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Below is a summary of the leading international and private schools in this region.
Situated in Nueva Andalucía, Aloha College is a well-established international school with a sound academic reputation and excellent facilities. This independent, co-educational day school for pupils aged 3-18 was founded in 1982 as a non-profit making company owned by parent-shareholders and as such is entirely dedicated to providing a first-class international education that opens doors to universities across the world.
Sotogrande International School
Founded in 1978, this day and boarding school for students 3-18 serves the needs of an international community in the exclusive residential resort area of Sotogrande, a little to the west of Marbella. Featuring top facilities, it is validated both by the Spanish and British educational authorities.
Sunny View School
One of the longest established schools on the Costa del Sol, Sunny View has been offering co-educational day school facilities for children 3-18 since 1971. Fully authorised by the authorities, this international school offers a complete British primary and secondary education.
The English International College
This international school situated in El Rosario, on the east side of Marbella, also provides a full British National Curriculum for 400 pupils age 3-18 from a variety of nationalities. English is the first language of instruction, with Spanish the second official language in a college aimed at preparing its students for international options in tertiary education.
Calpe is an international primary school in San Pedro Alcántara for children aged 3-11. Founded in 1973, it has a good success rate in educating its pupils according to the British curriculum, and is praised for the care and dedication shown by a body of staff that also encourages parent involvement in the school.
Swans International School
A Marbella institution now, Swans has been providing first-class education for students between 3 and 18 since 1971. Traditional teaching skills combine here with modern facilities and an innovative approach to the learning process.
Benalmadena International College
Though relatively new (established in 1997), this co-educational English language international school situated in Nueva Torrequebrada offers an invaluable service to the eastern part of the Costa del Sol.
St Anthony’s College
One of the oldest international schools on the Costa del Sol, St Anthony’s college is also the main one in Fuengirola, where it offers bilingual instruction to pupils from three years old to university entrance age. The school prepares its students for both the British GCSE and GCE Advanced Level curriculum, and the Spanish EGB, BUP and COU standards.
This international school for students aged 5-18 similarly covers the entire educational spectrum from school entry to university level. Covering the Estepona area west of Marbella, Mayfair also offers a special Sports, Skills, Study & Career Technology Curriculum.
One of the finest private Spanish colleges in the region, San José is a prestigious college located in the Guadalmina area on west side of Marbella, and as such prepares children for entrance to the best universities in the country – and abroad. Its academic standards and sports facilities rank among the best in the area.