Overseas Schools

Canadian Armed Forces Overseas Schools

The Department of National Defence (DND) operates two schools overseas: AFNORTH International School in Brunssum, The Netherlands and SHAPE International School – Canadian Section in Casteau, Belgium. School operations of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Overseas Schools fall under Children’s Education Management (CEM). 

The two Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) schools in Europe provide children of military families with the opportunity to receive elementary and secondary schooling at the same level they would receive in Canada.
CAF Overseas Schools are staffed by Canadian teachers who are on loan from their school boards in Canada.  This helps the schools delivery quality programs for the children of our military families. See our Teacher Recruitment page for more information.