Top 10 Best International Schools in Valencia, Spain

Top 10 Best International Schools in Valencia, Spain

International Schools in Valencia

There are around 16 international schools in Valencia, 7 of these are British,  2 are American and 4 are International Baccalaureate schools.

Living in Valencia

The beautiful, historic city of Valencia is the third largest city in Spain with a population of around 800,000 in the central area and over 1.5 million in the urban area.

Valencia is packed with impressive architecture from the Gothic Cathedral, home to what is claimed to be the true Holy Grail, to the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences.  The city is rich in art with plenty of museums to explore and some impressive street art adorning walls in the old centre.

Valencia is a safe, green city with plenty of parks and play areas for children including the impressive 9km long Turia Gardens running through the city along the bed of the former River Turia whose course was altered to prevent constant flooding in the city.  

All of central Valencia is walkable and has a good network of cycle paths.  Public transport is reasonably priced and efficient.  Valencia is where the Spanish national dish of paella was originally created so it is a speciality in many restaurants alongside a wide variety of other seafood  dishes, delicious desserts and excellent Spanish wines.  Valencians are warm and friendly and love children.  Children are welcomed in restaurants and cafés around the city and some even have entertainment and play areas.


Where Valencia international schools are distributed (view our List of International Schools in Valencia to see a live map):

Best international schools in Valencia

Best International Schools in Valencia - Rankings

Note: our rankings are based on parent, pupil and teacher reviews. If you think your Valencia school should be in the top 10, get reviewing - we want to hear from real people with real experiences at schools so parents, teachers and pupils get the real story when they research their next school. You can find your school in the full List of International Schools in Valencia, or search by name here.

If you prefer, you can filter by age, curriculum and language on the Valencia school list.

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English School Los Olivos 

5.0 from 8 reviews

Curriculum

English, Spanish

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

English School Los Olivos is a center of British education, Infant, Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate Education, from 3 to 18 years. Founded in 1976, our Center has established itself as a British school in Valencia, a secular, open and plural teaching cooperative, in which different cultures, the British, the Spanish and that of this land, are shared, which helps our students grow In a bilingual environment. 

We teach the British curriculum in English, with native and specialized teachers. We build the foundations of our British education based on the values of respect, dialogue and tolerance, freedom and responsibility with ourselves and with everything that surrounds us, we foster knowledge with a team spirit, participatory and critical and adequate humanistic training and scientific in general.

We focus on the individual development of students to help them grow as citizens committed to society, culture and the environment, all through English. We prepare students for the British IGCSE and GCSE exams at age 16, and for the Advanced level GCE at age 18. Likewise, they carry out the Specific Phase for the Access Test to the Spanish University.

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Colegio Británico Caxton College 

5.0 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

1 to 18

Description

Caxton College Valencia is a private and mixed British school, located in Valencia in the Mediterranean arch, which offers a comprehensive education to children and adolescents between 1 and 18 years.

Founded in 1987, it offers Spanish and foreign students a center to train in an international environment following the British curriculum model. The direct relationship with each student and their future projection is one of our main tasks. Everyone receives a solid academic background while living in a friendly and bilingual environment, mixing the British and Spanish culture. 

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Julio Verne School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

Spanish, English

Primary Language

English

Ages

1 to 18

Description

Julio Verne School Valencia is a mixed and secular center, located in the Vedat de Torrent. The Center is located in natural environment, with easy access from Valencia and from both the towns that make up the regions of L'Horta and La Ribera, using the Torrent and Bypass highways respectively.

Since its foundation in 1969, our main purpose has been to meet the training, intellectual growth and comprehensive development needs of our students. We face this responsibility by carrying out our work in an excellent way, through innovation and the development of quality, commitment and professionalism values.

Julio Verne School belongs to Grupo Sorolla, a cooperative company of recognized prestige in the education industry for more than 30 years.

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Iale International School 

5.0 from 4 reviews

Curriculum

Spanish

Primary Language

English

Ages

1 to 18

Description

Iale International School Valencia was founded in 1967 by the Monzonís Marín family, and over the years we have always had the clear objective of helping our students to become people prepared to face the new challenges of an ever-changing society. To do this, our effort is focused on accompanying them, teaching them, helping them and supporting them from the beginning in the infant school to the doors of university.

We achieve this through an inclusive education which develops their personal, academic, sports, musical and technological attributes. We are committed to new technologies but always keep in mind that the guidance of a teacher with a vocation and commitment is fundamental. For this reason Iale is made up of a team of people committed to the ethos of the school and who work with enthusiasm.

This ensures that our students are happy in school; feel they are in control of their learning and achieve with effort and work, all the objectives developing their full potential.

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British College La Cañada 

5.0 from 4 reviews

Curriculum

English, Spanish

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

British College La Cañada is a British School which opened in September 2008. It is a private, mixed, secular school which provides an education that follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales.

It is officially recognised by both the Spanish Ministry of Education (Consellería de Educación) and the British Department for Education.At British College La Cañada our pupils benefit from high-quality facilities in natural surroundings, enabling them to enjoy the learning process and to develop as people through their relationships with both their classmates and teachers.

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Deutsche Schule Valencia 

4.8 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

German

Primary Language

German

Ages

2 to 18

Description

At Deutsche Schule Valencia (DSV), students should not only acquire specialist knowledge and skills, but also grow up in a social climate that promotes the development of the entire personality. We see the central values of this development in mutual respect and tolerance and in the willingness to assume responsibility. 

It is important to us as a school community to listen to each other, to accept different opinions, to compromise and to be polite to one another. In order to achieve these values, we develop rules that we, as teachers, adhere to and that we want our students to adhere to. The DSV should be a school with which teachers and students identify and where they feel comfortable.

As an encounter school, we understand diversity as a given and a special obligation. Each pupil should be optimally promoted according to his performance and interests and according to our possibilities and be led to the best degrees.

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Lycée Français de Valence 

4.8 from 4 reviews

Curriculum

French

Primary Language

French

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Lycée Français de Valence is a thriving, co-educational day school from age 2 to 18 following the French curriculum throughout including Brevet and Baccalauréat.

Based in Paterna, the school opened in 1889 and celebrated its 125 year anniversary in 2014.

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Entrenaranjos International School 

4.8 from 4 reviews

Curriculum

Spanish, American

Primary Language

Spanish

Ages

1 to 18

Description

Entrenaranjos International School Valencia is a private, bilingual and secular center that, in a natural environment, offers quality education from the earliest age to high school. 

Since the foundation of the Center, in 1974, we are backed by our history and the teaching and teaching vocation of our team.

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Colegio Internacional Levante 

4.8 from 4 reviews

Curriculum

IB

Primary Language

Spanish

Ages

1 to 18

Description

Colegio Internacional Levante belongs to the SEK International Institution, a private educational institution with more than 125 years in the service of education, present in Europe, USA. and Latin America.

This school provides complete school education, from Infant to Bachelor. It has a modern and extensive quality infrastructure and trained personnel to attend the learning and development of their children.

Our mission is to transform our students into citizens of the world, in accordance with the highest academic and human standards, as we do in every SEK school around the world.

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International Montessori School of Valencia 

4.0 from 20 reviews

Curriculum

Montessori

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 12

Description

International Montessori School of Valencia (IMSV) offers a bilingual (French/English) Montessori education for children from 3 to 12 years old.  IMSV is a British School authorised by the Generalitat Valencia, Conselleria de Educacion and the British Council.

Our school is also a Montessori Centre International Professional Placement School and a member of the French Montessori Association. The Montessori Method is at the heart of our learning programme. Characteristics of this method include the development of independence, confidence, social skills, self-directed concentration and nurturing a lifetime love of learning.

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Other International Schools in Valencia

There are 6 other international schools in Valencia that didn't make it into our Top 10, either because they didn't have enough reviews or its review rating was too low. If your school is one of those and you think it should make the Top 10, make sure you add your review and tell your story via the school links below.

School Curriculum Rating
Cambridge House Community College English 3.8 / 5
American School of Valencia American, IB 3.7 / 5
British School of Valencia English 3.2 / 5
Valencia Montessori School Montessori 3.0 / 5
El Plantío International School English, IB 2.9 / 5
Colegio Mas Camarena Spanish, IB 2.3 / 5

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