Since 1965, the Ecole Belge Kigali has operated, and in 2015, it celebrated its 50th anniversary. From kindergarten until the sixth year of high school, pupils are educated there. The school focuses on the growth of the student, on the development of his autonomy in a unique multicultural context, and on the active role that the student must play in his awakening to knowledge, in accordance with the ideals of the French community in Belgium.
Their teaching objective is for each student, regardless of his or her cultural or academic background, strengths and limitations, to be able to adapt, develop, and progress in their learning to acquire the standards set by the French Community of Belgium. The supervision is supplied by trained professors and holders of the relevant credentials in order to achieve this purpose. The official curriculum of the Belgian French Community's Ministry of Education is followed by Ecole Belge.
The EBK issues certificates that are completely recognized as official Belgian credentials, and hence may be readily accepted by other European and non-European nations. The majority of the classes are held in French. Every student in primary and secondary school is required to take English lessons.
The English lessons are divided into three levels (beginner, Intermediate and advanced). Dutch lessons are also provided (as an option) in both primary and secondary school to ensure complete compatibility and a smooth transition from and to the Belgian education system.