Studying in Barcelona
The end of yet another school year is quickly approaching, which means that application deadlines for International Schools are nearby. The good news is that Barcelona is filled with many options for International comers to enroll their children into different language speaking schools, giving them the opportunity to learn multiple languages at a young age. Below we take a look at the school options available in the metropolitan area.
The Kensington School follows the UK curriculum, which has a pre-school for ages three to six and Spanish is taught from the age of seven in primary school. The family run school is fully authorized and regularly visited by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate. Their student body is very international you can find children interacting from all around the world.
C/Cavallers 31-33, Tel. 93 203 5457, www.kensingtonschoolbcn.com
The American School of Barcelona
The private, non-profit, coeducational day school is well known for its personal approach that fosters a family atmosphere. Students here are from the ages of three to eighteen. ASB offers a university preparatory curriculum, allowing students to graduate with an American diploma. Students also have the option to do the IB Diploma Program, which grants access to Spanish Universities as well as to others worldwide. Although the school runs on an American system, you can find many international students from 45 different countries.
C/Jaume Balmes 7, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat. Tel. 93 371 4016 / 93 371 5012 www.a-s-b.com
Benjamin Franklin International School
The American curriculum school is a college preparatory education, primarily taught in English, proving learning support and foreign language programs. Around a third of the children are Spanish/Catalan, a third American and a third other nationalities. The school is divided into three divisions – Elementary School (nursery – Grade 5), Middle School (grade 6-8) and High School (grade 9 -12). Three diplomas are awarded: the American High School Diploma, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and the Spanish Bachillerato Certificate.
C/Martorell i Peña 9, 08017 Barcelona, Tel. 93 434 2380 www.bfis.org
Colegio John Talabot
John Talabot is a partially subsidised, secular and multicultural school and caters to 3-6 years of age and 6-16 years of age. The international environment offers English, Spanish, and Catalan based subjects, which is the core of their educational project. John Talabot School has been working with this trilingual project since 1976.The family-based school has one class per year, which allows them to be attentive to the students attending.
Kindergarden: C/Quatre Camins 83, 08022 Barcelona, Tel. 934 340 542
Primary and Secondary: C/Escoles Pies 136, 08017 Barcelona, Tel. 932 123 499 www.johntalabot.com
Lycée Francais de Barcelone
Founded in 1924, the school aims to help strengthen the cultural links between Spain and France through the daily international interaction of different origins. The French Lycée caters for more than two and a half thousand pupils from nursery to baccalauréat. All levels are taught in French with Spanish, Catalan and English as a major part of the curriculum. The school’s objective is to ensure that all pupils succeed in their studies and pursue their education in the country of their choice.
C/ Bosch i Gimpera 6-10, 08034 Barcelona, Tel. 93 203 7950 www.lfb.es
Istituto Italiano Statale Comprensivo di Barcellona
The Italian public school is dedicating to education six to eighteen years of age, where teaching is all in Italian, with Castillian, Catalan and English taught as foreign languages. The school is also dependent on the Italian Ministry of Education.
Pje. Mendez Vigo 8, 08009 Barcelona, Tel. 93 487 46 65 www.scuolaitalianabarcellona.com
Santa Claus Academy
English Academy Santa Claus is a Kindergarten and Junior School for ages three to twelve. Founded in 1965, it aims to ensure pupils obtain a good level in English, Spanish and Catalan.
C/León XIII 12, 08022 Barcelona, Tel. 93 417 18 47 www.academysantaclaus.com
Collège Ferdinand de Lesseps
Collège Ferdinand de Lesseps, founded by Ferdinand de Lesseps, is the oldest French school in Spain. Following the French education system, the school is for children from the age of three and is accredited by the AEFE (the association of French schools abroad). The school is divided into two campuses on C/Valencia and Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes. There are approx. 460 pupils of which 54 percent are French.
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 707, Tel. 93 232 1612 and C/Valencia 314, Tel. 93 458 3241 www.lesseps.net
Princess Margaret School, founded in 1967, is a trilingual school for children from age three until 16. At preschool (3-5) children are taught 85 percent in English, then 45 percent in primary and 25 percent in secondary.
Pg. de la Font d’en Fargas 15-17, 08032 Barcelona, Tel. 93 429 0313 www.princessmargaret.org
Escuela Suiza de Barcelona
The Escuela Suiza de Barcelona accepts children of all nationalities from the age of three to eighteen. The school follows the Swiss curriculum and teaching is in German with Spanish as a second language. promote both social and personal skills of our students / inside as well as their skills in German, Spanish, Catalan, English and French. Approximately half the teaching staff are German speaking and the other half Spanish. Both Swiss and Spanish diplomas are awarded.
Calle Alfons XII 99, 08021 Barcelona, Tel. 93 209 6544 www.escuelasuizabcn.es
The Zurich Schule offers an education in German, Spanish, Catalan and English to pupils from the age of three until 18. If offers small classes in a family atmosphere with a high value placed on sports and culture.
Av Pearson 73, 08034 Barcelona Tel. 93 203 7600 www.zurichschule.com
Schools Further Out from Barcelona City Center
There are several other schools outside of Barcelona. We have also provided you with a list of schools that are still within the Barcelona border, but a little further out from the center.
Colegio Aleman Barcelona
Av Jacint Esteva Fontanet 105, 08950 Esplugues Tel. 93 371 8300 www.dsbarcelona.com
The English School
C/Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer 50, Tel. 93 213 8864, www.colegioingles.net
Oak House School
Sant Pere Claver 12-18, Barcelona, Tel. 932524020 / 932524021 www.oakhouseschool.com
St. Paul’s School
Avenida Pearson 39-45, 08034 Barcelona, Tel. 93 203 0500 www.stpauls.es
St. Peter’s School Barcelona
Eduard Toldrà 18, 08034 Barcelona, Tel. 93 204 3612 www.stpeters.es