A word from our Head of School
Bogaerts International School is located in Brussels in the heart of Europe, a very vibrant and significant place in a globalized world. Brussels is home to European and Euro-Atlantic institutions and hosts diplomatic representatives from all over the world. In Brussels, we unite the European nations and build alliances for a better future.
BIS prepares students for the future. We strongly believe in the strength of each unique individual student and in the collective strength they will bring to their generation. The education model at BIS is student-centred and stimulates each student’s innate abilities; we teach and build on responsibility, initiative, passion, idealism, diversity, communication skills, and on individual reflection. Our students put unique contribution to work in teams, through which they respect themselves and others. Where we differ in opinions, we build bridges between our differences. In BIS, we focus on developing essential individual skills related to learning; our students learn how to learn. Students are encouraged to develop their own learning preferences, to develop their talents and interests, to take appropriate risks and responsibility for the consequences of their choices, to develop a personal identity, and to act from strength.
To strengthen our way of education, BIS will seek approval for implementing IB Primary Years Program (IB PYP) in addition to the already implemented, IB Middle Years Program (IB MYP) as well as IB Diploma Program (IB DP). This is quite unique in international education. The IB program serves as a means and not an end. It enables BIS to deliver content to our students in a way that prepares them for continuous academic growth and allows them to serve their community in the best possible way, enabling our students to attain a successful and prosperous future in a complex and challenging world.
In BIS the individual student becomes a global citizen, and a lifelong learner, capable of facing complex global challenges, and functioning in a diverse international community with respect for the environment and humanity.
Nasserine Dawas van de Mortel, Phd, Head of School
Our Vision, Mission, and Philosophy
Our vision is to develop students who can apply knowledge, skills, and principles to contribute to the global community.
Thus, Bogaerts International School curriculum focuses on the individual learner, and seeks to foster both personal and academic growth through relevant and forward-thinking learning experiences.
Our mission is to combine passionate, technologically innovative, student-centered approaches to teaching and learning with shared community values to foster a love of inquiry, and therefore a dedication to positive action around the world.
Bogaerts International School holds these values above all others:
Respect: recognizing the importance of all parts of a community equally, and valuing ourselves, others, and our surroundings;
Integrity: possessing the qualities of honesty and fairness, and applying those qualities to the learning community to improve it;
Collaboration: engaging members of the learning community to enhance motivation and the quality of learning;
Family: fostering a sense of safety and trust within the learning community;
Innovation: instilling knowledge and skills within the learning community that prepare students for their futures in a changing and increasingly digitized world.
Bogaerts International School, situated in the stunning Domaine de Latour de Freins in Brussels, offers an international education open to both local and expatriate families. Instructing in English with a strong focus on the French language, students follow the International Baccalaureate programme through high quality global education inspiring strong academic and social development.
The school stems from Bogaerts Education, founded in 1970 by Rodolphe Bogaerts.