Sint-Gummarus High School stands for more than 130 years of tradition when it comes to education in Lier. Currently, it has 1260 pupils and 124 teachers, and it offers mainly theoretical study programmes in the curriculum. Our school prepares pupils for higher education with the aim of obtaining a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The different study programmes are divided in various disciplines and fields of study: Social Studies (Humanities), Language & Culture (Greek-Latin, Latin-Mathematics, Latin, Latin-Modern languages, Modern Languages-Mathematics), Science and Technology (Mathematics-Science, Science, STEM), and Economic Studies. In the latter field of study, the pupils can choose between theoretical study programmes (Economics-Mathematics and Economics-Modern Languages) on the one hand, and more practice-oriented programmes (Business Studies and Applied bookkeeping-Computer Sciences) on the other.

‘Care for learning and living’ was consciously chosen as the central idea behind our pedagogical project. After all, our school wants to serve as a preparation for later full life, in which, apart from knowledge and skills, facing and dealing with differences between people and in society is of crucial importance. Hence our interest in internationalisation. Our school forms part of the Catholic Secondary Education school cluster in Lier, known as ‘J.B. David-Lier’.

At Sint-Gummarus High School a parent council, consisting of pupils’ parents, co-operates in a constructive way to improve the school’s educational and formative responsibility for all pupils. Furthermore, the school maintains close relations with numerous external partners  from business and commerce circles.



Eva Peeters,