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.
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.