An official website of the United States Government Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

School Contact Information

Logo for ISB

Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs Profile- Belgium, Brussels) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

Infographic on special needs education at the assisted school in Brussels Belgium for the International School of Brussels. In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD MODERATE and MORE INTENSIVE. 
The school is able and willing to accommodate students within the following categories: hearing impaired, physically and orthopedically impaired, visually impaired, autistic, specifically learning disabled, intellectually disabled, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, speech or language impaired. Special needs support services include: teacher accommodations, teacher accommodations learning support teacher,  learning support teacher, co-teaching/team teaching in the classroom, academic support class secondary school, support special needs preschoolers, use of IEP and ILP. 

The school has a self-contained classroom for all levels.

Maximum hours per week per student for push in 10 for pull out 4.
Special needs support staff in the school include: 3 nurses, 1 psycologist, 1 social worker, 2 special needs coordinators, 15 learning support teachers, 8 guidance counselors. 

Services are available in English at post for the following: psychoeducational assessment, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavior and/or autism specialist, social skills group/social skills training, US credentialed reading specialist, reading remediation, reading programs for Dyslexia, math specialist.


The International School of Brussels (ISB), founded in 1951, is an independent, nonprofit day school, which offers an international education for students from age three to 19 for students of all nationalities.

This is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and provided by the school.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in fall 2022 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future