A lycée with an English stream is planned for Mondorf-les-Bains
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The new state-run European school with an English stream planned for Mondorf-les-Bains will have capacity for up to 1,585 students, the education minister has confirmed.
Responding to a parliamentary question, Claude Meisch said the school, which would be located in the south of the country, would have 74 classrooms.
The site will provide primary and secondary education following the European school curriculum, along with a preparatory cycle following the Luxembourg curriculum, as well as ESG and professional training.
Initial ground work began at the start of April 2018 while the first prefabricated buildings are to be installed mid-May, the minister said. He further added that the school will have its own external sports facilities. For indoor sports, students and staff will be able to use facilities planned for construction on the same isite, including the velodrome, multisports area and a swimming pool. “This infrastructure will be sufficiently large to meet the needs of the school,” Meisch said.
Mondorf is one of two sites, expected to open European schools with English streams for September 2018. The second will be located in Junglinster. A third, located in Clervaux, will not offer an English stream. All will be public (non-free paying).
The offer follows a trend which begun with the opening of the Differdange international school, which adapts the European school curriculum to cater for international students, while offering Luxembourgish classes. Another state-run school, the Lycée Michel Lucius, offers English sections following the Cambridge curriculum.