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Author: Sarah Last updated: Thu 16 Jul 05:06
Private schools in the province of Alicante

Private schools in Alicante and Valencia

All private, and international, schools in and around Alicante is regulated in Spain and they are subject to Spanish inspection in the same way that other schools are. The better schools are also members of certain associations, like the NABSS (national Association of British Schools in Spain) and the COBISEC (Council of British Independent Schools in the European Community). These schools are permitted to offer the British National Curriculum, and some may also be able to offer the Spanish Curriculum and Bachillerato.

If you feel that your child may benefit more from the British Curriculum, it is always best to check if there is a suitable school near you or if there is one near to where you will be moving to should that be relevant to you.

Before you decide on a school, it is always a good idea to:

· Take the time to research the schools you are interested in;

· Research their strong points such as any specialist subjects

· Check the current fees;

· See what extra-curricula activities they offer.

· Visit the school during term time so you can speak to the head, teachers and pupils to get a feel for the place. If there is a parents’ association, try to speak with them too.

Here is a useful rundown of a few of the better Private and International Schools in Alicante & Valencia

King’s College, The British School of Alicante

King’s College, as you would probably expect, follows the British educational system. In addition to this, they also have the objective of ensuring that the children are taught in English and Spanish. The school accepts children from the age of three, as they cater for nursery, primary, secondary and 6th form pupils.

Address and contact details

Calle del Reino Unido 5, Alicante

0034 965 106 351


Sierra Bernia School

The longest established British School, in Alicante, Sierra Bernia was founded in 1973. Like Kings college, it also accepts children from the age of three. School is also inspected on a regular basis by NABSS, who it is also a member of along with being an associate member of COBIS.

Address and contact details

Calle Sant Rafel 8, Alfaz del Pi

0034 966875149


Costa Blanca International College

The CBIC is a bilingual school, that also offers daycare which means that it also accepts children from the age of 3. Students here will follow the British National Curriculum and they will also study Spanish literature and language, the geography and history of Spain from the Spanish National Curriculum as well as learning the Valencian language.

Address and contact details

Avenida del Albir 16, Benidorm

0034 96 680 34 11


Xabia international college

This school is split into two separate campuses that are roughly 5 minutes apart from each other. Crated in 1994, it is one of the newer international schools in the area and unlike the others on this page, it will take children as young as two into their daycare. They have children of 20 different nationalities studying the British National Curriculum – within an international setting, which naturally includes, the teaching of the Spanish language. By the end of their primary education, children will have every opportunity to be fluent in two perhaps three languages.

Address and contact details

Ctra. del Portitxol 70, Javea

0034 96 647 2121


When choosing a private or international school for your progeny, due diligence is a must. Hopefully, this ‘best of’ list, although short, will help you in deciding and also highlights the kinds of things you need to be looking for.