Choosing between ISB and BSB school Brussels and then location to live: help please0 Replies
Hello everyone, I am moving to Belgium from Italy. I have 2 children of age 6 and 10. My children study at international school here and follow IB program.I am entitled to private and international school fees in Belgium from my employer ( not the clubs, lunch and transportation). My children also speaks fluent English. I am planning to live in Belgium for around 3 to 4 years maybe more and then move to USA. I choose two schools but I am kind of confused between ISB ( international school of Brussels)in watermaal boistfort and BSB ( British school of Brussels) in Tervuren. I would like to know which school has the edge in terms of friendly environment towards students and parents, (no bullying) strong academics and extracurricular activities and need reviews on these things. I don’t mind American curriculum or British as my children are still young and I want them academically strong and also better at sports, swimming especially and arts. I see that extracurricular activities in BSB are free vs ISB( which I will have to pay) but is it the strong differentiator? As I see ISB is more expensive than BSB even without clubs charges. I really want to choose the right and best school for kids. I also want to understand which area would be safe, clean, pretty, friendly and international to live in: Tervuren or watermael Boistfort/ Audergham? And has lot of rental properties choices ( range within 1000 to 1600k for 3 bed apartment or house) and good transport system. ( if I am not able to drive my kids, I could take tram or bus) and then some days go back to office in wavre. ( as I don’t want to pay for bus) I am really confused as choosing the right school and than the right area to live in as I am completely new in Belgium. I would highly appreciate to hear your suggestions and responses and guidance. Many thanks in advance.