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International Schools in Andalucia

 

When raising a family in southern Spain,  or on the Costa del Sol, one of the most important decisions is which education system and/or what international schools in Andalucia to choose for your children. Andalucia is the autonomous region covering a wide area including Malaga and Marbella, with many American, British and international schools to choose from. 

 

Some of the best pre-school and early years options include The Globe and Toy Box nursery schools in Granada, and The Alma Forest Pre-School in the Pinar Del Rey nature park near San Roque, offering a personalised, holistic approach to early years education for little ones aged 3 to 6. 

 

Some of the top international schools in Andalucia include the Sotogrande International School, an IB day-and-boarding school with over 40 nationalities. SEK-Alborán in El Ejido, Almería is a member of the IB® World Schools International Community, offering an International Baccalaureate education for pupils aged 3 to 18 from all over the world.

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British families have an excellent range of international schools in Andalucia to choose from, with a school to suit every child’s requirements.

 

For younger children, The International School Estepona, is a British primary school and nursery, situated in Benavista, Estepona, in the heart of “The New Golden Mile” on the Costa del Sol. Calpe School in Marbella is another international nursery and primary school following the British National Curriculum for boys and girls aged  2 to 10 years.

 

Some of the best British-style schools in Malaga include the Laude San Pedro International College (offering GCSEs, A-Levels and the Spanish Bachillerato) and Novaschool Sunland International, a private school with a British International Curriculum for students from 3 to 18 years old. Considered to be the oldest British school on the Costa del Sol, St Anthony’s College is another excellent option located between Mijas and Fuengirola.

 

Sunny View School in Torremolinos teaches a programme based on the English national curriculum as well as being fully authorised by the Spanish Ministry of Education. The Benalmadena International College is a modern and dynamic British school located in Nueva Torrequebrada, between Benalmádena Costa and Fuengirola and also approved by both the British Council and the Spanish Education Authority. The British School of Malaga is a very highly regarded institution offering a British education in a bicultural environment complemented by immersive Spanish studies. An IB World School, Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada (CIT) in Benalmadena is authorised by both the British Council for Early Years and Primary and the Spanish Education Ministry in Secondary and Baccalaureate.

 

Further South, Aloha International College offers a British-style education for international families in Marbella, enabling students to gain qualifications from both the British and Spanish examination systems. Other top English schools in Marbella include Swans International School (offering GCSEs and IB), Mayfair International Academy and The English International College (both of which offer GCSES, AS and A2 Levels).

 

Further inland, The International School of Andalucia in Seville offers IGCSEs and A-Levels and the Colegio Británico de Sevilla (CBS) teaches the National Curriculum of England and Wales, with most classes taught in English, incorporating Spanish language, history and culture as an integral part of the syllabus.

 

Other popular British schools in Andalucia include the Almuñecar International School (or AIS) in Almuñécar on the Costa Tropical near Granada. AIS is a not-for-profit school founded  by a consortium of parents for both Spanish and international families seeking a British-style education at a more affordable cost, for pupils aged 3 to 19 years.

 

Additionally there are top British schools in Almería, Córdoba and The English Centre (El Centro Ingles) in Cádiz, all offering British style exams and a multilingual education for expat families in Andalucia.

 

If you need more information before choosing an English speaking international school in Andalucia, read this Expatica guide to enrolling your child in the Spanish state education system.

 

This is the Mumabroad.com directory of the best international schools in Andalucia, recommended by parents living along the Costa del Sol and further inland in the surrounding region. Do please let us know if you have any comments or recommendations of your own to add regarding a school that your children currently attend.

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Alma Forest Pre-School

Alma Forest Pre-School

Set up by a group of like-minded, motivated teachers and parents who desire a more personal and holistic approach to children’s education, the Alma Forest School, near Sotogrande in southern Spain, opened in September 2019. This not-for-profit association offers early years provision with ample time outdoors for children aged 3... ...
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Almuñécar International School, Granada

Almuñécar International School, Granada

Almuñecar International School (AIS) is an English speaking independent school for children aged 3 to 19 years old. Founded in 1989, and owned by a consortium of parents on a not-for-profit basis, the school was established to serve Spanish and expat families looking for a affordable British education for their... ...
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Aloha International College, Marbella

Aloha International College, Marbella

The Aloha International College (often called Aloha College Marbella) offers the British National Curriculum for international families, while providing education in Spanish language and culture, and enabling students to gain qualifications from both the British and Spanish national education systems. The Aloha College Marbella was founded in 1982 by six... ...
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Calpe School, Marbella

Calpe School, Marbella

Calpe School Marbella is an international school following the British National Curriculum for boys and girls from 2 to 11 years old. Established in 1973, the Calpe School Marbella has a proven record of preparing children to a high academic standard in a stable and caring environment. Children are encouraged... ...
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CBS, The British School of Seville

CBS, The British School of Seville

The British School of Seville (Colegio Británico de Sevilla – CBS) was founded in 2009 and offers the British National Curriculum with inspections by the British Council and authorised by the Ministry of Education of the Junta de Andalucía. The British curriculum at the British School of Seville is based... ...
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Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada

Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada

The Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada (CIT) – or the Torrequebrada International College – is located in Benalmadena in the south of Andalucia surrounded by mountains and fringed by the Mediterranean Sea. Right in the heart of the Costa del Sol, the school receives students from all surrounding towns including the capital... ...
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International School, Estepona

International School, Estepona

The International School Estepona, founded in 2004, is a primary school and nursery, situated in Benavista, Estepona, in the heart of “The New Golden Mile” on the Costa del Sol. The school is often referred to as being in West Marbella, though it is a 20 minute drive from the... ...
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Laude San Pedro International College, Marbella

Laude San Pedro International College, Marbella

Laude San Pedro International College is a British co-educational school of around 780 students from over 52 countries, with many speaking 3 languages fluently. It is housed in relatively new premises in San Pedro de Alcantara, just 15 minutes from Marbella by car. English is the language of communication in... ...
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Mayfair Academy Estepona

Mayfair Academy Estepona

Mayfair Academy Estepona – officially Mayfair International Academy – is a private international school located between San Pedro de Alcántara and Estepona on the Costa del Sol. The school is a 20 minute drive from Marbella. The school is one of the smallest international schools on the Costa del Sol,... ...
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Novaschool Sunland International, Málaga

Novaschool Sunland International, Málaga

Novaschool Sunland International is a private school in Málaga teaching the British National Curriculum for students from 3 to 18 years old. The schools is officially recognised to carry out Cambridge International Exams (CIE) and AS and A level exams from the Edexcel qualifications body. The school is English speaking... ...
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SEK-Alborán International School, Almería

SEK-Alborán International School, Almería

SEK Alboran International School in Almeria is an IB World School teaching the International Baccalaureate (IB) to pupils from 3 to 18 years of age. The school offers bilingual education with both English and Spanish tuition throughout the three IB programmes, while also encouraging overseas language exchanges to help students... ...
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Sotogrande International School

Sotogrande International School

Sotogrande International School (SIS) is a day and boarding school with over 40 nationalities, offering the Primary Years Programme (3-11), the Middle Years Programme (12-16) and the Diploma Programme (16-18) of the International Baccalaureate. ...
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St. Anthony’s College, Málaga

St. Anthony’s College, Málaga

St Anthony’s College is a co-educational British school offering the British National Curriculum to students aged 3 to 18. The college was founded in 1968, and is the oldest British school on the Costa del Sol. It is a 20 minute drive from Mijas town, and 15 minutes from the... ...
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Sunny View School, Torremolinos

Sunny View School, Torremolinos

Sunny View School in Torremolinos claims it is the ‘leading British school on the Costa del Sol’. It teaches the British National Curriculum, but offers opportunities for students to obtain Spanish national curriculum exams as well. The school is privately owned and was founded in 1971. It is a member... ...
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Swans International School, Marbella

Swans International School, Marbella

Swans International School in Marbella teaches the national curriculum in England until GCSE, the International Baccalaureate in Sixth Form (years 12-13) and the Spanish national curriculum at both primary and secondary levels. The school promotes bilingual education from ages 3 until 18. They offer the Duke of Edinburgh award programme.... ...
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The Benalmádena International College

The Benalmádena International College

The Benalmadena International College (BIC) was founded in 1997, and teaches the English national curriculum for students between ages 2 – 18. It is located in Nueva Torrequebrada on the Costa del Sol. Curriculum The Benalmadena International College teaches the English national curriculum to pupils ages 2-18, covering GCSEs and... ...
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The British School of Almería

The British School of Almería

The British School of Almeria is part of the presitigious International Schools Partnership (1 of 11 in Spain). The school teaches the English national curriculum to students aged 2 – 18, while also allowing validating qualifications in the Spanish national curriculum to allow for application to Spanish universities. The school... ...
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The British School of Córdoba

The British School of Córdoba

The British School of Cordoba (BSC) teaches the English national curriculum for pupils aged 3-18, covering GCSEs and A Levels. The school was founded by parents in 1998. Curriculum The British School of Cordoba offers a personalised approach to the English national curriculum, enhancing interaction with the Spanish language and... ...
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The British School of Malaga

The British School of Malaga

The British School of Malaga offers the English national curriculum for pupils aged 3-18, and also allows automatic validation of qualifications in Spain’s national curriculum up to year 11 (ESO 4). After that, qualifications in Spain’s Bachillerato curriculum for Key Stage 5 depends upon performance in English curriculum subjects and... ...
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The English Centre, Cadiz

The English Centre, Cadiz

The English Centre (El Centro Ingles) is an international school in Cadiz, Andalucia, that offers education programmes from Cambridge Assessment International Education for pupils aged 2-18. The school was founded in 1969 and is co-educational. It is not part of the National Association of British Schools in Spain as primary... ...
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The English International College, EIC Marbella

The English International College, EIC Marbella

The English International College (EIC Marbella) teaches the English national curriculum for pupils aged 3 – 18 years, covering GCSEs and A Levels. The school was founded in 1978 and is one of the oldest British schools on the Costa del Sol. Over 70% of students are of UK origin.... ...
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The Globe Kindergarten English Nursery School

The Globe Kindergarten English Nursery School

The Globe Kindergarten is a nursery school in Granada which offers a full immersion in English for babies and children from 4 months to 6 years old. The nursery school has modern facilities with a private outdoor patio with artificial grass, a small summer swimming pool and a vegetable garden.... ...
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The International School of Andalucia

The International School of Andalucia

The International School of Andalucia is part of the International Schools Partnership, which boasts 11 educational centres across Spain. The schools teach the English national curriculum to pupils from ages 3-18, but allows for near automatic validation of exam results in the Spanish education system, paving the way for alumni... ...
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Toy Box Little School of English

Toy Box Little School of English

Toy Box was founded in 1994 by an English mother, driven by her need to offer her children an English-speaking environment, pioneering Granada’s first English nursery school. Since then, many children have benefited from the experience and Toy Box Little School of English is today the answer to many parents’ demands for an... ...
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