International Montessori Schools

Welcome to the International Montessori Schools of Brussels. A bilingual Montessori and International Baccalaureate World School, offering a learning environment rich in language & culture for all ages.

Children on the move ©

Aiming to develop independent and self thinking individuals who help create a better world for themselves and others.

Children’s House and Primary Children

Dates: Monday 24th to Friday 28th June and Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July
Summer Camp!
Holiday Camps


Every year, the International Montessori School has the honour of inaugurating a new group of wonderful students into the big wide world.

    I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place.

    Howard Gardner

    What do Bill Gates, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg all have in common? They all went to Montessori school. What is Montessori? Hands on learning.

    John Scully (ex-CEO Apple 1983-1993)

    Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.

    Dr. Maria Montessori

    "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
    "Kind", said the boy"

    Charlie Mackesy

    We judge a situation actually before understanding it

    Hilla Patell

    Education…”think through, understand and ultimately invent new questions for tasks yet to be determined”

    John Snyder

    What do you think is the biggest waste of time?"
    "Comparing yourself to others", said the mole.

    Charlie Mackesy

    Advice for new Montessori adults. Know your potential as an obstacle. Be patience. Be humble. Observe. Observe. Observe.

    John Snyder

    The senses, being explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge.

    Dr. Maria Montessori

    “Is your glass half empty or half full?" asked the mole.
    "I think I'm grateful to have a glass," said the boy.

    Charlie Mackesy

    While the amount of paper consumed was immense, the happiness associated with doing the work was proportionally great, if not its square or cube.

    Mevr. Kitty Steenberghe

    The foundation is something that is fundamental, so that is how I see observation.

    Hilla Patell

    The real reason is not for us just to know what the child is doing, but for us to understand the subtle and delicate process of the development in place within the child.

    Dr. Maria Montessori

    Child of her time. Woman of the world.

    Book title, by Marjan Schwegman, about Dr. Maria Montessori

    One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things.

    Charlie Mackesy

    Everything you do for me, you take away from me.

    Dr. Maria Montessori

    The founder of the Montessori schools was called “the most interesting woman in Europe” around 1913

    Marjan Schwegman

International Montessori is on Instagram

We are regularly posting images on Instagram about all our locations in and around Brussels, special school events, learning environment and farm life.
Rotselaerlaan 1 & 3
3080 Tervuren
Bergestraat 24

3080 Tervuren
Hof Kleinenberg
Kleinenbergstraat 97/99

1932 St. Stevens-Woluwe
Hof ten Berg
Hof ten Berg 22

1200 Woluwe St. Lambert
Welcome to our website
The International Montessori School offers a thoroughly prepared and beautiful learning environment, supporting the complete development of children and students from the ages of 1 to 18. A bilingual approach together with the Montessori Pedagogy and the International Baccalaureate Secondary Section (IB MYP and DP) prepares children and young adults for life.

We focus on all aspects of the personality and help children to gain trust in themselves in order to feel confident and empowered, both within their social group, and the world at large. This, together with balance in freedoms and logical boundaries and the guideline that “your freedom ends where someone else’s freedom begins” helps children to become responsible individuals who look after themselves, their environment, and others!

We hope you enjoy our website and find useful information on the details involved in assisting towards the development of a harmonious personality.
Personalised tours are available for prospective families to see the beautiful premises and green spaces, bilingual Montessori environments and/or the multilingual IB Secondary Section in action.

The four school campuses are scattered around Brussels, Belgium. If you would like to visit one of the Woluwe locations (‘Hof ten Berg’ and/or ‘Hof Kleinenberg’), please call us at: +32 (0)2-721 21 11. For a visit to our Tervuren campuses’ (‘Savoorke’ and/or ‘Rotselaerelaan’), you can get in touch with us at: +32 (0)2-767 63 60.

Please do not hesitate to send us an email or complete the contact form should you wish to receive more information about the International Montessori School.
A thank you
The majority of the beautiful photographs on this website are by the very talented photographer: Cathy Cunliffe. Our incredible website designer is Ingeborg Dashorst from Redbanana Webdesign.