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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Brussels

For anyone planning a move to or within Brussels in central Belgium we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Brussels and the surround area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Belgium, Brussels’s famous suburbs and nearby towns include Leuven, Charleroi, Antwerp and Ghent.

Brussels has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from Belgium mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Brussels is rich in history, architecture, gastronomy, culture and so much more! Warm, welcoming and quirky, Brussels is a bustling city where there’s always something going on. Move to us to discover hidden gems and meet people with hearts as big as this vibrant city." Visit Brussels

Brussels has 138 restaurants per square mile! With lots of choice, the traditional Moules Frites is a locals go-to if you’re a bit overwhelmed!

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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Brussels, Belgium ?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Brussels (or you already live in Brussels but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Brussels there is a big choice of high quality schools in Brussels, with a number of the cities highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Belgium .

The private education sector in and around Brussels features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Brussels, Belgium (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Brussels and in the suburbs of Brussels and nearby towns of Leuven, Charleroi, Antwerp and Ghent by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please exploreisbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Belgium and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Brussels, Belgium

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Brussels, Belgium providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Brussels, Belgium

The most popular suburbs in Brussels, Belgium and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Brussels (1.209)

Anderlecht (118,200)

Oudergem (33,300),

Sint-Agatha-Berchem (24,700)

Stad Brussel (176,500)

Etterbeek (47,400),

Evere (40,300)

Vorst (55,700)

Ganshoren (24,600),

Elsene (86,200)

Jette (51,900)

Koekelberg (21,600),

Sint-Jans-Molenbeek ()

Sint-Gillis (50,400)

Schaarbeek (133,000),

Watermaal-Bosvoorde (24,800)

Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe (55,200)

Sint-Pieters-Woluwe (41,200)




Brussels is a very popular place to live and many people move to Brussels each year, or to near Brussels and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Brussels are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Brussels for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Brussels and the surrounding area.

Ten Things To Know About Brussels, Belgium

> FACT 1: Famous comics such as Tin Tin, Lucky Luke, Gil Jourdan and Gaston all originate from Brussels! Take a glance up at the 50 murals created around the city in celebration of them.

> FACT 2: The Galeries Royales Sain-Hubert are the oldest shopping arcades in Europe! The originated in 1847 and have some of the most high-end shops and cafés in Belgium.

> FACT 3: Brussels hosts many festivals and events throughout the year, some family favourites include the annual Brussels Flower Carpet and the Brussels Jazz Marathon.

> FACT 4: Brussels has a rich cultural history, particularly through war times. Head to the Museum of the City of Brussels and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium to gain a further insight into the fascinating history of Belgium.

> FACT 5: Brussels sprouts have been grown in the Belgium countryside for over 700 years! Doesn’t mean you have to eat them all though… thank-god.

> FACT 6: There are more than 800 different types of beer for sale in Brussels!

> FACT 7: Brussels is home to one of the world's most famous music venues, the Ancienne Belgique, which has hosted concerts by artists such as David Bowie, Nirvana, and Coldplay

> FACT 8: Brussels has the world’s second deepest swimming pool in the world. Second only to Italy, ‘Nemo’ (the swimming pool) measures 35 metres in dept.

> FACT 9: Head to Place du Jeu de Balle, famous for being one of the oldest flea markets in Europe running for over 150 years!

> FACT 10:Brussels is considered the birthplace of the famous French fries, which are actually called "frites" in Belgian French.

Where To Live In Brussels, Belgium

Brussels and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or Belgium estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Brussels living to rural, Belgium or coast lifestyles, Brussels and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Brussels Ville Brussels, Etterbeek Brussels, Ixelles Brussels, Woluwe Saint Pierre Brussels, Watermael-Boitsfort Brussels, Schaerbeek Brussels, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode Brussels, Uccle Brussels

Commuting To And From Brussels By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Brussels is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Brussels To Antwerp: Antwerp is about 45 km by road from Brussels via the A12 and driving to the centre of Antwerp from Brussels normally takes under 1 hour. There is a very regular train service to X from Brussels, with trains taking from 50 minutes.

>  Brussels To Ghent: Ghent is about 55 km by road from Brussels via the E40 and driving to the centre of Ghent from Brussels normally takes under 50 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Ghent from Brussels, with trains taking around 35 minutes.

>  Brussels To Charleroi: Charleroi is about 70 km by road from Brussels via the E19 and E420 and driving to the centre of Charleroi from Brussels normally takes under 1 hour. There is a very regular train service to Charleroi from Brussels, with trains taking from1 hour 20 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Brussels, Belgium

The nearest airport to Brussels is Brussels (BRU) which is 10 km from Brussels. Other nearby airports include Charleroi (CRL) (under 40 km), Lille Lesquin (LIL) (92km), Eindhoven (EIN) 99 km) and Rotterdam (RTM) (122 km)




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