The best private international schools in Estepona 5 May, 2021 Manolo Alarcon
Which are the best private international schools in Estepona? The municipality of Estepona is not only the city and its surroundings: it covers a very large territory of 137 km2. In Estepona there are excellent international schools. Living in Estepona near a good private international school is quite common. Many residential areas have a private international school in the neighborhood or within a few minutes’ drive.
Colegio San José in Estepona
The Colegio San José in Estepona (shown in the above image) is included in the prestigious Forbes list of the 50 best private schools in Spain. Located within the urban area of Estepona, the Colegio San José covers all stages of education: infant, primary, compulsory secondary, high school and the International Baccalaureate program.
The Colegio San José has another center in Guadalmina (San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella), at a very convenient distance for people who live in the eastern part of Estepona (the New Golden Mile).
The private international school San José in Estepona attaches fundamental importance to languages. In fact, it is an English-Spanish bilingual school and has the status of a training and examining center from the University of Cambridge and Trinity College London.
In addition to English, Colegio San José offers excellent teaching in French and German. Your students can receive preparation for the DELF tests of the Alliance Française and also for those of the Goethe Institut.
San José School in Estepona employs the most advanced means in education. Students receive a preparation adapted to the technological world of the 21st century. The name of its methodological program clearly indicates it: STREAMING (Science, Technology, Radio and multimedia, Engineering, Arts and Maths).
It is a program based on some of the most prestigious educational systems in the world, such as Project Based Learning (PBL), Design Thinking or Service Learning.
Soccer School and Music School for the students
This private international school has excellent sports facilities (an olympic swimming pool, basketball courts, tennis). It has its own Soccer School and teams of different categories, which participate in local tournaments. Its prestigious Professional Conservatory of Music also stands out.
In addition to the residents in Estepona city, the location of the San José school is very convenient for those who live in Estepona West. Areas such as Valle Romano, Estepona Golf, Guadalobón, La Gaspara or La Galera are less than 10 minutes away by car.
It is also a very good location for those who live in the areas north of Estepona city (such as Los Reales, Sierra Estepona) and east as well (Alcazaba Beach, Selwo, El Velerín, Guadalmansa …).
For students who need transportation, this private international school has a complete route service from Sotogrande to Elviria, in Marbella East. The Colegio San José is no doubt among the best private international schools in Estepona.
Atalaya International School
The extensive eastern area of the Estepona municipality, known as the New Golden Mile, is home to luxury residential areas and renowned golf courses (El Paraiso, El Campanario, Atalaya). It also includes private international schools, such as the Atalaya International School.
Located on the border with Marbella municipality, the Atalaya International School is also very conveniently located for residents in nearby areas of Marbella, such as Guadalmina, San Pedro de Alcántara, Puerto Banús and Nueva Andalucía.
The Atalaya International School boasts a strictly bilingual learning system (English and Spanish), without neglecting the learning of other languages. Like the San José School, the Atalaya International School offers all stages of education: infant, primary, compulsory secondary, baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate (IB). It also has preparation courses for the University Entrance Exams (PAU).
The Atalaya International School has a complete sports club and modern facilities, including a soccer field and basketball courts. Its sports activities also include volleyball, karate, yoga and a multisport program of initiation to a wide variety of sports.
Its wide range of extracurricular activities includes all kinds of options, from piano to ceramics, cooking or creative writing. Like San José, this private international school has a bus route service from Sotogrande to Elviria, in Marbella East.
International School of Estepona
Also on the New Golden Mile, in El Paraiso area, we find the International School of Estepona. This British school is dedicated to the little ones. It includes Early Childhood 1 (2 to 3 years), Early Childhood 2 (3 to 5 years) and Primary (6 to 12 years).
The International School of Estepona follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales, adapted to a fully bilingual system (English-Spanish).
The International School of Estepona stands out for its excellent facilities, in a fenced and secure area of 3,700 m2. It uses the latest technologies to support teaching, with a computer area and interactive electronic whiteboards. Climatized for all seasons, with a garden for the little ones and equipment for all kinds of sports.
This school does not have a transportation service for students, although it is very close to the intercity bus stop. Most of the students are taken to school by their parents in their private cars: the school offers an ample parking space for them.5th May, 2021 by Manolo Alarcon