Schools on the Costa Blanca

In Spain the educational system is organised as follows:

Pre-school education ages 0 – 6
Primary education ages 6 – 12
Secondary education (obligatory) – E.S.O. ages 12-16, if no year has to be repeated
Bachillerato (Spanish Baccalaureate) – optional ages 17 – 18, if no year has to be repeated


Usually children are assigned to the school nearest to their official address of residency or sometimes the one closest to where their parents work, etc. As long as there are free spaces left you are usually also allowed to choose a different school but this might not be the case if your children start school in the middle of the school year. Please bear in mind that you will not be allowed to enroll your children in school until you have bought or rented a property and are officially registered in Jávea.

There are also a few private British schools in Jávea. Their terms and conditions of admittance may be different.

Here is a list of public and private schools offering primary education in Jávea. Some of them even offer their website in English.

Colegio Público Vicente Tena –  http://www.vicentetena.org/ (english website)
OLD TOWN – https://goo.gl/maps/wkdBVi39nT62

Colegio Público Graüll – http://www.cpgraull.org/
OLD TOWN – https://goo.gl/maps/6W2DUPjYukC2

Colegio Público Trenc d’Alba (used to be called Amanecer) – http://trencdalba.edu.gva.es/es/ between old town and Lidl Supermarket –  https://goo.gl/maps/VsMJoTPBSGD2

Colegio Público Port de Xàbia – http://ceipportxabia.edu.gva.es/
PORT –  https://goo.gl/maps/E9JAN4ed5FQ2

Colegio Público L’Arenal – http://intercentres.edu.gva.es/cplarenal/
ARENAL – https://goo.gl/maps/TbQbxuwsuzT2

María Inmaculada – http://mariainmaculadajavea.com/
(christian public-private partnership school)
OLD TOWN – https://goo.gl/maps/i7d4PAHF5h42

British International Private Schools

Xabia International College

The Lady Elizabeth School (Benitachell)

Steve Jobs School of Jávea


Additionally there is also a Waldorf School which has opened in 2011. On their webpage you can find two contact phone numbers in English if this is of interest: http://www.waldorfelmontgo.com/contacto/