The Belgian school system is diverse and flexible. You can choose between different networks - Catholic or community education - and non-subsidised private schools. But there are also various educational methods: standard, Freinet, Steiner, Montessori.
Official education is free up to and including secondary education. You need to purchase books and other educational materials yourself. In Belgium, schooling is compulsory up to the age of 18. There is an extensive and high-quality range of higher education and academic and extracurricular programmes.
You can find out all information under the theme 'Education' on this website.
Brussels also has a number of international schools linked to the international institutions in the Brussels-Capital Region. You can find all information on this website.
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