International Schools in Madrid
There are so many excellent international schools in Madrid, catering to the array of multinational residents and local families who would like their children to have a multilingual education. There are numerous schools in the capital following a range of national curriculums, including American, French and British schools in Madrid, with options to suit each family.
Some of the best Pre-School and Early Years international schools in Madrid include several Montessori based schools such as Children’s House Retiro for little ones aged 2.5 to 5.
International School San Patricio in Toledo is a popular private school offering an international education from 3 to 18 years for day students and a boarding option from 15 to 18 years. International College Spain also offers the International Baccalaureate Programme for students aged 3 to 18 years in English. Colegio San Patricio is another excellent private school with three campuses in the North of Madrid (pupils can choose between the Bachillerato and the IB).
Bilingual Schools in Madrid
Laude Fontenebro offers the Spanish curriculum alongside a bilingual system with over half the timetable being taught in English. The school has a big mix of local and international students, working towards the National Bachillerato. The English Montessori School (TEMS) is another private school which caters to the educational needs of students of both the Spanish and International communities in Madrid. The school is recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture and by Great Britain as a British School in Spain. Though the majority of students are Spanish, numerous nationalities are represented in the student population.
British Schools in Madrid
British families looking for international schools in Madrid that follow the English national curriculum have many options to choose from. British Prince School offers an excellent British education to children from 18 months to 10 years. The school aims to provide an ambitious curriculum within an enjoyable and happy environment. Numont British Primary School caters for children from Nursery to Year 6 (2 to 12 years old). However, after Numont School there is a variety of other British Schools that pupils can attend from Year 7. The school has an agreement with International School of Madrid, where pupils are guaranteed a place in Secondary.
St. George’s also offers a British International education to children of expat and local families living in Madrid. Pupils follow courses based on the National Curriculum and recognised British examinations, as well as key elements of the Spanish curriculum. The British Council School also offers an English-Spanish bilingual and bicultural education and King’s College is a co-educational day and boarding school which provides British education for children from Pre-Nursery (20 months) to Year 13 with campuses in Chamartín, La Moraleja and Tres Cantos.
Kensington School for pupils aged 3-18 offers a fully British education up to the age of 14, when pupils then continue their Spanish studies towards Bachillerato (with the option of IGCSE exams too). Hastings School also teaches the English National Curriculum for children from 3 to 18 years old, adding the obligatory requirements of the Spanish National Curriculum.
Thames British School and Runnymede College both offer a British education to boys and girls of all nationalities from the age of 3-18, working towards IGCSEs and A-Levels.
English-speaking Religious Schools in Madrid
Holy Mary British Catholic School follows the British curriculum, teaching Catholic values whilst studying towards IGCSEs and A Levels.
American Schools in Madrid
American families looking for international schools in Madrid are also well catered to, with some of the top American schools in the capital including the American School of Madrid (ASM), a coeducational international school for children in grades pre-K to 12, located in Pozuelo de Alarcon near Aravaca. Aquinas American School in Pozuelo de Alarcón is Catholic school also following the U.S. curriculum, with certified American teachers.
Other Multilingual Schools in Madrid
Other top multilingual schools in Madrid include the Lycée Français de Madrid, a French international school from maternelle to lycée and the Scuola Statale Italiana di Madrid, an Italian international school in Madrid operated by the Italian government, with scuola primaria, scuola media, and liceo levels.
Here is the Mumabroad.com directory of the best international schools in Madrid, as recommended by local parents and expat families living in the Spanish capital. Do please add any comments or recommendations of your own, for a school that your child attends, we would love to hear from you.