European Schools are controlled jointly by the governments of EU Member States and are legally regarded as public institutions. Their mission is to provide a multilingual, multicultural and multidenominational education for nursery, primary and secondary level pupils (approximately 20,000 pupils on roll). See Europaea Schola official web-site for details (enrolment conditions, curriculum, baccalaureat, etc) and also on Wikipedia (baccalaureat).
Schools provide some limited facilities for Special Educational Needs (SEN).
- Brussels European Schools: Uccle (I), Woluwé (II), Ixelles (III) and coming Laeken (IV), in the Brussels EU location;
and Mol near Geel, for Belgium EU locations
- Luxembourg I & II
- Frankfurt am Main; Munich; Karlsruhe for Germany EU locations
- Bergen for Netherlands EU locations
- Alicante for Spain EU locations
- Varese for Italy EU locations
- Culham, near the JET Fusion facility in Oxfordshire, for UK EU locations
Parents associations of every European School are linked through Interparents and its newsgroup (restricted access).
Alumnus and alumna have setup the Euresco community
A group was recently set up by the parents for looking at the future of this school system: Groupe Unitaire de Défense des Écoles Européennes. The Woluwé Parents Association site hosts also a repository on the future of this school system and the particular overcrowded situation of Brussels.
European classes in normal schools