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Zürich Schule Barcelona

Over fifty years of educational excellence

We are a small traditional school that has been welcoming generations of students from the same families for over fifty years. Our commitment to education is reflected in the expertise and experience of our teaching staff, who have supported an Education Project that has evolved and has been strengthened over time. We are proud to be the only school in Spain to offer the prestigious Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) within the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) that have German as a teaching language. Thanks to this unique combination, we form multilingual global-thinking minds and prepare our students to confidently and successfully confront the challenges of the modern world.

Three levels

Preschool (Nursery school) Education is imparted at the Kindergarten, a small oasis located at 2, Carrer d'Ifni, opposite beautiful Santa Amèlia park. Small in size, the school provides personal attention to each child, nurturing a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Adopting the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of IB World Schools, we encourage curiosity and critical thinking from a very early age. Our proximity and individual approach guarantee an integral development, improving the self-confidence, creativity and interpersonal skills of our pupils and implementing an internationally renowned curriculum.

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Preschool Education

At Primary Education level, each pupil continues to receive individual attention, which fosters a close and considerate environment. Adopting the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of IB World Schools, we encourage curiosity and critical thinking from a very early age. Moreover, we offer a unique four-language approach, strengthening German, introducing English and progressing in Spanish and Catalan. This enriching combination provides our pupils with solid pedagogical and linguistic capacities to face a global future.

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Primary Education

Implementing the Middle Years Programme (MYP) of IB World Schools, we promote critical thinking and questioning. Our emphasis on German leads to a well-grounded command of the language with the objective of passing level C1 and obtaining the official Goethe-Institut certificate, and the Trinity College London certificate for English level B2 (at least). Furthermore, Zürich Schule Barcelona has a long-standing distinction in the scientific field.

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Secondary Education

Our students graduate upon completing their fourth year of Secondary Education, which grants them direct access to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), a reflection of our educational excellence. In addition, we have been maintaining a fruitful collaboration for over forty years with Escuela Suiza de Barcelona (ESB). In order to help students broaden their intellectual and professional horizons, besides preparing them to access the Spanish bachillerato (baccalaureate) we offer them the possibility of accessing other equivalent options, such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), the German Abitur, the Swiss Matura, the US High School Diploma and the British A-Level Programme.

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International Baccalaureate (IB) | Bachillerato Internacional

Any questions?

Do you need further information? We’re here to help! If you should have any questions about our school, educational approach, school programmes, admission requirements or any other matter, don’t hesitate in getting in touch.

Our staff are committed to providing you with answers and guidance to ensure you make the best possible decision regarding your child’s education. We look forward to meeting you and sharing this educational journey!

What impression do we make?

Germano Guggino

'This school has high academic standards and children receive warm responsive attention. Multiculturalism is the norm. Teaching and administrative staff are always available and happy to solve problems.'

Juliana Pometti

'We are more than happy with the Zürich school. Our son has adapted very well and has enjoyed the support and understanding of the entire teaching staff.'

Pablo Mena

'We're very grateful to the school — our son learnt a lot, made friends, and we returned to Ecuador very pleased with how our needs were met. We thank the whole school for having been so good with Julián.'

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