Life at Bogaerts
B.I.S. was the first IB Continuum World School in Brussels.
B.I.S. recruits faculty and staff who are not only highly-qualified, but also make the learning community’s well-being their top priority; our staff are passionate, innovative, understanding, and kind.
B.I.S. provides a learning environment based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and safety; students, parents, and teachers are inspired to learn together, work as a team, and treat each other as valued members of a community;
B.I.S. puts family first, and works diligently to establish special relationships between staff, students, parents, and members of the community;
B.I.S. ensures small class sizes and provides the ultimate individualized learning experience. We pride ourselves on inclusivity and community building.
The language of instruction at B.I.S. is English. Being fluent in English opens up endless possibilities for our students since it is the most spoken language in the world.
The B.I.S. learning community represents approximately 50 countries spread across the globe. This ensures that diversity and cultural understanding are integral parts of teaching and learning.
B.I.S. has two campuses, in the north and south of Brussels. The south campus is located in the domain Latour de Freins, giving it the feel of a rustic, secluded castle, yet with immediate access to Uccle and Brussels. The north campus in Diegem is a stone’s throw from Nato and many international companies.
The B.I.S. administrative and leadership teams are dedicated to overseeing the success of the student within the learning environment, – there are no problems for our team – only solutions
B.I.S. offers an international education in every sense of the term. From our own community’s diversity to the exploration of the world through excursions, community service, and other learning experiences, B.I.S. is truly committed to offering your student exposure to a globalized society.
Our vision is to develop students who can apply knowledge, skills and principles to contribute to the global community. BIS focuses on nurturing the individual learner and seeks to foster both personal and academic growth within a family environment.
Our mission is to combine passionate, student-centered approaches to teaching and learning with shared community values, in order to stimulate student agency, a love of inquiry and 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.