If you choose to relocate to the Costa del Sol, there is an incredible choice of international schools up and down the coast to meet the academic needs of every student. We have included a selection below to allow you to explore your options should you decide to make the move.

Sotogrande International School, Sotogrande

Having educated youngsters for more than 40 years, SIS is a very well-established school with an impressive campus offering children a fantastic learning environment from nursery right the way through to school graduation. Although academically rigorous, following the International Baccalaureate program, SIS recognises the individual needs of every student, also offering an internally assessed High School Diploma followed by the American SAT exams. With more than 1000 students on campus from more than 50 countries, and more than 100 using their impressive boarding facilities, SIS has been reaccredited as an Apple Distinguished School for 2021- 2024. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that meet the criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.

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Aloha College, Nueva Andalucia

With more than 35 years of teaching youngsters on the coast, Aloha College is nestled in the heart of Nueva Andalucia educating students from ages 3-18. With now more than 800 students representing 50 different nationalities Aloha has become one of the leading academic institutions on the coast. 2021 saw a record academic year for this school where sixth-form students studying for their International Baccalaureate had a 100% pass rate. Whilst offering a British-style education, students can study for A-levels or International Baccalaureate in their later years and the school slogan of “Be the Best” helps ensure the school helps children achieve their first or second choice of University education moving forward. Offering more than 27000m of buildings on campus, the ever-expanding campus has seen the recent creation of more than 3000m squared of multi-purpose facilities that can help nurture your child in sporting, dramatic and artistic endeavours, providing a well-rounded support system for every student.

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English International College, Elviria

Established in 1982, The English International College (EIC) celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022 and has grown from only 5 classrooms when it was established to an impressive campus, ample enough to educate more than 500 students today. From the age of 3-18, EIC follows the English educational system offering SATs, IGCSEs followed by AS and A level exams, consistently outperforming many of the finest institutions in the UK and assuring their student’s places in some of the most prestigious Universities in the world. With class sizes from 14 to no more than 20 students, their personalised approach to learning is unrivalled to ensure that no student is left behind. The teaching staff combined with campus facilities enable EIC to nurture their students to pursue not only academic but also sporting, artistic, musical and cultural as well. With regular sound gardens to showcase musical talent, an impressive reputation in international public speaking competitions and yearly plays and musicals - EIC always aims to provide an exemplary all-round education.

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Swans International School, Nagueles, Marbella

One of the first international schools on the Costa del Sol and originally solely teaching primary students, Swans International School now teaches students from age 3 at their original primary campus, to age 18 at their purpose-built secondary campus. With more than 50 years of experience on the coast, it’s a widely recognised institution providing education with a mixture of Spanish and British curriculums on offer, ending with 6th form studying the International Baccalaureate system, with 50% of the most recent graduates earning 36 points or more in their exams, the equivalent to AAA at A-level - they are heading to some the world’s leading higher education institutions.

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Laude San Pedro International College, San Pedro

Laude San Pedro International College was founded in 2004 and offers a bespoke education which meets the needs of all 800+ pupils. Their educational provision is based upon the English National Curriculum from 3-18 years old, with an option to study within the Spanish system from 12 years old, depending upon each child’s independent aspirations. Despite a rigorous focus on academia, (88% A*-C at A-Level and 90% A*-C at IGCSE) the purpose-built facilities on the relatively new campus allows the school to encourage sporting greatness and embrace creativity in the performing arts; music, drama, art and dance. Their extra-curricular activities program shows a great array of choices for even the most particular of students, from Robotics and Electronics to Cooking and Karate, there’s something for everyone.

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