Welcome

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SSB is a unique Nordic school!

Our youngest students (ages 2 – 5 years old) attend our Preschool. Our Compulsory and Upper Secondary are divided into national programmes – Swedish, Danish and Finnish. We also offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for all nationalities.

4 good reasons to choose SSB:

  • We offer a multilingual environment – English & French, Nordic languages.
  • We offer a dynamic curriculum – fantastic learning environment – modern technology tools with effective teachers, inside and outside of school and through study trips.
  • With us, you can reach your highest potential – individual attention for every learner from every teacher allows our students to reach higher goals.
  • We offer a community of support – a safe and supportive network of friends, teachers, and caring adults surround every student.

In addition to this, we work together with our parents to support our students. We are a Nordic community thriving in the heart of Europe.

Scandinavian School of Brussels will…

maintain a high academic standard to enable students to excel in further studies as European citizens.

allow the student to develop on every level by providing intellectual, as well as sportive and cultural experiences beyond the classroom and promoting creativity as a basis for all learning.

stimulate critical thinking by emphasizing problem solving and communication skills in an information based society.

provide physically and socially safe learning environments
where every student benefits from individual coaching.

develop student responsibility regarding environmental challenges facing our generation.

At the Scandinavian School of Brussels, we welcome all students who want a Nordic education with a strong European profile.
We are a school where every student is given individual attention. The students work in a supportive and safe learning environment, characterized by respect and responsibility. We offer every student a creative and challenging academic program.

Scandinavian School of Brussels has approximately 300 students
ranging in age from 2 to 19 from the Scandinavian and other countries.

New exciting European cooperation

SSB has begun a new cooperation with the teachers and students from the European School Bruxelles-Argenteuil, EEBA.

SSB and EEBA focus on:

a multilingual educational experience with strong academic results and individual student success

“This cooperation strengthens our dynamic Nordic education with a European profile”

Click here to visit the EEBA website.

New families, welcome

At SSB, we know that a move abroad is an exciting challenge for the entire family.

The right school can make it a truly life-changing and positive experience. That’s why our priority is to make our students and parents feel “right at home” from the very beginning.

Highly skilled teachers and excellent results go hand in hand. We offer both. Our learning environment is characterized by respect for one another and developing student responsibility.

We are located in a beautiful park environment that supports active learning both inside and outside the traditional classroom.

The Parents´ Association (PA) is a compulsory member organization for all parents or guardians of students at the Scandinavian School of Brussels. As a parent to a child you are automatically a member of the Parents´ Association.

PA arranges a number of activities during the year.
Please visit their facebook page for more information.

We are a diverse and dynamic group

The staff members of SSB are a diverse and dynamic group. All members of staff are here to guide the students on their path to reach their full potential. We are a small school where everyone knows everyone. We are a community.

Teaching three different national curricula plus the International Baccalaureate provides an exciting challenge for this talented group. Teachers from 13 different countries form teams who work with students of different ages. Knowledge and experience with multiple curricula and assessment systems make our staff very qualified in planning, implementing, and measuring student learning. Focused on student results, we work with specific goals and careful follow-up.

We are coaches.

Teachers are learners too. SSB offers a robust professional development program for all staff. Themes of learning include: integrating technology efficiently in the earning, supporting special education students effectively, curricula implementation, and improved assessment methodology. We utilize both in-house and external expertise to support our staff in their personal and professional growth.

We are learners.

“The teachers at SSB follow up each student’s learning every lesson and they know if we are managing every
step . . .”

  • 1973, Jan./March – The Swedish Club asbl was founded with two distinct goals – a Swedish School and a Swedish Social Club. Two separate boards were elected but with the same president.
  • 1973, April – The Kindergarten of the Swedish Club/Swedish School opened.
  • 1973, summer – The Swedish School of Brussels was recognized by the Swedish Government with subsidies for grades 1-6.
  • 1976, The Swedish School of Brussels was recognized as a Norwegian School – grades 1-9.
  • 1976, The Swedish Club asbl decided to form a new organization/asbl for the school and thus Ecole Reine Astrid asbl was established. ERA was established under the patronage of the Belgian King Baudouin.

• 1977, ERA moved to Rhode St Genese.
• 1977, ERA was recognized as a Swedish school, adding grades 7-9.
• 1985, ERA was recognized as a Norwegian High school.
• 1985, ERA was recognized as an IB-school for Diploma.
• 1985, ERA was recognized as a Swedish High school.
• 1987, ERA was recognized as a Finnish school.
• 1988, Danish students were accepted at ERA.
• 1989, ERA, then called “A Nordic School” changed name to the Scandinavian School of Brussels/ SSB.
• 1989, Scandinavian Curriculum was established for all students. This was a synthesis of all three national programs.
• 1989, SSB began to rent classrooms at Domain Argenteuil

• 1992, Fonds Reine Astrid asbl, a supporting entity of SSB, bought all of Domain Argenteuil. Money for this investment of 45 millions SEK came from two sources: a Swedish foundation (Wallenberg) and the Swedish government.
• 1992 – 2000, SSB classes gradually moved from Rhode St Genese to Argenteuil.
• 2000, New mediatek was built
• 2000, SSB Sports Hall was built
• 2000, SSB Boarding facilities opened to Nordic exchange students
• 2000, New science laboratories were built with a donation from VOLVO.
• 2005, Outdoor environment developed to include artificial football pitch and modern playground
• 2009, Cooperation with the Swedish Culture Institute in Finland

• 2010, Cooperation with Nord-Trøndelag municipality in Norway
• 2011, Cooperation with Music Chapel Reine Elisabeth
• 2011, Perimeter running track developed
• 2012, SSB becomes a 1-to-1 technology school
• 2012, Cooperation with Bogaerts International School
• 2012, SSB Boarding opens to international students
• 2013, Campus Argenteuil created as official name for all educational activities at Argenteuil
• 2013, SSB celebrates 40 years of student success
• 2016 Cooperation with the European School Bruxelles Argentueil starts

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