In addition to elementary state schools, available options include a private elementary school providing the same curriculum as state schools, private elementary schools providing a different curriculum while being subsidised by the State, as well as private-initiative schools not benefiting from subsidies.
State school options
Luxembourg has 157 elementary state schools spread over the 102 municipalities of the country.
Some of these elementary state schools provide alternative pedagogical approaches.
This is the case for the following schools:
- Eis Schoul, school with inclusive pedagogy in Luxembourg-Kirchberg,
- Jean-Jaurès, continuous day school in Esch-sur-Alzette,
- Villa Mirabella, continuous day school in Wiltz.
Four international state schools operate according to the curricula, promotion criteria and schedules of the European school system. They are open to all pupils without tuition fees. They offer five years of European primary education in a French, English or German-speaking section. Students can then pursue secondary education leading to the European baccalaureate (see also below).
These schools are:
- the Differdange & Esch-sur-Alzette International School (EIDE) : French-, English- and German-speaking sections from primary school onwards, welcome classes (classes d'accueil) ;
- the Lënster Lycée International School in Junglinster : French, English and German-speaking sections from preschool onwards, welcome classes (classes d'accueil) ;
- the École Internationale Edward Steichen in Clervaux : French, English and German-speaking sections from preschool onwards, classes for newly arrived students;
The International School Michel Lucius provides English-speaking classes at the elementary school level.
Private and international school options
The private school Notre-Dame (Sainte-Sophie) provides classes with the same curriculum as state schools as well as classes (at the level of “Petite Section de maternelle” at CM2) teaching the official French curricula.
The following private elementary schools teach a different curriculum than the official one while being subsidised by the state:
- École Charlemagne (French school)
- École Française de Luxembourg (EFL)
- École Maria Montessori
- Fräi-ëffentlech Waldorfschoul Lëtzebuerg
- International School of Luxembourg (ISL)
- Over The Rainbow
- St. George’s International School Luxembourg
- École Montessori Schule, Hobscheid
- Scuola Materna Cattolica Internazionale (italian)