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Bilingual school with moderate fees

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Can anybody suggest a moderately charged bilingual school (English+french). My daughter is in 7th standard. She knows French. But the basic curriculum needs to be in English.

Michael

I assume you're looking in Brussels or thereabouts, right? As far as I know (and we've looked carefully albeit a couple years ago), there are three main options for "moderate" tuition French-English bilingual instruction in Brussels: BICS, Acacias, and the Lycée Français. There may be others. (Less moderate tuition options include the bilingual sections at BSB and ISB).

I don't know enough about the Lycée to recommend it one way or the other but clearly the majority language at the school is French.

Both BICS and Acacias have a STRONG religious component. From what I've seen (BICS especially), I would recommend AGAINST them very strongly unless their philosophy and religious bent closely matches yours.

Nov 24, 2014 13:06
J

7th standard what? (as in what is that equivalent to?)
Why does the "basic curriculum" need to be in English?
What language(s) do you speak at home?

Nov 24, 2014 13:43
jeanne

Bogaerts International School ?
http://www.bischool.com/en/index

Nov 24, 2014 14:49
J C Hill

Have you looked at the Verseau? Bit further out towards Wavre.

Nov 27, 2014 13:54
Georgiana

Agree with the comment about BICS. Very very intense Catholic ethos. We took our son out of there for that reason.

Nov 28, 2014 22:35
magnification

There is a Belgian state school in Nivelles which teaches some subjects in English and some in French.

Feb 2, 2015 14:31