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Private and international schools in Barcelona

Best private and international schools in the city of Barcelona

Private and international schools in Barcelona stand out for the excellence of their pupils’ education. Also in the teaching of languages, with a minimum of 3 (English, Spanish and Catalan). The age of the students starts from 1 year old (infant education from 1 to 5 years old), passing through primary and secondary (from 6 to 16 years old). We have selected the private and international schools with the best national and international ratings in Barcelona.

List of the best private and international schools in Barcelona


Benjamin Franklin International School

escuela internacional en Barcelona
American System and International high school
Address: Carrer de Martorell i Peña, 9
08017 Barcelona
Contact telephone number: 934 34 23 80
American International School with International high school. Students who wish to do so can also obtain the Spanish Baccalaureate certificate. Education from Nursery (3 years old) to 2nd high school (18 years old). Instruction is in English with Spanish, Catalan and French. BFIS currently has 700 students of 52 different nationalities and 108 teachers of multiple nationalities. BFIS graduates are offered admission to some of the most prestigious universities around the world.

ES American School

An American Education
Address: Autovia de Castelldefels, C-31, Km. 191
08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
Contact telephone number: 934 79 16 11
ES American School offers levels from 1st to 12th grade of the American educational system, which are equivalent to primary, secondary and high school of the Spanish educational system. At the end of their 12th grade studies, they graduate with the High School Diploma, equivalent to the Spanish baccalaureate degree, and which opens the doors to study at universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain or other international universities. From 1st to 5th the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate is offered. Teaching is in English, with optional subjects in Spanish, Catalan and social sciences for students who wish to homologate their studies. In collaboration with the Emilio Sánchez Academy, tennis and sports are an essential part of the curriculum.

Highlands School Barcelona

From 4 months old to university
Address: Carrer Manuel Florentín Pérez, 26
08950 Esplugas de Llobregat – Barcelona
Contact Phone: 934 18 09 00
We are an international, Catholic, and private school offering education from 1 year old to the second year of high school (pre-university). Our main attributes are national and British education, personal guidance, academic excellence, and Catholic formation. Our purpose is to ensure that each student gives their best with joy and is truly prepared both personally and professionally. We are a Cambridge International School and are part of the RC schools network, with 156 schools and 14 universities worldwide.


Colegio St George de BCN
A british education
Address: Carrer de l’Esperança, 13
08017 Barcelona
Contact telephone number: 931 293 024
At this British school in Barcelona, education is trilingual (English, Spanish and Catalan). At Saint George’s School in Barcelona, pupils study primary and secondary school (with British qualifications which are validated with their Spanish studies). Pupils receive a bicultural education, with compulsory Spanish subjects plus British subjects. The school is in La Bonanova, in the Sarrià Sant Gervasi district of BCN.

Colegio La Salle Bonanova

Benchmarks in education for excellence
Address: Pg. de la Bonanova, 8
08022 Barcelona
Contact telephone number: 932 54 09 50
With more than three hundred years of history as an educational institution, at La Salle Bonanova we have a pedagogical model centred on the pupil and his or her human and intellectual development that responds to the moment of pedagogical transformation of the 21st century.

We innovate from reason and scientific rigour, taking advantage of technological advances that truly enrich the student’s experience. Music, dance, languages and sport form part of our educational universe and we offer these activities and others within our facilities.
At La Salle Bonanova we are an inspiration to grow.

Escuela Pérez Iborra

Private, secular, trilingual school
Address: Carrer del Consell de Cent, 323
08007 Barcelona
Contact telephone number: 934 88 00 57
The school’s educational plans range from nursery, through kindergarten, primary, ESO and Bachillerato. The school’s enrolment is open until all available places are taken.
Very interesting is the Educational Innovation Plan, which draws from several sources: their own, from the Finnish educational system (as can be seen in the video), … The subjects Science and History are taught in English.

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