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.