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Finding a good school in Brussels

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TejaKunc Thu 30-Oct-14 07:48:03

We are moving to Brussels from Slovenia in Decembre, to Avenue des Volontaires, Etterbeek.
We have a 6-years old daughter and we were adviced (since she is not fluent in French or English) to put her in a public school. We want her to start January 2015!
We are visiting Brussels next week and have appointments with the following schools:
- Ecole Claire Joie
- Joli-Bois primaire
- Intstitut Sainte-Anne
- Centre scolaire du Blankdelle
Unfortunatelly a lot of schools are full in first grade primary, nevertheless, can you please advise on the above listed schools?
Also does anybody have any experience with enrolling a child that does not speak the language?

cannotseeanend Thu 30-Oct-14 11:24:33

will send you pm, not prepared to air in public what I know about 1 of those schools.

IdealistAndProudOfIt Fri 31-Oct-14 18:45:32

Since no one else has put it on yet, you could do a lot worse than get in touch with the bct https://bctbelgium.org for all sorts of advice on schools. I'm not actually in Brussels so not familiar with them.

Regarding children with languages, you see a lot of threads on here about that. My dd started local nederlands school at 2.5 yr not knowing any dutch and now at 4 is getting on very well. That seems to be a reasonable consensus - takes about a year.

Longtime Mon 10-Nov-14 09:38:10

We have a fb page for those of us living in the Benelux. If you want to join, pm me.

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