How to find a bilingual school in Barcelona and its surroundings for your children?

You are a bilingual family in Barcelona

Do you, mixed families, or those who have taken root in the truly cosmopolitan nest that is Barcelona, have a perfect command of Cervantes’ language as well as Catalan? What about your “second language”, whether it is the one spoken by one half of your children’s family tree, or the one they have learned since birth? While it can be complicated to get your children to practice several languages on a regular basis, bilingual schools have the advantage of allowing your children to speak their own language at home and practice another all day at school, all of course in an enriching multicultural environment.

Our trusted bilingual babysitters are also there to coach your children in the language of your choice, and can also help them keep in touch with their native language. Marypop also offers video homework help, which is especially useful for newcomers to Spain.

You are back from expatriation

Back home, the life of your tribe is certainly disrupted, with a new living environment as well as a different education system from what they may have known, a return from expatriation can first of all be difficult to accept for your children. Don’t worry, it always takes time to adapt, and they will have plenty of anecdotes to tell their new friends! You may rightly wish that they continue to practice the language of your country of expatriation. Enrolling them in a bilingual school is a possible solution for this.
Our Marypop babysitters can also help your children to keep their foreign language or to practice Spanish or even Catalan, thus developing the mastery of several languages that can be a precious asset for them.

You want to see your child progressing in a foreign language

It is well known that learning a language is easier if it starts at an early age, and we also know that today, being able to speak several languages is a great advantage for our children. This is why some families have chosen to enrol their children in an international school, so that they can grow up in an environment that enriches their culture and allows them to easily adopt a new language.
With Marypop, you can also introduce your children to learning a foreign language, thanks to our video services that allow you to discuss their interests with a trusted baby-sitter.

Bilingual Schools in Barcelona

  • French High School of Barcelona

This private school, founded in Barcelona in 1924, is run by the AEFE (Agence pour L’Enseignement Français à l’Etranger) and follows the French curriculum in the French language, while at the same time providing complementary courses in Spanish about the language, culture and literature of Spain and the Catalan province, as well as national history and geography. It thus allows for the equivalence of establishments following the French and Spanish education system. Pupils, whether French, Spanish, of both nationalities or other, are admitted from kindergarten to the final year, leaving with both a French baccalaureate and a Spanish baccalaureate.

Practical information :

French High School of Barcelona :
Address: Bosch i Gimpera 6-10, 08034 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 203 79 50

Kindergarten :
Munner 5 – 08022 Barcelona (Spain)
Telephone: +34 93 417 34 74

For more information: https://www.lfb.es/

  • Ferdinand de Lesseps French School

Founded in 1859 by the Consul General of France in Barcelona, Ferdinand de Lesseps, this school, which welcomes children in nursery and primary classes, is also affiliated to the AEFE. The French curriculum is therefore also taught in this school. Classes are taught in bilingual classes with an average of 25 pupils, immersed in the language of Molière, all in a multicultural environment.

Practical information :

École Française Ferdinand de Lesseps – Gran Via (from Grande Section to CM2) :
Address: Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes 707, 08013 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 932 32 16 12
Mail: lesseps@lesseps.net

Annex of the Ferdinand de Lesseps French School (small and medium section) :
Address: Carrer València 314, 08009 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 932 32 16 12
Mail: lesseps@lesseps.net

For more information: http://www.lesseps.net/

  • Moderato Montessori Barcelona

This establishment is a true French school in the city of Barcelona, approved by the AMI (International Montessori Association). It divides its students into three classes (here called “ambiences” as a reference to the playful atmosphere that reigns) according to age, the levels are however mixed according to the method provided by Maria Montessori: one ambience for children from 15 months to 3 years old, another for those from 3 to 6 years old, and a last one for those from 6 to 9 years old. An atmosphere for students from 9 to 12 years old is also planned for the start of the 2020 school year. They are managed by bilingual (French and Spanish speaking) Montessori educators and assistants.

Practical information :

Address: Carrer de Lucà 8, 08022 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 930 250 827 / +34 7 22 22 95 16

For more information: https://moderato-montessori-bcn.es/fr/

  • Kensington School

This school, founded in 1966, is one of the oldest British schools in Spain, and is subject to controls by the National Association of British Schools in Spain run by the British Council. It is in partnership with the University of Cambridge network and Edexcel, as well as the British Chamber of Commerce. The United Kingdom’s educational programme is therefore followed there, apart from the French and Spanish language courses, they are all taught in English. Students are admitted from kindergarten to high school. Access to British universities is therefore possible, as well as to Spanish higher education.

Practical information :

Address: Carrer dels cavallers 31/33 (Pedralbes), 08034 Barcelona
For admission:
Telephone: +34 93 203 54 57
Mail: admissions@kensingtonschoolbcn.com

For a request:
Telephone: +34 93 203 54 58
Mail: admin@kensingtonschoolbcn.com

For more information: http://kensingtonschoolbcn.com/

  • American School of Barcelona

As indicated in its name, this (international) school follows the American educational system, from kindergarten to the final year of high school, which leads to the High School Diploma (the American Baccalaureate) and the International Baccalaureate, allowing integration into American, Spanish or even international university courses. The school is committed to recruiting international faculty and welcomes students from 55 nationalities, with the goal of helping them become global citizens by fostering a multicultural environment.

Practical information :

Address: c/Jaume Balmes 7, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona
Telephone: +34 933714016
Mail: info@asbarcelona.com

For more information: https://www.asbarcelona.com/

  • Istituto Italiano Statale Comprensivo di Barcellona

This Italian school, also called Scuola Italiana di Barcellona, actually has 3 schools according to the class level of its students. The Montessori School welcomes kindergarten and primary school students, middle school students are educated in the “Edoardo Amaldi Scuola Secondaria di 1° grado”, while high school students are integrated in the “Liceo Scientifico Edoardo Amaldi”. Courses are therefore taught in Italian, but English, Spanish and Catalan are also studied.

Practical information :

Maria Montessori (nursery and primary school) and Edoardo Amaldi Scuola Secondaria di 1° grado (secondary school) :
Address: C/Setanti, 10-12 (Sarrià), Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93.203.00.06
Mail: segreteria@simontessori.com

Nursery school (Scuola dell’infanzia) :
Telephone: +34 93.206.07.71
Mail: materna@simontessori.com

Liceo Scientifico Edoardo Amaldi (high school) and administration :
Address: Pasaje Méndez Vigo 8, 08009 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 934874665
Mail: segreterialiceoamaldi@gmail.com

For more information: https://www.scuolaitalianabarcellona.com/

  • Zürich Schule Barcelona

In this international school, lessons are held in German, but also in English, Spanish and Catalan, with the aim of promoting the mastery of each of these languages. Pupils are from 2 to 17 years old, from kindergarten to high school. They are prepared in the final year for all types of baccalaureate thanks to partnerships with centres offering international baccalaureate diplomas.

Practical information :

Address: Av. Pearson, 73 Barcelona, 08034
Telephone: +34 932-037-606
Mail: secretaria@zurichschule.com

For more information: https://www.zsbarcelona.com/

  • Deutsche Schule Barcelona

This school, which is sponsored by the German School Club Barcelona, allows students to follow the German curriculum. Most of the students come from Germany or Spain, and are admitted from kindergarten to high school, which at the end of their studies delivers the Abitur, the equivalent of the French Baccalaureate and the British A-Level, allowing them to continue their studies in Germany as well as in Spain or international schools. Although these courses are mainly in German, English, Catalan and French are also taught. Support courses in German are even offered for non-native pupils and for parents interested in German language and culture.

Practical information :

Address: Avda. Jacinto Esteva Fontanet, 105, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat
Telephone: +34 933 718 300

For more information: https://www.dsbarcelona.com/index.php/start.html

 

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