International Education in Spain
When it was founded in 1968 the international education program they did not think that this prestigious educational system was imparted, 48 years later, in 147 countries and that in 95 schools offer this, according to data from the International Baccalaureate Institute. And it is that in our country, this model is implanted in all the autonomous communities, except for Extremadura and Melilla, and can be studied from 3 to 18 years.
Faced with the traditional model and Spanish continuity that remains the main in the educational system, we have the international with a very different methodology. Little by little, different centers have been adopting this latest model. As explained by Maripé Menéndez, director of the international baccalaureate in Spain, in an article published by the newspaper El Mundo “thanks to this model, students acquire competences such as global thinking, a greater critical spirit or different techniques for problem solving.” Therefore, they are values that the schools want to implement in their students.
Spanish Centers with International Baccalaureate
This educational model can be found in different private, concerted and public schools. Below we will mention some centers in which this option is offered more and more demanded by the parents.
San Patricio La Moraleja School (Madrid): it is a private school in which the results are excellent. According to her own director, Sonsoles Castellano, in statements to the newspaper El Confidencial “we train students with open minds. For this the questioning of everything is the best learning “. In this center the students have the option to choose between several subjects, two levels. In this way, they can inquire more or less, depending on their interests.
Lancia Institute (León): it is a public school, supported by the Junta de Castilla y León. The difference with respect to the previous one is that only offer 20 places subsidized, and therefore, the selection of the students is much more demanding. In the words of its director Julio Fernández, “the beginnings were not simple, but professors and students have gradually been molded and the classes are more dynamic, lively and participative”.
IES Jaume Vicens Vives: is a public school located in Girona that has been teaching the International Baccalaureate since 1999 in the branches of science and technology, humanities and social sciences. As it appears in its web, the students, in addition to presenting to the diploma of the International Baccalaureate, also realize the Selectivity.
Meres International School: located in Mieres (Asturias) is one of the schools that teaches the most prestigious international educational system in Spain. This Asturian school has obtained the highest score in the ranking of private schools in Spain, according to the El Mundo report in March 2016.
These are just a few examples of educational centers where young people can study and train to enter the best universities in the world. Being public or private, all have in common that they develop a very specific student profile. The students are inquirers, thinkers, with critical spirit, good communicators, etc. In short, they leave prepared and with a great academic and personal maturity. All these characteristics will be very valuable to you to access the university and above all, for the future work and personal development.
Thus, there are numerous advantages. The only “but” would be the price. Except for public schools where some places are subsidized. The payment for the registration of these centers is high. According to the website of the International Baccalaureate the Diploma Program would be about € 8,020. In this website, you can look at different prices from different parts of the world.
TutorAsap helps you with the IB (International Baccalaureate)
As can be seen in this post, the requirement of the International Baccalaureate is high. There are many more hours and the level of demand is very high. However, from TutorAsap we offer you all the academic support that young people need. For this we have a wide variety of teachers trained especially in this type of knowledge and numerous technical means.