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"People in the US romanticize Europe and assume the educational system is so much better. It's not. The experience of living abroad, traveling and meeting lots of smart, successful executive-level families from a wide variety of cultures... that's what makes it great. But ISL is an average school. They do a lovely job with artistic performances in music, art, theater. There is much to see in the area of visible relics of history and the school does a good job with field trips and relevant history/science lessons. If your expectation is to find a school that exceeds US academic standards, you will be disappointed. If your company is willing to cover the school cost and your kids will either remain in the International school system throughout or are young enough to have a few moderately paced school years, then the experience itself is worth it. Good luck," commented one expat when asked about International School of Luxembourg in Luxembourg.

"Schools in Luxembourg operate within a framework of three educational cycles, the first two of which are mandatory for all students. The primary educational cycle begins at the age of four with preschool, which is provided free in state primary schools. Primary school, or the first cycle of post-preschool education, is compulsory for all children between the ages of six and eleven. At the end of primary school, students can further their studies in the second cycle of secondary education, or the preparatory cycle. This cycle consists of two years of secondary school, which is mandatory until the age of fifteen, and culminates in the evaluation of the Certificate of Primary Education. The third cycle of education is tertiary education, which consists of higher education, university studies, and vocational training programs. Luxembourg offers many prestigious universities, including the University of Luxembourg, which offers courses to both local and international students," remarked one expat living in Luxembourg with children attending .

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