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International School of Madrid

International School of Madrid

Calle Rosa Jardón, 28016 Madrid, Spain

+34 91 359 21 21



International School of Madrid
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1971
Heads of School Mr. Rich Cook & Mr. Huw Mawson
Co-ed Age Range 2-18 years
Number of pupils 820
Number of boys 375
Number of girls 445
Number of sixth formers 100
Curriculum A Levels, UK, IGCSE
Language of Instruction English, Spanish
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9

We are a family school in the heart of Madrid, and since 1971 have been offering a quality British education to children aged 2 to 18 from all over the world. 50 years of academic excellence. Our motto is Respect, Loyalty and Friendship and these words form the foundation of everything we believe in. We are known for our child-centred approach, happy atmosphere and high standards of achievement – our pupils outperform their UK and international counterparts in official examinations and also excel in sports and the arts.

We follow the English National Curriculum throughout, in parallel with 20% for Spanish studies (Spanish language & literature and humanities). This means that students can validate their studies with the Spanish system and that all of our pupils have the opportunity to learn Spanish and English to a native level.

Students complete the IGCSE programme in Years 10-11 and then undertake A-Level studies in Years 12-13. Our unique mix of advanced level British and Spanish subjects in these final years mean that our students leave prepared to enter British, US and Spanish universities, as well as those from across the world. Our students achieve highly, with 100% usually going on to attend university at 18. Our students have been awarded 73 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, in recognition of their phenomenal exam results and making us one of the most successful centres in Spain.

As a British school, we employ highly qualified, native-speaking teachers who provide an education to pupils just as if they were in a school in the UK. We encourage children in active rather than passive learning. No amount of book learning can make up for an equal period of first-hand experience. Our theme is not 'I teach, you learn.' No! We prefer 'We are all here together to learn from each other'.

We recognise that each student is unique and care passionately about their social and moral development. We are committed to providing the best possible start in life for every one of our pupils. Therefore, even more important than their academic success, we are proud of how well our students behave and of the good adults that they grow up to become.