Land Component

For centuries, ‘Hof Kleinenberg’ was a fully operating and functional farm. Being on one of the main entrance roads into the city of Brussels (Brussels-Aachen), the farm also functioned as the last “change station” for the horse-drawn carriages before entering the city. In fact, the horse and ponies are still living at the farm today! Next to the chickens, they have their own stables, saddle and harness space, plot of land and grass fields. Twice, and sometimes three times a day, small teams of children take care of the fundamental needs of the animals that live on the farm today. A horse expert within the school gives the children practical explanations, tips and discusses health related topics. There is even a small carriage that is used for small outings.

Several beehives with swarms of bees have joined the ‘Hof Kleinenberg’ farm as well, ensuring the collection of nectar in the near vicinity. In turn, the honey is harvested and extracted and used for various purposes by the students.

In different areas of the almost one hectare of school grounds, vegetable gardens have been established. The soil being very fertile allows for a wide variety of fruit and vegetables to be grown, including: cabbages, beetroot, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, strawberries, pumpkins, beans, berries, apples and lots more. The greenhouse is excellent for giving the seedlings a head start before being planted in the open ground.

For many years now, ‘Hof Kleinenberg’ has been the base for the project ‘Rent your own Christmas Tree’. Replanting the trees after a short indoor period, several Christmas trees have survived and are now part of the gardens. These are just some examples of a fully operating organic land component, being under constant construction. Improving and adapting all the time. It provides the children with an understanding of the subtle interrelationships, obvious and less obvious, direct and indirect, between the wider world and us.

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.

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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.