Moving your family to Marbella? You need to find a school where your children can flourish. Here we look at 5 schools that offer the best education in Marbella. Luckily Marbella and the Costa del Sol in general boast a number of campuses and private schools in Spain, some have received titles and excellence awards.
The guarantee to being placed on the waiting list of admissions is to be registered close to the school. Our expert team at Verdin Property will help you navigate the process and select properties that are within the catchment area for your preferred school.
We want to offer you a list of Marbella’s top options for private education and some personal experiences to assist you in making the best decision for your unique children, so be sure to keep reading and check out 5 of the best options available.
ALBORAN COLLEGE, LAS CHAPAS, MARBELLA EAST
Situated close to Las Chapas in Marbella East, Alboran College has received an Andalusian award of excellence in 2016 as well as a title of one of the best schools in Spain according to the DICES Guide of 2018 because of the wholesome environment this private school has created for its students.
Hosting approximately 600 Students from Pre-school, Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate (5- 18 years) enjoy their bilingual education and also extra-curricular activities here. Primarily a Spanish Catholic school, Alboran College campus hosts an outdoor swimming pool, a horse stables, an indoor gym, football and basketball fields as well as paddle courts that your children will be attending throughout the week in their uniform that is green, navy and white.
We absolutely have to mention their yearly Nativity play, where the whole school is involved in an outdoor theater production, which is clearly designed to make you (the parent) tear up.
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ALOHA COLLEGE, NUEVA ANDALUCIA, MARBELLA
One of the best known private colleges in Marbella, offers a bilingual education with English and Spanish curricula focused on personal development effort, honesty and respect. This private school in Marbella is open from 3 to 18 years old students and is a proud representative of more than 50 nationalities. Home to approx 840 students per year, 70% of which are expats from all over the world.
Aloha College boasts a very large campus, resembling more of a mini city. Located near Aloha Golf Club in Nueva Andalucia, it is a fully planned, constructed and extended project running for over 35 years. In addition to Aloha science & arts blocks as well as a library/resources area, the campus includes a recent renovation to Aloha sports facilities: new football pitch, certified by FIFA in 2012 and additional 2000m2 sports area that includes a gymnasium and also a stage. Offering an International Primary Curriculum that is adapted to the National Curriculum for England, GCSE, A Level and IB Diploma.
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SWANS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, NAGUELES, MARBELLA
A home to approx 700 students ages from 3 to 18, Swans private school in Marbella offers an adapted curriculum with the option to obtain GCSE, ESO and IB Diplomas. Operating as an international and bilingual school, most Swans students speak on average 2-3 languages. Lesson are carried out in both English and Spanish, while French is also made available.
This private school in Marbella focuses on socialization and communication and conflict resolution and achieve development of these skills through various group activities such as Debate team, Young artists competition, Science & Maths week, World Book Day. Using special sporting events which ignite team spirit help students adapt a healthy outlook on competition.
Swans Private School includes a number of extracurricular activities including the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Mandarin, Chinese and German. The Primary school also provides support for children with Special Ed needs. As a result Swans International school students become high achievers with a large percentage of GCSE students receiving A*/A at GCSE and also 30% of IB students consistently reach 35 points and higher.
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LAUDE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, SAN PEDRO DE ALCANTARA, MARBELLA WEST
Another private school in Marbella located just a few steps from the beach with a specially built campus including a football pitch, tennis courts and indoor gymnasium. Home to 700+ students from 3-18 years, offering British Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum, GCSE and A-Level, as well as Spanish equivalent of ESO and Baccalaureate (which becomes an option from the age of 12).
“El Mundo” had acknowledged “Laude International College” as one of the top 100 international schools in Spain, an award that only five schools in Andalucia had achieved. Featured in the DICES 2018 guide. This private school strongly focuses on developing team and community spirit that starts from pre–school and continues on to Alumni.
Laude Private school in Marbella carefully prepares and mentored their students for a successful university application and acceptance. Music, arts and languages are a priority in Laude private school in Marbella and are used as a means of unique character development. Classes such as violin, piano, guitar, as well as French, German and Chinese are available as extra-curricular.
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ENGLISH INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, ELVIRIA, MARBELLA EAST
The English International College provides a perfect environment for the British curriculum, opening its doors to approx 500 students from 3 to 18 years, out of which over 50% come directly from the UK. Campus hosts 14 classrooms for the primary school and additional specialized classrooms (or suites) for secondary, where classes include no more than 20 students. 4 special science laboratories specifically designed to effectively teach the sciences up to university entrance level and also a computer lab with IBM hardware that enables Computer Studies to be taught up to Advanced level.
A library, of course, and a music studio with all the digital equipment and live instruments you could imagine a student would need to produce spectacular pieces. Not to mention the hall that seats 200 people, becoming the portal of expression, for our students to delight us in performance art, theater performance, dance as well as host art exhibitions. EIC takes their student’s creative expression very seriously.
No British college curriculum would be complete without physical education, for this EIC offers a climbing wall and a learner pool to the beginners who are just learning their coordination in primary school and extending the facilities to encourage excellence in the secondary school via a competition ready 25m swimming pool, AstroTurf pitch, a sprung volleyball court and also two basketball courts.
Further, A-levels offer the students to choose their strongest subjects in order to maximize their academic score.
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So there we are, 5 of the top schools in Marbella and the surrounding areas for your children to flourish. Please note that many other schools are out there and we do advise that you really do your research before picking a school and subsequent property of course. We know you will love life in our beautiful city, and so will your children!
All that is left for us to say, is do please contact us if you are looking to make the move with your family to Marbella and check out a selection of properties for sale to see if we can make the move as easy as possible.