WELCOME

In 2012, the Barcelona International Schools Association (BISA) was formed so that our international education community could benefit from sharing information, collaborating on projects, and engaging in on-going conversations with each other and leaders in the Barcelona community. BISA school leaders meet every other month to plan projects, visit and learn from each other, and reflect on our work.

In our short history, we have already created an annual international university fair, held student sport tournaments and talent shows, as well as collaborated with the local government and institutions in attracting international families to the great city of Barcelona.

BISA will participate in the International Community Day on October 21st. This event is the meeting point for foreign residents in Barcelona who are interested in knowing the huge variety of possibilities, at both a professional and personal level, that the city can offer them. – See more here.

This web page gives you an overview of our mission and provides you with links to our BISA Member Schools. If you would like more information about BISA or how to become a member, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@bisa.info

VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

The Barcelona International Schools Association (BISA) is a professional organization that strives to improve the quality of education in its member schools through several venues. It promotes the sharing of resources, professional development, and communication and interchange; the organization also attempts to create international understanding in Barcelona and beyond. BISA serves as a liaison between its member schools, local governments, and pertinent local and international education organizations.

All the BISA members have international academic programs from outside of Spain, but they may also incorporate Catalan and/or Spanish academic programs and requirements; regardless, each international school is influenced by its geographical location in Barcelona and the local culture and curriculum.

The BISA focus is to help its members evaluate and meet the varying educational needs which result from providing an international education in Barcelona. BISA Members meet periodically to provide opportunities to connect and share.

SCHOOLS

The American School of Barcelona (ASB) is an international, private, non-profit, coeducational day school serving students from 3-18 years old in the greater Barcelona metropolitan area since 1962.
Our competitive IB results, and highly qualified native-English teachers, enable students to access elite universities globally. Our 930 students are from more than 55 different nationalities and the school is renowned for its personal and familiar approach to our diverse community. ASB’s mission is to empower preschool through 12th grade students to become global citizens with the critical thinking skills, and self-confidence to maximize their potential.

https://www.asbarcelona.com/

A truly International American school in Barcelona BFIS offers a differentiated American curriculum from Nursery to Grade 10 and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program in Grades 11 and 12. We are a truly international school in Barcelona with more than 50 different nationalities. Instruction at BFIS is entirely in English, with language courses offered in Spanish, Catalan and French. BFIS is a private, non-for-profit school located in the beautiful Sarrià-Sant Gervasi neighborhood, with many public transportation options nearby.  Excellent International Baccalaureate Diploma Program results. BFIS graduates receive offers of acceptance from some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

https://www.bfischool.org/

The Lycée français de Gavà Bon Soleil was founded in 1969 and welcomes 1,380 students from preschool to high school.

It follows the French pedagogical system until the 4th year of ESO and is accredited by the French Ministry of Education.

The final two year course of Bachibac allows students to obtain either the Bachibac (the “Bachillerato” and the “Baccalauréat” qualification), or the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The LFG offers a comprehensive educational system based on humanistic and secular values, as well as fostering cultural openness through multilingualism.

https://www.bonsoleil.es/

The British School of Barcelona (BSB) is one of the most important international schools in Spain, having been recognised year after year as one of the 20 best international schools by national newspaper, El Mundo, in its annual 100 best schools in Spain rankings.

The British School of Barcelona is a caring, learning community with high expectations. With over 60 years of history, BSB offers an all-round international approach to children’s learning and development. Our educational aims focus on academics, student’s character and global mindset. We pursue academic excellence, whilst helping students realise their full potential, and develop learning habits and 21st century transferable skills to meet the demands of a fast-changing world. The school offers an international environment with qualified teaching staff and first-class facilities where students can flourish and thrive. Every year our students attend a broad range of university destinations with most graduates accepting offers from Russell Group, and other British, Spanish and international universities of their first choice

BSB is formally recognised and accredited by the British government for teaching the English National Curriculum, and by the International Baccalaureate Organization to deliver the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). We are also authorised to validate the Spanish ESO and Bachillerato (Secondary and Sixth Form) by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Catalan department of Education.

There is an extensive programme of after-school activities during the school year, holiday STEAM camps and a four-week summer school in July.

BSB provides an educational journey for students from 3 to 18 years that takes place in three different campuses:

  • BSB Castelldefels campus: Early Years and Primary (3 to 11 years):

Carrer Ginesta, 26  |  08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona)  |  Spain  |  T. +34 93 665 15 84

  • BSB Sitges campus: Early Years, Primary and Secondary (3 to 16 years):

Passeig Isaac Albéniz, s/n  |  08870 Sitges (Barcelona)  |  Spain  |  T. +34 93 811 03 05

  • BSB Nexus | Pre-University campus: Pre-University Education (16 to 18 years):

Carrer Ginesta, 2-10  |  08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona)  |  Spain  |  T. +34 662 926 109

In September 2019 the school expanded its sport facilities with a state-of-the-art 9,000 square metres rugby and football pitch which has helped upgrade the sports offer for BSB students. The new stadium, adjacent to BSB Castelldefels, has been certified by World Rugby and BSB has opted for social environmental responsibility by using sustainable materials and renewable energies in its design and maintenance

The British School of Barcelona has been part of the international education group Cognita since 2007.

https://www.britishschoolbarcelona.com/

Die Deutsche Schule Barcelona – gegründet 1894 – ist eine private deutsche Auslandsschule; Schulträger ist der Schulverein. Sie finanziert sich durch das Schulgeld der Eltern sowie durch Zuwendungen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

Als integrierte Begegnungsschule bietet sie eine zukunftsweisende Bildung in einer trikulturellen Umgebung vom Kindergarten bis zur deutschen Reifeprüfung und dem entsprechenden spanischen Abschluss nach Klasse 12 (Abitur/Selectividad). Der Campus für zur Zeit ca. 1700 Schülerinnen und Schüler umfasst neben einem großzügigen Gebäude mit modernen naturwissenschaftlichen Räumen, einer großen Aula, einer eigenen Mensa und der Bibliothek auch attraktive Sportanlagen und vieles mehr.

Die Deutsche Schule Barcelona steht für:

  • fachliches und methodisches Lernen auf hohem Leistungsniveau
  • interkulturelle Begegnung und partnerschaftliches Schulklima
  • konsequente Werteerziehung, für die Respekt, Toleranz, Offenheit und Gerechtigkeit besonders wichtig sind
  • Erziehung zu selbstständigen, engagierten Persönlichkeiten
  • Kreativitätsförderung und hohes Bildungsniveau

https://www.dsbarcelona.com/

Edward Paul Giles, a graduate of Cambridge University, founded Kensington School in Barcelona in 1966

The aim of the school is to provide a British education for the international community in Barcelona..

Kensington School is one of the oldest British curriculum schools in Spain, it follows a ‘pure’ British curriculum and is able to dedicate all of its time to subjects within the National Curriculum for England and Wales.

Although academically non-selective, students at Kensington School achieve remarkable examination results at both GCSE and Advanced Level..

The student body is very international and it is a joy to see children from around the world coming together each day to take advantage of everything Kensington School has to offer.

At Kensington School our pupils feel relaxed, secure and valued. They are prepared for the ever changing demands of our modern global society in a warm and welcoming environment.

http://kensingtonschoolbcn.com/

Le Lycée Français de Barcelone est implanté à Barcelone depuis 1924. Il est directement géré par l’Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Etranger (AEFE), un réseau de près de 500 établissements dans le monde entier.

L’enseignement dispensé suit le programme scolaire français et est homologué par le Ministère de l’Education Nationale. Il va de l’école Maternelle jusqu’au Baccalauréat conformément au système éducatif français. Le Lycée est également reconnu et autorisé par le gouvernement espagnol et intègre les programmes prévus par les accords culturels franco-espagnols.

Les objectifs sont fondés sur des valeurs partagées dans une société démocratique : respect de l’autre, autonomie, responsabilité, confiance, intégration des différences, laïcité, solidarité, équité et tolérance.

L’objectif final est de rendre l’élève acteur de:

  • Son instruction et son éducation.
  • L’élaboration de son projet personnel et professionnel.
  • Son insertion sociale au sein d’une société ouverte.

https://www.lfb.es/es/

Oak House School is a private, non-profit foundation with a Board of Governors, comprised of seven parents, elected through the Parents’ Association. At Oak House School we lay the firm foundations upon which our students’ futures are built. Our approach to teaching and learning fosters curiosity, creativity, effort and resilience, thus encouraging each student to achieve their personal best at all times.

We help our pupils to develop into self-confident, honest individuals who have a strong sense of social responsibility and a respectful attitude towards others, with an international outlook on life, developing an intercultural understanding.

Our mission is achieved through a strong home-school partnership, which we believe is an essential element in our pupils’ education.

In Early Years and Primary, Oak House School is formally recognised and accredited by the British government to teach the English National Curriculum, and we also introduce Spanish and Catalan languages to cover the legal requirements established by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Catalan Department of Education for International schools in Catalonia. In Secondary, we teach the Spanish ESO curriculum, in addition to preparing our pupils for the Cambridge IGCSE Exams. Finally, we offer both the Spanish Bachillerato (accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Catalan Department of Education) and the International Baccalaureate® (IB Diploma Programme), fully accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

http://oakhouseschool.com/

Centrally located, the Swiss School Barcelona offers children and young people between the ages of 3 and 18 not only a demanding education at a high academic level (double degree Swiss Matura and Spanish Selectividad), but also individual development of social and personal skills. A familiar environment (700 students) and respectful interaction with each other form the base for successful learning.

ESB is a multicultural and multilingual school whose educational model is based on the principles of Swiss pedagogy. The different cultures of the school live together harmoniously and in addition to the first language of instruction, German, the students also learn Spanish, Catalan, English and French.

We prepare people for the demands of a globalized world and an international job market.

https://escuelasuizabcn.es/