European School of Brussels IV

European School of Brussels IV

The European School of Brussels IV is one of 14 European Schools and one of 4 located in Brussels. It is located in the Belgian municipality of Laeken and opened on 4th September 2007 on a new site, surrounded by parks and forests. Pupils, teachers and parents will find high quality facilities including classrooms for nursery, primary, and secondary levels, 15 science labs, a library, sports facilities, a music and arts building, a canteen and a new kitchen. The new school is a unique combination of historical and new buildings, and offers a chance to bring in fresh ideas, and to strive for an excellent school based on of the framework for European schools. The school numbers approximately 2,550 students.

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European School of Brussels IV

Drève Sainte-Anne, 86
1020 Brussels

Category I: 
Pupils who have to be admitted by the European Schools. These pupils are exempt from school fees.

Category II:
Pupils covered by individual agreements or decisions, each entailing specific rights and obligations for the pupils concerned, particularly as regards school fees. Contribution applicable: €9,480.17

Category III: 
Pupils who do not belong to categories I & II. These pupils will be admitted to the European Schools in so far as places are available. Fees are as follows:
Nursery: €3,656.95
Primary: €5,028.36
Secondary: €6,856.85

All European Schools are official educational establishments controlled jointly by the governments of the Member States of the European Union. In all these countries they are legally regarded as public institutions. The mission of the European Schools is to provide a multilingual and multicultural education for nursery, primary and secondary level pupils. The European School system consists of 2 years of early education (Nursery cycle), 5 years of primary and 7 years of secondary education. The curriculum is common to all four schools in Brussels and is centrally controlled by the Board of Inspectors and the Board of Governors. Secondary education is validated by the European Baccalaureate examinations at the end of year 7. The certificate awarded is fully recognised in all the countries of the European Union, as well as in a number of others.

To encourage a sense of community within the European School system, regular events are held including the biennial Eurosport event, a Model European Parliament, and the annual European Schools Science Symposium. The European Schools in Brussels also provide a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Brussels IV European School (Laeken)
Drève Sainte-Anne, 86
1020 Brussels, Belgium
Telephone : +32 2 340 1394



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Lauren K

La réputation des écoles européennes sont bien connues - une école qui contient plusieurs sections, mais différencier non par leur niveau, mais leur langue. C'est comme ça que vous retrouverez une section grecque, italienne, française, néerlandaise, allemande et j'en cite. Les sections ne sont pas toutes pareilles dans toutes les écoles, en fait elles varient selon le nombre de gens et leur nationalité. Il est clair que par exemple à l'école européenne de Bruxelles, la plupart des élèves sont à la commission européenne et donc on a peu près tous le même profile.

Mais je conseille vivement ces écoles d'un pour leur niveau - sortir d'une de ces écoles c'est quand même sortir d'une école avec un bon niveau. Mais surtout pour l'accès aux langues ; en effet, il n'y a rien de mieux que d'exposer ses enfants le plus tôt possible aux différentes langues, questions qu'ils s'y habituent et qu'ils peuvent avoir une meilleure chance plus tard pour le monde du travail. Les cours de géographie par exemple sont donné dans la deuxième langue. Ici, la plupart des élèves parlent à peu près trois langues couramment si pas plus !

Posted on 5 septembre 2014 10 h 43 min

Very Good.

Posted on 12 décembre 2014 16 h 14 min

Very Good.

Posted on 12 décembre 2014 16 h 15 min

Being a student in EEBIV can be very confusing. Secondary, especially, as this is one of the most recent schools which has not even reached the last year of secondary yet. EEB4 is still adapting to its new surroundings and following the other schools' curriculums. What I am most worried about is not having the opportunity to try out other extra elective classes, which are available in the other schools but not here. Once I reach the last year, there might be more sections and more things to do here, but for now, it lacks in that area. I have to admit, there are lots of flaws in this school which is very disappointing, as it has existed for around 8 years now. The school itself though is beautiful, the canteen has a great view of the city and the playground is humongous (for primary only). Of course EEB4 is still small, and has a lot to learn, but I think its administration is lazy. At least that's what my fellow students and I think. Overall, if you had a choice between another European School and this one, pick the other. It is still a great school which I would recommend to anyone.

Posted on 8 janvier 2015 0 h 28 min

Excellent facilities, still very new. Very spacious and good teachers. We have both of our sons there ( primary and secondary) and are very happy.

Posted on 12 juin 2019 18 h 00 min

It is difficult to review the school as a whole as there are many “schools” in one here (language sections).
The language sections are very different from each other with big level gaps.The French, German, English and Italian section are quite good, the Bulgarian and Romanian seem to be quite crappy, judging by the faces I see and the rumours I hear.
The facilities in the school are good and it is also quite clean, although at the cantine it can be quite busy at lunch hour and kids have to eat in shifts and hurry up. The principal is quite lazy and changes here happen very slowly.

Posted on 9 juillet 2019 21 h 53 min

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Teaching Quality ( 82.2 )
Facilities ( 75.2 )
Extracurricular ( 58.8 )
Canteen ( 65.3 )
Parents Association ( 70 )