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International School of Barcelona:
Situated in Sitges, only 30 minutes south of Barcelona, International School of Barcelona (ISB) is a leading international school providing day and boarding programs for local and international students at primary school and secondary school levels (for ages 5-18). The language of instruction is English. ISB offers quality education based on the British international programme, as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma for senior students (ages 16-18).

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ISB offers you everything you could wish for your child: a good education, good manners, sport and top-class facilities in an excellent environment. We are supported by the British Council and the Catalonian Dept. of Education.

Why Choose International School of Barcelona (ISB):

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- Multicultural Environment
ISB has a truly international feel, with our boarding community made up of students from a wide range of countries. Current and recent students hail from Spain, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Venezuela, and Russia.

- Quality International Education
At ISB, we provide a balanced and wide curriculum with an international outlook. Students will have an opportunity to become familiar with different languages and cultures.

We offer our students integration in the diverse and rich society that surrounds them, enabling them to study subjects with more than one perspective. In this way, they will develop morally, culturally, mentally and physically. 

- Excellent Facilities
Our modern building with spacious classrooms is complemented by a large patio and playing areas. Our campus has a sports centre, playing fields, and a swimming pool, all of which can be used after school hours and at the weekend.

- Transport Provided
To ensure the safe movement of our students, ISB provides transport to and from regional airports at the beginning and end of each term. 

- Induction Programme
We provide an induction programme for our students when they begin their study. This aims to make them feel comfortable in their new surroundings and build up early friendships. In addition, we offer guidance on subject choices and learning styles in the classroom.

Day & Boarding School Programs - ages 5-18:

Image of IB / International Boarding School in SpainBased on the British international curriculum + International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

- Primary School (5 to 11 years)
- Secondary School (12 to 15 years)
- Sixth Form (16 to 18 years)
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme (16 to 18 years)

We prepare students for the following exams:
- Cambridge Exams (IGCSE)
- Cambridge A Levels*
- The International Baccalaureate (IB)* 
- Spanish Secondary Exams (ESO)
- Spanish Baccalaureate*

*These qualifications allow students to enroll in any university in the world. 

English (main language of instruction); Spanish & Catalan; German; Chinese; French

Boarding Options:

Our boarding students can choose from a variety of boarding options:

- Full-time boarding: 7 days per week
- Weekly boarding: Monday to Friday
- Residing in a Family Home

We provide specific tutoring to assist in the integration of our international students into the school and Spanish customs.

Boarding Facilities:

Photos of International School of BarcelonaOur student residence is located close to our school. Dating from 1913, our residence is a “Modernismo” or “Art Nouveau” country mansion in the natural park of Garraf. The estate forms part of the Garraf Community and we celebrate local events.

Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards in a quiet environment, the residence has been fully renovated. It is designed to develop an optimum environment for our students’ development, give them a sense of community, where they can learn respect for others.

Additional activities designed for our boarding students will help them to develop strong relationships with day students and teachers, and to achieve the best of their potential.

Facilities include:
- Private rooms with bathroom for 2 or 4 students
- Meals provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Study rooms
- Games room
- Private swimming pool
- 10 hectares of gardens and vineyards
- Health services (nurse service)
- A variety of games equipment
- Weekly cleaning service

The house has Wifi facilities and senior students are allowed laptops or PCs in their bedroms. There are also communal computing facilities in a dedicated area.

Student Testimonials:

Picture of IB / International Boarding School in Spain"Despite being away from home I have discovered a group to live and study with and form a little family, cultivating values and principles of friendship and companionship. Really positive!"
- ISB Boarding Student

"Despite only being in boarding for one year, I have found it a very enriching environment where I made many friends which I am sure I will keep in touch with for the years to come. Everyone in ISB was extremely welcoming and helpful when I joined - I always had someone to explain the ropes. My Housemaster and tutors were extremely helpful in helping me make friends and addressing issues which I was concerned with.

Boarding has helped me achieve my potential academically - I have performed far better than when I was just a day student. The structure of the boarding lifestyle provided an excellent base to enjoy school and make friends while getting the balance between social life and school work."
- ISB Boarding Student

"I live quite close to the residence but I decided to spend a year away from home, living with my student friends. This changed my life. I feel capable of facing new challenges and I am prepared to go to University anywhere."
- ISB Boarding Student

"To share, with my friends, a place to study where our differences are converted into new experiences of living together, is, without doubt, a lesson which changed my view of life, outside of my home and family."
- ISB Boarding Student

”Being together at all times, like a family of friends, has been an experience that has motivated me to be better and to learn that our differences help us to share each day.”
- ISB Boarding Student

Sitges - Beautiful Coastal Location in Spain:

Images of International School of BarcelonaISB is located in a quiet residential zone overlooking Sitges, a picturesque coastal town of Sitges in the heart of the Garraf region, only 25 minutes from the vibrant city of Barcelona.

Easily accessible by public transport, Sitges offers all of the advantages of a major city, but with none of the inconveniences of urban life. Sitges has a great beach, and a wonderful variety of restaurants, shops and cinemas. 

Our student residence is 5 minutes from Sitges and borders Garraf Natural Park, making it the ideal spot to enjoy a healthy environment. The residence nestles in 10 hectares of vines, flower gardens, olive trees, and has a private pool.

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Address: Passeig Isaac Albèniz, Urb. Vallpineda, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2023-07-27 were from:

Victoria, Seychelles; Brasília, Brazil; Salt Lake City UT, USA; Vilnius, Lithuania; Slovakia; Odessa, Ukraine; İstanbul, Turkey; Penryn, UK / GB; Fairbanks/ Alaska, USA; and more.