• International-Baccalaureate-School-Brussels

The International Baccalaureate Secondary programme has been chosen by the school as a follow up of the Montessori Primary section due to its compatibility. This starts with the mission statements and continues with practical implications. The IB focuses on international mindedness and skill based learning, which are also cornerstones of the Montessori pedagogy.

IB Mission Statement

Aiming to develop inquiring, knowledgeble & caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

International Montessori Mission Statement

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

The objectives are:
To help children in developing their complete personality
To assist them in becoming confident and enthusiastic life-long learners
For every individual to become able to contribute to peace and understanding by developing respect and valuing differences.

HOW is this put into practise?
By providing:
An atmosphere in which children:

  • Feel safe and secure
  • Develop independence
  • Have opportunities to make choices and decisions
Receive built-in feedback
Have opportunities of reflection
  • Become responsible towards themselves
Become able to appreciate who they are and live their strengths
Receive assistance in developing all-round skills
Develop logical thinking
Develop critical thinking
  • Develop emotional and creative intelligence

A positive learning environment:

  • That meets individual needs
  • An aesthetic surrounding that requires care
  • Equipment that allows individual interaction
  • Multi-age range allowing varied social interaction
Quality interaction with teachers
Balance of freedom and boundaries
Opportunities to become responsible
Knowledge through integrated subjects
Holistic education