School type Coeducational Day
Head of school Jeremy Singer
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 780
Day € 9,306 - € 18,600
Curriculum IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Language of Instruction English
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9 International College Spain, founded in 1980 by the late Manouchehr Farhangi, is the leading international school in Madrid. ICS is a day school offering primary and secondary education to boys and girls of more than 60 nationalities from 3 to 18 years old. The school is the only one in Madrid to offer a full international curriculum throughout the whole age range (kindergarten 3 to grade 12) in English, by means of the three prestigious International Baccalaureate Programmes. The IB diploma gives access to the top universities worldwide.
The school campus is situated on three hectares of land in La Moraleja, ten kilometers north of the centre of Madrid. School bus routes serve much of the city and there is excellent public transport. The facilities include separate buildings for primary and secondary schools, five science laboratories, a large art department, music rooms, computer labs, two libraries, an interactive learning centre, extensive rooms for independent study, an auditorium, a gymnasium and a cafeteria. The teaching staff is multinational, experienced and fully-qualified. The school year, from September to June with winter and spring breaks, is divided into three academic terms.
ICS has acquired a reputation for encouraging high academic achievement within a caring and stimulating environment. Central to the educational philosophy of International College Spain is the desire to promote international understanding whilst preparing its students for the challenges of life in a multicultural global society.
ICS is part of the renowned Nord Anglia Education Group that enhances learning in 42 schools across the globe, bringing the best of the world's educational practice to the student. The school is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation, The New England Association of Schools and Colleges and The Council of International Schools. ICS is approved by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a foreign school for the education of both Spanish and foreign students.