There are several international schools in the area, including one in the Sotogrande area which provides weekly boarding facilities. Pupils are taught in English, and a choice of curriculum is offered between G.C.S.E.s and A-Levels, and the International Baccalaureate, the latter placing an emphasis on course work over exam results.

For further information, check out the below e-mail addresses:

Aloha College _
Swans School -
Calpe School -
Colegio Las Chapas -   
St. Antony's College -
The English International College -

Spanish state schools are based on the Baccalaureate system. Any pupil whose year's work is considered to be inadequate is relegated to stay in the same class for a further year and repeat the curriculum. In general, very good results are achieved, with a high percentage of pupils going on to University.

However, as all classes are naturally conducted in Spanish, the age at which a child can be expected to cope with a change of language and of curriculum should be taken into account. The younger the child, the easier they will pick up the language. Most under-12s can become fluent in Spanish in 3 or 4 months.

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