European School, Mol

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European School, Mol
Schola Europaea
Europawijk, 100 – 2400 Mol
Coordinates 51°12′11″N 5°02′40″E / 51.20306°N 5.04444°E / 51.20306; 5.04444Coordinates: 51°12′11″N 5°02′40″E / 51.20306°N 5.04444°E / 51.20306; 5.04444
Type International
Founder European Coal and Steel Community
Sister school All the European Schools are considered sisters schools
President Param Sharda (S7ENA, English Section Section)[1]
Director Brian Goggins (Ireland)
Student Union/Association The Pupils' Committee of ESMol (PC)
Slogan "United in diversity"
Nickname ESMol, Mol, Euroschool

The European School, Mol (commonly known as ESMol) is third of the European Schools and is located in Mol, Belgium. The school was established in 1960 for children of the Central Bureau for Nuclear Measurements (now Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements), Euratom, Eurochemic, and the SCK•CEN (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre) personnel. However, the school has also welcomed children from other European or overseas families who live and work in the area. Buses bring pupils from as far as Antwerp and Eindhoven, although there are boarding facilities in the neighborhood during the week.

It was previously recognized as a German school by the West German government, as the Europäische Schule Mol.[2]

As of 1995 at least 5/6th of the total number of students were not children of EU workers.[3]


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  2. ^ "Deutscher Bundestag 4. Wahlperiode Drucksache IV/3672" ( Archived 2016-03-12 at WebCite). Bundestag (West Germany). 23 June 1965. Retrieved on 12 March 2016. p. 10/51.
  3. ^ "'Strong' Forms of Bilingual Education 6: European Schools." In: Baker, Colin and Sylvia Prys-Jones. Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education. Multilingual Matters, 1998. ISBN 1853593621, 9781853593628. p. 527.

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