Learning at BEPS

To ensure that each child reaches their true potential we treat them as an individual.

For the past 50 years, BEPS International School in Brussels has developed confident and independent young learners. Our approach to teaching and learning and its development of international mindedness has been so successful that, as of September 2018, we expanded with a new Secondary section.

We offer a challenging, inquiry-based learning experience for students from 2 ½ to 18 through the International Early Years Curriculum, the International Primary Curriculum and the Middle Years Programme from the International Baccalaureate® (IB).

Early years

In our Early Years (Early Years 1, 2 & 3 – 2.5 to 5 year olds) we provide a caring and welcoming environment where children feel safe, happy and challenged at their own level.

Primary school

Our Year 1 – Year 6 children (5 – 11 year olds) learn independently and together, but most importantly they learn happily and are willing to challenge themselves.

Secondary school

We are an authorised IB World School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and a candidate school for the IB Diploma and IB Career-related Programmes*. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education. We believe that this is important for our students.

Our Learning Definition

As a BEPS learner, I am inspired to be curious and explore new and old ideas.

I develop knowledge, skills and understanding through diverse learning styles and experiences.

This helps me grow into an active global citizen.

I reflect on my learning and build my confidence, becoming an independent thinker for life.

Online Learning Plan

The aim of online learning is:

  • To ensure a continuous learning experience whenever and wherever learners need it.
  • To provide meaningful learning opportunities, which are individualised and challenging for each child whilst offering various learning experiences (brain friendly/multiple intelligences).
  • To widen the opportunities for engagement with teachers and peers.
  • To prepare students for a world where work practice includes online skills.

As a whole school, BEPS identified the need to create a more connected learning experience for staff, learners and parents. Recent events have accelerated the implementation of this and as such, this is an ongoing development plan.

The technology used for learning and communication:

Platforms: SeeSaw for Early Years, Lower School and Year 3, Google classroom for Upper School, Google Classroom and ManageBac for Secondary and ManageBac for parents. These are used alongside the established email procedures.
Advice concerning a selection of educational apps adapted to age levels, and websites suitable for learning will be offered to parents.

During all online learning opportunities learners will:

  • Uphold the values of the school (the Golden Rules, Personal Goals and Learner profile) when using all online platforms
  • Use the internet safely and appropriately  and communicate effectively
  • Complete work with honesty and integrity.

During a school closure
When learners are put into unexpected situations, they can experience anxiety very quickly. To be confined at home is not a normal situation. Therefore it is crucial:

  • To provide children with a structure, a familiar routine – breakfast/school/break /school/lunch etc.
  • To be in contact with teachers and friends, even online, gives everyone a sense of security.
  • Exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.