Welcome to St. George's British International School
St. George's British International School is a private school in Bilbao. A founding member of Globeducate British International Schools, at St. George’s we prepare our students for the world of tomorrow, today. We offer a multilingual education from the age of two, combining innovative methodologies and personalised attention to ensure that every one of our students reaches their full potential. Our students develop into well-rounded, socially responsible citizens with respect for one another. Music, sport, creative arts and technology form an integral part of the curriculum.
A progressive adaption to the English National Curriculum
At present our students follow the English National Curriculum from Pre-Nursery Class to Year 7 before switching over to the Spanish system. From September 2021 we will be gradually expanding the British curriculum year by year until the entire school cohort is following this curriculum, eventually studying for IGCSE and A-Level exams. This gradual transition will be completed by 2025.
Academic excellence since 1956
The school was founded in 1956 by John Augustin Franks, a pioneer and entrepreneur who arrived in Bilbao from Great Britain in 1930, and who gained an excellent reputation as an educator and teacher of English. His vision for the school was based on three simple objectives; to promote academic excellence, to facilitate fluency in English and to provide a solid foundation in the essential values for life, all the way from Early Years to Sixth Form. These objectives hold fast today; at St. George’s, English is the principal language for teaching and learning and we will soon offer the prestigious English National Curriculum from early years until graduation from secondary school.
St. George’s is proud to be a part of Globeducate, which operates more than 55 schools worldwide. This international network provides our students with unique opportunities to interact with students from a wide range of cultures and nationalities.
Just 10 minutes from the centre of Bilbao and surrounded by nature, St. George’s British International School is located in Leioa, a privileged environment with a multitude of green areas and comfortable services.