European International School of Barcelona
EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BARCELONA has been a member of ECIS since 1997. This organisation brings together international schools committed to multilingualism whose common goal is to make a difference in the lives of students through international education.
We are an independent school, with an international, state-of-the-art and practical approach, fostering the abilities and reinforcing the natural talents of our students, supporting them to achieve excellence in their humanistic and academic development.
With 1500 pupils of over 50 different nationalities, our project, under the guidance of a stable academic team, begins in Nursery and culminates in the 2nd year of Baccalaureate. At this stage, pupils have the option of taking the National Baccalaureate, the American High School Diploma or the International A-levels.
The school is located just 15 km from the centre of Barcelona and is surrounded by the 8,465 hectare Collserola Natural Park, on a 14,000 m2 plot of land with 10,503 m2 of buildings for classrooms, laboratories, dining rooms, auditorium, kitchen and a large sports centre with two covered swimming pools.
EISB Boarding School is exclusively for football players
Our school-wide curriculum has been designed for students to follow an enriched bilingual curriculum from the Early Years (ages 1 - 5). From ages 6 to 11 children follow the Cambridge International Primary Programme and from 12 to 14 years, the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme. Upper Secondary students (ages 14 - 16) take a selection of IGCSEs as part of an enrichment programme, alongside the Spanish curriculum. They are then equipped to follow either the Spanish national curriculum or the International A-levels which are offered in the last two years (ages 16 - 18). Furthermore and alternatively, students can opt for the US High School diploma which is offered from Year 9 (ages 14 - 18).
Our programme has an international focus with the main language of instruction being English. Spanish and Catalan are also offered to give our newcomers the possibility to immerse themselves in the local culture and enrich their learning opportunities. French, German and Chinese are also subjects in our curriculum.
Through first-class IT facilities which include computers, IPads, Chrome books, interactive white boards and limitless connectivity, our students, while being closely supervised, are given the opportunity to navigate with the latest technological advances internationally and incorporate this into their learning
Being a member of the University of Cambridge, EDEXCEL, AESA Prep International, Trinity College of London, DELF, Goethe - Institut, we offer our students a variety of international benchmarking, including the Cambridge International Primary Programme, IGCSE’s International A-level and SAT exams.
Our extensive exchanges encompass sport (ISSA), mathematics (INTERNATIONAL MATHS QUESTS), debate and public speaking (IMUN, EYC) and culture and permit our students to practise their inter and intrapersonal, linguistic and organisational skills further afield in countries such as Norway, Belgium, United States, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, England, Wales, France, Germany, Portugal and Scotland.
We are very proud to say that our graduating students attend well renowned universities and third level institutions both locally (ESADE, Pompeu Fabra University, University of Navarra, etc.) and internationally (Imperial College London; University of Chicago, University of the Arts London, Rotterdam School of Management, Pennsylvania State University, etc.).
Many of our students have received both sport and academic scholarships at universities throughout the USA thanks to our partnership with AGM Sport.
School life at EISB happens all year round from September to July, and beyond, thanks to our alumni residence which caters for international students.
At EISB we offer a wide range of activities to provide students with the opportunity to enjoy their favourite activity without having to leave the school. Football, dance, basketball, music, swimming, drama, rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized swimming, triathlon, arts, cooking, horse-riding, judo, … within renowned Sports and Arts Schools that take part in national and international competitions.
These activities offer many important advantages. They provide authentic sporting, linguistic and artistic experiences while developing beneficial social skills.
The EISB campus includes a football pitch, a state of the art sports pavilion, adapted indoor sports halls for the different educational stages, a 500-seat auditorium, two heated swimming pools, two playgrounds, two adapted picnic areas and an outdoor basketball court. These provide our students with the perfect opportunity to practise healthy lifestyle habits and affords them added opportunities for socialisation.
Just 15km from the centre of Barcelona, EISB is surrounded by the 8.465 hectare Collserola Natural Park, on a 14.000m2 plot with 10.503m2 of constructed space for classrooms, laboratories, dining rooms, an auditorium, gymnasium with pools and kitchen.