St. Peter’s School Barcelona
|Year of Foundation||1964|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||Nursery 1 to Year 12|
|Number of students||600|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1 : 7|
|Accreditations||IB organisation, Spanish Ministry of Education, Cambridge|
|Headmaster||Jordi Ginjaume Culell|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||9,800 EUR|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||17,289 EUR|
St. Peter’s School is an international school located in Barcelona. The school education project focuses on three fundamental pillars: Factuflness (critical thinking based on evidence), Exponential Science, and Change Makers. The student is at the center of their inquiry and concept-based education. They become active learners that care about themselves, their community and the world in which we live.
Our school offers the IB Continuum, with validated programmes in Early and Primary Years (IBPYP), Middle Years (IBMYP), and the Diploma Programme (IBDP). We are one of the few schools in Spain and the only one in the city of Barcelona offering the IB Continuum in English.
As a school, our main purpose is to build a hub of knowledge that leads education in the direction of a new paradigm, in which its members understand that they have the opportunity to create a future where both individuals and the community can achieve success, but which also involves risks and uncertainty, and yet they still choose to take an active part in making it happen.
CurriculumWe follow the IB methodology from Early Years to the Diploma. It's an inquiry and concept-based methodology
Languages of instructionEnglish, Spanish
Foreign languagesFrench, Chinese
ExaminationsIB diploma examinations, ESOL Cambridge Exams, DELF examinations in French
We have chosen St. Peter’s School because we wanted our daughter to be educated in English since that would be of great help in her future. And we also wanted to provide her with the opportunity to have friends from other nationalities, because that would enable her to get to know other cultures and traditions. What we value the most is the fact that our daughter is happy in school. We noticed this since she started at the age of 3. In her own words, St. Peter’s is “a very special place”.What we like the most about the school is that they have small groups, because that enables teachers to provide students with a very personalized education, helping every child with their needs. We like the curriculum, the activities that respond to social needs and the special events such as the “World Book Day”, the “Chocolatada Solidaria”, the “Book Fair” or the “Maths International Day”. It has been a great decision to bring our daughter to this school, we are very happy!
We chose this school because we connected well with the admissions director and she explained the school project very well. We also liked the curriculum and the fact that English was the main language of instruction. The school also offered several possibilities for the future like studying a degree in the US or the UK. My son has lots of friends in different classes and year groups. He is a shy child but feels happy and accepted within the school community. I really appreciate the close relationship between the teachers and the children. When my son goes to school he feels like “at home”, like part of a big family.
We chose St Peters School for our child, because when we arrived in Barcelona 3 years ago we wanted to take the opportunity to be bilingual (because we are both French). Children don't learn, they play (they don't get overloaded with grammar and dictations unlike the French program), they learn to write, read, express themselves, gain confidence, speak in front of others and put on shows. We also appreciate the wearing of the uniform. There are children of several nationalities in the class: from Germany, India, Italy, Brazil, China … we are very satisfied our child has become bilingual in a few months and is feeling very comfortable. The student is at the center of the school and of everyone's concern, there is a permanent exchange whether by email, daily report or orally between teachers, students, parents and the administrative team. The aim is to prepare children to become responsible adults. We appreciate having made this choice.
Choosing our children's school is not an easy task. When we arrived at St. Peter we had already visited several schools, we were tired and discouraged, as none of the previous ones had met our expectations. At St. Peter, we were received with incomparable attention and, little by little, during the visit, our doubts were clarified and our insecurity was dissolved. Finally, when we entered the art room - a space with so many colors, textures and smells - we were sure that St. Peter would be our choice. We can see our son's growth daily, his incredible linguistic development, the recognition of numbers, the writing of his own name and so many other achievements that make us sure that we made the right decision when choosing St. Peter as our school.
We chose St. Peters as we were drawn by its vision and mission, to nurture students with a love for life-long learning, and making meaningful contributions to society. Adapting to a new country as a family is challenging but the professionalism of the St. Peter's family eased it for us where our child's education is concerned. Our child enjoys going to school and we are very impressed and appreciative of the efforts and dedication of the teachers and staff, in ensuring a loving and safe environment for our child to develop and prosper. The teachers and staff constantly project an enthusiastic outlook for the betterment of the students, see every child with potential of his/her own and always strive for close partnership with parents. We saw how they rose to the occasion as an institution in overcoming the challenges of the lockdown last year and this ongoing pandemic. Our child looks forward and speaks fondly of his school experiences daily and we thank the St Peters family for this.