Award Year: 2021

Brussels Elementary/High School

Unit 28100 Box 13
Belgium, APO, DD, 09714-9998

(322) 717-9900

Mrs. Collette P Tate, Principal at time of Nomination

Europe West

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Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 70%
  • Hispanic: 13%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Two or more races: 7%
Brussels American School K-12 Education Excellence

Brussels American School K-12 Education Excellence

Brussels American School (BAS) was constructed to support the American military and North Atlantic Treaty Organization Treaty (NATO) Headquarters when they moved from Paris at the end of 1966. Our campus is situated on 17 acres, just east of Brussels in the commune of Sterrebeek Belgium. Due to our location and clientele, we are a unique Department of Defense Education Activity School. For over 50 years, Brussels American School has provided the highest quality of education to its pre-kindergarten through 12th grade internationally diverse student body and enrollment is highly sought after within the international community of Brussels. The school enjoys its proximity to Brussels, "the capital of Europe", which offers students access to the institutions of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as well as the historical and cultural sites throughout Belgium and Europe. Brussels American School is a Department of Defense Education Activity and is fully accredited by COGNIA.

The student body is a mix of United States military, civilian and diplomatic families. In addition to American students, students from more than 25 countries speaking over 30 languages attend BAS. The small class size at Brussels American School provides a distinct advantage for its students. The close, personal contact with teachers and staff creates a high-achieving learner-centered school within family-like atmosphere. Brussels American School's diverse and rigorous course offerings including AVID, career pathways, and Advanced Placement prepare our graduates to be competitive in post-graduate studies and career opportunities in the United States and abroad.