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ES International School Barcelona (American School in Barcelona)

Address: De km 191, C-31, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, ​​Spain
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Description ES International School Barcelona (American School in Barcelona)

  • Established: in 1999
  • Location: Barcelona, ​​Catalonia, Spain.

The American School of ES International School Barcelona is an excellent opportunity to receive a valuable educational certificate of the American type and deep academic knowledge in combination with intensive physical education and living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The American school is located on the territory of the famous Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy, which annually teaches future world tennis stars. The school provides an opportunity to get a secondary education in the American system for pupils from 10 to 18 years (grades 5-12), combines academic lessons and sports exercises. All studying is conducted in English. The sports program is developed for each student individually, that's why the schedule of academic classes is adjusted for each student personally: it is important not only to have time in both important spheres, but also to allocate enough time for a full rest.

The ES International School Barcelona curriculum combines the traditional principles of the American system and fully meets the requirements of the Spanish Ministry of Education. Students are offered the following options for educational programs:

  • Level 3-8 in the US school system (these are 3-6 elementary school classes + 1-2 grades of secondary school according to Spanish standards)
  • 9-12 grades in the American system (grade 3-4 of the high school + two-year Spanish course of Bachillerato).

All students of the main academic areas (not members of the Tennis Academy) must attend sports and studying:

  • 8-13 years - 10 lessons per week (2 exercises per day): football, tennis, fitness, handball, basketball, horse riding, jogging, beach volleyball;
  • 14 -17 years - 2 hours of general physical exercises and 3 tennis exercise every week.

In order to successfully complete the educational course and obtain a certificate, ES International School Barcelona students must pass 22 exams (graduation and transfer from class to class). The following subjects and specialties are included in the number of compulsory (in brackets it is indicated how many times this subject is tested during the whole course):

  • English (4; foreign students additionally take the EFL exam - "English as a Foreign Language")
  • Mathematics and Algebra (3)
  • Social Sciences and History of the USA (3)
  • Natural Sciences: Biology, Physics, Chemistry (3)
  • Foreign languages ​​(2, are studied for at least 2 years)
  • Physical culture and sports (2)
  • Art (1)
  • Optional subjects
  • Computer science and computer literacy (test).

After completing the 12th grade, students receive a high school diploma certificate and can enter any university not only in the US but also in the world - the American-style educational diploma is highly valued. The sports orientation of the school makes it possible for graduates to count on sports scholarships, which can significantly reduce the cost of higher education. In addition, the graduates of ES International School Barcelona also receive a certificate of secondary education of the Spanish model - the Bachillerato document, which is highly valued when entering the universities of Hispanic countries.

In addition to the standard curriculum, foreign students can attend intensive English courses, preparation for the TOEFL and SAT examinations, additional consultations regarding admission to the university and the choice of the university. Also, Spanish is taught as an additional language, while Spanish students can additionally learn Catalan.

ES International School Barcelona is accredited by leading Spanish and international educational organizations (among which are the National Independent Private School Association (NIPSA) and the Middle States Association (MSA-CESS)), is part of the Mediterranean Association of International School (MAIS) And the Barcelona International Schools Association (BISA).

Today, the number of students reaches 130 people - they are representatives of more than 42 countries! In each group, on average, no more than 12 people are involved: this gives the teachers the opportunity to practice an individual, personal approach, giving each student maximum personal attention.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in ES International School Barcelona (American School in Barcelona)

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
8-11
from 12 400 € / year

JUNIOR CLASSES

Education in junior classes includes the mastery of the curriculum for 3-5 years (the age of pupils is 8-11 years). Mostly (in academic studies) students work in mini-groups - large classrooms are provided for art lessons (music, visual arts, creative writing, IT-technology). In addition to the above disciplines, the curriculum includes:

  • Mathematics
  • Foreign languages ​​(Spanish as a second language, Catalan for Spanish students)
  • English
  • Humanities, social sciences, history
  • Physical development and sport
  • Exact sciences
  • The natural science course
  • ICT - Integrated Technology Program.

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Entrance fee (one time, non-refundable)
  • Academic deposit
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Use of library resources
  • Accommodation and meals 
  • Additional leisure and entertainment
  • Additional sports exercises (if the student does not study at the Tennis Academy)
  • Additional lessons (optional)
  • Sports uniform
  • Introductory language testing (if the student can not provide an international certificate)
  • Adding subjects to the curriculum
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents, consular fees
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Compulsory medical insurance.
Annual
12-15
from 9 950 € / year

HIGH SCHOOL

In the middle classes (6-8 years of study) students study the following academic disciplines:

  • Exact sciences
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Foreign languages ​​(including Spanish and Catalan)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Critical thinking
  • Teambuilding and leadership development
  • Music
  • History.

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Entrance fee (one time, non-refundable)
  • Academic deposit
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Use of library resources
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Additional leisure and entertainment
  • Additional sports exercises (if the student does not study at the Tennis Academy)
  • Additional lessons (optional)
  • Sports uniform
  • Introductory language testing (if the student can not provide an international certificate)
  • Adding subjects to the curriculum
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents, consular fees
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Compulsory medical insurance.
Annual
15-18
from 10 700 € / year

HIGH SCHOOL

The program for high school students in 9-12 grades is designed to help students to successfully complete the high school course and to receive valuable certificates required for admission to the selected university - High School Diploma (American type) and Bachillerato (Spanish model). Communicative abilities, the skill of analytical and critical thinking are actively developed. Great attention is paid to physical development and sports exercises. Senior students can study selected subjects at an increased level of complexity of AP (Advanced Placement), which will give their certificate even more value.

Those who wish can prepare and pass the SAT exams: the certificate of the same name is often required for admission to American universities.

The curriculum includes the following disciplines:

  • English
  • Mathematics: algebra (2 difficulty levels), geometry, statistics, calculations
  • Literature (world, British, American) + literary criticism
  • Physics (regular and advanced course)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Sciences
  • History: world, modern history of Europe, history and politics of the USA, political science, microeconomics
  • Foreign languages
  • Spanish (3 difficulty levels) + Catalan
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Electives and electives: journalism, health sciences (valeology), theater and drama, geography, writing skills (creative writing).

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Entrance fee (one time, non-refundable)
  • Academic deposit
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Use of library resources
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Additional leisure and entertainment 
  • Additional sports exercises (if the student does not study at the Tennis Academy)
  • Additional lessons (optional)
  • Sports uniform
  • Introductory language testing (if the student can not provide an international certificate)
  • Adding subjects to the curriculum
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents, consular fees
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Compulsory medical insurance.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : algebra, American Literature, art, Basics of health protection, biology, chemistry, Comparative policy, Computer skills, English literature, Environmental science, foreign language, geography, Geometry, Health and food, History of europe, journalism, maths, Microeconomics, modern literature, music, Natural Sciences, physics, Preparing for SAT, social sciencies, Spanish, Spanish Literature, statistics, technology, The media, theater, World history, world literature,  Creative writing,  History of america

Events ES International School Barcelona (American School in Barcelona)

Most of the extra-curricular time of students is occupied by sports exercises - physical preparation of students is one of the basic principles of the educational institution. Each student can choose for himself the most convenient and optimal type of classes:

  • General physical exercises

Includes 5 workouts per week: 3 for general physical development and 2 tennis. A convenient option for all students who are not members of the Tennis Academy Sanchez-Casal and wants to improve their physical strength and endurance in the complex.

  • Tennis lessons

At Sanchez-Kasal Academy students are offered professional, intensive studying in big tennis, which are conducted by the best world experts in this sport, who brought up not one of the world's tennis stars.

  • Integrated sports development

The studying program for the integrated program includes numerous team games (rugby, field hockey, football, basketball) and individual sports such as horseback riding and motorcycling. All programs are individually tailored to the skills and studying of each student in order to be as safe and effective as possible.

4) Water polo

For senior pupils 14-18 years of age there is an opportunity to attend professional exercises in water polo, organized by BIWPA - Barcelona International Water Polo Academy.

Advantages

All students of ES Barcelona live directly in the territory. The youngest students live in cozy residences, and older children can choose comfortable bungalows. The housing stock is represented by rooms for 1-2 people, laundry and wireless Internet, entertainment and table games are available (TV and DVD are installed in the living rooms). Meals boarding, three times a day, usually on Wednesdays students go to the supermarket for shopping.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Entrance fee (one-time, non-refundable)
  • Tuition fee
  • Teaching aids, books and materials 
  • Using of library resources
  • Accommodation and meals 
  • Additional leisure and entertainment
  • Additional sports exercises (if the student does not attend the Tennis Academy)
  • Additional lessons (optional)
  • Sports uniform and equipment
  • Introductory language testing (if the student can not provide an international certificate)
  • Adding subjects to the curriculum
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents, consular fee
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Compulsory medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 1500 EUR
  • Study materials 500 EUR
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 275 EUR
  • Application Fee 2000 EUR

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Despite the small size and intimacy of the ES International School Barcelona, ​​its popularity among foreign and Spanish students is very high: it causes a big competition for each place and a fairly large waiting list. It is recommended to apply for admission and a package of necessary documents at least 1-1.5 years before the expected start of studies.

Applicants must provide the following documents to the admission committee:

  • Forms filled in the form and the questionnaire
  • A report card with grades from the previous school (for the last 3 years )
  • Certificate of English proficiency (can be replaced by the internal entrance exam of the school).

Please note that all documents must be translated into English and notarized. For the consideration of documents, a fee of 175 euros is charged. At insufficiently high level of English language the student can pass preliminary intensive language courses.

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ES International School Barcelona (American School in Barcelona) reviews

Raisa
Hello, we are planning to enroll after grade 10 next year. What documents do we need to submit?
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SMAPSE manager
Good afternoon, Raisa! Thanks for your request. Our manager has contacted you by mail. Please check your incoming messages.
Angelina
We plan to enter after 9th grade next year. Do we still have a chance to submit documents and if so, can I get more detailed information? thanks
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Elena
Good afternoon, Angelina! What class do you want to go to? How old is your child? Send us your contacts by mail: phone number and mail, we will be happy to advise you.
Christina Elia
Hello looking for 2019/20 for 9th grade. How do we apply
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SMAPSE consulant
Dear Christina Elia, thank you for your enquiry. Could you please send your enquiry to our main mail so our manager can get back to you as soon as possible? mail@smapse.com , thank you!
Olga
Dear Sir/Madam, My name is Olga. I am agent from Ukraine, BEC Dnepropetrovsk - http://www.bec-dnepr.com/for_partners. I have a prospective student who would like to study in Barcelona or Valencia in English in boarding school. The boy is 14 years old and he is looking for the application next fall (2019). Do you have free places for 2019-2020? He also fond of theatre and art. Would you kindly tell me the admission requirements (more details: the level of English, documents, etc), dates, fees. Our student and his parents are also would like to visit school in October. Can we organize Fam Trip to your school? Do you work with agencies? If yes, what are your terms and conditions? Can you send us your accreditations? Thank you in advance.
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Smapse Ltd
Olga, good afternoon! We are the official representative of the school ES International School Barcelona. For cooperation, you can contact us by mail mail@smapse.com.
Sophia
We plan to enter. 8 years. We come to the tennis camp in the summer. If an American passport, then you can only stay for 3 months in the country, and if we do study, does the school provide a visa for the student? And what is the status of the parent of the child? You can study without living, because the child is still young? Can I get more information in the summer on arrival? Or here on email
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Smapse Ltd.
Sophia, good afternoon! Thank you for your message! Our specialist will contact you shortly.
Genre
Is very interested in this school, is it possible that this September in the 4th and 9th grades
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Smapse LTD
Jeanne, good afternoon! Unfortunately, the schools have already closed the set for September 2017. We can ask the school if they can still accept students for training if you send to our mail: 1 page of children's passports and copies of valid residence permits, as well as school graduation records for the last 2 years. Sincerely, SMAPS
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