The International School of Andalucia is a mixed private school that offers a full British and part Spanish Curriculum to pupils aged 2 years 9 months to 18 years.
Our student cohort are 70% Native Spanish with the remaining 30% coming from over 20 different nationalities.
We offer the National Curriculum of England and Wales (UK) throughout the school combined with Spanish Language, Social Sciences and Humanities (Spanish History and Geography) from the Spanish curriculum. This curriculum enables students to obtain the necessary qualifications to access Universities both here in Spain and around the world.
To inspire our children to become life-long learners and achieve their personal best, whilst embracing an international mindset and contributing to building a better tomorrow.
We aim to offer a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where all learners are valued and respected. We are committed to offering them the opportunities to explore, think and speak for themselves, collaborate as a team and empower them to meet current and future challenges with honesty, creativity and empathy.
International environment rich in values
Pupils live in a multicultural environment with students from over 20 countries, which enriches learning.
It is a close family environment, where the school’s values (Personal Best, Responsibility, Empathy, Honesty, Creativity and Teamwork) are deeply rooted in its culture and all families contribute to upholding these values.
Why choose us?
Primary teachers who teach the British curriculum are native English speakers and have trained in the UK. Secondary teachers are either native British speakers or have completed their studies in the UK and specialise in the British curriculum. Teachers of the other languages (Spanish, French and German) are also native speakers from these countries. This feature of the school is unique in our region, facilitating a truly trilingual educational experience.
Our teaching method is different. We do not simply require our students to memorise and recite, but stimulate their curiosity, questioning and problem solving skills. We strive to ensure that children can apply their knowledge in different situations and are enthusiastic about learning. We offer cognitive testing and personalised learning.
Our students achieve excellent results in their A Level, IGCSE and EvAU (Selectividad) qualifications, opening the door to prestigious Spanish and international universities.
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular and sporting activities and unique opportunities for Secondary students. These include: the Jávea Marine Volunteer Programme, the Model United Nations (MUN), the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and the ISP Buddy Exchange Programme, which gives our students the chance to study for a month at one of our ISP centres around the world.
We celebrate music and art, giving each child the opportunity to internalise their creativity and develop their confidence. Public speaking is also encouraged through debates, class assemblies and talent shows.
Our school is a member of the renowned NABSS (The National Association of British Schools in Spain). The curricula (British and Spanish) are accredited by the British Council. We are an authorised examination centre for IGCSE and A level examinations by the Edexcel Examination Board in London.
International School Andalucía was founded in 2009 with pupils from Nursery to Year 3 in Espartinas, Seville. Over the years the school has expanded rapidly. In fact, the original site proved to be too small and in 2010 the school moved to its current location in Sanlucar la Mayor, Seville. In June 2018, The International School of Andalucía became a member of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a group of like-minded schools committed to driving high standards of teaching and learning. The new partnership between ISA and ISP has brought new investment and renewal, as well as additional expertise.
Our school offers a full British curriculum complemented by two subjects from the Spanish curriculum. We have pupils from 2 to 18 years of age. Pupils live in a multicultural environment, with 25% of our students coming from over 20 countries, which enriches learning.
Students in secondary school take I/GCSE and A-Level examinations in a wide variety of subjects which enable them to enter higher education at universities in Spain and around the world. ISA students have gone on to study in a number of countries including Spain, USA, England, France and Belgium, and the school actively promotes strong connections with our growing list of alumni.
ISA is a member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS), and is a certified examination centre for Cambridge and Edexcel international exams along with ESOL exams.
The school promotes a balanced, holistic and student-centred approach to education. We aim to develop confidence in our students and place emphasis on improving their public speaking skills. As part of this, the school offers opportunities such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Model United Nations and the International European Youth Parliament alongside the academic curriculum.
Our students are supported by their teachers, and in addition by Student Support services including EAL and Learning Support, Psychological and Cognitive services and Pastoral Care.
ISA parents are welcome in the school at any time and the school is committed to education. Friends of ISA is a parent group specifically focused on building our school community by organising events designed to increase family involvement in the school’s social and academic events. The school has an active and influential Student Council where our students are also listened to.
ISA strives to always focus on communication, collaboration and cooperation with our parents and students, whilst always putting the development of the children first and promoting its five values of: Self Improvement; Responsibility; Respect; Kindness and Fairness.
Learning based on practice and understanding
At INTERNATIONAL SCHOOOL ANDALUCÍA we believe in the transformative power of education. We are a British school, offering our students a holistic education and bilingual development as our language of communication is English. We work together with an attitude and a growth mindset based on our values: personal best, responsibility, empathy, honesty, creativity and teamwork.
For us, each student should be valued as an individual and we are proud to be part of each student’s journey. We are committed to preparing them to go out into the world with positivity, purpose and confidence, along with all the academic, social and problem-solving skills necessary for future success.
Our learning methodology is different from what you may experience in the Spanish education system. The learning approach focuses on the student as a learner and seeks to develop critical judgement and a passion for learning, through active strategies and a motivating dynamic that promotes student independence.
Learning has no limits
The use of stimulating environments and resources inside and outside the classroom is encouraged and students develop their learning through understanding, as they are actively involved in research, problem formulation and solution finding. They are encouraged to apply, evaluate and create with the knowledge they acquire in a way that builds on their strengths and gives them the tools they need for academic and personal success.
Teachers base their classes on a combination of methods and approaches to meet the different needs of the students and the different objectives of the classes and courses.
Teamwork and learning opportunities are planned for students to work together and collaborate, which in turn develops the good relationships and community spirit and values that are so important to human beings.
We provide a holistic education that works in the following areas:
Personal and physical development
We strive to:
- Stimulate your child´s ethical awareness, intellectual curiosity, creativity and desire to participate
- Encourage our students to be sociable citizens, honouring their obligations, the rules and the environment they find themselves in, whilst showing respect for the rights of others
- Encourage our students to be actively concerned for others, social issues, the environment and to fight against discrimination.
- Offer our students care and supervision whilst being in regular contact with their families or legal guardians
- Instill the correct use of language among our students
- Teach our students positive hygiene, eating and health habits, whilst teaching them how to cope with the challenges of the modern world.
- Our students are taught in a way that develops their capacity for work, research skills, verbal reasoning, debate, expression, communication, planning, decision making and action driven responses, to help prepare them to fully engage with society.
- We provide our students with a multi-lingual and multi-cultural education that includes lessons in English, Spanish, French and German.
- We offer a fully integrated Life Skills Programme throughout the school from Year 1 to Year 13. Pupils are taught the importance of acceptance, teamwork and sharing whilst learning to recognise their personal traits and the impact they may have on others.
- The Year 6 Buddy, Secondary Prefect systems and Student Council Representatives are designed to give children further responsibility and school wide recognition for their kindness and maturity in taking on important social roles in the school.
- Contributing to society with topical research and participation in events and activities, supports our students´ social development.
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CAN I VISIT THE SCHOOL?
Our school is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm for families to visit our school. Please contact our Head of Admissions, +34 955 702 430, to make an appointment.
HOW MANY NATIONALITIES ARE REPRESENTED IN YOUR SCHOOL?
Our student cohort are 70 % Native Spanish with the remaining 30% coming from over 20 different nationalities. We have children from the UK, America, Columbia, France, Germany, Italy, Estonia, Russia, Poland, China and many more.
HOW DO YOU PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING?
We know that when children eat nutritionally-rich food they have more energy and approach their studies with more enthusiasm. Our Life Skills programme teaches all children about the benefits of healthy eating. This together with the work done by our catering company Aramark ensures that we give your child the best education for a healthy future.
WHAT IS THE STARTING AND FINISHING TIME OF YOUR SCHOOL DAY?
The school day starts at 8.45am and finishes at 4.20pm. We also offer a breakfast club from 8am to 9am.
IS THERE A SCHOOL UNIFORM?
Yes, children have a school uniform. Parents can purchase the uniform online after trying on sizes in the school shop.
HOW DO YOU FEEDBACK PROGRESS AND ATTAINMENT TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS?
We ensure that families are fully informed about what their child is learning in school by having curriculum outline documents posted onto our school´s parent portal. You will have regular information meetings and individual family meetings with your child´s class teachers. The school also has ´open door´ sessions for parents every term. In these sessions parents can attend their children’s lessons and see the teachers in action. Every child has a termly report, issued so that parents can follow their child’s academic and pastoral progress. We also send families regular newsletters and bulletins.
WHICH OTHER LANGUAGES ARE TAUGHT APART FROM ENGLISH?
Our students choose between French or German to study as a third language when they enter Year 4.
WHAT EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS AND ASSESSMENTS DO YOU OFFER?
We offer IGCSE and A-Level examinations from both Cambridge International and Edexcel Pearson International examination boards.
We also offer Pruebas Especifica from the Spanish Selectividad; the International Project Qualification and The Duke of Edinburgh International Award.
DO YOU HAVE A LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM IN YOUR SCHOOL?
Yes. Qualified teachers and Teaching Assistants help support pupils in classes throughout the school
IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTAL REPRESENTATION ON YOUR SCHOOL?
We also hold Parents Ambassadors Meetings with the Headteacher where the latest school information is shared with class representatives; this is also a forum where any concerns from the parents can be raised.
DO YOU OFFER SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES, EVENTS OR INFORMATION SESSIONS TO THOSE PARENTS NEW TO THE SCHOOL?
Parents are welcome to visit our Headteacher, Head of Primary or our Head of Admissions at any time but we also hold specific new parent induction meetings every year and distribute ´Settling In Reports´ after the first month of new pupils entering the school
DOES EVERY STUDENT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ANDALUCÍA?
International School Andalucía is an inclusive school and open entry. All children are welcome to apply. Every child entering from Year 3 and above needs to complete an English and Maths test and provide the last 2 years of academic reports. The tests provide us with important information which we can use to meet your child’s individual learning needs should he be accepted.
WHAT MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
Music is an integral part of the curriculum at International School Andalucía. We also offer separate piano, guitar and violin lessons as an extracurricular activity.
WHAT EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS?
We currently offer a range of extra curricular activities after school for our pupils. Parents are expected to pay a little extra for these clubs. Included at the moment are: Art Club, IGCSE Astronomy, IGCSE ICT, French Club, Language Clubs, Football, Table Tennis, Basketball, Hapkido, Roller Skating, Urban Dance, Robotics, Catechesis (First Holy Communion), Music classes and Multi Sports. Each year may vary depending on the number of inscriptions.
In addition our international cultural learning opportunities give students the opportunity for memorable international trips that enable pupils to develop their language and communication skills, share good practice and create long-term friendships across the world all in safe and secure environments. We currently have three programmes across our ISP schools: the ISP Model United Nations, the ISP Buddy Exchange Programme and the ISP International Summer Camp. We also offer residential trips to Germany, Italy, France, Sierra Nevada, Granada, Belgium and the UK.