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Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to Baleares International College – Believe, Inspire, Challenge.

Founded in 1957, the college aims to provide a British curriculum education to children of all nationalities taking advantage of the delightful Mediterranean climate and the beauty of this Balearic isle.

We pride ourselves in the fact that our children benefit from a genuinely rounded education where each individual is encouraged to fulfil their own potential, not only academically but also to take advantage of the plentiful opportunities presented to them in areas such as music, sport, drama and art. Likewise, the truly international student body at the school ensures that pupils benefit from a wealth of experiences often transcending the classroom. Through contact with a variety of languages, cultures and beliefs our students leave Baleares International College ready to shape the global challenges the 21st century presents.

Students will sit public examinations at GCSE and ‘A’ level with most obtaining the necessary grades to go to the University of their choice. In many instances, students will return to their country of origin safe in the knowledge that the ‘A’ level grade obtained will grant them access to the courses they choose – the qualification is still considered the ‘gold standard’ as far as university admittance is concerned. All subjects are taught in English and students will have the option to pursue qualifications in a variety of languages including French, German and naturally Spanish.

At the school, we also place great emphasis on pastoral care which is at an exceptional level. The development of a child’s understanding of kindness, empathy and friendship are balanced against instilling a determination to succeed and perform to one's best. We are fortunate to have both our Primary and Secondary departments on one site, ensuring ease of transition and nurturing key values from an early age that will accompany them into adulthood-from nursery to university.

In any case, I hope you find this website informative and helpful. However, it cannot completely convey the all-important feel and warmth of the school; you will have to come and visit us and see that for yourself.

I will take great pleasure in welcoming you in person to the College touring the school with you and sharing the good practice currently in place.

Duncan Giles