British, Spanish curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

The English Montessori School

CurriculumBritish, Spanish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class 25
First year fees: €0

Fees / Price

This school does not make their fees public.

School Information

Number of students


Most common nationality


Max. number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French

Uniform required

Uniforms are required for all students up to Year 11 and can be purchased at "El Corte Inglés" in Madrid. Year 12 and 13 students are not required to wear the school uniform.

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and entrance exam.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

A level of English language knowledge is required for entrance from Year One onwards.

External examinations/assessments available

External examinations occur as follows:

At the end of Years 6 and 9 students sit the SATS exams (Standard Attainment Tests) in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Science.
At the end of Year 11 students sit the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Education) exams in, generally, nine subjects.
At the end of Year 12, students sit the AS level in English Literature, French and Spanish.
In Year 13 students sit the Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency exam, depending on their level. They also sit A levels in English Literature and Spanish. Those pupils who do French sit the B1 and B2 level DELF exam.

School start time

9:05 am or 9:15 am depending on the grade level.

School finish time

4:40 pm or 4:45 pm depending on the grade level.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Judo, craft, basketball, ballet, Chinese, theater, tennis, football, catechism

School provided lunches


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The English Montessori School is a private co-educational school which caters to the educational needs of students of the Spanish and International communities in Madrid.
The school is recognised by both the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture as a foreign British centre and by Great Britain as a British School in Spain.

In addition to the high academic standards set by the school, students are expected to grow socially competent, emotionally sound, physically fit and ethically honest. The curriculum, plus the extra-curricular programme provides for growth in all of these areas.

Teaching approach of the school

The fundamental principles of the Montessori Philosophy are to:

- Respect each child's own individual development process.
- Develop an attitude of confidence, loyalty and guidance between the teacher and pupil.
- Encourage the pupil's potential and individuality, in a spontaneous, natural way to make him or her the driving force of his or her education.
- Develop the personal abilities the child is most sensitive to at each stage.
- Provide a school and classroom environment appropriate for the different stages of the pupil's development, with suitable teaching materials for each stage.


Get in touch with the school

Contact email:
Address: Calle la Salle, 2, 28023 Madrid, Spain