The International School of Madrid is an independent co-educational Primary and Secondary school, offering a British curriculum to children from 1 to 18 years of age. The school is recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education and is permitted to take students of all nationalities. We are also a member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain.
The school was founded in 1971 as the International Primary School. At that time it was based in El Viso and had just 38 students. The school grew rapidly and moved to its current home, in the Charmartín area of northern Madrid, in 1986. It expanded into the secondary sector on the occasion of its 25th anniversary in 1996 and since 2000 the Secondary school has been housed in its own purpose built premises in C/ Serrano Galvache. In September 2016 the school opened a new infant building in Rosa Jardón. It currently has over 775 students, many of whom the children and grandchildren of former pupils!
I.S.M. is an inclusive school which welcomes and values all of its students and their families. We aim to create a family/community atmosphere where children feel safe and secure and in which there is fluid communication between home and school.
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum which:
Our goal is to provide a high quality education which:
To 'educate', as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, is ‘to
give intellectual, spiritual and moral training to'. This is our objective
at the International School of Madrid: to prepare our students for the world
of the 21st Century. For 40 years the school has strived to provide
an excellent education, marked by quality and individual attention and
adapted to the world we live in. Our former students often write back and
comment on this preparation.
Our goal is to prepare our children to become worthy citizens
of whatever country they may live in when they grow up. We are educating
them - children of different races, creeds, colours and tongues - to live
together in peace and harmony, appreciating and understanding each other's
different backgrounds and cultures. Our theme is not 'I teach, you learn.'
No! We prefer 'We are all here together to learn from each other'. And the
basis of this philosophy is respect - for classmates and companions, mutual
respect between adults and pupils, respect for property, for rules, etc.
Without respect there cannot be discipline, nor can there be a happy
learning environment. Thus there is an important emphasis on these values at
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