Montessori House Belgium

Montessori House Belgium

Montessori House Belgium was founded in 1995 and operates both in English and in French. The School is situated on the border between Waterloo and Braine L’Alleud and has three classes: Nursery (ages 2-4), Primary (ages 4-6) and Elementary (ages 6-9). Classes are kept small and Montessori trained teachers in each class ensure a high academic standard.

Uniform: No
Garderie: Yes

Montessori House Belgium

Rue Pergere,117
1420 Braine L’Alleud

Admission Fee: €500
Nursery: €9,200
Primary: €11,000

Although English is the principal language, French lessons are given on a daily basis. Montessori materials cover developmental activities designed to meet the needs of children in five curriculum areas: practical life skills, sensorial activities, mathematics, language, cultural Studies

Computer skills, cultural studies, music and poetry, arts and crafts and performing arts are all an integral part of the curriculum. Pupils also perform concerts and plays for parents twice a year. Furthermore, the schools organise field trips each term to museums and local events. Children follow weekly music, gym, sports and swimming classes with specialised French-speaking teachers.

Rue Pergere,117
1420 Braine L’Alleud, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 385 1503



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SAB 23

Montessori education brings out the best in a child in a warm and stimulating environment.

Posted on 4 juin 2014 11 h 57 min

A small and friendly school, which offers an excellent and caring education for young children.

Posted on 20 janvier 2015 21 h 41 min

We found the Montessori term misleading. Still a good school but the 6-9 class is not Montessori though :
- Children are not allowed to move freely in the classroom anymore
- The choice of work thematic is chosen by the instructor only
- loss of the 3-6 class autonomy, children passively wait to be tasked
- Discouraged use of Montessori Material (only the instructor decides if the child should use it or not)
- Program based on non-Montessori books mainly
- Assessment based on error and not Self-Correction from the child like in 3-6

The Montessori material and works was well presented during our visit but we discovered the points listed above too late. Only when the school year started.

Posted on 30 juin 2016 7 h 20 min
Faiz Ahmad

Outstanding school. We have stayed in Belgium in order that all 5 of our children could go through this school. The school nurtured each child's individuality and instilled in each a sense of wonderment and curiosity for the world around them.

Our oldest has just graduated from medical school, having also captained the tennis team, directed an Edinburgh Fringe review, taught piano and guitar, started a successful acapella society and a number of rock bands. The second child just completed a Masters in Mathematics with a similarly impressive list of activities. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th aim to be no less impressive. Much of this, I put down to Montessori House Belgium for laying the foundation for their confidence, curiosity, energy, and love for music.

I cannot thank this school enough for what they have done with mine, and my friend's children. It says something when you see children rushing to get to school. It also says something when those children keep coming back to the school long after they have graduated.. I cannot fault it.

Posted on 15 juin 2017 19 h 26 min

A fantastic school with highly qualified and motivated teachers taking the very best care of our children.
They both love their school and in the morning cannot wait to get there.
Montessori House Belgium encourages the children to be curious, to try out new things on their own and to explore the world in their own individual way and speed.

It isn't one of the huge schools with hundreds of pupils and famous class mates, so if you're looking for this kind of fancy school then you won't find it here.

But if you are looking for a cozy place that feels a bit like home, where children can still be children and are encouraged to develop and experience their own personalities step by step, than this school is the place to be.

Posted on 13 novembre 2019 14 h 38 min

Going to school feels like coming home. The teachers are very loving and the children are very well-balanced and happy. Great school with very small classes!

Posted on 31 janvier 2020 10 h 14 min

Our kids are very happy to go to this school. They are 3 and 5 y. o.
No crying anymore in the morning (as it was in their old school), but happy kids instead who are looking forward their school day.
A small school with a great staff, everybody is so heartily and the atmosphere is very sympahtetic, so the kids felt comfortable from day 1.
There is a lot of space inside and outside, they do a lot of outside activity and go swimming once a week. (From the age of 4y.)
Very international community, but also a few belgium families. It's also a great place for the families, easy to connect with other parent.

There isn't a canteen, you can bring your own food to be warmed up in the microwave, or you bring some sandwiches. For us no disadvantage at all.

Posted on 31 janvier 2020 10 h 20 min
Natalie M

Such a caring and nurturing environment, where children are eager to explore and learn. We've been at the school for almost 3 years and both of our boys are blossoming into happy, confident and well mannered children. The school year is busy with outings, concerts and other events. Children have music, gym, lots of time outside and the older ones go swimming too. We feel very lucky that we have found a school like this in Belgium.

Posted on 31 janvier 2020 11 h 50 min

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