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Alicante has been an expat hotspot in Spain for many, many years. Located right in the middle of the sunshine-soaked Costa Blanca, it’s especially popular among British expats searching for sun, sea, sand and a relaxed lifestyle.

This large expat population includes people from all walks of life, from retirees all the way to young families. And thanks to the large number of the latter, there are plenty of international schools in Alicante and throughout the Costa Blanca region.

Spain’s state education system is well-regarded and free for everyone. If you’re planning on living in the country long-term and have pre-school aged children, then a state school may be a worthwhile option. Not only will they receive a high standard of education; they’ll be immersed in Spanish life right from the start.

However if your children have already started school in another country or you plan on moving elsewhere in future, an international school may be a better choice. They won’t have any knowledge gaps while moving from school to school, and they can learn one curriculum consistently from start to finish.

International schools around the world usually have a large majority of expat students. International schools in Alicante, however, come with a significant proportion of local students too. This is common throughout Spain, because schools offering 25% (minimum) of their places to local children are eligible for government subsidies. In reality, the percentage of local to international students is often much higher than 25% - all the better to help your child become integrated into local life!

While Spanish is the language of instruction in state schools, the majority of international schools in Alicante teach through English. Bilingualism is encouraged however, and there will always be the option for your child to learn Spanish.

In fact many international schools offer the Spanish national curriculum alongside the most popular curriculum, which is of course British. Again this dual curriculum model comes down to those all-important government subsidies; international schools who teach the Spanish curriculum in addition to their own can qualify for funding. If neither of those will do, a wide variety of curricula from across Europe can also be found.

Unlike state-run schools in Alicante, international schools often have a uniform. The cost of this, as well as school books, some extracurricular activities and other add-ons, is usually not included in the school’s fees.

As for location, international schools in Costa Blanca aren’t just concentrated in Alicante. Less than an hour to the north, Benidorm has s selection to choose from too. Travel south along the coast and you’ll find more international schools in San Miguel, and even more further inland in Murcia. Setting up a base at the beach and travelling to or from the cities is easily done in this region of Spain.

Unlike larger cities in Spain like Madrid, Alicante enjoys comparatively lower international school fees. In fact school fees in Alicante are among the lowest in Europe, but its international schools still offer the same high standards of education. With lower costs, a beautiful climate and a friendly international community, making your expat dreams a reality in Alicante is a fantastic choice.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Alicante - Costa Blanca. However, there are another 15 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Alicante - Costa Blanca based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Alicante - Costa Blanca

Out of a total of 25 International Schools in Alicante - Costa Blanca.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

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AIS International School

AlS International School is a privately owned British School with a Steiner-Waldorf inspired educational model, dedicated to offering a unique and holistic learning experience.
Curriculum
British, Waldorf
Language of instruction
English
Ages
6 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €5,830
to: €8,870
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The English School of Mutxamel

The English School of Mutxamel has more than 10 years’ experience and is authorised by The British Council.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Laude Newton College

Laude Newton College is a mixed private school offering liberal, non-confessional education. In the first educational stages, it offers a combination of International Early Years and Primary Programmes (IEYC and IPC) with the British National Curriculum.
In the Secondary stage, LNS combines the Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB) with the Spanish National System. Finally, in the Baccalaureate stage, students have a choice between two distinct paths: The Diploma Programme (DP) of the International Baccalaureate and the Spanish Bachillerato Programme.
Curriculum
IB, British, Spanish, International
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
1 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €6,050
to: €9,140
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(1 review)
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Elian's British School of La Nucía

Elian’s British School La Nucía opened in September 2002 and is part of the well-established Iale-Elian’s Educational Group. Students are able to join pre-school as soon as they can walk and follow a bilingual programme until the age of three, at which point they follow the English and Spanish National Curriculum. Once they graduate they will have the possibilitiy to go to either to a Spanish or British University on equal terms.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €4,600
to: €10,764
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(2 reviews)
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Sierra Bernia School

Sierra Bernia School is a privately owned coeducational day school offering British education from 3 to 18 years to pupils of all nationalities.
Situated on the outskirts of Alfaz del Pi, an impressive village with a high foreign resident population, the school has easy access to the main Benidorm/Altea coast road and the motorway. Pupils travel from as far as Javea, Moraira and Calpe to the north and Campello, San Juan and Alicante to the south. A coastal school bus service is provided between Calpe in the north and Benidorm in the south, stopping at various points en route.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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King's College The British School of Murcia

King's College The British School of Murcia is a British school in La Torre Golf Resort offers the English National Curriculum to pupils from the age of 18 months to 18 years (Pre-Nursery – Year 13).
The school is approximately half an hour from Murcia city centre, 10 minutes from San Javier and 25 minutes from Cartagena and offers pupil transport to and from each nearby city.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €7,606
to: €11,036
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Laude The Lady Elizabeth School

Laude The Lady Elizabeth School provides an exciting, international environment for pupils to learn and mature into confident and independent people.
Curriculum
British, Spanish, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €5,320
to: €11,900
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El Limonar International School Villamartin

ELIS Villamartín follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales and offers its pupils IGCSE and A-Level examinations. The school is accredited by NABSS (National Association of British Schools in Spain), is recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education and is an approved examining centre for Edexcel and AQA as well as being a Preparation Centre for Cambridge English Examinations and Trinity College Examinations.
Students whose mother tongue is not Spanish have the opportunity to sit exams to obtain the Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE), an official examination certified by the Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Ministry of Education. ELIS Villamartín is an official examination centre for DELE exams.
Students graduate from the school with dual official qualifications: at the end of Secondary, the British IGCSEs and the Spanish ‘Graduate in Compulsory Secondary Education’ certificate; and the Spanish ‘Baccalaureate’ certificate and English A-Level certificates, at the end of their Sixth Form studies.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €5,950
to: €8,550
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El Limonar International School Murcia

ELIS Murcia follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales and offers its pupils IGCSE and A-Level examinations. The school is accredited by NABSS (National Association of British Schools in Spain), is recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education and is an approved examining centre for Edexcel and AQA as well as being a Preparation Centre for Cambridge English Examinations and Trinity College Examinations.
Students graduate from the school with dual official qualifications: at the end of Secondary, the British IGCSEs and the Spanish ‘Graduate in Compulsory Secondary Education’ certificate; and the Spanish ‘Baccalaureate’ certificate and English A-Level certificates, at the end of their Sixth Form studies.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €6,080
to: €8,700
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Willow International Academy

Willow International is a co-educational all inclusive school. Our mission statement is very simple, ‘We aim to enable every young person to fulfill their academic potential, providing the foundations for them to excel in all that they do and to leave prepared to achieve all their ambitions.' Working together, we are focused on enabling our students to be the best that they can be.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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(2 reviews)
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