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ISCAT International School of Catalunya Barcelona
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About ISCAT International School of Catalunya


The International School of Catalunya (ISCAT) is a coeducational British Day School located in La Garriga, Barcelona. Through our personalised and authentic learning programmes, we provide students aged 3-18, from Nursery to Year 13, with a formal British education. We follow the British National Curriculum, the portal to study across the UK, USA, Spain and the rest of the world.

Learning to learn, learning to be, learning to think. At the International School of Catalunya (ISCAT), the personal growth of each student is at the heart of our educational programme. Our students prepare for the future through academic challenge and stimulation.

We fully believe that when the delicate balance between academic endeavor and emotional wellbeing is achieved, our students are most open to the entire learning experience. At ISCAT, we nurture the spirit of each and every one so that, armed with self-knowledge, a belief in themselves, and a solid academic record, they face the world fully prepared to shoulder responsibilities and give of their best.

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Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

20

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23 Reviews of ISCAT International School of Catalunya

Average Ratings

Overall 4.66
Facilities 4.26
Academics 4.32
Teachers 4.58
Sports 4.16
Music & Arts 4.16
Science & Tech 4.05

Reviewer Nationalities

Filipino (1) British (5) Swiss (1) American (2) Spanish (8) Russian (1)

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Ellie Lang, 18/01/2023 @ 17:27:52
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Not educational but criminal institution. Fake values and not professional staff.

Jack , 09/11/2022 @ 18:44:20
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The school is very new, small, cramped and badly organised. Teachers are young, inexperienced and constantly shifting. The forest is not really a forest as advertised, but a small clump of trees. Different classes are not allowed to use the facilities at different times, which was confusing and which i complained about, and which they then rectified. The school is constantly being redone, with equipment and classrooms being moved around, equipment and technology not being available as advertised on the website and teachers leaving the school constantly etc. Term times changed twice, and the beginning of autumn term was delayed by 2 weeks, which to me was very unprofessional and incredible! The teaching is done in English, but very strange to me is that most of the students in Year 6 and below don't speak English at all! So how can they learn? My son, in a class of 18, only had 3 other fluent english speakers to make friends with. Most of the class was Russian. However, the biggest point I have to make is that this school does very little about racism and bullying. My son was consistently bullied there and despite my many complaints, the school did very little, and the bullying continued and escalated into racism. This of course is unacceptable. I was forced to complain to the anti racism hotline authorities and other authorities to resolve the situation, as the school was impotent in doing anything about it. The school then threatened me with legal action if I went on social media sharing this information! The most heartbreaking thing for me was when i asked my son what he wanted most in life, and he said to me, ''' to not have xxx (bully's name) at the school.'' I am now looking for other schools in the Costa Brava area where bullying and racism are dealt with effectively and well, in order to create a safe, secure, non intimidating environment, and where professional and experienced teachers can handle students and teach well in an established, ordered, safe environment. This school does not do any of this at all.

Alexis , 23/09/2020 @ 21:03:28
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With our daughter just starting A-levels - the first thing she said to us was that she wished she came sooner! Passionate staff, great communication with parents and all in a wonderful location. A truly unique school that really does value the child for who they are.

Xavi, 27/02/2020 @ 09:17:32
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ISCAT school is not just another international school but a British school full of international students working together with worldwide specialised teachers. It is a lovely place where the kids are having fun at the same time they learn in a kind and safe environment. The school values (also related to UNICEF as they have the silver award as a Rights Respecting School) are the main part of their lessons and they are present in the school's daily life. More than that, their special programs like Forest School or the Duke of Edinburg make this community a very special place that helps the students to reach their goals..

Sharon , 26/02/2020 @ 22:16:12
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Dynamic, inclusive and committed staff all help to create an enriched learning environment. Parents and students are actively encouraged to become part of a community within a community, sharing experiences and cultures in such a wonderful locality!

Nadya, 26/02/2020 @ 21:05:11
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It's been our fifth year at ISCAT, all three our children are still in Primary. We are glad that we've chosen this school and have never had any doubts about the quality of academics or the educational approach there. For our kids it's fun, they are happy in the school and never want to skip classes. We share values with the school administration and the school community, in many ways it feels like family. ISCAT is a small school which means that everyone knows everyone, the students get more individual attention from the teachers and school staff. All three children are fluent in English (oh, this beautiful British accent that they have!) - and we never speak English at home. The school evens calendar is full of events: shows, Sports day, Carnaval, celebrations, trips, excursions, there is always something. And the main thing of course that we're happy with the level of knowledge of our children. They are well educated, broad-minded, critically thinking and so far this is the path we want them to follow.

Txell, 26/02/2020 @ 19:01:16
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ISCAT is a great school where teachers work hard to provide a good learning environtment for their students. The small class sizes allow for working with small groups to better reach each child. They consider the children's needs and try to provide them with the best opportunities to learn and grow.

Else, 26/02/2020 @ 16:15:56
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Wonderful and dedicated teachers!

K Mayne, 26/02/2020 @ 16:14:56
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A welcoming school which celebrates differences and practices it’s values.

Edwin, 14/02/2020 @ 13:30:27
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With three kids new to ISCAT, the teachers have taken the time to help them settle into the new school environment. It is important to feel being part of a family to bring out the best in your children. ISCAT makes it happen through the students, the students' parents, the teachers and to everyone staff in the school staff. Kudos!

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