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Welcome to the Athénée de Luxembourg – International Classes’ Website and by extension, to the school. If you are a first-time visitor, I invite you to look around and contact us with any comments or questions. If you are a returning guest, it is our pleasure to welcome you again. The website has been designed to give you sufficient information to form an impression and learn generally about our school and the courses on offer. Please feel free to contact us with any specific question. We stand eager and ready to invite you in for a closer look at our wonderful school community.

The AL is a certified  International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the IB Diploma Programme. With more than 4,000 IB schools worldwide, the education that we offer is globally recognised and easily transferable. The AL has been accredited by the IBO as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School since 2010.

Since September 2017, the Athénée de Luxembourg offers a full 7-year secondary education with English as language of instruction. Before joining the actual IB DP in Grade 12, students can follow five years of Secondary education specifically designed to prepare students for the IB DP. The International Classes encompass three preparatory years (Grades 7 to 9) two intermediate years (grades 10 & 11) leading up to the IB Diploma Programme (grades 12 & 13).

The International Classes of the AL are committed to excellence in the education and the personal growth of every student. Our students learn in a multicultural community where each person is respected regardless of nationality, creed, or religion. Students discover the world, its people, and its cultures through direct experience with a multicultural population. Through learning, studying, co-curricular activities and the relationships they form, students at AL learn to appreciate their own strengths and to respect differences rather than fear them. Combined with academic rigour, this experience extends beyond the classroom and equips students for success and global citizenship beyond school. We take our mission that states that “innovation is our tradition” very seriously, providing students with key skills to become citizens of a world that is changing continuously.

The IB Diploma is a strong academic programme, centered on the traditional core disciplines, which prepares students for entrance into colleges, universities, or other institutions providing under and postgraduate education and training. So far, virtually all our graduates have succeeded in joining a university or a college of their choice. The school offers student guidance and university counselling to help them make the right choices.

In addition, the school provides learning support services, which address the needs of a student body diverse in educational background and ability.

As the International Classes form a growing part of the Athénée de Luxembourg, with almost 200 students registered (in a school of 1400 students offering the regular Luxembourgish Diploma), we follow a strict admission procedure. More information about the admission process can be found here: click here.

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And again, welcome to International Classes of the Athénée. We look forward to meeting you in person.

 

Kind regards,

Joanne Goebbels

 

Vice Principal

IB DP Coordinator

Coordinator of the International Classes

 

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Registration forms


 

Registration form for entry into 7th grade (international course of study) download

Registration form for entry into 10th grade (international course of study) download

Registration form for entry into 11th grade (international course of study) download

Registration form for entry into 12th grade (international course of study) download


 

 

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme at the Athénée de Luxembourg

 

This programme enables students with an excellent command of English to follow academically challenging and balanced secondary studies (with English as a mother- tongue) focusing on languages, arts and sciences, which gives them an excellent preparation for university studies in Anglo-Saxon countries and Europe and life beyond.

Next open day introducing our international programme:

Saturday, February 9th 2019 (10 :00-12 :30)

A general presentation of our international classes and the IB DP will be held by the Coordinator and students from the international classes. The presentation will start at 10:00 and will be followed by a visit of the School facilities and a meet and greet where you will have the opportunity to talk to teachers, students, alumni and parents.

Important dates:

Admission tests for Grades 7, 10 and 11 will be held on July 8th and 9th and/or September 12th and 13th.

Every student will be requested to hand in a portfolio containing different documents (information regarding the portfolio will be send to the candidates after reception of the registration form). Submission of a complete portfolio is imperative and it carries significant weight in the application process.

In addition, every applicant will be asked to sit admission tests in the following subjects:

7th: English/Mathematics

10th: English/French/Mathematics

11th: English, French, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

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IB World School

World school

The Athénée acquired the status of IB World School in February 2010. This means that we are authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate study programme and to host the two final diploma years as of September 2010. The IB which is offered at the Athénée de Luxembourg is recognized by the legislator as equivalent to the Luxembourgish school-leaving certificate (Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires). Students receive an official MEN document as proof to help with university applications in all European countries.

Organization

The Athénée offers a 7 - year study programme, which encompasses three different cycles: following the two successful preparation years (7th ,8th and 9th grades) and the two intermediate years (10th and 11th grades), students automatically enter the actual IB Diploma Programme (12th and 13th grades). Although they may join the programme at any time (given there are still places available) we advise students from the Luxembourgish school system to join the programme in grade 10 to adapt to standards.

IB Diploma ProgrammeThe International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a very demanding two-year international programme that meets the needs of highly motivated students and leads to an outstanding qualification that is recognized by leading universities around the world. To earn an IB diploma, students must take and pass examinations in six academic subjects, as prescribed by the IBO. The Athénée does not offer the IB COURSE, as European universities do not accept this qualification.

In addition, students must take the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course that investigates the nature of knowledge in various disciplines (also called applied philosophy), to participate in at least 150 hours of Creativity, Action, Service (CAS), to undertake original research, and to write an Extended Essay of 4,000 words.

Subjects taught in the IB Diploma Programme at the Athénée

Group 1: English A Literature HL and SL

Group 2: French B HL and SL, French A language and literature SL, French A self-taught SL

Group 3: Individuals and Societies (Economics HL or SL / History HL or SL)

Group 4: Experimental Sciences (Biology HL or SL / Chemistry HL or SL / Physics HL or SL)

Group 5: Mathematics HL and SL

Group 6: The Arts and Electives (Visual Arts SL, German B HL and SL, German A self-taught SL or another subject from groups 3 or 4)

Curricula

The course outlines for grades 7 to 13 can be found on the website of the Ministry of Education (MEN) under enseignement secondaire - classes internationales - anglophones

Application forms can be downloaded from our website.

Application procedure for the coming school-year starts at the end of October/beginning of November.

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The IB Diploma Programme - Admission procedures 

 

Admission tests for Grades 7, 10 , 11 and 12 will be held on July 6th and 7th

Every student will be requested to hand in a portfolio containing different documents (information regarding the portfolio will be send to the candidates after reception of the registration form). Submission of a complete portfolio is imperative and it carries significant weight in the application process.

In addition, every applicant will be asked to sit admission tests in the following subjects:

7th: English/Mathematics

10th: English/French/Mathematics

11th: English, French, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

12th: English, French, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics


For further information, do not hesitate to contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.