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  • Truly International

    With over 70 nationalities, we are a diverse and welcoming school which prepares students to succeed anywhere in the world

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  • Globally-Respected Curricula

    We are the only school in Madrid to offer all three International Baccalaureate Programmes in English

    ICS Secondary student in art class

  • Learning to Love Learning

    We believe in helping a child to discover and pursue their passions, whether that’s in the classroom, on the pitch or on stage

    Primary students in their classroom on tablets

  • A Passion for Teaching

    Our teachers are dedicated to delivering high-quality education, and to helping every child reach their potential

    ICS Staff working in the school library

  • Join Our Community

    We are proud of our growing family of parents, teachers and socially-confident students. We’d love to welcome you too

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  • A Vibrant Place to Be

    The school year is packed with activities and achievements. Celebrate them with us

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  • Tailored to Every Child

    Our students love coming to school. Get in touch with us and we can talk about how we can make your child’s school days special

    Grade 6 girls smile with puppets they have made in art class

Parent Tips

We asked parents of our current students for their top tips for you on moving to Madrid. Here we summarise what they told us about living in Madrid with their family.

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In terms of accommodation, expats will find that quality housing in Madrid can be difficult to find for a good price, and it is important to know where to search, how to negotiate and how to make a deal quickly, knowledgeably and efficiently.

Thankfully for expats the price of food, eating out and drinking is significantly cheaper than in cities such as London or Paris.

That said, expats should also realise that average salaries are generally inferior to major European capitals.

The healthcare system is considered one of the best in Europe, with a high-standard public system available for free for employees in Spain or EU citizens, and private coverage systems on offer for others.

Legal requirements to visit or stay in Spain depend on your nationality, reason for entry, intended duration of stay and even income. "Getting residency" is very straightforward for citizens of the EU but a little more complicated for American citizens. Your embassy in Spain will be able to help you with any additional questions. 

Useful websites

We recommend the following websites to help you find out more about living and life in Madrid:

Estate Agents

You may find the following estate agents to be helpful when moving to Madrid:


Useful Information from the ICS Welcome Committee