Roots and Wings School is a small international school located in Brussels, Belgium that opened its doors in 2009.
We offer preschool, primary and secondary education. It is a unique place where children are free to be themselves, explore, create and grow.
Among the alternative schools of Brussels, Roots and Wings School offers a project-based approach. Our guiding principle is the unfolding of each child's full potential.
Soraya Yavari is a Canadian-trained child psychotherapist and play therapist, who when facing the challenge of finding a suitable preschool for her daughter in Brussels, decided to establish a school herself.
While Brussels counts many international, multilingual schools, these are mostly found in large, institutionalized settings. Soraya was looking for a school that emphasized individualised education in small groups. Roots and Wings preschool opened its doors in 2009. Given the great reception the school has received and strong interest among the parents, Soraya and her academic team decided to form a primary and a secondary section.
Roots and Wings School stays true to its founding ideals. Individual students’ learning styles are identified, and teaching is adapted to take account of children’s different strengths and interests. A project, theme-based approach provides a meaningful context in which to learn.
The Roots and Wings team is extremely passionate about what it does. Soraya’s experience with children extends over 20 years, working in schools, in private practice as a therapist, and in hospitals. Her geographical work experience spans Canada, the UK and Spain, and together with a multinational team, the school provides a very welcoming atmosphere for Brussels’ international community.
A truly great school where children go with open hearts because they know their interests and needs are met on an individual basis. I have never seen such a great team of educators and an environment that feels like a village. If it takes a village to raise a child, then this is IT. Thank you!
What you see is what you get!!!! If you want a loving and caring environment for your child then look no further. It feels like a small village, safe, the location is very green and beautiful. Our son is very happy at Roots and Wings. I love how patient all the staff is. So we are lucky to have found this school.
Best English speaking school in Brussels. In their curriculm: small classes, lot of cultural difference (Japanese, Italian, British, Russian, etc.), meditation, focus on the individual child with a personalised approach.