A list of Catalunya´s International nurseries as recommended to us by our members, and for a fuller picture we have also carried out schools with some of the directors or adminstrative staff. If you would like to recommend an International nursery or day-care centre, please do let us know by sending us your comments
Click here for a list of International Nurseries & day-care centres in Catalunya (in alphabetical order)
A list of Catalunya's International Schools as recommended to us by MumAbroad members. We have also included several schools with the schools' staff. In Catalunya, many schools teach a proportion of their classes in Catalan as well as Spanish but this varies from school to school. We are constantly updating our International Schools section so we would really appreciate your comments
Click here for a list of International Schools in Catalunya (in alphabetical order)
Catalan Schools and Nurseries
Primary education (Educación Primaria) is currently obligatory in Catalunya from 6 years old, although there are moves to bring that down to 3 for reasons explained previously. State-funded Secondary Education (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria or ESO) is taught from age 12 until 16 in an 'Instituto d'Educació Secundària' and all pupils are taught in Catalan. Pupils study a mix of subjects, aome of which are obligatory and others optional (which can vary depending on the school). All abilities are taught together. At the end of 4 years, pupils attain the qualification of 'graduado en Educación Secundaria'. This is followed by the Formación Post-Obligatoria where students can study for the Batxillerat, for a place at University or gain more practical training (('formació professional or FP). ) such as IT or catering. Students can do the Batxillerat at the same Instituto or choose to move to another Instituto, private or semi-private school but in these cases, they need to re-enroll.
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