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10 Reasons to join our
international school

10 Reasons
to join our
international
school

I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ES AMERICAN SCHOOL

The mission of Emilio Sánchez American School is to be an exemplary learning and athletic community.

With students from over 40 different countries, we provide an international experience that broadens horizons, creates a positive learning experience, and affords each student the opportunity to excel both academically and athletically.

10 Reasons to join ES American School

1. PERFECT COMBINATION OF ATHLETICS and ACADEMICS

Emilio Sánchez American School shares a campus with the world-renowned tennis high performance centre Emilio Sánchez Academy, offering the best combination of high performance tennis and academics through the Tennis & School Program.


We are also affiliated with Barcelona International Water Polo Academy (BIWPA) and, on campus, students can also participate in equestrian sports through the Open Sports Club horse-riding facility.


We also have student-athletes who compete in other sports like football, basketball, rowing, motorcycle racing, and swimming. Players of other sports train at local clubs with teams appropriate to their athletic level.

2. THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP)

Our elementary school is comprised of 1st to 5th grade classes and our curriculum is offered within the framework of The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). As an IB World School, the curriculum is designed to be internationally-minded, concept driven, purposeful and challenging, focusing on the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and the outside world.

3. ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The PE program is integrated within the regular academic curriculum, providing opportunities for elementary students to explore their athletic interests, talents and physical abilities. The program is offered in conjunction with the Emilio Sánchez Academy, and students use the excellent facilities of our high-performance campus. All elementary school students participate in at least five hours of sport and physical education per week, with the option to increase the number of hours through the Tennis Top Program.

4. PRACTICAL and INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

Our nurturing environment helps students from 6th through 8th grade feel part of a community and fosters relationships between peers from all parts of the globe. The middle school curriculum goes beyond the textbook as students explore the four core subjects of language, math, science, and social studies through investigative research, critical-thinking projects, and team building activities. Projects are creative and inspire students to develop a love of learning..

5. A RIGOROUS YET FLEXIBLE CURRICULUM for HIGH SCHOOL

The university preparatory program for 9th through 12th grades (14-18 year olds) provides an academically challenging curriculum. Alongside core literature, math, science and social studies classes, students also take two elective courses each academic year. These courses include creative writing, journalism, marine biology and theatre, as well as our fully immersive Spanish and Catalan language classes. Students may also choose to take rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) classes if they wish to achieve further academic excellence.

6. ONLINE SUPPORT

Assignments are posted on the comprehensive educational software platform Microsoft Teams, enabling students to keep up with their studies when they are unable to attend classes, whether that’s due to the Covid-19 pandemic or travelling for tournaments. Parents and students alike have access to a platform called Sycamore, where they can check current grades as well as attendance.

7. AMERICAN and SPANISH HOMOLOGATED STUDIES at the SAME TIME

Students graduate with the American High School Diploma upon successful completion of 12th grade. Up until 10th grade, students can choose to follow both the American and Spanish/Catalan curricula simultaneously, enabling them to homologate their 10th grade studies with 4º ESO and give them the opportunity to access Spanish universities.

8. UNIVERSITY PLACEMENT for STUDENTS PRACTICING HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS

The Emilio Sánchez American School University Planning & Placement works with student-athletes and families to create an individualized roadmap for studying and playing varsity sports at university, whether it be tennis, water polo or another sport. This work incorporates the players, families and coaches, as well as university admissions and athletic staff. Our goal is to help students discover the best fit for them: academically, athletically (when applicable), and financially.

9. SCHOOL CLASSES OFFERED in ENGLISH by NATIVE SPEAKERS

Our American School offers instruction in English by highly-skilled native speakers, with Spanish as a foreign language. Our faculty members mirror the national diversity of our students and many have Masters or Doctorate degrees.

10. AMAZING FACILITIES ONLY a FEW MINUTES from THE BARCELONA CENTER

Our campus comprises 27 tennis courts, School buildings sit side-by-side with tennis courts, ample green areas with a picturesque XIX Century Masia building turned into a restaurant, a Sports center and an outdoor pool. The campus life can be combined with everything that the vibrant and metropolitan city of Barcelona has to offer.

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AN OUTSTANDING GLOBAL EDUCATION

Emilio Sánchez American School is an independent, coeducational, American Elementary School (1st-5th grade), Middle School (6th-8th grade) and Senior High School (9th-12th grade). Its objective is to provide its students with an excellent academic experience that prepares them for future university studies.

Our Elementary School is an authorized IB World School and we offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) for grades 1 through 5. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

All students receive individual attention, close academic guidance and personal counseling, in order to ensure both the acquisition of academic competencies and the development of individual strengths and talents.

Students follow an American academic program, but also benefit from the multitude of cultures offered by their teachers and fellow students.

OPPORTUNITIES TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Emilio Sánchez American School University Planning & Placement works with student-athletes and families to create an individualized roadmap for studying and playing varsity sports at university, whether it be tennis, water polo or another sport. This work incorporates the players, families and coaches, as well as university admissions and athletic staff. Our goal is to help students discover the best fit for them: academically, athletically (when applicable), and financially.

University Opportunities in Academics and Athletics

Many of our students attend American colleges and play in collegiate sports teams.

LISTEN TO OUR STUDENTS-ATHLETES

Lawrence HARRADINE

ES Academy Alumni

Mike Wemeer

ES Academy Alumni

River HART

ES Academy Player