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Belgian Prince Gabriel transfers from public to private school

18:13 29/08/2019

Prince Gabriel, the younger brother of Belgian princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, began classes at the International School of Brussels in Watermael-Bosvoorde today.

Prince Gabriel completed his primary education as well as the first four years of secondary school at the Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege just off Place de la Chapelle – a public, Dutch-language school with a strong, albeit slightly elitist reputation in central Brussels.

Belgian King Filip and Queen Mathilde decided to transfer their son to the English-language International School of Brussels so he would be able to complete the International Baccalaureate Programme, a degree recognised globally by international schools and the most competitive universities that is completed over the two final years of secondary school.

Eléonore, Gabriel and Elisabeth’s 11-year-old younger sister is the only child of the Belgian king and queen to continue to continue go to a public school. Princess Elisabeth – first in line for the throne – transferred from the Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege to the UWC Atlantic College in Wales in the UK last year. Prince Emmanuel attends Eureka Onderwijs, a privately funded school for children with learning disabilities in Leuven, Flemish Brabant.

Photo: Belga / Benoit Doppagne

Written by Linda A. Thompson



I would have loved for my son to go there but it's only for the very wealthy/high earners or for people whose employers are willing to pay the exorbitant tuition fees.

Aug 30, 2019 09:48