Academics

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“In Preschool we lay the foundation for life-long learning.”

We offer an exciting and stimulating environment with a safe and harmonious atmosphere. Curiosity, initiative, and interest are key ingredients when planning every day. We stimulate their will and desire to learn. Working from a holistic view of the child, we want all children to feel satisfaction in their activities. Play is a tool for children to learn to cope with various situations, therefore we consciously use play to develop social skills. We learn through play inside and outside every day.

“The child’s mother tongue is established first.”

Although the nationalities of our groups can be mixed, we focus
on the mother tongue language development for every child.
A mastery of the mother tongue language readies our students
to excel when learning their second and third languages.

Learning focus:

  • Developing social skills.
  • Stimulating language and communication skills.
  • Encouraging critical thinking within mathematical, natural science, and environmental themes.
  • Building student influence and responsibility.
  • Inspiring creative and aesthetic ideas.

A typical Preschool day:

  • Morning share time.
  • Theme-based learning activities.
  • Guided play inside and outside.
  • Creative handicraft tasks.
  • Time for the individual student’s interests.

Apply to preschool by filling out the application form and completing it with all necessary documents. When we have reviewed and approved your application, you will receive an acceptance letter by e-mail. Download the application form>>

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”It is fun to learn a lot of new stuff!”

The Compulsory School at SSB aims to create the ideal conditions for the students’ learning and personal development. Every student must feel that going to school is both stimulating and important and students should leave the school with a keen interest for lifelong learning. Our way of working includes creative, aesthetic and ethical elements that truly motivate the students to develop their ability to think and to reflect.

“The student’s mother tongue is a key subject.”

The mother tongue aids the development of every student’s thinking, creativity and social relations. Through language, our students conquer new concepts, learn to see connections, think logically, critically analyse arguments and evaluate statements and results.

Our students get excellent opportunities to use and develop their skills in different aspects of their mother tongue. Good reading habits are a vital part of learning, as well as the ability to express oneself through oral and written work. Strong knowledge of one’s mother tongue and culture helps students learn other languages even better.

“There is an increasing demand for French and English.”

French naturally has a prominent place at our school, as an official language of our host country. English holds a dominant position in the international community and is thus often used as our common language. Anyone wishing to live and work in Europe in the future should note the increasing demand for deeper and wider knowledge of English and French.

“Everyone knows everyone else!”

SSB is highly competent in caring for students in need of special support.
Small teaching groups provide a good learning atmosphere. We focus on the individual student and put high demands on students and teachers alike, which gives everyone a great opportunity to realise their full potential.

Our Swedish Gymnasium offers students the Natural Science, Social Science and the Economics programmes.

When students leave the Swedish section they are completely qualified to continue their studies back home or abroad.

Upper secondary students can also follow the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB), which is open to all international students. SSB has been an IB school since 1985. The teaching and examination language is English, giving the students a Bilingual Diploma.

The programme runs over three years where the first year is an introductory year Pre-IB.

At the end of the two Diploma years there are final exams.

In line with our mission and our aim to prepare students for success back home and abroad – Scandinavian School of Brussels offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

Life in the 21st century, in an interconnected, globalized world, requires critical-thinking skills and a sense of international-mindedness, something that International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme students come to know and understand.

Why choose the IB Diploma Programme?

  1.  Bilingual Diploma with high results.
    – Almost 100% pass rate.
    – Scores consistently exceed world average.
  2. Individualised teaching in small groups.
  3. Ambitious and competent teachers who put students and their learning first.
  4. External examiners enable the teacher to work more as a coach.
  5. International student body – Nordic, Belgian, and international students come together to support each other.

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