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International Education in Malaga - Costa del Sol

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Situated in the heart of Spain’s Costa Del Sol, Malaga has drawn crowds of expats seeking a Mediterranean lifestyle for decades. However, expat life in Malaga isn’t just about sun, sea and sand. With a lower cost of living but equally high quality of life as the rest of Europe, Malaga is a seriously underrated destination for expat families.

If you’re thinking about making a family move to this beautiful, relaxed and friendly port city, the first thing you’ll need to sort out is a good school for your children. Thankfully, Malaga and the rest of the Costa Del Sol has a wide variety of international schools to choose from.

International schools are scattered throughout the Costa Del Sol coastline. If you prefer to stay away from the bustling city of Malaga, there are plenty of schooling options in Benalmadena, Marbella and San Pedro de Alcantara too.

Spain is one of the cheapest countries in Europe for international schools, but it offers equal standards of education and facilities to the rest of the continent. However, it’s worth remembering that the annual school fee will usually not include any extras like uniforms, books, bus transport, school meals or extra curricular activities.

Many international school campuses were purpose-built for the ever-growing expat population in Malaga and Costa Del Sol. They offer all of the usual features you’d expect from an international school, including native English-speaking teachers, good sports and extra-curricular programs, a diverse student body, and much more.

As well being among the cheapest, Spain also has more international schools than most other European countries. Don’t be fooled however - competition for school places can still be surprisingly high, especially in expat ‘hotspots’ like Malaga and Costa Del Sol. It’s always a good idea to apply early and organize all the documentation you’ll need as soon as you can.

State subsidies are available to international schools in Spain with a student body of at least 25% local Spanish students. As a result, bilingual international schools that teach through both English and Spanish are quite common. In many schools the local student population is much higher than the minimum of 25%, so your child will have plenty of opportunities to integrate with the locals and learn the native language.

International schools in Malaga cater for children from age 2 or 3. Most offer lessons up until age 18, but some will offer only primary or secondary level education. The school day usually starts around 8.30 - 9.00 am and finishes up at 3.30 - 4.00 pm. Younger students often finish earlier. The majority of schools have a cafeteria on-site and also offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities after school hours.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Malaga - Costa del Sol. However, there are another 23 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Malaga - Costa del Sol based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Malaga - Costa del Sol

Out of a total of 33 International Schools in Malaga - Costa del Sol.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

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MIT School Malaga

MIT School Malaga is the only school in Malaga authorized by the Junta de Andalucía as bilingual in English in Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary and in the three High School modes (Science, Humanities and Arts).
Curriculum
Spanish, International
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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The International School Estepona

The International School Estepona is a British School following The British National Curriculum in Spain to ensure a seamless transition to and from any other British School whether in The UK or overseas.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 11
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €4,080
to: €7,590
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NovaSchool Sunland International

Novaschool Sunland International is a private school in Málaga with a British International Curriculum for students from 3 to 18 years old. It's set in the countryside.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €4,940
to: €6,012
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Sotogrande International School

For over 40 years SIS has provided an educational environment which inspires all of us, students and adults alike. When you step onto our campus, you know you are somewhere special: a spirit of learning, community, fun and energy permeates the air.
Our goal is to create extraordinary educational experiences for all our students, providing opportunities for them to explore their gifts and talents. Our curriculum, lessons and environment reflect this.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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The British College of Benalmádena

The British College of Benalmádena is situated between Torremolinos and Fuengirola in an exclusive, peaceful urbanisation called “Torremuelle”, right on the wonderful Benalmádena coast, set in the foothills of the Benalmádena mountains.
Curriculum
British, Spanish
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
2 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Queens British Grammar School

Queens British Grammar School is a relatively small academic centre, specialising in the delivery of a high quality education, entirely based upon the English national curriculum. All classes are delivered in English, by qualified teachers who have English as their first language and who have recent experience of delivering the national curriculum.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 17
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €6,065
to: €14,700
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The British School of Malaga

It is a pleasure to welcome you to The British School of Malaga, where our students feel valued and listened to as well as part of a learning community that supports them in achieving their dreams and ambitions.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €6,360
to: €9,040
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Casa del Mar Montessori School

Casa del Mar International Montessori School is a place for love and learning. We offer a warm and welcoming community for students and their families to thrive in their path to education.
Through our holistic approach to education, we seek to develop compassionate and resilient members of society who are skilled in creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and have a strong academic foundation.
We follow an individualised approach to learning. Our passionate and dedicated team of Montessori educators support each child and each family in their own unique path to education. Our curriculum is designed to fit the specific needs of each child’s stage of development, nurturing their intrinsic desire for learning, and allowing each student to engage in their own learning experience.
Founded in 2016, we follow the Montessori principles and practices as established by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). All our educators are AMI trained in the most prestigious training center around the world.
Global citizenship is part of our curriculum, we support students understanding of the world and our society in such a way that they will be able to create positive change.
Music is a very imporatatn part of the curriculum and is present in the students lifes through many activities and games.
Nature is important to us as well. Through our program 'Curious about nature' we introduce care for the animals and our planet with a series of trips to get to know the area.
Our school is a unique place for love, learning and care where international families from different cultures come together to grow together.
Curriculum
Montessori
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
2 to 12
This school does not make their fees public.
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Phoenix College Malaga

A private educational centre in the heart of Malaga. Offering an alternative to large mainstream Spanish schools. We focus on years 12 and 13 providing exceptional British International A Levels and PCE (selectividad) 2 year courses. We concentrate our attention on supporting, YOU, our students to meet the challenges of today in preparation for tomorrow.
We believe the secret of success is found by truly understanding who you are. At Phoenix College we genuinely care about your development and ensure it is a priority in our daily routine… supporting you to be the best you can be.
• Over 150 combined years’ experience in teaching
• We only employ the best; focused on bringing together international experts that will support our students to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow
• A creative environment to learning; In the digital era we need to be flexible in our teaching methods and ensure our students have the best access to research, tutoring, experiences and the wonders of the web.
• Excellent English syllabus, Edexcel; our courses are designed to be academically demanding, industry-informed, and to inspire students with a real interest in how their chosen discipline plays a role in the modern professional world
• Developing independence; A levels are the bridge to your academic next step. Being independent, being treated like an adult, experiencing commuting and city life, using the technology available to is, all these and more are the bridge to your independence and future goals… At Phoenix we like to cover it all
• Independent learning; our students are motivated and engaged. Individual attention across a range of subjects… Small enough to care, focussed enough to achieve the right result
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
16 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Ecole Francaise Internationale Marbella

Innovative education, hybridization of alternative pedagogies (Montessori, Gattegno, Freinet, Feuerstein), French national curriculum, trilingualism (French-English-Spanish), happiness and well-being, scientific and digital culture.
Curriculum
French
Languages of instruction
English, French, Spanish
Ages
3 to 11
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €5,550
to: €5,550
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