Scandinavian School of Brussels

Scandinavian School of Brussels (SSB; Finnish: Brysselin Skandinaavinen koulu, French: École Reine Astrid) is an international school in Waterloo, Belgium. It serves students ages 2–19.[1] The school has preschool through upper secondary levels, and has separate academic programmes for Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.[2] SSB offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme that is taught in more than 4000 schools in over 140 countries. Its French name refers to Queen Astrid of Sweden.[3]

Its campus is located on the Argenteuil estate, which it shares with, "Den norske skolen i Brussel", the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, and the European School of Bruxelles-Argenteuil.

Campus and operationsEdit

 
Château d'Argenteuil, which houses the school's canteen and boarding facility

SSB uses the following buildings:[4]

  • Main building - School administration, library, Preschool, levels 3-9 (compulsory education), upper secondary, and the gymnasium for students in levels 1-3
  • Paviljong - The play area
  • Compulsory FS-2 building - Houses the music area, the sports hall, and classrooms for compulsory levels FS-2
  • Château d'Argenteuil - Used as the boarding facility and canteen

SSB also assigns some boarding students to area families who participate in homestay arrangements.[5]

Student bodyEdit

Its students originate from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. As of 2015 it has about 300 students,[1] most of whom reside in Waterloo, Lasne, and Sint-Genesius-Rode, with some living in central Brussels.[6]

The school also offers home language courses to 100 other students.[1]

ClosureEdit

The school closed in 2020.<ref>Une école a fermé ses portes à Waterloo !

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Students at SSB." Scandinavian School of Brussels. Retrieved on 21 October 2015.
  2. ^ "SSB is a unique Nordic school!" Scandinavian School of Brussels. Retrieved on 21 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Queen Astrid Photo Exhibition at SSB." Scandinavian School of Brussels. Retrieved on February 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "Facilities." Scandinavian School of Brussels. Retrieved on 21 October 2015.
  5. ^ "About Boarding School." Scandinavian School of Brussels. Retrieved on 21 October 2015.
  6. ^ "FAQ." Scandinavian School of Brussels. Retrieved on 21 October 2015.

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