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IB and Spanish
Bilingual
Ages 1 to 18

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CityBarcelona
CurriculumsIB and Spanish
Languages of instructionEnglish, Catalan, and Spanish
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English, Catalan, and Spanish
Native English, Catalan, and Spanish teachers
Extra languages (other than English, Catalan, and Spanish)
Class sizes Average 24 students / class
Maximum 28 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €10,000
to: €13,644
Address: 180, Ronda 8 de Març, 178, 08390 Montgat, Barcelona, Spain
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Number of students

1410

Number of nationalities represented in the school

48

Most common nationality

Our student life and learning experiences are enriched by celebrating the many cultures and traditions that make up our warm and friendly multicultural parent community comprised of over 45 nationalities.

Native English, Catalan, and Spanish speaking teachers

Language and Literature teachers are native speakers of the language.

Language support for students not fluent in English, Catalan, and Spanish

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, German and French. In our IB Diploma Programme, we also offer Russian and Spanish.

Max. number of students per class

28

Average number of students per class

23-25

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Our teachers embrace the transformational power of education technology (EdTech) to help our students expand their minds and skills, reflect on their learnings – and become digital natives. Our classrooms have interactive smartboards and students work on iPads and laptops throughout their coursework.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma Programme and Cambridge Exams

Results in these examinations

Our IB Diploma Programme and Nacional Bachillerato cohorts average point score and pass rate consistently exceeds the global and national averages. And, we're proud to say that each year our IBDP students comfortably surpass the global average by at least two points.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Yes

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

As part of our admissions process, we ask that all our students meet with a member of senior academic team. An English assessment may be requried depending on the student's level of English.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We evaluate their academic performance, assess their English language level, and ask for a teacher's recommendation.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Admissions at our school is open year round!

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

9 a.m.

School finish time

5 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

Our before and after school care service is a programme where our students have the opportunity to take part in supervised recreation, building strong, positive relationships with their peers, or simply catch up on school work. This service provides parents peace of mind and security of knowing that their child is engaged in safe, enriching, and constructive activities.

School bus service available

Our school bus service covers several areas of Barcelona, providing a safe and effiicent way for your child to get to and from school.

School provided lunches

Yes. We have a school restaurant with an in-house chef who prepares all food from scratch using locally sourced produce. We are proud to offer a variety of healthy and delicious food choices to all of our students.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Uniform required

Yes. our students from Early Years through to Secondary (4th ESO) wear a school uniform. In the IBDP and Bachillerato Nacional, students do not have to wear a school uniform.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A rich variety of fun clubs and activities, enables our students to cultivate their interests and discover new passions. From art to music, sport and dance, all of our students can find exciting clubs and experiences tailored to their interests.

Sports activities included

Keeping healthy and being active is so important for a young person’s sense of worth as well as the increased endorphin levels that exercise releases and that's why Physical Eduction is an important part of our school curriculum. Students in Early Years and Primary also have the option of participating in swimming classes. And, our lucky Primary students have the opportunity to participate in weekly marshall arts and Tai-Chi actvities encouraging them to focus on their wellbeing to help them lead a happier, more fulfilling life.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we have a variety of sports teams our students can participate in.

Facilities at the school

Three dedicted science labs, dance studios, specialised primary and secondary art rooms, library, dedicated chess room, outdoor Greek amphitheatre, large auditorium, design and technology, lab, school cafeteria, Early Years physical development classrooms and so much more.

Sports facilities at the school

Astro pitch, outdoor basketball court and dance studios.

Grades/ages available for boarding

14 to 18

Boarding facilities at the school

Boarding students at Hamelin-Laie enjoy a range of amenities, including their very own private room with an ensuite, a fresh and deliciously prepared meal plan, and access to shared communal and social spaces. We always have several onsite house parents that offer 24/7 support.

Our school boarding facilities offer the perfect balance between privacy, fun and friendship. Set in beautiful green surroundings, our boarding houses are located on our school campus, just 20 minutes from the heart of Barcelona. With easy access to cultural events, sports shows, and leisure activities, our boarders take advantage of everything this amazing city has to offer.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

A Happy and Engaged Learning Community

At Hamelin we inspire our students to explore new passions and set their own path. Exciting experiences in and beyond the classroom engage students in their learning, bringing the curriculum to life — and making sure they love coming to school every day.

Teaching approach of the school

Our holistic educational approach – which supports personal and social growth, as well as academic development – ensures our students get fantastic results. Experiences – including our exclusive collaborations with MIT and UNICEF – will develop the transferable skills valued by the best universities and employers. Our focus on wellbeing also nurtures our students' all-around growth, ensuring they’re safe, happy, and love coming to school.

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