Boarding & Facilities
Outstanding infrastructure in an exceptional historical setting
Musica Mundi School provides an outstanding infrastructure in an exceptional historical setting.
Classrooms, all equipped with Steinway pianos, to host both music and academic courses, a science laboratory, rooms for students, soundproof studios, a music library, and a magnificent Concert hall.
We strongly encourage students to use the boarding facilities of the school, even if they reside close to the school premises. Avoiding pointless, tiring journeys between home and school will increase productivity and improve time management.
Students can choose to spend weekends at home.
Cultural Diversity and fluency in English
Boarding school students live with people from a variety of cultures; therefore, they learn to appreciate and respect the differences in one another and live amicably. Some may even learn the basics of another language as a result of the friendships they form.
Students whose first language is not English often become fluent in English quickly through language immersion. Those who stay in boarding school for at least three years typically become multilingual.
Boarding school students quickly learn how to perform many domestic chores and complete school assignments by themselves. They become experts at managing their working time. These students mature quickly and tend to be very independent and successful in life.
Outdoor and indoor activities for students who remain in the school during the weekend are organized from time to time.
Boarding school students can focus better on their studies because television, video games, phones and other distractions are limited. These young scholars usually perform better in their studies because they live in an environment that is conducive to learning.
In February 2020, the MMS Music Library was inaugurated thanks to the generosity and devotion of Mr and Mrs Fishgrund, Private Patrons of the school. The library serves as a place where students can:
- Listen to music and enlarge their spectrum of sounds and colours
- Compose and gain a deeper understanding of musical structures
- Read and widen their horizons
- Write essays or work on their end-of-year research using the wide range of books available in the library and prepare themselves for independent academic work
- Simply relax and be inspired
BACH CONCERT HALL
The former church of the monastery has been kept intact with of course some renovation and major work on the acoustics was done, transforming this church into a magnificent concert hall hosting up to 470 people.
During the initial refurbishment of the school, particular attention was paid to ensuring that the classrooms, which are mostly on the ground floor of the building, would be multifunctional and attractive, well-equipped places to work. Thus, all the classrooms can be used for academic and music lessons. All are equipped with screens and projectors, with computers and with double-faced whiteboards with music lines on one side and a blank space on the other. Desks and chairs are ergonomically designed and easy to move around, so that academic lessons can give way to chamber music rehearsals in the evenings. All the more so as many of the classrooms also host a beautiful Steinway piano. Many of the classrooms have lovely views over the fields and over to the Waterloo lion, giving teachers and students a sense of the history of the place as they work.
The Lion's Hill is a 40 metre high monument, erected in 1826 at the request of William 1st, King of the Netherlands, who wished to commemorate the place where his eldest son, the Prince of Orange, is believed to have been wounded on June 18, 1815.
A vegetable garden, a garden for outside sports activities, a garden with donkeys and a poney, without forgetting our 2 “mascot” cats Laurel and Hardy. Each of those plays a role in the development of our students.