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CurriculumsIB and Spanish
Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Spanish
Native English and Spanish teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €3,420
to: €7,120
Address: C. Sta. Bernardita, 3, 28023 Madrid, Spain
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school

25 nationalities

Most common nationality

Spanish, Chinese, Argentinian and american mainly

Ratio of local students to international students


Native English and Spanish speaking teachers

Our teachers are native or bilingual speakers with official accreditation to teach English as a Second Language.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish

Yes, this is a very common situation and the school offers options and flexibility in order to help the student to reach the level of the class as soon as possible.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German and French

Max. number of students per class

25 maximun, but it is not used to happen. But these are very specific situations. It is normal to have a maximum of 20

Average number of students per class

18 students per classroom

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, in fact there is a ratio of teachers/students of 1/11. For example, in Early years stage, every single class has a teacher and an assistant, making the ratio at the stage of 1/9.

Use of technology in the classroom

From 4th of Primary, the students have their own ipad and this project lasts until they leave the school at 18 years old. Earlier in Primary the ipads are shared and used only in some lessons. In Early years, there are some classrooms with smart and touch TVs and all the brandnew baccalaureate classrooms have Promethean TVs.

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, the school has been named as one of the most innnovative schools in Spain. This is because Internacional Aravaca has been using technology for so many years so it helped the school to keep teaching from the very beginning during the pandemic. IA students didn't miss a class during the lockdown and once they came back to the school, if someone was in quarantine, he or she was able to connect to the classroom from home.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a secular school. This means that pupils can choose between religion (catholic) and alternative.

External examinations or assessments available

EBAU and official language exams as Cambridge (English), Goethe (German) or Delf (french)

Results in these examinations

We have an EBAU average mark of 7,40. Cambridge exams are 100% passed in Primary. the FCE is passed by the 87% and the CAE is passed by the 71%. Goethe exams are passed by the 93% of students and Delf is passed by the 100% of our students

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

A reasonable amount of homework is assigned to the student, from 5th of primary. But they will always have time to complete it at the school.

Approximate hours of homework given

From 5th of primary they have some homework, but the students have some time during the day to complete it and it case they need more time, they will need it to do it at home

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a programme called TALENTIA for children with high abilities. Also, we also offer LOGOPEDICS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND PSYCHOPEDAGOGY services.

Learning support offered

The school has an external agreement with specialists in speech therapy, occupational therapy and psychopedagogy. This is carried out during the school day and in coordination with the educational community (teachers, therapist and family).

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The TALENTIA programme is about motivating the talented students to give their best, so they have special activities on top of their regular schedule.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, the school has a guidance department, with two educational psychologist who help and suppot students and teachers during the year.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, we have an assement from 2nd of primary

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Depending on the year, they have a level exam, a meeting with the stage coordinator and the counseling department.

Waiting list

Yes, in some years we have a waiting list

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We suggest to register before april.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

Depending on the year... Early years, primary and secondary stages start at 9am. Baccalaureate starts at 8am

School finish time

Depending on the year... Early years, primary and secondary stages finish at 17pm. Baccalaureate finishes at 15pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, we have extended time available from 8am to 9 am and from 17pm to 18pm

School bus service available

Yes, and buses are adapted for little childrenwith appropriate safety seats

School provided lunches

Yes, the food is cooked at the school

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

Yes, all special diets are attended

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Yes, we have sport clubs which include tennis, paddle, hockey, football, basketball, judo, skating, gymnastics, cheerleading, chess... Art clubs which include classic guitar, electric guitar, piano, choir, lettering and scrapbooking... Language clubs with english, french and german, including a english club available for parents

Sports activities included

Tennis, paddle, volleyball, hockey, basketball, athletics, ping pong,

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, the football team participated in competitions with other schools

Facilities at the school

Library, a sensory classroom for early years, a psychomotricity room, a tech lab, a robotics lab, a science lab, an art classroom, outdoor space for classes, a green garden...

Sports facilities at the school

We have two football fields, a basketball court, a tennis court, two paddle tennis courts, a sports centre

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The school offer an individual, personalized and innovative learning to the students. This means that their students will be able to create their personal best in an international environment. This school is part of ISP, which is one of the biggest world school groups, so this means that the school is able to offer many international programmes and activities to their students.

Teaching approach of the school

Personalized, innovative and individual teaching.

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