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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €11,106
to: €23,364
Address: Calle Vereda Norte 3, La Moraleja, 28109 Alcobendas Madrid Spain
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

We offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) support for your child if needed. EAL support is designed to help new students participate in the mainstream curriculum from their very first day at ICS. This means they are taught English through academic lessons which have been adapted to meet their needs.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, Dutch, Belgian. The school's curriculum recognises the importance of a strong native language as a base for learning. International College Spain supports students in more than 20 mother tongue languages including Hebrew, Arabic, German, Italian and Portuguese, amongst others.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


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, we do. You can find more information about our Virtual School Experience on our website: https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/madrid/curriculum-1/vse

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

ICS students consistently surpass global averages for the IB Diploma.
he ICS Class of 2020 achieved a 100% Pass Rate from the 81 candidates entered for the full Diploma with an Average Diploma Score of 35 out of 45 points. This compares very favourably with the global average of all IB schools of 29.9 points.
14.8% of these passing Diplomas were on or above the 40 point mark with the highest score being 45 points. This too is well above world averages.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

In the Primary School homework is set from Infants upwards and should never exceed one hour per week. Homework diaries are used to remind students of their assignments and also as a means of communication between parents and teachers.

In the Secondary School homework levels increase as they progress through the school. The following is a guide to the amount of homework expected on average:
G6-G7: 60-90 minutes per night
G8: 10 hours per week
G9-G10: 12-15 hours per week
G11-G12: 18-20 hours per week

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

9 out of 10 students go directly to university, with 1 in 5 going to institutions in the world’s top 50.

Student access to education psychologist

We have two ICS Counsellors who provide one-to-one support to both Primary and Secondary Students.

Entry evaluation for students

Subject testing and interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Children are tested in English and Mathematics. They may be interviewed by the Head of School and appropriate subjects and levels considered.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

8:45 a.m.

School finish time

4:10 p.m.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes. The school cafeteria offers healthy and balanced meals to support your child's nutritional needs.

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

Yes, we have several different menus available including vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free and many more.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ICS offers a programme of over 50 different extra curricular activities, clubs and sports for you and your child to enjoy. This covers anything from outdoor sports to drama.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

3 playgrounds, athletic track, outdoor field

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

International College Spain is an international community school that is committed to giving every child a truly global learning experience. It is the only school in Madrid to offer all three IB programmes in English.
The philosophy of the school is to provide students with a high quality international education which places a strong emphasis on fostering respect for other people’s identity and culture. This is achieved through the provision of a challenging curriculum which develops critical, principled thinking within a positive learning environment and which addresses the students’ academic, social, emotional, physical, technological, aesthetic and moral needs. The school also promotes an active interest in learning, enabling students to acquire the skills, attitudes and qualifications necessary for them to become successful, responsible citizens.

Teaching approach of the school

ICS responds to each child’s individual learning needs helping them to develop
essential learning skills while also playing to their own individual strengths.
Through the comprehensive, international programme, your child will:
• learn independence and self-discipline
• study in an atmosphere of mutual respect
• develop a deep appreciation of diverse opinions and cultures
• progress towards the IB Diploma Programme, your child will follow the
most internationally respected, learning-focused curricula in the world

ICS learning styles are:
- active - keeping the mind and body engaged and stimulated;
- fun - using collaborative learning techniques to ensure that learning is enjoyable;
- child-centred - ensuring that your child takes ownership for their own learning;
- rigorous - creating the highest of academic standards.

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