Emilio Sánchez American School, Barcelona

January 24, 2024 | Catalonia, Schools Catalonia

Emilio Sánchez American School: opportunities in education & sports

Founded in 1999, Emilio Sánchez American School (formerly ES International School) offers an outstanding international education in Barcelona, following the framework of the American educational system.

ES American School has elementary, middle, and senior high school programmes and the main language of instruction is English, with some teaching in Spanish and Catalan also. The school works closely with international students, with a highly personalised approach to help every pupil realise their full potential and broaden their horizons. 

The school is located within a leafy campus with excellent facilities alongside the Emilio Sánchez Academy, an impressive tennis training facility that is unparalleled in the region. 

All students participate in world-class sports programmes alongside their academic subjects, ensuring every pupil has the opportunity to excel both academically and athletically. ES American School students have access to incredible sports facilities including 27 tennis courts, Padel courts, a fully-equipped Gymnasium and more. The school also promotes strong values of respect, effort, integrity and an international mindset.


The Elementary School Programme for grades 1 to 5 is an IB World School and follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).

The Middle School Programme for grades 6 to 8, actively prepares students for high school level, encouraging creativity, confidence and fostering a love of learning.

The High School Programme for grades 9 to 12 prepares students for the American High School Diploma which enables them to pursue higher education both in the United States and internationally. A significant majority of Emilio Sánchez American School students go on to attend leading universities around the world.


The ES American School campus is located to the south of Barcelona,  around a 30 minute drive from the city centre close to the Barcelona-El Prat airport. The school has a second campus located in the city of Naples, Florida. 

Fees and Admissions

Tuition fees for new students start at €17,355 for Elementary students and rise to €19,885 for High School students. For a more detailed overview of fees including lunch fees, transportation, application fee and other costs, visit the school’s website.

Parents can find more information about the admissions process on the school website, including a useful checklist.

Read more about ES American School on our blog

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Contact Details:

Autovia de Castelldefels (C-31), km 191, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat
+34 93 479 16 11


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