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International Schools in Andalucia

 

When raising a family in Andalucia, one of the most important decisions is which school (and indeed which school system) to choose for your children. With such a diverse population of international residents from Malaga to Marbella, the region has many American, British and international schools to choose from. 

 

Some of the best pre-school and early years options in Andalucia 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 the Costa del Sol 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 in Andalucia have a plethora of excellent options 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 Benalmádena 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 Andalucía 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 Almuñécar 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.

 

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.

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, this pre-school will open in September 2019. This not for profit association offers early years provision to children aged 3 to 6 years old. Nestled between the surrounding... ...
Almuñécar International School, Granada

Almuñécar International School, Granada

AIS is an English medium, 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 expatriate families looking for an affordable British style education for their... ...
Aloha International College, Marbella

Aloha International College, Marbella

Aloha College offers a British-style education for the international community, while offering education in Spanish language and culture, enabling students to gain qualifications from both the British and Spanish examination systems. The school was founded in 1982 by six teachers, at the behest of local and expatriate families, who invested... ...
Calpe School, Marbella

Calpe School, Marbella

Calpe School is an international school following the British National Curriculum for boys and girls from 2 to 10 years. Established in 1973, the school has a proven record of preparing children to a high academic standard in a stable and caring environment. Children are encouraged to achieve excellence, not only... ...
CBS, The British School of Seville

CBS, The British School of Seville

Colegio Británico de Sevilla (CBS) was founded in 2009 and offers a British curriculum authorised by the British Council and  by the Ministry of Education of the Junta de Andalucía. The British Curriculum at the CBS is based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales. Most classes are taught in English, which is the essence... ...
Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada

Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada

Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada (CIT) is located in Benalmadena in the south of Andalucia surrounded by mountains and bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. Right in the heart of the Costa del Sol, the school receives students from all surrounding towns including the capital Málaga, Marbella, Mijas, Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Alhaurin, all... ...
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 set in a secure fenced compound of 3,700 sq metres which includes ample car parking. It is a British... ...
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. It is housed in relatively new premises and boasts outstanding, spacious, architect-designed accommodation. Constructed in 2004, it is now a part of the prestigious International Schools Partnership. ISP is a well-known name with... ...
Mayfair Academy, Estepona

Mayfair Academy, Estepona

Mayfair International Academy is a private international school near Marbella, located between San Pedro de Alcántara and Estepona on the Costa del Sol, delivering the Cambridge programme throughout Primary, Secondary  and Advanced departments. Mayfair Academy is one of the smallest international schools on the Costa del Sol offering a British education to children... ...
Novaschool Sunland International, Málaga

Novaschool Sunland International, Málaga

Novaschool Sunland International is a private school in Málaga with a British International Curriculum for students from 3 to 18 years old. It’s set in the countryside. The language of instructions is English but Spanish is also taught at all ages according to the Ministry of Education regulations. Sunland International... ...
SEK-Alborán International School, Almería

SEK-Alborán International School, Almería

SEK-Alborán is one of the 9 schools making up SEK International Schools. The education offered covers all age groups, from 0 to 18 years of age. SEK-Alboran is a member of the IB® World Schools International Community. All International Baccalaureate® programmes are offered from 3 up to 18 years of age, integrated with the national... ...
Sotogrande International School

Sotogrande International School

SIS is an International Baccalaureate day and boarding school with over 40 nationalities, offering the Primary Years Programme (3-11), the Middle Years Programme (12-16) and the Diploma (16-18), plus outstanding language and learning support. SIS places great emphasis on technology to support learning and is proud to be named as an Apple Distinguished... ...
St. Anthony’s College, Málaga

St. Anthony’s College, Málaga

St. Anthony’s College, a co-educational British school, founded in 1968, offers the British National Curriculum, as well as Spanish ESO and Bachillerato to students aged three to eighteen, from a variety of nationalities and cultures. Teachers not only teach the syllabus but educate students about current affairs and broadening their learning... ...
Sunny View School, Torremolinos

Sunny View School, Torremolinos

Established over 45 years ago, Sunny View School welcomes students of all nationalities from 2 years to 18 years of age. Their programmes of study are based on the English national curriculum and taught by a team of qualified, experienced and inspiring UK-trained teaching staff. The school is fully authorised by... ...
Swans International School, Marbella

Swans International School, Marbella

Swans International School is an extremely well-established centre of excellence for children 3-18 years old. Founded in 1971, Swans combines strong values and tradition with innovative teaching and modern technology. The School offers the British curriculum to GCSE, International Baccalaureate at Key Stage 5 and the statutory Spanish Primary and... ...
The Benalmádena International College

The Benalmádena International College

The Benalmádena International College, founded in 1997, is a modern and dynamic British school located in Nueva Torrequebrada, just off the N340 road between Benalmádena Costa and Fuengirola. The college has an area of 17,500 square metres and is situated only three hundred metres from the beach. The school is purpose... ...
The British School of Almería

The British School of Almería

The British School of Almería, a truly unique opportunity to follow a private British education as taught in the UK whilst remaining in Almería and recognized by the Spanish system. The school  provides a warm, welcoming environment in which all pupils are actively encouraged to identify and develop their own... ...
The British School of Córdoba

The British School of Córdoba

The British School of Córdoba offers a personalised British education which educates the whole person for a lifetime of learning through interest, responsibility and effort. It provides an appropriate, disciplined environment in which its students can take full advantage of the British curriculum enriched by the study of the Spanish... ...
The British School of Málaga

The British School of Málaga

At The British School of Malaga students feel valued and listened to as well as part of a learning community that supports them in achieving their dreams and ambitions. The school offers a British education in a bicultural environment that is complemented with Spanish studies. The curriculum therefore creates more... ...
The English International College, Marbella

The English International College, Marbella

The English International College in Marbella, is a school that offers The English National Curriculum in an international context to more than 500 boys and girls of many nationalities aged three to eighteen years. Students sit IGCSE and GCSE examinations in Year 11 and those who qualify to enter the... ...
The English School, Cádiz

The English School, Cádiz

Founded in 1969 by Linda Randell, The English Centre (El Centro Ingles) is located in Cádiz. The school campus spreads across 18,000 square metres, of which 7,500 is designated classroom space. School facilities include a music room, ICT Suites, laboratory and specialist classrooms, dining room, kitchen, tutorial rooms, reception, bar,... ...
The Globe Kindergarten English Nursery School

The Globe Kindergarten English Nursery School

The Globe is a nursery school in Granada which offers a full immersion in English for babies and children from 0 to 5 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. All teachers... ...
The International School of Andalucía

The International School of Andalucía

The International School of Andalucía aims to educate children to become confident, knowledgeable, and creative adults who are equipped to make a significant contribution to the modern world. By the time students leave the school they will have an understanding of the diverse cultures and opportunities that exist throughout the... ...
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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