International Schools in Gibraltar

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This list contains the best options for international students in Gibraltar: nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools, International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Belarus with fee information. Schools usually follow the UK model with instruction in English.

Education in Gibraltar

Schools in Gibralter follow the English system with teachers trained in the UK. There is a three tier system with pre-school options and compulary education beginning at four years of age and lasting eight years. The first year is known as Reception and continues til age 5. After co-ed primary school, students enter single-sex secondary school at age 12. They follow a four year course in preparation for GCSE exams with final examinations at the age of 16. In the sixth form, students will go onto a two-year A Level course.

International Schools

As schools in Gibralter follow the UK system, it is very easy to transfer between UK and Gibralter schools. There are no international schools in Gibralter, but international schools in Spain are just a short distance away. The most popular options are Sotogrande International School in Cádiz and the English International College in Marbella. There is also one private school, Loreto Convent.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Boarding facilities may be available at some schools.


  • The CoIS (Council of International Schools) is a non-profit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions which provides educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education, governance assistance and help with founding new schools. 
  • The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accredits American curriculum schools abroad.

International School near Gibraltar

Sotogrande International School
Address: Avda La Reserva, Cádiz, 11310 Spain 0034
Tel: 34 956 795 902
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

SIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. It offers a British-style international education through the National Association of British Schools in Spain and is approved annually as a convalidated school through the Spanish authorities. It allows a wide range of accredited International, British, American and Spanish programmes to our diverse student population. SIS use Apple technology to help deliver the school’s educational goal of creating extraordinary educational experiences which help learners connect with their unique gifts and talents. There are boarding facilities. It is fully accredited by CoIS and NEASC. School uniforms are required.

English International College
Address: Urbanizacion Ricmar, Ctra. de Cádiz-Málaga Km. 189,5, 29604 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
Tel: 34 952 83 10 58
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

The English International College offers the English National Curriculum to an international community. Students take the IGCSE and GCSE examinations, as well as AS levels and A2 (A) level examinations. The language of instruction is in English with additional instruction in Spanish. There are sports and dining facilties. School uniforms are required.

Loreto Convent
Address: 13 Europa Rd, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
Tel: 350 200 75781
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

Lorento is a Catholic co-educational junior school for children from nursery to age 12. Education is religion based, yet welcoms children of all faiths. School uniforms are required.