The European Schools, aimed primarily for children of staff of the European Institutions, are official educational institutions established jointly by the governments of the Member States of the European Union.
They are legally regarded as public teaching institutions in all of these countries.
The mission of the European Schools is to provide a multilingual and multicultural education for Early Education, Primary and Secondary level pupils.
The European Schools follow a specific curriculum, supervised by the Inspectorate of Education of the European Schools, and the studies culminate in the European Baccalaureate exams assessing the subjects taught in years 6 and 7 in Secondary.
The European Baccalaureate is a designation that belongs solely to the European Schools.
There are currently 13 European Schools in 6 member countries:
Luxembourg I (Kirchberg)
Luxembourg II (Mamer)
Brussels I (Uccle+Berkendael)
Brussels II (Woluwé)
Brussels III (Ixelles)
Brussels IV (Laeken)
The words which express the essential aims of the European Schools are…
“Educated side by side, untroubled from infancy by divisive prejudices, acquainted with all that is great and good in the different cultures, it will be borne in upon them as they mature that they belong together. Without ceasing to look to their own lands with love and pride, they will become in mind Europeans, schooled and ready to complete and consolidate the work of their fathers before them, to bring into being a united and thriving Europe.”