The standard of Spanish education is high, and expats will have a variety of options when it comes to finding a school for their child. There are public, private (colegios privados), semi-private (colegios concertados) and international schools in the country. These institutions range from Catholic to secular, and co-educational to single-gendered.
Education is compulsory in Spain for children between the ages of six and 16, and the school year typically runs from mid-September to the end of June.
Expats only planning to stay in Spain for a short time, or those with older children, generally opt for an international school.