30 for S1* to S7 classes. Lessons end at 16.10 (or according to the timetable).