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International Montessori School
Rotselaarlaan 1 3080 Tervuren, Brussels Belgium www.international-montessori.org
250 students, aged 1.6 - 16 International curriculum,
e.g. IB myp
The International Montessori School is located in 3 suburbs of Brussels
being Tervuren, Wezembeek-Oppem and Sterrebeek. The school started in
1993 offering a complete bilingual program in English and French. The
school caters to children of all nationalities between the ages of 15
months to 16 years old.
The early years emphasis the development of the whole personality. Children
are aided in becoming independent and self thinking individuals. This
independence grows to confedence, which in it's turn grows to academic
achievements and joy of learning.
The Primary section offers a vast curriculum including concrete hands
on experiences which induce the understanding of concepts and facilitates
learning. Additionally, social development and responsability are key
The Middle school of the International Montessori School is accredited
as an IB applicant school offering the curriculum with the MYP end terms.
Through work experience, children learn to plan, make decisions, communicate
well and become good leaders and team workers. Intrinsic motivation develops
through a level of indepence and responsability.
The school at the International Montessori School is staffed by an enthousiastic
international group of teachers. Up to the age of 12 each group has two
teachers; one speaking English and the other one speaking French at all
times. At school children live and work in both languages. Middle School
works with 2 home teachers and has visiting specialists offering the complete
curriculum including 4 languages.
The school is housed in private villas, thus offering a safe and friendly
atmosphere. The school in Wezembeek-Oppem has it's own gym facility and
older children use the local sports facilities. The Full Time centre in
Tervuren includes the 'Parent Café' used for information sessions
on child development and houses a Parent Library on books related to all
aspects of child rearing.
SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY
The school year commences on September 1 and finishes on June 24. The
school follows the Belgian school calendar. The school day includes a
cooked lunch for the Toddlers and pre school children. Older children
bring their own lunch. All children from 3 onwards can choose to play
the violin. From 6 onwards each child plays a musical instrument being
piano, violin and/or guitar.
The Montessori phylosphy facitiates the development of self esteem. The
child has an individual recipical relationship with the teachers. The
active style of engagement facilitates the development of intrinsic motivation
and good overall achievements. Children love to go to school and develop
the ground work for a learning for life attitude.