Building project

Our school is located at
De Pintelaan 258 - 9000 Ghent

Our Grand Opening.

On Friday 9th September, 2016, we celebrated the official opening of our new school building. The event was a big success with representatives from companies from East and West Flanders, important stakeholders and of course friends and families from our local and school community. A warm sunny evening, children performing, live jazz and Belgian fries - the perfect way to celebrate this exciting next chapter for ISG!

Our amazing new school!

On the 1st of September, 2016, we opened the doors to our brand new school building. With large classrooms, a sports hall, music and language rooms, performance area and plenty of outside space for playing, we are excited to be able to call this our permanent home in Ghent. The investment in this modern learning facility reflects the success of ISG since opening in 2012 and the importance of having an International School serving East and West Flanders. Call us if you would like to come and visit!

Pre-Primary class (photo Claude Develter)Pre-Primary class (photo Claude Develter)Primary class (photo Claude Develter)Primary class hallway (photo Claude Develter)Sports hall (photo David Minoodt, de Vloed Architects)The central focus, the staircase and performance space (photo Claude Develter)Staircase and performance space (photo Claude Develter) (photo David Minoodt, de Vloed Architects)Looking toward the Primary playground (photo Claude Develter)The Pre-Primary playground - currently under development (photo Claude Develter)

Building update!

Our new school building on De Pintelaan is looking fantastic! Floors are being laid and walls are being plastered. The original brick buildings on the site having been brought back to life and will house our school library, sports hall and office space. The new L-shaped structure sitting beside it will have Pre-Primary classes on the ground floor and Primary classes on the first floor, and will also include a large lunch room and other spaces for music and language classes. Everything is on track for us to open on September 1st. We are very excited!

The main door is situated in the corridor linking the old renovated building to the left and the new structure on the right. The concrete floors have been poured, ready for the final layer.This will be our lunch room which then connects directly to the outside play area.Inside the front door looking down the main corridor. The sports hall will be in the original brick structure to the left, with all learning areas, reception and lunch room in the new structure to the right.View of the corridor with the reception area in the foreground and then the four Pre-Primary classes on the right hand side.The Pre-Primary classes on the ground floor, linking directly to the outside play area.Looking back towards reception with the Pre-Primary classes to the left.The corridor on the first floor with six Primary classes off to the right.Looking into a Primary class.External view toward the classroom block.

Our new school @ 258 De Pintelaan!

Building work continues to progress very well at our new school building at 258 De Pintelaan. Internal works including cabling, ventilation and insulation have started and the external brickwork is also nearly complete. Work on replacing the roof of the sports hall has begun and plans are well underway for the internal fittings and furniture. We are looking forward to moving in during the summer to start the new school year on September 1st!

The vehicle entrance to ISG. By retaining the existing brick buildings the streetscape is retained, keeping the character of the street.External brickwork is nearly complete. Here you can see the Pre-Primary classes communicate directly with their outside playground.This will be our school library, located next to the main entrance for pedestrian and bikes only.The view from the reception area with the large central staircase which doubles as an event space.Internal works are well underway.Ventilation pipes ready to go!A large semi-industrial kitchen will be located under the staircase, with a work space and serving area giving on to the lunch area.The internal stairwell, with natural light coming from above from the large skylight. A great central point of our new school.Site meeting.

Building update!

The construction of our new school building is coming along extremely well. The spaces are all coming together and we can really see what a great learning facility it will be. Come have a look!

The Primary classes on the first floor cantilever to create a covered play space outside. A Pre-Primary classroom. These classrooms all have direct acces to a sanitary block, the playground and will also have a mezzanine!The reception!The lunchroom!

They have started on the second floor!

The construction of our new school building continues to progress quickly and smoothly. The large internal staircase has been completed and they have now started on the second floor. All is on track for the external structure to be completed by Christmas!