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ADVANCED BILINGUAL VS. ENGLISH

Starting in PYP2, students have the choice between the advanced bilingual programme and the English one. When possible, we encourage them to follow the advanced bilingual track. .


In PYP1 (1st grade)  all students follow the English programme, while still learning French for approximately 5 hours per week. Starting in PYP2 (2nd grade), Montgomery International School offers two different tracks:

PYP 2-5  (age 7-11)

English track:  all subjects are taught in English except for French as a second language
Advanced bilingual track: students will be exposed to 50% or French and 50% of English

MYP 1-5 (age 11-16)

English track: All subjects are taught in English - except for French as a second language
Advanced bilingual track: Students take French Language and Literature and History in French. The rest of the subjects are taught in English.

DP 1-2 (age 16-19)

English track: All subjects are taught in English - except for French as a second language
Advanced bilingual track: The Advanced Bilingual diploma requires a second language taught as Language and Literature and another subject taught in the same second language (at EIM, History is taught in French). 

Advanced Bilingual Diploma

Montgomery International School is the only school in Brussels which offers the Advanced Bilingual Diploma, a differentiating criterion when applying to universities.

Our requirements for the Advanced Bilingual Diploma are:

  • French Language and Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • History in French

Additionally, Theory of knowledge (TOK) is offered in French and the Extended Essay can be written in French.