Our story

Our Story

The International School of Catalunya (ISCAT) opened its doors for the first time in 2007, with a mission to offer both local and international families in the Barcelona region a values-based and dynamic education for their children.

Not only keeping the classes small, but also fostering close contact between students and staff, was and is important to us in shaping our own particular culture of learning and community spirit. ISCAT has grown from just 13 students in its first year to a current enrolment of more than 230.

In 2012, we established our Forest School programme, currently a pioneer project in Spain. This, under the guidance of Forest Leader Emma Montgomery, has complemented our outdoor education programme.

We are proud to have been accepted by UNICEF as an accredited Rights Respecting School, with the articles of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child underpinning much of our programme of learning.

ISCAT is one of the first schools to pioneer the project outside the UK. Over the years, our students have learned and committed themselves to sharing, fundraising and supporting UNICEF’s numerous causes.

Andrea Stylianou – Primary Principal

In September 2019, ISCAT will again write history with the inauguration of ISCAT Boarding, a new boarding facility for international students in La Garriga, as well as the launching of ISCAT Maresme – our brand-new new purpose-built campus in Canet de Mar – enabling local and international families living on the Costa Brava and the Maresme region to form part of our thriving community and share our passion for values-based learning.