International College Spain (ICS) is the only private school in Madrid to teach the world-renowned International Baccalaureate programme in English from 3 to 18. Learning from world-class teachers in a caring, truly international community, your child will become a confident, compassionate global citizen and achieve outstanding academic success.


International College Spain (ICS) is the perfect place for your child to learn, grow, and thrive. An international school in the truest sense, our caring community is like a family, where every child is supported to be their best, and everyone is welcome. This includes our fabulous parents, who play an integral role in both life at our school and their child’s learning journey.

All our students follow the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, which we’ve taught for more than 40 years. Flexible yet academically rigorous, our IB curriculum is packed with innovative global learning opportunities, like our trailblazing collaborations with The Juilliard School, UNICEF, and MIT.

Guided by our expert teachers, your child will get fantastic results that open doors to the world’s best universities. Their academic education is complemented by our commitment to each student’s personal, emotional, and creative growth, too.



International College Spain was founded in 1980 by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Manouchehr Farhangi.

We moved to our current site, located in the exclusive La Moraleja community just north of Madrid’s city centre, in 1983. We’ve since established ourselves as the private school of choice for families looking for a progressive international education.

From day one, our goal has been to support the individual needs, talents, and ambitions of every child. We also strive for excellence in everything we do. We started teaching the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in 1980, becoming only the 13th school in the world to offer the qualification. We subsequently added the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in 1995 and Primary Years Programme (PYP) in 1999.

Unique in Madrid, our all-through IB curriculum provides an outstanding global education for 3 to 18-year-olds, which nurtures every aspect of their development.

In 2014, we joined the Nord Anglia Education family of premium schools. This has brought many benefits, from access to world-leading education technology and award-winning teacher training programmes, to exclusive collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and UNICEF.

Today, our school is home to approximately 1,000 students. We’re proud to be a caring, truly international community, with children, families, and staff hailing from more than 70 countries worldwide.

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While academics are a priority at our school, we place great emphasis on providing an all-round education that nurtures the development of the whole child.
Chris Bromham
Principal, International College Spain
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There’s something truly unique about our warm and welcoming school community. Here, students, parents, and staff come together to create a supportive, happy atmosphere where everyone thrives.
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Neil West
"My children are flourishing at ICS. They’re doing well academically and they’re benefitting from making friends with children from different countries and cultures. The school really is a happy, safe space to learn and grow."
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Shahad Alkaabi
Grade 11 student
"At ICS, you can be yourself without ever feeling judged. It’s such a diverse school where everyone feels included. Every time I step into a classroom, I’m excited to learn and intrigued to see how I can shape my future."
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Celia Cabrera
"The first time I visited the school, I was amazed by the international atmosphere. I was also really impressed by how happy the children looked. At ICS, you feel at home no matter where you come from."
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Laksh Pagaria
Grade 5 student
"The teachers take care of us like we’re their own children! They always treat us with respect. I would give the school a ten out of ten, as they make it feel like ‘home’ for everyone."
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Fabiola Arriaga
"ICS is an amazing school with a friendly atmosphere. My children absolutely love studying here – the teachers, their friends, the fun and challenging lessons. The school teaches compassion, emphasises good values, and helps students to become leaders."

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Monday–Friday: 7.30am–4.30pm
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International College Spain, Calle Vereda Norte 3, La Moraleja, Alcobendas, Madrid, 28109


We’d love to show you around our campus, with its warm, vibrant atmosphere, abundant outdoor spaces, and excellent facilities. Get in touch with our friendly admissions team today.

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