Address: Calle Rosa Jardón, 1, 28016 Madrid
Telephone: +34 913 592 121
Gender: Co-educational
Teaching language: English
Ages: 2 to 18
Curriculum: British (English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-Levels)


The International School of Madrid (ISM) has been providing quality British education to a diverse student population for more than 50 years. More than 30 nationalities are represented throughout the school's student body of more than 800 pupils. ISM is conveniently located in central Madrid.

The school is replete with high-quality facilities, including laboratories, music rooms, smart classrooms, and outdoor spaces and playgrounds. Numerous extra-curricular activities are available, ranging from sports like tag rugby, swimming and judo to creative subjects such as drama, art or cookery.


ISM teaches all stages of the English National Curriculum, starting at Early Years, right through to Sixth Form. In all three major examinations (SATs, IGCSE and A-Levels), ISM students perform at well above the British, and in some cases international, average.

The various stages and ages are as follows:

Early Years Foundation Stage

  • Pre-Nursery (ages 20 months to 2 years)
  • Nursery and Reception (ages 3 to 5)

Primary School

  • Key Stage 1 and 2 (ages 5 to 11).
  • Key Stage 2 concludes with the UK national curriculum tests (known as SATs).

Secondary School

  • Key Stage 3 and 4 (ages 11 to 16).
  • Key Stage 4 concludes with the Cambridge IGCSE.

Sixth Form

  • Key Stage 5 (ages 17 to 18)
  • Key Stage 5 concludes with A-Levels, recognised at universities around the world.


Annual fees for the 2022/2023 school year range from EUR 1,725 per term for Pre-Nursery to EUR 4,260 per term for Years 12 and 13. There is an application fee of EUR 590.

From the head of primary

"The International School of Madrid is a leading private British school, conveniently located in the Chamartín neighbourhood in the centre of Madrid.

"Our well-qualified and experienced teachers follow the English National Curriculum, which means that students gain an education as if they were in a school in the UK. Classes are taught in English and delivered in the British way. The academic standard of our school is high. 100 percent of students that graduated in 2021 are currently at university, not just in the UK and Spain, but around the world. We recognise that each student is unique and care passionately about their social and moral development. We are committed to providing the best possible start in life for every one of our pupils."

– Rich Cook, Head of Primary


Further reading

►For more, see International Schools in Madrid

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