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The school is very small! The campus consists of two houses converted into large open classrooms that share a beautiful garden space in-between. One house has a mixed class for 3,4, and 5 year olds. The other house has a classroom upstairs for mixed 1st and 2nd graders. The downstairs class is mixed 3rd, 4th, 5th graders. The children work together within their class on projects, and engage in teaching each other. It's a beautiful, kind, caring, and yet rigorous environment. - May 2018
School starts at 8am (typical German start time) and class ends at 12:20 with pick-up times possible at 12:20, 1:15, 3:30 or 5:15. If possible, make sure you live nearby. We lived about a 25 minute drive away, but because so many students live near the school, organizing playdates at our house was not as frequent. Eventually I started to offer to pick up and deliver kids home, and then it was much more frequent. Stockel, Wezembeek, and Sterrebeek are very popular places for families from this school. The school offers a "bus" to transport your kids for a fee to and from school. It is actually a contract with a minivan-taxi company. They try to keep the same driver all year, but this is not always possible. There is also no communication between the school and the bus service. If your child forgets to get onto the bus (as first graders sometimes do), the school won't notice (the kids are all playing outside), the bus driver won't notice (he'll just assume your child was absent that day), and you won't find out until your child is super late getting home. But calls to the school go unanswered after 1:20pm, and the driver won't answer his phone because he is driving. Then the two choices are to drive to school and look for my child, or wait till the driver stops driving and is able to call back. I attempted to convince the school that if there is any student remaining on campus, then there should be an adult who can answer the phone no matter what. They recognized the problem and attempted to inform parents of how and when phones would get answered. But I found this solution still didn't actually solve the problem, things did improve a little though. - Apr 2017
The administration and teachers are extremely dedicated and hardworking. The students are amazing. If your GPA doesn't matter but IB scores do, this is the school for you. - Jun 2016