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Best Schools in Marbella Area

There are many factors that influence the time of selecting a school, everything depends on the needs and objectives to have this in turn also depends on the age, economic resources, background of the person (Academic Level). In this article, we are going to analyze these factors based on the different types of schools existing throughout Marbella and the Costa del Sol.

There are many factors that influence the time of selecting a school, everything depends on the needs and objectives to have this in turn also depends on the age, economic resources, background of the person (Academic Level). In this article, we are going to analyze these factors based on the different types of schools existing throughout Marbella and the Costa del Sol.

Proximity is a very important point, Often part of the search for perfect property in Marbella depends on “Where do I send my children to school?” Most people tend to choose the location of their home what as close as possible to an educational center that best suits your children, in order to save time and synthesize daily tasks because many parents spend a good part of their day transporting their children to and from school.

Along the Costa del Sol, from Fuengirola to Sotogrande, there are many school options available. However, in Spain things work differently. In place of the conventional family system in the United Kingdom consisting of state and private schools, in Spain there are other alternatives such as: English language private schools, European language private schools (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish), Spanish Language Private Schools, Spanish state schools.

In this article we will present a classified list of schools for both younger children and adolescents between 13 and 18, as well as their contact details.

¿What is the classification of schools available in Marbella Area?

  • International:

  • English Language Private Schools: These schools offer the National English Curriculum, which allows you to take the same exams, GCSES and A-Levels (these qualifications are very appreciated all over the world) are necessary to be admitted to the University in England, On the other hand, Sotogrande International College, they also offer the IB qualification, which is similar to A-levels and is also recognized in universities around the world. Additionally these are available until the age of 18, and allow you to take your AS and A levels in your sixth form, or the Bachillerato if you enter the Spanish sector. it is not compulsory to continue with your education after the age of 16.

  • European Language Private Schools: If you move to another European country these schools offer an international curriculum with the IB program which is an alternative to GCSE and A-levels, some offer education financed with private funds in German, Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian.

  • Nationals: If you decide to go to any Spanish school, either state or private, it is worth remembering that you get qualifications in Spanish, which can make college admissions more difficult in the UK.

  • Spanish Language Private Schools: If what you want is to become one of the locals The Costa del Sol offers some fantastic Spanish private schools, These offer the Spanish curriculum and the lessons are taught in Spanish, or in some, they are offered bilingual, which is Perfect for those who really want to learn the language at a fast pace.

  • Spanish State Schools: These schools are funded through the state with no fees payable, as in the United Kingdom. However, like private Spanish schools, you will learn the Spanish curriculum, in a smaller environment also than in the Spanish private sector. On the other hand, if you are considering opting for a Spanish state school, you should bear in mind that there are areas for recruitment, so this is something that parents should know if they have it in mind.

  1. What are the best Private International Schools in Marbella Area?
  • Private English Language Schools:
  • Aloha College  in Nueva Andalucia offers an education in the British style and, at the same time, offers education in Spanish language and culture, which allows students to obtain qualifications from the British and Spanish exam systems.

  • Laude San Pedro International School In San Pedro de Alcantara offers excellent facilities, a full British education and Spanish baccalaureate on the Costa del Sol for students from 2 to 18 years of age.

  • Mayfair International Academy In Estepona is an international private school that provides education to children from 3 to 18 years old, following the British curriculum. The school is located in Atalaya Park and offers a daily bus service from Las Chapas and Sotogrande.

  • Sotogrande International School,  Located in Sotogrande, is a school and learning community of the International Baccalaureate that offers high quality personalized learning in English for children from 3 to 18 years old.

  • Swans International School   In Marbella it offers primary and secondary education following the British National Curriculum for children from 3 to 18 years old.

  • Queens British Grammar School  Is a new private school in Cancelada that aims to provide an excellent British-style education, and a family atmosphere where staff and children have fun learning together.

  • English International College, Primary, Secondary and Sixth Education, following the English National Curriculum within an international context, Ricmar Urbanization, Carretera de Cádiz-Málaga Km. 189,5, Marbella, Málaga, Spain, Phone: + (34) 952-83-1058

  • El British School of Marbella, it follows the English national curriculum – Early years, Primary and Secondary, Jacinto Benavente Street 29601 Marbella, Phone: (+34) 952 779 254, E-mail:, Website: http: // www / en / home.aspx

  • Calpe School, San Pedro, International British School – British and Spanish National Curriculum, Early Years and Primary Eduction 2 – 9 years The Eucalyptus, 60, Urb. Linda Vista Baja, 29670 San Pedro de Alcántara, Phone: (+34) 952 786 029, website:

  • The International School Estepona, Nursery and Early Years: Montessori Primary Education 5 – 12 years follows the British National Curriculum, La Zarza Shopping Center, Azahar Street El Paraíso Urbanization 29688 Estepona, Phone: (+34) 952 884 789 E-mail: Website:

  • European Sixth Form College, Valpinomar N ° 2 Urbanization, Jarales de Alhamar, Carretera de Cadiz N340 Km 196,5, Mijas Costa, 29649, Málaga, España, Phone: +34 952 933 249

  • St Anthonys’ College, Camino de Coín Km 5,25 Mijas Costa, Málaga, España 29649, Phone: +34 952 47 31 66

  • Benalmadena International College, Catamarán Street, Nueva Torrequebrada, 29630 Benalmádena Costa, España, Phone: +34 952 561 666

  • Novaschool Sunland International por Novasoft, Carretera de Cártama Estación a Pizarra, 29580, Cártama Estación, Málaga, España, Phone: +34 952 42 42 53

  • The British College, Torremuelle Urbanization, Paseo del Genil Street, 29630 Benalmádena Costa, Málaga, España, Phone: +34 952 44 22 15

  • European Language Private Schools:
  • Den Norske Skolen  it follows the Norwegian national curriculum and offers modern, high-quality educational methods in a safe and familiar environment. It is the only Norwegian school on the Costa del Sol, conveniently located in Benalmádena.

  • Svenska Skolan  it is a Swedish preschool and primary school recommended in Marbella, subsidized by the Swedish government and following the official Swedish curriculum.

  • Escuela Finlandesa, Jose Salik Street 4, 29640 Fuengirola (Málaga), Spain. For more information about this school, please call: +34 952 476 193.

  • Colegio Alemán Juan Hoffman, Deutsche Schule in der Provinz Málaga, Post office box, 318, 29600 Marbella, Spain. For more information about this school, Contact: +34 952 830 136

  1. What are the best National Schools in Marbella Area?
  • Spanish Language Private Schools:
  • San José School  it follows the Spanish curriculum from “infantile” to “secondary”. Located in San Pedro Alcantara.

  • Atalaya Bilingual School, El Marqués Urbanization, Pico Alcazaba Street, 24-28, 29680, Málaga, Spain. For more information about this school, please call: +34 952 003 171

  • Alborán School, Ricmar Urbanization, 29604, Marbella, Spain. For more information about this school, please call: +34 952 839 645

  • Torrequebrada School, Ronda del Golf Este, n ° 11. Torrequebrada Urbanization, Benalmadena, Malaga, España, phone: +34 952 57 60 65

  • Maravillas School, Santiago Rey Street, 29630, Benalmadena, España, Phone: 952 442 633

  • Spanish State Schools:


  • Antonio Machado State School, Plaza de la Concordia, 12 29600 Marbella, Phone: +34 – 952 82 58 47 

  • Federico Garcia Lorca State School, San Antonio, 26 29600 Marbella, Phone: +34 – 952 77 38 49 

  • Hermanos Gil Muñiz State School, San Francisco, 3 29600 Marbella
    Phone: +34 – 952 77 32 82 

  • Juan Ramon Jimenez State School, Circunvalación 29600 Marbella
    Phone: +34 – 952 77 27 89 

  • Las Albarizas State School, Poligono Industrial Las Albarizas 29600 Marbella Phone: +34 – 952 77 83 93 

  • Los Olivos State School, Mayorazgo Avenue, 18 – 20 29600 Marbella
    Phone: +34 – 952 77 50 45 

  • Miguel de Cervantes State School, Huerto Cantero 29600 Marbella
    phone: +34 – 952 77 62 33 

  • Nuestra Senora Del Carmen State School, Enrique del Castillo, 6, 29600 Marbella, phone: +34 – 952 77 10 65 

  • Salduba State School, Camino del Calvario, 30 29600 Marbella, phone: +34 – 952 82 56 36 

  • Santa Teresa State School, Jaen 29600 Marbella, phone: +34 – 952 77 00 72 

  • Valdeolletas State School, Circunvalación, 29600 Marbella, phone: +34-952771567 

  • Vicente Aleixandre State School, Huerta Boticario 29600 Marbella, phone: +34-952776544


  • Las Chapas State School, Elviria, Km.191 29600 Marbella, phone: +34-952833839


  • Nueva Andalucia State School, Nueva Andalucia Urbanization, 8-C 29660 Nueva Andalucia, phone: +34 – 952 81 18 90


  • Al-Andalus State School, Vega del Mar 29670 San Pedro de Alcantara
    phone: +34 – 952 78 43 52 

  • Fuentenueva State School, Fuente Nueva 29670 San Pedro de Alcantara phone:

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