TOP 8 schools in Alicante and Murcia

February 16, 2022



If you have children and want them to receive the best possible education, there is a wide range of private schools in Alicante’s Vega Baja area where they will have access to excellent tuition and facilities.

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These schools often have a rigorous admissions process and consider a number of different conditions for future students:

  1. Knowledge of the language used at the school.
  2. Whether there are already family members studying at the school.
  3. Whether the student’s parents work at the school.
  4. Recommendations from parents of children who already attend the school.

There may also be additional costs depending on the school, such as registration fees, uniforms, learning materials, extra-curricular activities, meals or the International Baccalaureate (optional and taught in parallel with the Spanish national syllabus).

In the Vega Baja area, you will find the following private schools:

El Limonar (ELIS Murcia – ELIS Villamartin):  Both schools have sports facilities such as athletics tracks and football pitches and have facilities for teaching drama, art & design, music, science and research.

In the Alicante area, the best schools on offer are:
King’s College · The British School of Alicante: This school enjoys one of the best reputations in the whole province.

European School of Alicante: This school offers 4 language options for teaching: Spanish, English, French and German.

The Lady Elizabeth Junior-Senior School
: The facilities at this school include a heated swimming pool (for practising sports like water polo or synchronised swimming), a gymnasium and various sports courts.

In the city of Elche is Newton College, recognised as one of the top 100 schools in the world. The school offers complete sports facilities (swimming pool, football pitch, etc.) and the option of studying the International Baccalaureate in parallel with the local syllabus. Both are recognised in Spain and the United Kingdom.

Another good option is New Castelar College, located in San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia. It is the only school in the area offering a bilingual and international education.

If you want your children to receive their education in Spanish, the Colegio Internacional Lope de Vega in Benidorm is one of the best choices. This school also offers a boarding option.

On the other hand, if you would like the main language to be French, there is the Lycée Francais in El Campello, Alicante.

Other schools you may wish to consider include:
Elian’s British School in La Nucia.
Den Norske Skole Costa Blanca in Alfaz del Pi.
Sierra Bernia in Alfaz del Pi.
Altea International School in Altea.
Centro Privado de Enseñanza Almedia in Callosa d’en Sarrià.

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