International Schooling

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Luxembourg consists of a varied international community. The country has close to 48% of non-Luxembourgers with 170 different nationalities. It is identified by immigration, the historical seat of the European institutions and many international banks and companies. The Grand Duchy has developed over time a diversified school offer to meet the needs and desires of parents of different backgrounds. In addition to the regular Luxembourgish school system, the international school offer, mainly English and French, is especially suitable for expatriates who want to ensure high-standard education for their children, independent of state borders.

International Baccalaureate (IB) – French/English

The International Baccalaureate diploma (IB) is a classic diploma offered by 2500 secondary schools in 140 countries worldwide, in 3 languages: English, French and Spanish. In Luxembourg, both French and English are available.

This syllabus is aimed at young people, who recently arrived in the country, as well as young people opting for a high-level secondary education in English or French. The written examinations, which take place at the end of the course, are mainly subject to external evaluation, relying on a global network of 9000 trained examiners.

Registration directly via the schools:

State schools (enrolment of students anytime during the year)

  • Lycée technique du Centre (IB in French)
  • Athénée de Luxembourg (IB in English)
  • Lycée de Garçons Esch (from the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the Lycée de Garçons in Esch-sur-Alzette offers an education that prepares for the International Baccalaureate in English, in addition to the offer of the Athénée de Luxembourg. The curriculum starts with a class for the second year and a class for the third year of secondary school.)

Private schools

European Baccalaureate

The European Baccalaureate diploma certifies the completion of secondary education in a European School. It is officially recognized as a diploma for admission to higher education in all countries of the European Union and in some other countries.

In Luxembourg, the following schools lead to this diploma:

École internationale Differdange & Esch-sur-Alzette (EIDE)

This school opened in September 2016 in Differdange and extended its offer in Esch-sur-Alzette in September 2017. It offers French, English and German-speaking sections of primary education up to the European baccalaureate. It follows the European schools syllabus, whilst being a state school, accessible to all (type III).

The primary level of the EIDE offers the English and French sections for all levels.

In 2018-2019, the secondary level of the EIDE offers, for the English and French sections, the first and second year of secondary school (S 1-3), the first and second year of preparatory way (VP 1-3) and reception classes for newly-arrived students. For the German section, the EIDE offers the first and second year of the secondary school and three years of preparatory way.  

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Since the school year 2018-2019,  additional public European school offers are available in three further secondary schools:

at Lënster Lycée in Junglinster (LLJ);

at Lycée Edward Steichen in Clervaux (LESC) ;

at Lycée in Mondorf-les-Bains.

International School in Junglinster

The school offers English and German sections. For the school year 2018-2019, the school offers classes in the first year (S1) of secondary school for both language sections, as well as the first year (P1) in German and all the levels of primary for the English section.

The offer in classes and language sections can be altered according to demand.

Secondary classes will take place in the Lënster Lycée building. Temporary structures have been set up on site to accommodate the primary classes since September 2018-2019, pending the construction of a school building suitable for primary school students.

Registration directly with the school:;; tel.: (+352) 276963-1 

International School Edward Steichen in Clervaux

The school started in September 2018 with French and German sections in the first year (S1) of secondary school.

The offer in classes and language sections can be altered according to demand.

The school has started classes for the first years of secondary school in the Edward Steichen secondary school building. In the near future, the Edward Steichen secondary school will have a boarding school.

Registration directly with the school:;; tel.: (+352) 206 007 – 200

International School in Mondorf-les-Bains

The secondary school in Mondorf-les-Bains started in September 2018 with French, English and German sections. Classes of the first three years (S 1-3) of secondary school as well as the two first years (P 1+2) of primary school (for French and English) are offered.

The offer in classes and language sections can be altered according to demand.

Registration directly with the school:;; tel.: (+352) 281 288-1

European schools of Luxembourg (EEL)

There are two European Schools in Luxembourg, one in Kirchberg (EEL I) and the other in Bertrange / Mamer (EEL II). They follow the same syllabus and share the same administrative structure. Both schools offer nursery, primary and secondary levels. They distribute the European Union languages; only English, French and German sections are present in both schools. In general, the European Schools are intended primarily for children of EU staff.

École européenne Luxembourg I: Bulgarian, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

École européenne Luxembourg II: Czech, Danish, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Maltese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian and Croatian

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English classes at the International School Michel Lucius

Students follow all subjects in English and choose French and/or German as a second or third language. The syllabus prepares the students for the following qualifications:

IGCSEs, originating from the British school system, allow students to continue their secondary education in preparation for AS-levels and A-levels. They are equivalent to the success of a third class of Luxembourgish secondary education.

The qualification of A-levels is offered in more than 125 countries worldwide. It certifies that the student has completed secondary school.

Registration directly via the school:

St. George’s International School

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French diplomas

École privée Grandjean (EPG)

The EPG pepares for the Brevet d'études professionnelles "Métiers des Services Administratifs" (professional studies for administrative services) and for the  baccalaureate STMG, Sciences et technologies du management et de la gestion (sciences and management technologies and management).

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École privée Notre Dame Sainte Sophie (EPND)

The EPND offers the years 6, 5 and 4 of the French college.

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Lycée Vauban

This school follows the national French education syllabus. It includes both a college (years 6-3), progressing to the college certificate (brevet), and a high-school (lycée year 2 and Terminale), leading to the French Baccalaureate.

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German and Luxembourgish diplomas

The Lycée germano-luxembourgeois de Schengen in Perl welcomes students from Germany and Luxembourg. It combines elements of two school systems.

The language used for lessons is mostly German. Some subjects are taught in French.


  • certificate of completion of compulsory schooling (Hauptschulabschluss),
  • "mittlerer Bildungsabschluss", at the end of year 10,
  • Baccalaureate (Abitur), simultaneously with the end of secondary school certification,
  • Administrative and commercial technical diploma.

The recognition of diplomas is guaranteed by both countries.

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Vocational training

Since the school year 2017-2018, the Lycée technique privé Émile Metz a year 10 technician’s stream in English in IT. After 4 years, the curriculum leads to the technician’s diploma. Since 2018-2019 the school also offers classes in mechanics and electronics.

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Basic (primary) public education

The International school of Differdange & Esch-sur-Alzette (EIDE) offers all levels of primary education in English and French. The International School in Junglinster offers the entire primary level in English and German.

The International School in Mondorf-les-Bains offers the first and second year of primary school in English and French.

The International School Michel Lucius offers all levels of primary education in English.

Basic (primary) private education

In addition to the Internation School Differdange & Esch-sur-Alzette (EIDE) and the International School Michel Lucius, both public schools, and the European schools (see above), several private schools offer international primary schooling:

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