The International School of Brussels

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An educational building at International School of Brussels

Our Legacy

The International School of Brussels first opened its doors in October 1951, with four teachers on hand to welcome twenty-seven students between the ages of 5 and 11.

In the spring of 1953, with a population of more than one hundred students, the school moved to its current home at the Château des Fougères, in the Brussels commune of Watermael-Boitsfort, and became known as the International School of Brussels.

In its early years, the entire school was housed in the Château: a far cry from the 40 acre Campus with four School Divisions, a Student Activities Centre, a Health & Wellbeing Centre, and an International Community Centre that make up the ISB of today!


The first ISB graduating class in 1962

The first International School of Brussels graduating class in 1962

The ISB Timeline

Click on the years below and discover more about ISB's milestone over the last decades.

Harkiran Kaur, India - Class of 2006

"ISB is the best school I have experienced. I cherish the moments I had there, the friends I made, and the opportunities I had. If I think about the technology at the school, the opportunities that I was given, the type of lifestyle I had, the learning and teaching approach that was used to keep students from different backgrounds engaged, I really don't have words for that."

Thomas Vercknocke - United Kingdom - Class of 2016

"I joined ISB in the Early Childhood Centre, and at the end of Grade 4, I had a chance to try out different music instruments.That's when I had my first introduction to percussion, and it felt right immediately. Being part of the band, I participated often in international music events such as AMIS - and these unique opportunities shaped me and my post ISB study choices"  

Alexander De Beir - Belgium - Class of 1990

"ISB empowered me to choose my own path, and I've carried that with me since then."