Opening of a new international school for 300 students

Opening of a new international school for 300 students

Luxembourg City

Children can start applying to the English, French and German sections from the beginning of March

Children can start applying to the English, French and German sections from the beginning of March

Education Minister Claude Meisch presented a report on schools earlier this year

Photo credit: Guy Jallay

Admissions for Luxembourg City’s new public international school are set to open in March, with 300 places up for grabs in the first two years of primary and secondary.

The Gaston Thorn school will open in September on two sites, a primary school in the Cessange district of the capital and a secondary school on the so-called Geesseknäppchen campus in Merl, Education Minister Claude Meisch announced on Wednesday.

The primary and secondary schools will eventually move to a campus in Limpertsberg and will have an English, French and German section with pupils also able to learn Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

While the existing public school in the capital – Lycée Michel Lucius in Limpertsberg – teaches the British curriculum, the new school will follow the European curriculum. The City of Luxembourg “needs a European curriculum closer to the philosophy of the Luxembourg system with its multilingualism and the different languages ​​that pupils can choose from”, previously declared Meisch.

Over the past few years, Luxembourg has expanded its international school options in response to the growing number of foreigners moving to the country. There are now free international schools throughout the Grand Duchy – in the capital, in Junglinster in the center of the country, and one in Mondorf-les-Bains in the south and one in Clervaux in the north.

The European School of Kirchberg is accessible free of charge only to children of staff of EU institutions or companies that have concluded an agreement. There is a fee in place for all other students.


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