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.

Emma Montgomery – Head of Primary