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A snapshot overview of schools in Mallorca that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents.

If there is no ribbon, pending or otherwise, it means we are aware of the school but have elected not to review it at this time. This could be for a number of reasons, but we continually update information and add or remove reviews as deemed appropriate.

Schools selected for full GSGI review are noted with next to their names.

By full GSGI review, we mean the school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final write-ups take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details descend on the school for an exhaustive visit.

The schools below have been brought to our attention, but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider reviewing them.


Schools in Mallorca considered by The Good Schools Guide International

Baleares International College

EYFS/Adapted National Curriculum for England/IGCSEs/A-Levels; ages 2-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 450 pupils

Founded in 1957 with two campuses, a larger all-through campus in Sa Porrassa and smaller nursery and primary in Sant Agusti on the outskirts of Palma. An Orbital International Education school and a member of (although not accredited by) the Council of British Overseas Schools (COBIS). In 2018, 38 per cent of students achieved A*-A at IGCSE and 25 per cent achieved the same grade at A-Level with 83 per cent gaining A*-C.

Bellver International College

Adapted National Curriculum for England/IGCSEs/A-Levels; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 250 pupils

Longest established privately owned British school in Spain, founded in 1950. Located in residential Marivent on the western edge of Palma. Classes taught in English and Spanish but the Selectividad (Spanish university entrance exam) is due to be phased out. Limited sports facilities so students have to be bussed to a sports centre in Palma.

Escola Global

Adapted National Curriculum for England/Spanish curriculum; ages 3-16; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 270 pupils

Established in 2008 and moved to new premises on the outskirts of Palma in 2013 to accommodate a secondary section. School buildings are simple as their commitment to nature means that classes are often conducted outdoors. Wide range of workshops from art courses to web design, theatre and sport.

Lycée Francais de Palma

French curriculum/French Bac; ages 2-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 500 pupils

Currently located in El Terreno on the western edge of Palma but a new school is under construction in Sa Teulera with capacity for 750 students and due to be opened in February 2020.. Licensed by the Agence pour l’enseignement francais a l’étranger (AEFE). A few subjects are taught in Spanish and Catalan is taught from age 6.

Montessori School of Mallorca

Montessori; ages 3-12; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 90 pupils

Opened in 2015 and located on a rural site on the outskirts of Santa Maria in the middle of the island. Pupils are taught in English, Spanish and Catalan and the school operates as a British school in Spain in line with the National Curriculum for England.

Palma College

A-Levels; ages 16-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned;

Dedicated sixth form college based in the heart of the city, opened in 2012. Classes are taught in English and they run a tutorial system. BTEC Sports is also available as are a few IGCSE subjects including English, Maths, French, German and Spanish. Over 20 nationalities at the college.

Queen's College

Adapted National Curriculum for England/Spanish curriculum/IGCSEs/A-Levels; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 400 pupils

Founded in 1977 in a beautiful location overlooking the bay of Palma. Impressive exam results with 49 per cent achieving A*-A at A-Level in 2018. Graduates mainly move on to British (often leading institutions) or Spanish universities with the occasional US destination.

The Academy International School

Adapted National Curriculum for England/IGCSEs; ages 2-16; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 330 pupils

Opened in 1985 as a nursery school with just 25 pupils on an old property in Marratxi, 15 minutes by car from Palma. British curriculum up to IGCSEs, mainly taught in English with additional classes in Spanish and Catalan. Relaxed school with outdoor lessons, golf, riding (ponies on site) and gardening.

The American International School of Mallorca

American curriculum/American High School Diploma; ages 12-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 150 pupils

A newbie on the Balearic scene, only opened in 2016. In the grounds of the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor and set up under the guidance of Academy International School with the option of enrolling in a professional tennis programme. The curriculum is designed around the America Reaches Out (AERO) framework and delivered in English plus students have to take three Spanish subjects and study Spanish as a foreign language in senior school. Swiftly accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS).

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