Best Villages in Mallorca / 19.11.2021
Life in Mallorca is very pleasant. And not just because of its privileged climate, natural beauty and traditional charm. It's also because of the many services and facilities the island offers for a fulfilling and peaceful family life. One of these is the excellent range of international schools.
If you're thinking of moving to Mallorca as a family, don't miss this little guide to the best international education options. The following public schools offer children a fantastic intercultural environment that allows you to develop and nurture multidisciplinary, constructive and cooperative skills.
Find out which is the best international school for your children based on location, curriculum and main language.
Founded in 1985, The Academy is an international school that bases its education on the British system and a holistic approach. It has seven hectares of land where students interact with nature and the environment. It accepts students from the age of 2 to 18.
Curriculum: According to the British curriculum, English is the main language at the Academy and 90% of the teachers are British. However, Spanish, Catalan, German and French are also taught throughout the course. But the Academy is much more than an excellent academic education. Students are also educated with the aim of personal and human development.
Location: The school is located in a beautiful estate in Marratxí, surrounded by nature. To get there, you can travel by car or train. By car, the journey from Palma takes less than 15 minutes. By train, get off at Polígono de Marratxí and walk for about 20 minutes. Secondary and Baccalaureate classes are held in a new, modern building just 3 km from the primary school.
The Montessori school in Mallorca was opened in 2015 and works like a British school abroad. Its methodology emphasises creativity and the joy of learning and accepts students aged 3 to 16.
Curriculum: The school, as its name suggests, follows the Montessori curriculum, which emphasises independence, freedom within limits and respect for each child's natural development. In this school, students learn from each other. As it is a British school abroad, the main language is English. Lessons are also taught in Spanish and Catalan.
Location: The school is located in an old windmill on a property of over 3,000 m2 in the village of Santa Maria del Camí. It is easily accessible by car and train from all parts of the island. It is only 20 minutes from Palma.
My School - Opened in 2016, Mallorca International School was the first international school in the north of Mallorca. With a strong family and community atmosphere, this school offers a British and individualised education for students aged 3 to 18.
Curriculum: The school follows the British education system, which guarantees the highest quality at all levels of education. At My School, 80% of the curriculum is taught in English and the remaining 20% in Spanish and Catalan. However, this school stands out for its methodology based on personalised learning.
Location: This school is located in the north of Mallorca, more precisely in the Crestatx urbanisation in Sa Pobla. The location is ideal if you live in the north of the island. Otherwise, it is also very easy to reach. It is only 30 minutes from Palma via the MA-13 road.
Since its opening in 2008, Escola Global has combined holistic and values-based education with high academic standards. It provides bilingual education for students aged 3 to 16 and its main goal is to educate kind and caring people.
Curriculum: It is an independent school based on the British curriculum. Lessons are also taught in Spanish. However, this school stands out for its commitment to nature, nutrition and social and emotional development. Wherever possible, lessons take place outdoors in order to achieve a better understanding of the environment.
Location: The school is located in Parc Bit, in the Adduno building. This is an ideal location, as it is outside the capital despite being surrounded by nature.
The American International School of Mallorca is part of the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor and accepts students aged 12 to 18. This school is ideal for students who wish to pursue a professional tennis career, but also for those who simply want a private international education.
Curriculum: As the name suggests, this international school is based on the American education system and follows the AERP (American Education Reaches Out) curriculum. Here, English is the language of instruction and all teachers are native speakers. Students receive a diploma equivalent to the American high school diploma. Through its connection to the Rafa Nadal Academy, the sports training is also exemplary.
Location: The facilities are located on the outskirts of the town of Manacor, in the Rafa Nadal sports centre. It is only 50 km from Palma and can be reached by car, train and bus.
Founded in 1950, Bellver International College is the oldest British public school in Spain. A high quality British education is offered to children aged 3 to 18 in a very positive, family atmosphere.
Curriculum: The school follows the British National Curriculum and English is the official language of instruction. Students are taught bilingually in English and Spanish and can apply to any university in the world. They can also study French, German and Catalan. Bellver is also an ideal choice for emotional education. Because clases take place in a pleasant environment that promotes intellectual, social and moral development.
Location: It is located just 3 km from the centre of Palma, in a beautiful residential area close to the beach and opposite the Marivent Palace, where the Spanish royal family spends their summers.
Eurocampus has been the German school par excellence on Mallorca since 2002. It is affiliated with the German School in Barcelona and operates exactly like a German school, only in Palma. Students between the ages of 3 and 18 can enrol, as long as they can demonstrate an appropriate level of German.
Curriculum: The main language is German and the school follows the standard curriculum for German schools abroad. All students also learn Spanish from the beginning and have the option of taking English and French as electives.
Older students prepare for the Mittlere Reife and the Abitur. The exams are taken in cooperation with the German school in Barcelona.
Location: The school is located in El Arenal, very close to the Palma Aquarium and the beach promenade.
Recognised by the Spanish and French Ministries of Education, the Lycée Français international de Palma provides a caring, multilingual learning environment for children aged 2 to 18 who can take the French Baccalaureate.
Curriculum: It is based on the French curriculum and most subjects are taught in French. However, the Lycée Français provides a multilingual education and focuses on the individual. Its main aim is to make students multilingual, informed and responsible global citizens.
Students can take either the Spanish or the French state exams.
Location: This year the Lycée Français is opening a new centre in Sa Teulera, Palma. This is a larger, greener and quieter area, only 4 km from Palma city centre.
Queen's College, which has a history of almost 45 years, is a secular, co-educational school based on the British education system. It admits 400 children aged 3 to 18 each year and is renowned for its academic achievements.
Curriculum: The curriculum at Queen's College is based on the British National Curriculum, but students can also opt for the Spanish Selectividad. However, education at Queen's College goes beyond exam success. It is taught in the broadest sense: helping students to lead fulfilling and happy lives.
Location: The school is located in the idyllic surroundings of Bonanova. It is a residential area surrounded by green spaces, close to Bellver Castle and with spectacular views of the Bay of Palma.
The Swedish school in Mallorca is a public school for children between the ages of 2 and 18, run by a parents' association. At Svenska Skolan, teaching is based on the Swedish curriculum and offers a wonderful atmosphere that promotes good results.
Curriculum: Following the Swedish curriculum, the main language is Swedish. However, from the first year onwards, students also learn Spanish and English. Svenska Skolan is known for its exchanges with Swedish schools and for its fantastic atmosphere, which is fostered by close cooperation between teachers, students and parents.
Location: The school is located in a charming turn-of-the-century palace in El Terreno, a suburb of Palma, just 3 km from the city centre.
Since 2013, Palma College has been the only all-British school centre on Mallorca. It covers the period between secondary school and university and offers teaching at AS and A2 level for students aged 16 and over.
Curriculum: Teaching is based on the British system and the main language is English. Classes, taught by qualified teachers, never have more than ten students. This personalisation ensures that students receive an excellent education and 98% of them gain a place at their university of choice.
Location: It is located in the old town of Palma, close to the cathedral and only 15 minutes from Plaza España. A very convenient location for those coming into the city by public transport.
Agora Portals International School has been recognised by FORBES magazine as one of the 50 best schools in Spain. It is a public school which stands out for its educational excellence, comprehensive education and personalised attention for each pupil between the ages of 1 and 18.
Curriculum: The school belongs to the international group Globaleducate, with more than 50 centres in 10 countries. It provides a multilingual education and prepares pupils for an international future without limits or barriers with the International Baccalaureate (IB). Even so, Agora Portals stands out for its education in values. Its main objective is to educate pupils who are open-minded, informed, supportive and eager for knowledge.
Location: It is located very close to the coast, in Portals Nous. The centre has large and bright facilities that are suitable for all students, from the youngest to the oldest. It is easily accessible by car and bus. The school also has a school transport service.
Set in a multicultural environment, King Richard III College is a private independent school affiliated to the National Association of British Schools in Spain. The school provides a bilingual education and admits students from 3 to 18 years of age.
Curriculum: King Richard III College follows the English Curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to the Baccalaureate, finishing with excellent results in the A Level examinations (AS and A2) coordinated with Cambridge University and Edexcel. This school is not only noted for its high success rate in academic results, but also for its unique subjects such as Marine Science and Photography and for offering a truly international and multicultural experience.
Location: The school is situated in a privileged location in a residential area of Portals Nous, with the Oratorio beach at the end of the road and excellent facilities. It can be easily reached from Palma either by car, in just 20 minutes, or by bus line 108 in 30 minutes.
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