The Athénée Royal of Visé is a school
of the French speaking Community of Belgium. It is thus situated in Visé,
a nice, little, semi-rural town crossed by the river Meuse, in the east of
At 15 kilometres from Liège, Visé is also really close to the
Flemish area (15 km from Tongeren), to the Netherlands (15 km from Maastricht)
and to Germany (25 km from Aachen).
The A R V is one of the most important and famous schools
in the area. Every day it hosts close to 2000 young people on its 4 sites.
It offers all types of teaching (from 2 ½ to 18
years of age) :
- Fundamentals : elementary school (2 ½ years to 6 years old) and
primary school (6 to 12 years old). One of its qualities is teaching by
immersion : from early age, the children are taught by a Dutch speaking
teacher (native speaker) and they naturally learn the language of their
Dutch neighbours thanks to their educational and cultural activities.
- Secondary school (12 to 18 years old): More than 75 % of youths here follow
a general academic curriculum, but the ARV also offers technical and professional
- The general curriculum offers many options : maths, sciences, economics,
Latin, Greek, modern languages (English, Dutch, German and Spanish), and
- The technical curriculum offers several orientations (cooking, shop work,
- CEFA (Centre of teaching and training in turn) : this centre has hosted
youths for 15 years. These teenagers are looking for a concrete and practical
formation : part time at school, the rest of the week is spent in practical
training in some enterprises (roofing, floor tiling, selling, ….)
The school year lasts from September 1st to June 30th.
Scheduled holidays are :
1 week for All-Saints
2 weeks for Christmas
1 week for carnival
2 weeks for Easter.
In secondary school, the youths attend 32 periods a week
(with a break on Wednesday afternoon).
Determined to look towards the future, our school is equipped
with top material and many computers labs (more than 100 personal computers
available to students).
Our students take part in various extra curricular
activities such as :
Language exchanges ( Spain, the Netherlands, Germany,….)
Training in enterprises
Cultural journeys abroad