Organisation of studies

At the European School, education is provided in three cycles : nursery, primary and secondary. Each linguistic section receives the teaching in its primary language (L1). As the educational system favours language learning, many lessons are taught into the second language of the pupil, more specifically:


  • From the third year of the primary cycle, the European Hours class.
  • From the third year of the secondary cycle, the humanities (history and geography) and the religion/ethics classes.
  • From the fourth year of the secondary cycle, the economics class.


Furthermore, beginning from the first year of the secondary cycle, the arts, music, sport and ICT classes can be taught in one of the L2 available at school (DE, EN or FR)

Thematic trips and language-learning stays regularly enhance the educational program, as is the large choice of extra-curricular activities, managed by the APEEE, the parents association of the European School of Brussels III.

The curricula of all the linguistic sections, except for the mother language, are harmonized (identical and subject to the same requirements), and aim to prepare to the European Baccalaureate, which is recognized in all European countries and is the equivalent to any national secondary diploma that allows student to apply for a place at any University or establishment of higher education of the European Union.


For more information on the organization of the studies at our school, please visit the Nursery & Primary section and the Secondary section, the Organisation of studies in the European Schools of the official website of the General Secretary of the European Schools, and the European Schools brochure.