INTRODUCTION TO The International School of Madrid

Established in 1971, the International School of Madrid (ISM) is an inclusive, family school offering a British curriculum to children aged 2 to 18.


The school is located in the Charmartín neighbourhood in the centre of Madrid.


The school follows the English National Curriculum throughout, including the official examinations: IGCSE at age 16 and A-level at age 18. In addition students take lessons in the subjects of Spanish Lengua y Literatura and Cultura Española which allows them to validate their studies with the Spanish system.

Pre-School from  20 months to 2 years – British Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Early Years from 3 to 5 years of age – British Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Primary School from 5 to 11 years of age – English National Curriculum. At the end of  Year 6 pupils take the National Curriculum Tests (SATs).

Secondary School from 11 to 16 years of age – English National Curriculum plus Spanish language and humanities according to local Spanish requirements. At the end of Year 11 students take the the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations.

Sixth Form from 17 to 18 years of age – Advance Levels (A-Levels).


Language of Instruction: English.

Extra Languages: Spanish and French (from Year 5 upwards).

Language Support: N/A


Swimming, ballet, modern dance, judo, football, basketball, tag rugby, chess, robotics, computing, art, cookery, drama, choir, yoga, among others.


Number of students: N/A

Number of nationalities: Over 30 different nationalities.

Predominant nationality: N/A

Class size Average: N/A

Class size Maximum: N/A


Enrolment period: Admissions are open throughout the year.

Waiting list: N/A

Admission criteria: N/A

School Fees Structure: Academic Year 2021-2022

Year Level                                 Annual Payments                  

Pre-School                                      5,400 €

Year 1 to 2                                      7,560 €

Year 3 to 4                                      9.090€

Year 5 to 6                                     9.180€

Year 7 to 9                                     10,275 €

Year 10 & 11                                  11,445 €

Year 12 & 13                                 12,450 €

Schools fees are payable by term in advance. There are three terms per academic year.




Uniform: N/A

Student Support: N/A

Religion: Catholic doctrine is an optional subject.


School Bus: Available.  Ten routes from around Madrid.

Boarding Services: NO

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