So many people ask us about the kids education in Spain and it is never easy to answer. You see we can’t speak for all of the schools in Spain, we can only share with you our experience. We are certain that everyone has different experiences depending on location, type of school and the biggest variable, the students attending.
If you’re looking to move to Spain with kids, I bet you want to know more about the Spanish Education System. Guess what? This post is just for you! Did you know that Spain doesn’t have high school?
First Day of School – not Monday
So it’s Monday night, and I’ve filled out the (hopefully) last of the paperwork. Tomorrow, we’ll get up early (8AM is early for us), and turn it in. So after a good night’s rest, it’s 7:58, and Lars comes bounding in the bedroom. “It’s time to wake up! We need to turn in the paperwork so we can start on Wednesday.” Continue reading
As of Friday morning we had all of the required paperwork for registration for school in Spain. We finalized out rental contract Thursday afternoon and stopped by the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) to obtain our Certificado de Empadronamiento (register as official citizens of the community). Continue reading
Our preliminary research showed that school in Spain started on September 17th in the Southern part of Spain. Upon arrival, we decided to stop by a public elementary school; just to be sure we had researched properly.