Life in Belgium

Belgium is a small country with about 12 million inhabitants. It consists of three zones being Flanders, Wallonie and Brussels capital. We find ourselves ‘in the heart of Europe’. Also due to it being the home to the EU institutions, a variety of cultures and nationalities are brought together. Brussels has an international feel and is also a tourist destination that welcomes people from all over the world.

The City of Brussels is intertwined with gorgeous architecture and nature.

The International Montessori School is located in different locations. Two of the campuses, ‘Rotselearlaan’ and ‘Savoorke’ are situated in Tervuren which is a small town found South-East of Brussels. It is a quiet, safe and family friendly environment enriched with large parks and culture.

The other two locations are situated in the Woluwe valley. ‘Hof Kleinenberg’ is in Sint Stevens Woluwe and ‘Hof ten Berg’ in Woluwe Saint Lambert. Both locations are situated in residential areas linked together with the nature and parks surrounding the Woluwe stream. Even though very close to the city centre, it has a green and country feel to it.

Belgium has a long history and many landmarks and historic buildings tell a story. It is tri-lingual Dutch, French and German. One hears all these languages and many people are multilingual. Added to this is English as the Expat community is substantial. This richness in languages gives our students the opportunity to not only learn English and French at school be also exposed to Dutch, German and other languages that are spoken in their neighbourhood, at sports or in the shops.

Cultural activities

New arrivals and residents alike might like to delve into culture, history and nature. The  following is a small selection out of many possibilities:



In Brussels:

Your Children would Love also:


Further information, especially written for Expats, can be found:

We wish you happy exploring!

This chapter of the website gives general information with the wish that soon we can visit sites again. During the Covid-19 Pandamic period we advise to pre-check accessibility and related regulations.

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.