Colegio Hatikva, previously the Sephardic School, was founded in 1972 and offers a multilingual education in English, Spanish, Cataln and Hebrew using a method of linguistic immersion by native teachers. Tuition follows the Spanish national curriculum for pupils aged 3 – 16. The school finishes education at ESO 4 in Spain’s national curriculum, before students must continue their final two years of education elsewhere. For an overview of Spain’s national curriculum, visit our Education in Spain page.
The Colegio Hatikva combines the curriculum framework set out by the Spanish Department of Education, with Jewish and Hebrew language heritage. Alongside Spain’s obligatory Primaria and Educacion Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO) programmes, the school offers Jewish studies, together with the learning of Hebrew, and the celebration of Jewish festivals, progressively teaching Jewish identity. Students of other religious backgrounds are also given the opportunity to find out about a new culture and to rediscover the roots of the values upheld by western society.
The curriculum framework established by the local Education Department, along with the legacy of the Jewish people, form the basis of the teaching style.
The Colegio Hatikva is located near Sant Cugat del Valles, in the hills behind Barcelona. The school is a 40 minute drive from Barcelona city centre.
Fees & Admissions
The school does not disclose fees on its website, but asks that prospective parents make an initial enquiry at the school followed by interview and/or admissions tests. You can make contact with the school via an online form here.