The Secondary school opened in September 2014 with Years S1-S3. We now offer secondary education up to and including S5. Additional year groups are opened annually, culminating in our first European Baccalaureate in summer 2019.
Secondary education in the European Schools lasts for a total of seven years, divided into three cycles: The Observation Cycle S1-S3, The Pre Orientation Cycle S4-S5,The Orientation Cycle S6-S7.
At ESH we aim to provide a modern, stimulating and relaxed learning environment. Our ethos and educational philosophy is to create and nurture multicultural, multilingual, responsible, tolerant and aware European citizens.
The European Schools have the two objectives of providing formal education and of encouraging pupils’ personal development in a wider social and cultural context.Formal education involves the acquisition of competences – knowledge, skills and attitudes across a range of domains. Personal development takes place in a variety of spiritual, moral, social and cultural contexts. It involves an awareness of appropriate behaviour, an understanding of the environment in which pupils live and a development of their individual identity.
These two objectives are nurtured in the context of an enhanced awareness of the richness of European culture. Awareness and experience of a shared European life should lead pupils towards a greater respect for the traditions of each individual country and region in Europe, while developing and preserving their own national identities.