In just under fifteen years of hard work in developing the quality of teaching and pedagogical requirements, École Internationale Montgomery has achieved recognition of the Primary, lower secondary and upper secondary cycles (Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme - grades 1 to 12) by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. A great achievement for the only fully accredited IB city school in Brussels!
Since 2015, EIM has been accredited for the Diploma Programme for the last two years of the upper secondary cycle (grades 11 and 12) to prepare students for the Baccalaureate, and the number of enrolments has been growing ever since. In 2019 and 2021, the school obtained accreditation for the Middle Years Programme and the Primary Years Programme respectively.
This success is due to the collaborative work of the leadership team and of all the teachers who have embraced this philosophy which offers the best academic and personal growth to students.
EIM has also always wanted to differentiate itself from other international schools already present in Belgium by offering a bilingual programme from PYP to DP that allows French and English speaking students to learn a second language through immersion. Due to the high growth of English-speaking students, the school has also been offering a fully anglophone section since 2017.
More and more Belgian families who are aware of the importance of the English language are opting for the bilingual IB programme. Today's youth dream of travelling and discovering other cultures, and the international recognition of the International Baccalaureate (IB) makes it easier to enroll in the universities of their choice anywhere in the world.
From an early age, EIM students learn to develop several qualities such as altruism, communication, intellectual curiosity and many others via the IB "learner profile". This is done in and out of the classroom. Students are used to researching on the Internet and in the library, working in groups, collaborating with students from different cultures and with a different point of view, giving presentations, etc. In other words, everything that will enable them to enter university studies with confidence and determination.
Students also learn to undertake fundraising projects such as collecting clothes and other necessities that are sent to charities. Older students are given the opportunity to take younger students under their wings to help them with lessons, organisational skills and language learning.
EIM therefore focuses not only on the quality of teaching but also on the well-being of its students by developing a cohesive and supportive community.