St. George is a private British school, located in the city of Barcelona, which teaches since the age of two. It is made up of an international community with families from more than 40 different countries and native teachers. From day one, children are enriched by this diversity in a family atmosphere.
What educational system does St. George Barcelona follow?
The English National Curriculum – British education system.
In addition to this curriculum, in order to validate your studies, we teach the subjects of Castilian Language, Catalan Language and Social Studies.
What language are the subjects taught in?
All subjects are taught in English by native British teachers with the exception of Spanish, French and Catalan, who teach native teachers in each language.
When will my child have classes in Spanish, French and Catalan?
The number of hours varies according to the age of the students. Spanish begins at age 4 and Catalan at age 6. From Year 7, 11 years old, French is introduced.
What are the school hours?
We open the doors of the school at 9.00, classes start at 9.15 am and end at 4.15 pm. It is the same time for all courses.
Is there an extended schedule?
Yes, from 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. we have the Breakfast Club for those parents who need to leave their children before the doors open at 9.00 a.m.
Are there extracurricular activities?
Every day we offer different activities depending on the age of the students. All activities take place on the school premises and end at 5.15 pm.
Is there a coach service?
Yes, we have school routes in the morning and in the afternoon.
Is everything cooked at school?
St. George’s schools have their own kitchen and everything is cooked in the school. We prepare a varied, healthy and balanced menu, based on a Mediterranean diet. We adapt the menu to the different needs of the students.
How old are they napping?
The 2 and 3 year olds, Pre Nursery and Nursery, have one hour of nap a day.
What is the percentage of international students?
50% of our students are Spanish and the rest come from different parts of the world. There are currently 45 nationalities in the school.
What language do the children speak at school?
The children in the classes must speak English, with the exception of the little ones who are learning it, yet the teachers address them in English.
Is it a problem if my child does not speak English?
No. When they’re little, kids learn through play. Day by day we see how they are learning and naturally incorporating English into their conversations and games. From Year 3 onwards, they will take a level test and the centre’s management will value each child in particular.
How often do they get grades and tutorials?
In Primary, they have grades at the end of each term and a tutorial at the middle of each term in order to keep a good follow up of the child. In Secondary, the frequency of grades is increased to five per year plus one tutorial per trimester so that the monitoring and control of the progress of students is thorough and periodic. In case you need to talk to your child’s teacher, you can request a meeting or contact them by email. Communication with the family is very important to us.
Can you get into St. George's in the middle of the year?
We understand that families can be transferred at any time of the year, so up to Year 9, we do accept children during the school year.
Is it difficult to integrate and adapt to school?
St. George’s students are great hosts. We have a great sense of family where we welcome new students with enthusiasm. We know that, in the end, children spend more time at school than at home, so our priority is to make them feel happy among us. We have a “Buddy system” where our current families volunteer to “sponsor” new families, especially those who come from another country.
Will they be able to access the Spanish university?
Yes, students can access national universities, both public and private, as well as British and foreign universities.