When moving to a new place, especially a place with a different language, it can be quite daunting for your child. You want to ensure your child gets the best education possible but also feels comfortable in their chosen school. Spain’s state education system is of a high standard, so your child should fit in well if they are young enough to pick up the language. When your child is a little older you may want to enrol them into a private international school, with a similar curriculum to their home country.
We are here to help you in your search and tell you how to find the right school for your child, here in Alicante.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SCHOOL
In Alicante, schools are regularly inspected, and many private schools are members of associations such as the Council of British Independent Schools and the National Association of British Schools. These associations carry out their own additional inspections to ensure that the schools closely follow the British curriculum. Ultimately, the school you choose will depend on your child’s needs and preferences. Research is crucial and we encourage you to attend open days at your preferred schools so you can get a better feel for what each school is offering.
The school is located north of Benidorm in La Nucía and offers full English immersion for children aged 1 to 18. The classes are taught by native English speakers and students graduate with internationally recognised qualifications. In addition, this school offers a magnitude of extra-curricular activities from taekwondo to longboarding.
This school offers British education to more than 8,000 international students and is located on the outskirts of the city. The school is housed in a purpose-built building and offers high-quality education to those aged 3 to 18. They provide first-hand experiential learning and offer an award-winning digital learning programme.
The school follows the British curriculum and students can also take the Spanish curriculum homologation route, allowing graduates to access higher education in Spain and around the world. It’s located south of Xàbia and offers opportunities for learning community service such as the Duke of Edinburgh program.
This school offers a bilingual education, following the British curriculum for primary years and a combination of the Spanish curriculum and the International Baccalaureate for senior years. The school is in Elche, a small town to the south of Alicante city and offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
The school offers British education to students aged 3 to 18 years and is the longest established British school on the Costa Blanca. It’s a leader in its field and is located on the outskirts of Alfaz del Pi, a village with a foreign resident population. The school also offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities and healthy school lunch options.
The school provides tuition through both the British and Spanish Curriculum and houses students with over 20 different nationalities. It welcomes pre-nursery to sixth form students who work closely with their teachers, reducing the pressure and anxiety that exists when progressing through their educational journey.