About The Academy International School
The Academy International School opened in 1985 with 25 children and two teachers. Following the success of a summer school, held at an old Mallorcan property surrounded by countryside, the school was able to officially open as a nursery school.
Parents praise the school’s focus on nature and the environment; there are various animals living on the grounds and children are encouraged to spend time outdoors and in the vegetable garden. With only around 330 students it’s a very personal school, where all teachers and pupils know one another and class sizes are small.
Students range in age from 2 to 16 years. They follow the National British Curriculum and can continue their education up to IGCSE examination level. The school fully implements all and any requirements from the local Spanish authorities and Spanish language and literature, along with environment and history, are studied alongside.
The school is subject to regular inspections from both the Spanish and the British Ministries of Education. They have also been awarded the quality certificate ISO 9001 and annual inspections recognize the consistently high quality of their service in education.
The main language of instruction is English and classes in Spanish and Catalan begin a little later, whilst German and French are offered to the older primary classes and above.
The school is made up of a mainly British staff who are also qualified in the British National Curriculum. Other nationalities include Spanish staff responsible for teaching of local subjects.
The majority of the students are Spanish, British, or German. However, there are students from each of the continents.
Although the sporting facilities may not be on a par with those of larger schools, there is nonetheless an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and football pitches.
There is also school garden where children can help grow vegetables which are used for lunches, and learn about the environment. Horses live in the school stables, tortoises roam the grounds and the playground is well equipped. There are science laboratories as well as art and computer rooms.
Extra curricular activities
Extra curricular activities include judo, ballet and drama as well as a variety of sports. These include golf, horse riding and languages amongst others. Activities take place after school from 16:00 till 17:00 hrs and sometimes during the lunch break for any individual activities.
The school time table is from 09:00 till 16:00hrs, Monday to Friday, with a child minding service available from 08:00hrs.
Tuition fees information available on request. Fees include books, but uniforms, lunches, etc are extra.
The school is located in Marratxi in a beautiful old property surrounded by nature. The journey by car from Palma is just under 15 minutes and parking is off campus. There are regular trains from Palma and Manacor to Polígono de Marratxi station and the walk to the school takes about 20 minutes.
Facilities close to the school
The school sits in the municipality of Marratxi, famous for its pottery industry. The small towns of Sa Cabaneta and Portol are nearby offering a typical Mallorcan community with banks, pharmacies and shops in plentiful supply.
Other local amenities include the shopping complex at Al Campo as well as the popular Illes Marratxi gym complex in the Nova Cabana urbanisation.
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