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Benjamin Franklin International School

Benjamin Franklin International School

BFIS offers a differentiated American curriculum from Nursery to Grade 10 and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program in Grades 11 and 12. They are a truly international school in Barcelona with a roughly one-third breakdown among US, International, and Spanish families.

Their diverse and engaged student body, faculty, and parent community-now comprised over 50 different nationalities and cultural heritages. Their staff also come from different countries and bring a rich diversity of knowledge and experiences to the classroom, helping students to appreciate and understand differences, as well as develop an open-minded perspective to create a more tolerant and respectful society.

At BFIS, they embrace diversity as a source of pride and strength and consider it an essential element of their identity. Instruction at BFIS is entirely in English, with language courses offered in Spanish and Catalan. Their graduates receive offers of acceptance from some of the most important colleges and universities worldwide.

Perfect Location

BFIS is located in Barcelona city, with easy access to public transport and primary freeways coming in and out of the city.

Teaching Approach

BFIS supports and encourages students to be curious independent learners who pursue their passions and understand the beauty and power of knowledge. Their teaching approach is based on differentiated instruction and places the student at the center of the learning process.
Small class size: 15-18 students.


Innovation takes many different forms at BFIS, where kids are empowered as active constructors of their own understanding to a design thinking programs with the incorporation of maker spaces to build solutions for different problems and needs, to robotic classes, flexible seating, 1:1 laptop programs, and cutting-edge professional development for BFIS faculty.

BFIS Graduates

BFIS pass rates and average scores in the IBDP are always significantly above the national and world averages. BFIS graduates leave the school with impressive results that have gained them entry into a range of competitive colleges and universities in the US, UK, Spain and other countries in both hemispheres.


Their purpose is to engage in a diverse school community in the pursuit of educational excellence and success for all students.


Our Values are: Be Kind, Be Honest, Be Responsible, Be Respectful
Maximize Individual Potential: All students should have the opportunity to maximize their individual academic, social, and emotional potential.

  • Cultural Diverse Community: They take pride in their diversity and build on the strength of our differences.
  • Character Development: BFIS supports students in developing clear ethical principles that will guide their actions and decision-making because doing what is right requires honesty, integrity, and courage.
  • Life-long Learning: Students should cultivate the habits of mind to be curious, independent learners who pursue their passions.
  • Shared Responsibility: Success is achieved through teamwork and collaboration.
  • Hard Work and Perseverance: Effort and commitment are more important than talent and should be cultivated in all aspects of school life.
  • Joy: Joy and wonder are essential elements in the learning process that breed passion and creativity.

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