The Costa del Sol offers many excellent schools and colleges offering a curriculum’s based on either the UK system or European systems for children from nursery age to leaving age.
British education in Marbella is on the rise and more and more parents choose to move to the Costa del Sol, because of the international education options, weather, proximity to an international airport and the infrastructure the Costa del Sol has to offer. There are plenty of schools to choose from, including bilingual education, British curriculum, German curriculum, Montessori Method, Spanish education and more. There is no one best school, but rather a better school that suits your child’s needs. In order to figure this out, it is best to visit the schools you are interested in, decide on a curriculum, (i.e. English, Spanish, German…), take into account driving time and proximity to home, read parent reviews and, if appropriate, what kind of exams you prefer your child to take, such as the International Baccalaureate (IB), Bachelorette or A-Levels.
Tel: +34 954 614 561
German International School which is situated in La Mairena, Marbella East. Private and boarding school for boys, are run by the same principles, The Delta program, as Colegio Las Chapas. Opus Dei affiliate (the work of God), offering solid Catholic education. Ages 1 to 18, Spanish, German and English.
English International Collage
Tel: +34 952 831 058
National Curriculum for England/ IGCSE/ GCSE/A-Level; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 500 students Founded in 1982 and located on the eastern side of Marbella. Impressive A-Level results with up to per cent gaining A*-B, recently. An international school delivering a British education to students from over30 nationalities but with English the first language for 80 per cent of families. Also known for sporting achievements, particularly golf. Ages 3-20 years. Approx 350 students (85% British) Playing fields and 2swimming pools. Catering.
Laude Internatinal Collage San Pedro de Alcantara
Tel: +34 952 799 900
IPC/ Adapted National Curriculum for England/ GCSE/ A-Level/ ESO/Spanish Bach; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 840students.
Founded in 2004 as a member of the International Schools Partnership(ISP), currently operating 39 schools in 9 countries. 18 A-Levels on offer as well as the Spanish Bachillerato. An accelerated two way (English to Spanish and Spanish to English) programme for new students who are either local or from some 50 odd other nationalities.
Saint George's School
Tel: +34 952 786 606
St. George’s School is owned and directed by husband and wife team Andrew and María José Mardlin who in 1996 founded the school in the quiet and tranquil surroundings of Cortijo Blanco, close to Marbella. Their dream was to found a school that provided a top quality British style education for children aged 3 to 8 years, while, at the same time, giving the Spanish language the importance it deserves. Since its doors opened 23 years ago, with 45 pupils, the school has built on its success and now provides the best educational practice for pupils up to the age of 8 through a dedicated academic and auxiliary staff all of whom share the directors’ philosophy. Ages 3 – 8. Academic program in English and Spanish. Excellent primary college.
Sotogrande International School
Tel: +34 956 795 902
Nothing matters more to us than delivering an outstanding IB education in English, and we are not letting anything get in our way. By switching to continuous, live – streamed teacher – led lessons using world – class technology, we are able to deliver the full IB curriculum, ensuring our students do not miss a moment of learning.
Tel: +34 952 888 894
Cambridge Primary International Curriculum/ IGCSE/ A-Level; ages 4-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 200 students Small ‘boutique’ school located in Estepona since 1997 and are now constructing a brand-new 4 million euro campus at Atalaya Park, on the eastern edge of the city, to create room for expansion. Delivering the Cambridge curriculum throughout the school to children from over 25 nationalities.
Tel: +34 952 810 335
Founded in 1982 in a purpose-built building in Marbella to provide a British-based education but also one of the first IB schools in Spain. Now on a much larger eco campus and teaching a Spanish curriculum leading to Spanish qualifications as well as the British pathway. 70 per cent of students are expats with the remainder local. Very respectable IB exam results, consistently above the global average. 700 pupils spanning 46 nationalities, bilingual education for ages 3-18. Academic excellence with International Baccalaureate-top qualification for university. Max 20 students per class.
Colegio San Jose Guadalmina
Tel: +34 952 799 900
Colegio San José in Estepona and San Pedro de Alcántara (Marbella) is a private, bilingual, secular, non – concerted center, which covers all stages of our Educational System: Early Childhood ducation, Primary Education, Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, developing a model endorsed by almost two centuries of history in which a series of personal values and qualities are fostered that promote the emotional and intellectual growth of students
Colegio Aleman, German School, Deutsche Schule La Mairena
Tel: +34 952 831 417
Excellent University, opportunities throughout the world especially in Spanish and German universities Ages 3-1