Finding a school in Mallorca

 

When you're deciding whether to live in Mallorca, making sure your children's education and quality of life are as good as they can be is vital. But how do you know how to choose the right Mallorcan school or college?

Depending on your situation, you have a choice between educating your children in the Mallorcan state system or in one of the international schools. Both options have their pros and cons.

State schools in Mallorca

Standards in the state system are high and, if you want your children to be integrated into Mallorcan life as soon as possible, a Mallorcan state education has obvious advantages.

But, it's important to remember that all Mallorcan children in the state system have to learn Catalan and this can be difficult, even for children from other parts of Spain.

Private schools and colleges in Mallorca

One of the major reasons British people think about relocating abroad is the problems faced by the British education system. A private education is a good way to guarantee smaller classes, a more intensively focused education, better facilities and so on.

The good news is that fees for private education in Mallorca are considerably cheaper than the UK. You should expect to pay around €500 a month for a child of primary school age, rising to about €1000 in the sixth form.

As with everything to do with relocation, word of mouth is usually the best recommendation. But, if you don't know anyone in Mallorca that can be difficult.

Start by looking for the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS) accreditation. Make sure the school doesn't just follow the British curriculum but also follows the same methods of teaching.

If you want your children to integrate, pick a school which teaches both the English and Spanish systems.

You should begin by visiting the school and interviewing the headmaster or mistress, as well as any other teachers who might be particularly important for your children's education.

Agora Portals

Agora International School Mallorca Founded: 2008
Number of Pupils: 500 currently. capacity of 1,700
Years: 0-13 (up to 16
Main teaching language: Spanish (castellano) with some English
Curriculum: Spanish (ESO)
Telephone: 971 684 042
Fax: 971 679 291
Carretera Vella d'Andratx, s/n 07181 - Calvi? (Portals Nous)
Email: info@agoraportals.edu.es
Website: www.nace.edu.es/Portals/Paginas/default_in.aspx

 

Baleares International College

Agora International School Mallorca Founded: 1957
Number of Pupils: 1957
Years: 3 - 18 (Key Stages 1 - 5)
Main teaching language: English
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Telephone: +34971133167
Email: office@balearesint.net
Website: http://www.balearesint.net/

 

Bellver International College

Agora International School Mallorca Founded: 1950
Number of Pupils: 1950 Number of Pupils: 500 currently. capacity of 1,700
Years: 3 - 18 (Key Stages 1 - 5)
Main teaching language: English
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Telephone: 971401679
Fax: 971401762
Email: info@bellvercollege.com
Website: www.bellvercollege.com
Calle Jose Costa Ferrer N?5 - Marivent 07015 - Palma de Mallorca - Espa?a

 

King Richard's International College

Agora International School Mallorca Founded: 1696
Number of Pupils: 250
Years: 3-18 (Key Stages 1 - 5)
Main teaching language: English
Curriculum: English National Curriculum plus Spanish Curriculum (ESO)

Tel. 971675850
Fax. 971676820
Website: www.kingrichardcollege.com
Calle Oratorio No.4, 07181 Portals Nous,Calvi?, Mallorca, Spain

 

The Academy International School

Agora International School Mallorca Founded: 1985
Number of Pupils: 250
Years: 3-16 (Key Stages 1 - 4)
Main teaching language: English
Curriculum: English National Curriculum plus aspects of Spanish Curriculum
Telephone: 971 605008
Fax: 971 226158
Cam? de Son Ametler Vell, Marratxi, Mallorca

 

Queen's College International School

Agora International School Mallorca Founded: 1977
Number of Pupils: 370
Years: 3 - 18 (Key Stages 1 - 5)
Main teaching language: English
Curriculum: English National Curriculum plus aspects of Spanish Curriculum
Telephone: 971 684 042
Fax: 971 679 291
Carretera Vella d'Andratx, s/n 07181 - Calvi? (Portals Nous)
info@agoraportals.edu.es
www.nace.edu.es/Portals/Paginas/default_in.aspx