Have you just relocated to the Costa del Sol and are wondering where you can enrol your children? Do your children already go to school on the coast and you are looking for further reccomendations?

We have selected our recommended private schools from the province of Málaga, with different curriculums and specializations, so you can choose the one that fits your family requirements the best.


1. Laude International School – San Pedro de Alcantara

Ages 3-18 years

Offering both 18 different A Levels and the Spanish bachillerato, this school has over 80 nationalities enrolled. Considered one of the top schools of the area.

2. Aloha College – Nueva Andalucía

Ages 3-18 years

This school offers both the British Curriculum and the Spanish Baccaleurate. Considered one of the top schools in the area, this school focuses on teaching children values and making the most of their personal skills. The campus offers all types of academic services and sports facilities, as well as a large selection of extracurricular activities.

3. Swans International School – Marbella

Ages 3-18 years

This school was originally opened in 1971 as a primary school, however has dramatically grown over the years and has become a referent for those wishing to study the British Curriculum, with students achieving top scores in exams.

4. English International College – Elviria

Ages 3-18 years

This school, known for acchieving great A level scores, was established in 1982 and has over 80% of the students coming from English families, however there are over 30 nationalities of students within the school.

5. Queens British Grammar School – Estepona

Ages 3-16 years

Traditionally run family school, offering the british curriculum and having the traditional british uniform in place. This school was opened in 2016 and has become popular over the years.

6. Sotogrande International School – Sotogrande

Sotogrande International School

Ages 3-18 years

International Baccaleureate. Large school, offering boarding options also. This school has an Elite sports program, specializing in tennis and golf, however academics standards are also great, as well as a large focus on their arts program.

7. British School of Malaga -Marbella


Ages 3-18 years

This school, formerly known as St. Georges, has the option to study both the Spanish and the British Curriculum.


1. Colegio San Jose

Ages 2-18 years

This school, with over 200 years of experience, has been a referent for students along the Costa del Sol, looking for a Spanish Curriculum. With students being inmersed not only in academics but also in sports and extracurricular activities from a young age. This school has 2 campuses – one in Guadalmina (Marbella) and the other in Estepona. Their goal is to achieve emotional and academic growth of all students.

2. Colegio Alboran

Colegio Alboran

Ages 3-18 years

Founded in 1985, this school encourages students to have values and respect for others. Considered one of the top 100 schools in Spain, focusing on the Spanish curriculum. This school also offers large sports facilities.

3. Colegio Las Chapas

Ages 0-18 years

Bilingual school, focusing on obtaining a one-to-one education. Only girls school. Part of the Attendis group.

4. Colegio Ecos

Ages 0-18 years.

Bilingual school, focusing on obtaining personalized education. Only boys schools. Part of the Attendis group.


1. Deutsche Schule Malaga – Elviria

Deutsche Schule Malaga – Elviria

Ages 3-18 years

This school, the only German school in Marbella, focuses on school culture, development and offers a wide variety of extracurricular options.

2. Atlas American School – Estepona

Atlas American School – Estepona

Ages 3-18 years

This school, opening in September 2022, has both boarding and daily options. Set to become a referent along the coast and following the American system. This school will also offer great sports programs and intensive french course.

3. Lycee Francais Malaga – Malaga

Ages 3-18 years

Located in Malaga, this school was founded over 50 years ago, and is focused on the French Curriculum and language. Bilingual teaching from a young age (French and Spanish) – and students will receive both a Spanish and French Baccalaureate diploma.