Before joining International College Spain, Andreas was Head of School at the International School of Hamburg in Germany where he has driven strong academic achievements, extended the use of the IB curriculum and significantly enhanced the school’s reputation. Prior to this he has held several senior roles including Head of School at Oberoi International School, Mumbai and Deputy Head of School at German-European School Singapore. Andreas is an elected member and vice-chair of the Regional Council (African, Europe and Middle East) for the IBO and is an accreditor for CIS.
Welcome Message from our Principal, Mr Andreas Swoboda.
I am so proud to be part of this strong and successful school which is committed to providing the best holistic education for our international students. ICS is a very happy school with a warm atmosphere that is palpable as soon as you enter the school grounds.
We are a very vibrant international community of more than 70 nationalities with a long history in delivering international education. Our vision is described by the words ‘Learning Together for a Better World’ with a strong emphasis on our group’s motto to ‘Be Ambitious’. Central to our philosophy is the understanding that the next generation of global citizens need a principled international vision which is truly encompassed by our thinking.
Being the only school in Madrid to offer the three IB programmes PYP, MYP and IBDP in English we provide an educational programme where our classes are active and we learn together as a collaborative learning atmosphere is most conductive to our programme. Academics at our school are a priority for us, as are personality development, communication skills, team-working abilities and critical thinking skills.
Our outstanding IBDP results and placements in premier universities worldwide including Oxford, Cambridge and the Ivy League Universities are testament to our excellent delivery of the IB Programme and our dedicated students and staff.
Being part of the Nord Anglia Education group of schools, enables us to cooperate with prestigious universities such as Juilliard, MIT and Kings College, facilitating us to engage via Global Campus, a virtual learning platform for all NAE students, and being able to participate in the Tanzania and Unicef Global Challenge projects.
If you are learning about our community for the first time, I hope our website gives you all the information you need. If you are an alumni, welcome home and drop by for a visit soon!
We look forward to welcoming you to our amazing school.
Director of International College Spain (ICS)
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