Madrid
International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

International College Spain

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): €17,615
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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 20 students / class
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: €17,615

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

780

Number of nationalities represented in the school

55

Average number of students per class

20

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

We offer English as a second language (ESL) support for your child if needed. ESL 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.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

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

Uniform required

No

Entry evaluation for students

Subject testing and interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Your child will be 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

Yes

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.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Over 90% of ICS students pass their IB diploma, compared with the global average of 78%.

15% scored 40 or above, compared to the global average of 6%.

School bus service available

Yes

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.

School provided lunches

Yes. The school cafeteria offers healthy and balanced meals for your child. Learn more about how International College Spain supports your child's nutrition and see sample school lunch menu options.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

3 playgrounds, athletic track, outdoor field

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

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.