School Advice

susan2116

New Member
Hi everyone,

I am looking at moving to Ibiza in the very near future with my Fiancé and two primary school age children. I would really appreciate some help and advice on applying for schools and where the best schools are. after reading many forums and speaking to many people already out there we have decided to put them in state school and hope they learn the language quick enough to survive the school years!
I have found it difficult on how to contact schools and also what the best way of contacting the schools are, email/phone etc.
Also does anyone know the school year times, when school starts and ends.

Any help or advice would be massively appreciated

Thanks in advance!!
 

WeLuvIbiza

Active Member
Your children should be fine learning the language, it's remarkable how quickly they will be conversing with other children in Spanish. The less English children in your preferred school the better for yours to learn Spanish quickly imho. We paid for a Spanish tutor for our two for a couple of years, mainly for Catalan, best money we ever spent, I would not put anyone off doing this.

As for making arrangements for school places, there really is no substitute for being here in person, it can be a frustrating journey but worth the pain. We arrived one September, our (then) 7yo boy was in school within two weeks. We had to wait until the January until a place was available for our 4yo girl. Since starting school, they have loved all their class tutors apart from one crazy mofo our daughter had for a year!

Good luck
 

Vinyldreams

Active Member
this is the quick answer you can't get a place till you have a address here rental or buy,, then you apply then you see what you get ,,you can't chose , there are not many spaces .

live close to the school you want

San Carlos
san mig
santa g have the best

or go private 12k a year !!

my boys in san mig
 

baumleipzig

New Member
The less English children in your preferred school the better for yours to learn Spanish quickly imho. We paid for a Spanish tutor for our two for a couple of years, mainly for Catalan, best money we ever spent, I would not put anyone off doing this.

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Hello, I'm moving to Ibiza and planning to look for a school for my son (he and my wife will join me later in 6-8 months). I'm a teacher and we homeschooled Liam. But I'm not sure about the school requirements now and if he's ready to go to school right after such a huge change in our routine. Should I find a private tutor in Ibiza first? Thanks.
 

WeLuvIbiza

Active Member
Hello, I'm moving to Ibiza and planning to look for a school for my son (he and my wife will join me later in 6-8 months). I'm a teacher and we homeschooled Liam. But I'm not sure about the school requirements now and if he's ready to go to school right after such a huge change in our routine. Should I find a private tutor in Ibiza first? Thanks.
I would say the sooner you can get Liam into a school the better, the local kids are super friendly and he will quickly make friends. Some schools offer extra tuition in Catalan for those struggling which does include local native Spanish speaking children. The standard of education is admittedly below state schools in the UK so that aspect should not be an issue. Overall I wouldn't swap the school life my children have enjoyed for all the tea in China.
 

Vinyldreams

Active Member
I would say the sooner you can get Liam into a school the better, the local kids are super friendly and he will quickly make friends. Some schools offer extra tuition in Catalan for those struggling which does include local native Spanish speaking children. The standard of education is admittedly below state schools in the UK so that aspect should not be an issue. Overall I wouldn't swap the school life my children have enjoyed for all the tea in China.
100% get the child interacting with other kids at school .
 
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