What we offer

Enrolment in primary school starts at the age of six. Primary education comprises a five-year cycle with three language sections: a French-speaking section, an English-speaking section and a German-speaking section. In addition to the language of the section, the pupils choose a first and a second language (L1 and L2). At EIGT, the language of the section corresponds to the first or second language. The choice of the second language L2 must be different from the first language L1. The Luxembourgish language is an integral part of the learning program in all language sections.

In September 2022, the École internationale Gaston Thorn will start with years P1 and P2.

Our school day

The École internationale Gaston Thorn offers an all-day program from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.. The day’s program consists of compulsory lesson hours and an optional child-care service. The compulsory timetable for all students is: Monday – Wednesday – Friday: from 8:00 a.m. to 11:50 p.m. and from 13:20a.m to 16:00 p.m / Tuesday and Thursday: from 8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. During the lunch break and after the school lessons, the children are supervised by the educational team of the child-care service (foyer scolaire) of the City of Luxembourg. Between 7.30am and 8.00am, childcare is available for the children at the school.


Time / DayUnitsMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday07h30-08h00


08h00-08h30Unit 1


08h30-09h00Unit 209h00-09h30Unit 309h30-10h00Unit 4

Morning break

10h20-10h50Unit 5


10h50-11h20Unit 611h20-11h50Unit 711h50-12h20Unit 8 Tue + Thu




Lunchbreak and SEA



13h20-13h50Unit 8ClassesSEA + TeamClassesSEA + Team Classes13h50-14h20Unit 9

Afternoon break

14h30-15h00Unit 10ClassesClassesClasses15h00-15h30Unit 1115h30-16h00Unit 1216h00-18h30



Child-care service (SEA)

The child-care service is optional and offered by the education and care service for children (SEA) of the City of Luxembourg. The educational team of the SEA welcomes children during the lunch break and after 4:00 p.m. for cultural, musical, artistic or sporting activities. This service requires registration and a contribution to the costs via service checks (chèques-services accueil – CSA).

Address and access map
You can find the primary school at the following address:

École internationale Gaston Thorn

23, rue Verte
L-2627 Cessange