Choosing a School

With the main purpose of providing information for international families who decide make Barcelona their home with school-age children and want to discover the educational options, Choosing a school in Barcelona, ​​Practical guide for international families, has been prepared, it is a practical guide that focuses on the compulsory educational stage and contains useful information, as well as tips for choosing a school and for learning about all the available options and resources.

Content provide within the guide:

  • Understanding the Catalan school system
  • School provision for international families
  • International families share their experience
  • How to choose the best school for your child
  • Family networks and communities
  • Checklist with steps in selecting a school
  • Checklist with steps on how to enroll your children

 

Take a look to the Choosing a school in Barcelona guide

 

International families share their experience

With the intention of sharing different experiences and helping international families search for the best school for their sons and daughters, we have spoken with four families who have gone through the process of choosing a school for their children in the Barcelona area. Each family interview reflects on different priorities to make a decision.

Kevin: Language and academic skills

Student: Kevin (11 years)

Mother: Mireya (from Ecuador)

Father: Andree (from Germany)

Type of school: Private international school

Name of school: Deutsche Schule Barcelona 

Interview (in Spanish) on this link. (Subtitles available on Spanish, Catalan and English).

Joy: Integration and well-being

Student: Joy (4 years)

Mother: Krystal (from England)

Father: Paul (born in Catalonia)

Type of school: Public school

Name of school: Escola Pere Villa

Interview (in Spanish and English) on this link. (Subtitles available on Spanish, Catalan and English).

Anouk: Classes and culture

Student: Anouk (17 years)

Mother: Krystal (from France)

Type of school: State-subsidised private school

Name of school: Escola Frederic Mistral-Tècnic Eulàlia

Interview (in French) on this link. (Subtitles available on Spanish, Catalan and English).

Harry: Enrolment and beginning at a new school

Student: Harry (10 years)

Mother: ChunYu (from China)

Type of school: Private school

Name of school: American School of Barcelona

Interview (in English) on this link. (Subtitles available on Spanish, Catalan and English).