The European School System?

The international department of the LLJ provides multilingual and multicultural education centered on the European school system. Unlike the other European schools currently based in Luxembourg, the international department is open to all students, without any registration fees.

We offer primary classes (from age 6 to 11) as well as secondary classes (from age 12) in German- and English-speaking sections. Students who are six years old as of 1 September, 2018 can enroll in Primary 1 (P1). Students who have been officially orientated by the competent Luxembourgish authorities to either classical or general secondary education are eligible for our secondary first year classes.

The European Baccalaureate

The European Baccalaureate Exam concludes the seven-year-cycle of European secondary education. The diploma issued after successful completion of this exam is accredited in every EU member state as well as in many other countries.

In Luxembourg the Baccalaureate graduates benefit from the same rights and advantages as bearers of the Luxembourgish ’diplôme de fin d’études secondaires’ (diploma issued after successful completion of the official Luxembourgish seven-year secondary school cycle).

They can enrole at any European university or higher education institution with the same rights as Luxembourgish students in possession of a similar diploma.

The exams are about the subjects taught in years Secondary VI and Secondary VII.

School Offer 2018/2019

For 2018/2019, our school will provide a German- and an English-speaking section.

The Primary School

Our school offer consists of a 5-year-cycle of European Primary school education. The classes function following the same programmes, the same promotion criteria and the same timetable as the other European schools.
The educational programmes of the different linguistic sections are identical and subject to the same demands. The students’ level of performance is regularly evaluated and the reports are distributed three times a year.
At the end of each educational year, the Class Council decides, according to the promotion criteria, whether the student will be promoted or not.

Subjects in Primary School


The Secondary School

The school offer consists of a seven-year-cycle of Secondary European School education.
During the first three years, students follow a common programme called the «observation cycle». Most subjects are taught in the language of the section. Starting with the first grade, all students start studying a third language. In Secondary Three, they study History and Geography in their second language.
In the Secondary Four and Five, the compulsory course of Integrated Sciences is subdivided into three subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. In Mathematics, students have a choice between a normal course and an advanced course.
Secondary sixth and seventh classes form a cycle and lead to the baccalaureate. In addition to a set of compulsory subjects (including Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics, Science, Philosophy, Physical Education, History and Geography), students are offered a wide range of optional courses (two or four units/periods per week).

The level of performance of the students is assessed regularly and written school reports are handed out three times a year.
At the end of the school year, the Class Council decides, on the basis of the promotion criteria, whether to advance the pupils to the next class or not. Pupils can be forced to repeat the class. For students whose specific needs require additional courses, appropriate measures can be taken in close collaboration with the parents.
The programme is the same in the two sections, however the vehicular language is different. The educational programme leads to the European Baccalaureate.


For further information about the international offer please contact:

Wilhelm Ben
Wilhelm BenCoordinator ISJ Primary
Lufi Arben
Lufi ArbenCoordinator ISJ Secondary