El Altillo International School is approved by the Ministry of Education and Science (MEC) to offer education from Year 1 to the second year of the Spanish Bachillerato course.
We are proud to have achieved accreditation in educational quality from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC is a renowned international association that certifies the highest standards in teaching, organisation and finance for schools around the world.
We prepare our students to pass the exams set by Cambridge University (Young Learners, KET, PET, First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency) and Trinity College (all levels). We are an official examination centre for both bodies.
We also prepare our students to sit the French exams of the Institut Culturel Français.
We are also authorised to teach elementary grade music and dance, and our students can take the exam to obtain the official music qualification from London’s Trinity College .
We have implemented the International Primary Curriculum – IPC, which is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum, with a clear process of learning and specific learning goals for every subject. It also develops international mindedness and encourages personal learning. The IPC has a global outlook. It teaches children to understand where they live and to make connections with other people in other countries.
We are part of the Microsoft IT Academy Programme to strengthen our students’ technology skills.
We are also among the schools around the world offering the Middle Years and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which are used in 147 countries. The latter is a rigorous, balanced, 2-year programme which is excellent preparation for higher education and adult life in a global society. The programme is recognised and accepted by prestigious universities around the world.
The Digital Manufacturing Workshop of El Altillo International School is a member of the world Fab Lab network.
Our full volunteering programme works with UNICEF, ACTUR and the Cambiavidas NGO, part of the Irish Bóthar charity, to promote sustainable development.