To complement child education in schools, parents always think about the need to expand their language skills. In addition to expanding their skills, the only way to learn a non-native language properly is by immersing in the language, the way we do in our own language. For this reason, schools and international colleges have experienced a huge boom in recent years.
In Barcelona, there is a very wide range of private international schools that cover all educational levels, from kindergarten to high school. Most follow the same educational system of their country of origin, validating their teachings with ours. The requirements to enter these schools are quite strict, including good language skills and financial ability that is not available to all families. This is why it's often the students from exclusive areas of the city that can attend these schools.
Most of the students are of British origin, but there are also two centres that have French and German teachers for the upper class students in Barcelona.
The Lycée français is one of the best known schools, located in Pedralbes. It welcomes students from kindergarten through high school, following the French system. Deutsche Schule (DSB), founded in 1894, covers all levels up to 18 years. It follows the German teaching method and offers extracurricular activities. It is situated in the town of Esplugues de Llobregat.
This same location hosts the American School of Barcelona, a prestigious academy that offers American diploma studies and provides guidance to US and international universities. In the area of Pedralbes, St Peter's School is also widely recognised, with great facilities. This nursery school is very close to these exclusive academies, with exclusive teachings that ensure professional success.
Barcelona is increasingly becoming the focus of international attraction. In recent years, many people are moving to Barcelona to develop their businesses or their careers. If you're thinking of renting or buying a house in Barcelona, and you have children, consider living near these schools.
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