Benjamin Franklin International School, Barcelona

February 19, 2018 | Catalonia, Schools Catalonia

Benjamin Franklin International School (BFIS) is an American school in Barcelona from nursery to high school. Affiliated with the US Department of State Office of Overseas Schools, the school embraces American educational principles and methods, with English as the language of instruction.


Pupils at the high school level can choose between the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, an American High School Diploma, and the Spanish national Bachillerato qualification. For an overview of Spain’s education system, visit our Education in Spain page.

The school achieves well in the IB programme, with a 96% pass rate in the 2020-21 academic year, 80% of students achieving their first choice university and 23% of BFIS students scoring 40 points plus on their IB results. To see a guide to the IB and more information, click here.


The Benjamin Franklin International School is based in the Sarria outskirts of Barcelona city, and is a 25-minute drive from the centre.

Fees & Admissions

Tuition fees start at €11,300 for nursery-level students and rise to €17,300 for High School grades (11 & 12). For a full overview of fees including bus services, application, matriculation and entrance fees, visit the school’s website.

The admissions process begins with an enquiry, which you can fill out in an online form on the school’s website.

Read an interview about the school on our blog MumAbroad Life.

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Contact Details:

C/Martorell i Peña, 9, 08017 Barcelona
+34 93 434 23 80

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