Hamelin Laie International School is a private institution started in 1989 that is wholly dedicated to infant, primary and secondary education. The school is approved by the MEC (Ministry of Education and Culture of Spain) and authorized by the International Baccalaureate to teach the IB Diploma Programme. We believe in education that fosters and promotes critical and creative thinking: our students learn to generate and evaluate hypotheses, develop lifelong learning skills and understand key concepts in the core academic disciplines and the arts.
Our private school has always opted to include innovative pedagogies. Learning abilities such as social, self-management, communication, research and analytical are embedded skills in our teaching and learning process so that our students are well prepared for a world full of countless academic and professional possibilities and experiences.
The curriculum, from Early Years to the IB Diploma & Bachillerato, is primarily taught in English with certain subjects taught in Spanish and Catalan. Our approach to teaching through languages is based on CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), which is content-based learning through an additional language (foreign or second), thus teaching both the subject and the language.
Presently, with an enrolment of around 1450 students representing over 40 nationalities, and faculty and staff amounting to more than 150 people from about 15 nationalities, Hamelin-Laie offers various local and international programmes with a student- centered approach to teaching, learning and promoting international mindedness.