International School Leuven

Moving to Belgium from abroad is challenging for the whole family. To make the transition for your children as smooth as possible, it may be useful to enroll them in an international school.

International House Leuven
26 January 2024

About International School Leuven (ISL)

The ISL offers preschool and primary education for children between the ages of 2.5 and 12. All lessons are taught in English, but teachers are able to teach and support students with little or no knowledge of English. There are specialist teachers for physical education, music, Dutch and French. While all children receive lessons in Dutch, French is taught in Upper-Primary.

The International School of Leuven works with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and follows the same calendar as the local schools in Belgium. The school year in Belgium starts on September 1st and ends on June 30th. Here you can find more information about the school holidays in Belgium.

A school day in ISL starts at 8:45 am and ends at 3:35 pm. On Wednesdays, school ends at 12:25 pm. Hot meals are available.

Other information

  • Choosing a school is an important decision. So request more information about the International School of Leuven or other International schools in Belgium. It also can be useful to get more information about the Belgian school system and the local pre- and primary schools, or schools for special needs in the region.
  • Ask about the annual tuition fee of the International School Leuven. In some companies the international staff can benefit from a reduced admission fee. Inquire about such initiatives in your company.
  • Please contact the International School of Leuven (ISL) directly if you want to enroll your child there, as they are not in the registration system from the city of Leuven.

Unfortunately, there is no English-speaking secondary school in Leuven, yet...

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This page was last updated on: 30 April 2024