International schools in Valencia and Murcia

 

The Costa Blanca region is home to a growing number of expat families from all over the world, seeking the best international schools and a multilingual education for their children. British families in Valencia, Alicante, Jávea, Murcia and along the Costa Blanca are spoiled for choice when it comes to international schools following the British curriculum. With American schools, local Spanish schools following a bilingual or dual nationality programme and IB World Programme schools, there are options to suit every family living in the region.

 

Among the excellent bilingual nurseries, pre-schools and primary schools in the Costa Blanca, The International Montessori School of Valencia offers a bilingual (French / English) Montessori education for children from 3 to 12 years old. 

 

Valencia is home to numerous fantastic British, American and international schools. The British School of Valencia, English School Los Olivos and British School Alzira all offer a British-style education leading to GCSEs, AS and A-Levels. El Plantío lnternational School of Valencia is another British School teaching the English National Curriculum from 3 to 16 years old, followed by two years of studying towards the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

 

There are a number of private bilingual schools in Valencia with predominantly local Spanish pupils, including Caxton College, Cambridge House Community College and The English School, each offering the British National Curriculum in a multicultural environment. American families in Valencia may opt for the American School of Valencia, which offers a programme drawing on elements of the US system and the IB. 

 

The top international schools in Murcia include El Limonar International school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. The school follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales and prepares its pupils for further education both in Spain and abroad, leading to GCSEs and A-Levels.

 

Beautiful Alicante is home to several excellent private schools, predominantly following the British curriculum, including the highly regarded King’s College and the oldest British school on the Costa Blanca, Sierra Bernia for pupils from 3 to 18 years of all nationalities. El Limonar International School Villamartín is a co-ed day school teaching the British curriculum from age 3 to 18. The school prepares its pupils for further education both in Spain and abroad, offering GCSE and A-Level exams. 

 

Laude Newton also follows the British National Curriculum in early years and primary school followed by the IB World Programme throughout secondary school. Lady Elizabeth School follows the British Curriculum with the opportunity to also study the Spanish Curriculum. There is boarding accommodation available for students aged 14-18 years. Elian’s British School, La Nucía is another recommended British school, also preparing older pupils for GCSE and A-Level qualifications. 

 

Xàbia International College in Jávea for students from 2 to 18 years teaches the English National Curriculum, within an international environment culminating in GCSE and A-Level exams. In Benidorm, Lope de Vega International School is a bilingual private school offering a dual Baccalaureate combining the Spanish Bachillerato and the US High School Diploma.

 

The top multilingual schools in Castellón include the The British School of Vila-Real and Elian’s British School Castellón, both offering a British style education complemented by the  Spanish curriculum and the regional language, Valenciano.

 

This is the Mumabroad.com guide to the best international schools in the Costa Blanca, recommended by parents living in Valencia, Murcia, Jávea, Alicante and the surrounding region. Do please let us know if you would like to add your own comments or recommendations based on your experiences with local international schools. 

International schools in Valencia and Murcia

American School of Valencia

American School of Valencia

Nestled in the foothills and fresh air of the Sierra Calderona Mountains, the ASV has an open and spacious campus. There are ample outdoor spaces with three parks, an artificial turf playing field and a swimming pool. Since 1980, ASV has been ...

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British School Alzira

British School Alzira

British School Alzira is a large educational complex nestled in the Valley of Aguas Vivas. Its main building brims with history and art, and was decorated by renowned prestigious artists such as the Sculptor Esteve Edo and the Painters Joaquín ...

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British School of Valencia

British School of Valencia

With more than 25 years of experience, British School of Valencia is a British school in the centre of Valencia for students of all nationalities aged between 2 to 18 years old. BSV has always offered a distinctive model of education based on a ...

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Cambridge House Community College, Valencia

Cambridge House Community College, Valencia

For over twenty years, Cambridge House has offered education to Spanish and international students with the aim of creating a stimulating and home environment from the age of three. The school follows the English educational system, giving students ...

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Caxton College, Valencia

Caxton College, Valencia

Caxton College is a mixed private school offering a complete education to students between 1 and 18 years of age. It was founded in 1987 by the Gil-Marqués family, with the aim of providing Valencia with a School for both local and international ...

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El Limonar International School, Murcia

El Limonar International School, Murcia

El Limonar International School Murcia is a British curriculum school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. The school follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales and prepares its pupils for further education both in Spain and abroad. The ...

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El Limonar International School, Villamartín

El Limonar International School, Villamartín

El Limonar International School Villamartín is a British curriculum school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. The school follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales and prepares its pupils for further education both in Spain and abroad. The ...

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El Plantío International School of Valencia

El Plantío International School of Valencia

El Plantío lnternational School of Valencia is a British School situated near a residential area called “El Plantío” within the town of Paterna. The programmes the school offers are officially recognised  by the Spanish and British governments. The ...

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Elian’s British School Castellón

Elian’s British School Castellón

Elian’s British School Castellón is a private school located on the Ronda Circunvalación, Castellón de la Plana. It is the second British school of the Iale-Elian’s Educational Group; a group which has more than 50 years of experience in the field ...

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Elian’s British School La Nucía

Elian’s British School La Nucía

Elian’s British School, La Nucía opened in September 2002 and is part of the well-established Iale-Elian’s Educational Group.  Students are able to join the pre-school as soon as they can walk and follow a bilingual programme until the age of, ...

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English School Los Olivos

English School Los Olivos

Founded in 1976, English School Los Olivos is a British school offering Primary and Secondary education for children from the ages of three to eighteen. The school is a member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS). It is ...

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International Montessori School of Valencia

International Montessori School of Valencia

The International Montessori School of Valencia offers a bilingual (French/English) Montessori education for children from 3 to 12 years old. IMSV is a British School authorised by the Generalitat Valencia, Conselleria de Educacion and the British ...

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King’s College, The British School of Alicante

King’s College, The British School of Alicante

King’s College, The British School of Alicante is dedicated to providing an education of the highest quality to students. Children are encouraged to do their best at whatever they attempt, and to achieve their full potential in all areas. The ...

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King’s College, The British School of Elche

King’s College, The British School of Elche

The school has been specifically designed for young learners, offering a safe, spacious and creative learning environment. Like all King’s College schools the focus for learning is to offer their pupils an environment that will enthuse and, ...

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Lady Elizabeth School, Alicante

Lady Elizabeth School, Alicante

Lady Elizabeth School is a British International School in the Province of Alicante and is part of the LAUDE Group. The Primary School is a Coeducational Day School for pupils from 1 – 11 years. (Pre Nursery to Year 6) and the Secondary ...

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Lope de Vega International School

Lope de Vega International School

Lope de Vega International School is a bilingual private centre with a Students Residence open the whole year. In Infant Education 70% of classes are taught in English. Children learn the English language naturally with the reading and writing ...

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Newton College, Alicante

Newton College, Alicante

Founded in 1991, Laude Newton College is a private, non-grant maintained, non-confessional, liberal school. Laude Newton College has been, since it was founded, an innovative, international, mixed, bilingual (English-Spanish) school. The British ...

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Sierra Bernia School, Alfaz del Pi

Sierra Bernia School, Alfaz del Pi

Sierra Bernia School is a privately owned coeducational day school offering British education from 3 to 18 years to pupils of all nationalities. It was founded in 1973 and, as the longest established British School on the Costa Blanca. Situated on ...

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The British School of Vila-real

The British School of Vila-real

The British School of Vila-real is an International British school rooted in the local community with one simple aim – to create great learning experiences which inspire, support and challenge. Great learning happens when we feel happy and ...

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The English School of Mutxamel

The English School of Mutxamel

The English School opened its doors in September of 2002 in response to a growing demand from parents within the area. In January 2003, the school obtained British Council certification and in February of the same year, authorisation from the local ...

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Xàbia International College

Xàbia International College

Xàbia International College is a private school in Jávea for students from 2 to 18 years. The school was founded in 1994 to provide a quality education based on the English National Curriculum, within an international environment. The school ...

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