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International Schools in Balearics

 

The Balearic Islands are home to an eclectic mix of international year-round residents, enjoying an idyllic Mediterranean lifestyle and access to top international schools teaching a mix of national curriculums from abroad, as well as highly regarded local schools (where Catalan and Spanish are the main languages spoken). 

 

There are several international and multilingual schools in Ibiza, including Morna International College in Santa Gertrudis, a private co-educational day school following the British curriculum from nursery school to the end of secondary school. With English as the principal language of instruction, pupils are prepared for IGCSEs at the age of 16 and A-Levels at 18 and have the option to study both Spanish and German at foreign language or native level. 

 

Teaching at Colegio Mestral in Ibiza town is divided equally between Spanish and Catalan, with plenty of additional English and an emphasis on small classes and high academic standards. The Lycée Français International d’Ibiza is a semi-private school subsidised by the French government, offering a primarily French education with music and sports lessons taught in Spanish. Students can also undertake additional intensive courses in Spanish, Catalan and English.

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There are currently no International schools on Menorca, with many older children on the island travelling to neighbouring Mallorca for an international education. There are however many lovely local schools (teaching primarily in Catalan with Spanish) and the Asociacion Menorca Britannia have British volunteers who help teach the English language in some of the primary schools too.

 

Mallorca is home to the most private schools in the Balearics. The largest of which, Agora Portals, is a Spanish school offering a multilingual education. The first school to offer the IB in the Balearic islands, Agora Portals is also renowned for its fantastic sports departments, including rigorous sailing lessons in nearby Puerto Portals.

 

British families in Mallorca particular have many options to choose from, with a wealth of different options for pupils to sit British exams and follow and English-style education, including The Academy International School, set within spectacular grounds just outside Palma. The Academy teaches the National British Curriculum to pupils aged 2 to 16, culminating in IGCSE examinations. Bellver is another excellent private British school just outside the centre of Palma, following the British curriculum leading to IGCSEs and A/AS Levels.

 

The Baleares International College is an international school for boys and girls aged 2 to 18 years, with two campuses in Sa Porrassa and Sant Agustí, leading to IGCSEs and A-Level exams. Palma College offers A-Levels for 16-18 year olds living on the island. They also offer a fast-track one year IGCSE course for 16 year olds wishing to retake their exams.

 

Overlooking the bay of Palma, Queen’s College is another fantastic private school for English and Spanish speaking pupils from 3 up to 18 (also leading eventually to GCSE and A-Level exams). King Richard III College is an independent day school following the British curriculum for children from reception up to Year 13, where pupils sit IGCSE and A-Level exams.

 

This is the Mumabroad.com directory of the best international and bilingual schools in the Balearic islands, each recommended by parents living in Ibiza, Mallorca and Menora. Do please get in touch if you would like to recommend a school that your child attends in the Balearic Islands.

Agora Portals International School, Mallorca

Agora Portals International School, Mallorca

Agora Portals opened in 2008 and is the largest private school on the island of Mallorca, with a capacity for 1,700 students. A part of the NACE schools group, it is a Spanish school but offers a bilingual education and is the first school in the Balearics to offer the International... ...
Baleares International College, Mallorca

Baleares International College, Mallorca

The Baleares International College has 2 campuses. The Sant Agusti campus is located in a newly refurbished campus in the residential area of Sant Agusti on the very close to the capital, Palma. The school has a capacity for 120 pupils from 3 to 11 years of age. The Sa... ...
Bellver International College, Mallorca

Bellver International College, Mallorca

Bellver International College is a non-denominational, co-educational day school. Founded in 1950, Bellver is the longest established privately owned British school in Spain. The college is situated close to the beach (opposite to the King of Spain’s summer palace) in a residential area 3 km from the centre of Palma in... ...
Colegio Mestral, Ibiza

Colegio Mestral, Ibiza

Founded in 2001, the Colegio Mestral has a strict selection process based not only on the candidate’s performance to date, but also on meetings with parents and their children. Care is taken to ensure that class sizes are kept significantly below the state school average. The language used for lessons... ...
Collège Français d’Ibiza

Collège Français d’Ibiza

This semi-private school was founded in 1975 and is subsidised by the French government. Students can currently attend the school up to ESO level. The school specialises in language teaching. There are intensive courses in Castilian, Catalan and English. The standard classroom language is French, with the exception of music... ...
King Richard III College, Mallorca

King Richard III College, Mallorca

King Richard III College is an independent, non-denominational day school which provides a complete education for children from Reception to Year 13. The school follows The English National Curriculum from Reception through IGCSE to A Levels, and is an Examination Centre for the University of Cambridge. In addition to full... ...
Morna International College, Ibiza

Morna International College, Ibiza

Morna International College, a co-educational day school, was founded in 1973 as Morna Valley School. Well qualified teachers, mostly from the United Kingdom, work with small classes and the very favourable student: teacher ratio ensures a high degree of individual attention. Morna International College opened its present site in September 2004. The... ...
Palma College, Mallorca

Palma College, Mallorca

Palma College was established in 2012 and opened in 2013 to meet the increasing demands of an international community seeking a dedicated sixth form provision on Mallorca. The ethos of the College is to bridge the gap between school and university and adult life by guiding young people carefully through the... ...
Queen’s College, Mallorca

Queen’s College, Mallorca

Occupying an idyllic location overlooking the bay of Palma, nearby woodland and Bellver Castle, Queen’s College was founded in 1977. At present approximately 300 pupils ranging from 3 to 18 years attend, the majority of who are either British or Spanish. The school is an inspected and approved member of... ...
The Academy International School, Mallorca

The Academy International School, Mallorca

The Academy, founded in 1985, is set in seven acres of spectacular grounds, which include playing fields, swimming pool, tennis court, football field and orchard. Unlike the other international schools, The Academy is situated well outside of Palma, but this is compensated for by a privileged location with its own... ...

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