Religious classes at school
Children can attend religious classes at school. During classes, children are given explanations about religion, traditions and values.
All schools, both official schools and private schools, teach children to respect the faith of others and other cultures. During religious classes, your children are not taught to believe, but are given explanations about religion, traditions and values. Children do not need to believe in any particular religion to go to school. They are also free not to be religious.
In official (government) schools, your children can attend religious classes. They can choose between lessons in Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican, Jewish and Islamic religion, or morality.
In private schools, children are also taught religion, but you usually cannot choose which religion. Most private schools in Belgium are Catholic schools. You or your children do not need to believe in this religion to attend these schools.