In order to respond to increased demand for an education in English in Luxembourg there are now more and more options.
This week we will take a look at the options available which are free of charge in the public sector in English. Next week we will talk about the private international schools.
Michel Lucius International School
Qualifications: A level GCE, to know more about this please see the information page at the bottom of this paragraph.
Admission Criteria: A written and spoken test in English as well as a Maths test. Once accepted the child will sit further tests pertaining to the subjects they have chosen to study.
English Curriculum in primary and secondary schools for all subjects, French and German are taught as foreign languages. Luxembourgish, seen as a tool to ease integration is obligatory. Languages are taught in accordance with the pupil’s age and ability.
Timetable: the school is open from 8.15am to 3.55pm; classes finish at 3pm with tutoring sessions from 3pm to 4pm.
Differdange & Esch sur Alzette International School
Qualifications: European Baccalaureate.
Admission Criteria: open to all, admission based on application (no tests foreseen); the distance from home to school is one of the criteria.
English section through primary to European Baccalaureate.
Learning Luxembourgish is obligatory for all children in primary and the lower secondary, as it is a tool for integration. There are adaptation classes for primary and newcomers.
Timetable: the School is open from Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm. Classes finish at 3.45pm at the latest.
International Baccalaureate at the Athenée Secondary school
Qualifications: International Baccalaureate IB
Admission Criteria: An excellent level in English is required and passing the language and maths admission tests. The tests vary according to age and the year for which you apply. See the Athenée’s website for more information. Admission requests should be made in January but are accepted up until September: each request is treated individually. You have to study Luxembourgish: all subjects are taught in English except French and Luxembourgish.