A snapshot: schools in Luxembourg considered (but not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expats.
Schools with a full GSGI review are noted with next to their names.
(pending) means that the school is on our list to review.
By full GSGI review, we mean school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final reviews take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details and descend on the school for an exhaustive visit. We are aware of the other schools on this page and we continually add or remove schools, as deemed appropriate.
International School of Luxembourg (pending)
Founded in 1963 to provide an American education, for the children of locally based global company executives. Now offering an English education to students from nearly 50 different nationalities with a comprehensive EAL programme. Divided into a (new) lower and upper School on Campus Geesseknapchen (home to several educational establishments). Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA).
Adapted National Curriculum for England/ IGCSE/ A Level; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 820 students
Located in Hamm, close to the city centre, the school teaches an all-English curriculum to students from over 50 nationalities. Consistently achieving exam scores above the average for independent UK schools, although the number of A* at A Level was slightly lower recently. One of only three schools worldwide to have passed the COBIS Patron's Accreditation and Compliance Survey. Regularly inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) for British Schools Overseas (BSO), always passing with flying colours.
These schools have been brought to our attention but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider reviewing them.
European school-developed curriculum/ European Bac; ages 4-18; co-ed; day; state; 2,750 students
One of thirteen European schools, this one is located on two all-through campuses in different areas of Luxembourg. The allocation of campus on enrolment is automatic, dependent on the child's mother tongue. Jointly authorised by the Luxembourg national government and the European Union. The same curriculum throughout on both campuses, but all classes taught in the student’s mother tongue.
Cambridge 1, 2/ IGCSE/ A Level; ages 4-18; co-ed; day; state; 940 students
The relatively new international section of the state Lycée Michel Lucius. Grown from an English language course, first offered in 2011 into an international school, teaching in English. However, speaking Luxembourgish is a mandatory condition of entry. Located on Campus Limpertsberg (home of the University of Luxembourg) in the northwest of Luxembourg City.
French curriculum/ Brevet/ French Bac; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 2,400 students
The result of a merger between the French School of Luxembourg and the Lycée Vauban. Opened in 2017 on a brand-new campus in the Gasperich district to the south of Luxembourg. Providing an all-French education to students from close on 40 different nationalities. Recent Baccalaureate results on the way up, with approximately one third scoring a 'très bien'.
Montessori; ages 3-12; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 100 students
Bilingual (French/German) nursery and primary school in Strassen (close to the capital). Made up of four classes with an average of 25 pupils per class. There is a restaurant, gym. music room and pupils' kitchen, all set in a villa, surrounded by a playground and well-kept gardens.
Adapted curriculum/ MYP; ages 3-15; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned
Founded in 2011 and formerly (possibly in need of the re-brand) known by the name Over the Rainbow, as it now caters to older children. Recently authorised to teach the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Owned by ex-banker and novelist Bruno Agostini.
Waldorf curriculum/ adapted National Curriculum for England/ IB Diploma; ages 4-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit
Located in Limpertsberg and offering a multi-lingual education. Classes in pre-school, taught in Luxembourgish, followed by German in primary school, together with the early introduction of French and English, morphing into French in secondary school. One of four international schools in Luxembourg to provide the International Baccalaureate Diploma, taught in French.
For more information on the schools above, please go to each school’s individual entry on The Good Schools Guide International search.