The International Baccalaureate in Madrid at Internacional Aravaca offers a unique opportunity for students who wish to continue their education at international universities.

At International Aravaca we offer a comprehensive programme that not only focuses on academics, but also implements a rigorous language programme, as well as other extra-curricular activities, which enhance our students’ skills for their future academic challenges.

Welcome to the International Baccalaureate Madrid

Our International Baccalaureate in Madrid is based on a comprehensive programme, an absolute commitment to our students’ goals and the best possible environment.

The educational excellence of the International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) at our school represents the cutting edge of global education. With a rigorous curriculum, we prepare our students not only for academic success, but also for global citizenship.

Our methodology emphasises critical thinking, independent research and intercultural understanding. The IB is not just a study programme, it is an intellectual adventure that challenges and expands our students’ horizons.

Our philosophy and commitment to quality education

At our international school, quality education is at the heart of our philosophy. We believe in nurturing each student’s innate curiosity and fostering a lifelong passion for learning. Our personalised approach ensures that each student receives individual attention, enabling them to reach their full potential. Excellence in teaching, combined with state-of-the-art resources, creates an environment where learning is dynamic, interactive and constantly evolving.

A nurturing and stimulating environment for pupils’ all-round development

The environment at our school is designed to foster the holistic development of our students. Beyond academic excellence, we emphasise emotional, social and physical development. Our extensive sports facilities, art and music programmes, and a wide variety of clubs and societies ensure that every student has the opportunity to explore and nurture their unique interests and talents. This approach creates a community of versatile, creative and empathetic individuals.

Why choose our International Baccalaureate Madrid

The reasons for choosing our International Baccalaureate in Madrid are as follows.

Outstanding track record as an authorised International Baccalaureate centre

Over the years, we have demonstrated a commitment to the high educational standards demanded by the IB, offering a programme that is not only challenging, but also transformative. Our graduates are testament to the excellence and prestige that the IB brings, opening doors to educational and professional opportunities around the world.

Highly qualified faculty with expertise in the IB programme

We have a team of highly qualified, native-speaking teachers who specialise in the IB programme. Our teachers are experts in their fields, passionate about teaching and committed to the intellectual and emotional development of each student. The pedagogical approach is based on motivating and guiding students through the deep and meaningful learning that is essential for success in the IB.


El IB Programme is a set of educational programs delivered in more than 5,600 schools in 159 countries by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), a non-profit Foundation based in Geneva whose goal is to improve the world through education.

Its goal is to train young people who are supportive, informed and eager for knowledge, capable of contributing to creating a better and more peaceful world, within the framework of mutual understanding and intercultural respect.

IB Programme:

  • Focuses on students
  • Develop effective teaching and learning methodologies
  • Takes place within global contexts
  • Explore meaningful content

IB Programme:

  • Focused on students, they promote healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal improvement.
  • They help students develop the attitudes and skills necessary for academic and personal success.
  • They deepen understanding of languages ​​and cultures, and explore ideas and issues with global relevance.
  • They offer a broad and balanced, conceptual and cohesive curriculum

Students at IB World Schools receive an exceptional education in which:

  • They are encouraged to think critically and solve complex problems
  • They direct their own learning
  • They take educational programs that can help them enter some of the most prestigious universities in the world
  • They become more aware of cultural differences by learning a second language
  • They can relate to others in an increasingly globalized and rapidly changing world

IB Programmes stans out for:

  • Encourage students to think critically and question what they are told.
  • Encourage students to examine both the local and international environment.
  • Train people with international mentality.
  • Maintain its independence from governments and national education systems, allowing it to adopt best practices from a wide variety of educational frameworks and curricula from different countries.


Hábiles para indagar y realizar investigaciones, ddeveloping their natural curiosity. 


They explore concepts, ideas and issues of local and global importance, cconnecting the different subjects. 


They are critical, reflective and make reasoned and ethical decisions.
They develop their ability to think independently and critically.  


They express ideas with confidence and creativity.
They are able to communicate in various ways and in several languages ​​from a young age: debating, sharing ideas and listening to other points of view. 


They act with integrity, honesty, justice and respect.
They are aware and responsible for their actions and their corresponding consequences.


They appreciate their own culture and history and are open to others.
They evaluate and respect different points of view. 


They show respect for the needs and feelings of others.
They participate in different social programs showing empathy and respect.


They approach situations with common sense and determination. They defend what they believe with eloquence. They face new challenges and overcome their difficulties.


They understand the importance of physical, mental and emotional balance to achieve individual and collective well-being. 


They evaluate their own learning and experiences, recognizing their qualities and limitations. 


The objective of all IB programs is to train internationally minded people and to develop the attributes of the IB learning community profile, who are aware of the condition that unites them as human beings and the responsibility they share to ensure the planet. International mentality is one of the central aspects of this objective.

They are based on shared values ​​and have a common emphasis on developing students with an attitude of lifelong learning, capable not only of understanding our interconnected and complex world, but also of having a positive impact on it.

Primary Years Programme

The PYP marks the start of a lifelong journey. It develops caring and culturally aware children aged 3 – 12 to become active participants in their own learning.

Age range: 3-12

First offered: 1997

Middle Years Programme

Building a solid academic foundation, the MYP develops student’s confidence in managing their own learning and making connections between their learning in the classroom and the real world.

Age range: 11-16

First offered: 1994

Diploma Programme

A future-ready programme that builds student’s inquiring mindset, fosters their desire to learn, and prepares them to excel at their careers and lead meaningul lives.

Age range: 16-19

First offered: 1968

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The academic success of our students is based on the rigour of our programmes.


Subjects and subjects that make up the IB programme

The IB programme at our school covers a wide range of subjects including science, mathematics, the arts, humanities and languages. Each subject is taught with a global approach, encouraging students to make connections between different areas of knowledge and to understand their application in the real world. This diversity ensures a well-rounded and balanced education.


Balanced approach to academic development, creativity and action

Our IB approach rigorously balances academic development with creativity and real action. Through arts, sports and community service activities, we promote learning that goes beyond the classroom. This balance fosters the development of life skills such as leadership, teamwork and social responsibility.


Research projects and collaborative work

Research projects and collaborative work are fundamental pillars of the IB programme. Our students engage in projects such as the essay, creativity-related activities, research and collaboration skills, etc., preparing them for future academic and professional challenges.


Apoyo individualizado para el éxito académico y el desarrollo personal

Entendemos la importancia del apoyo individualizado para alcanzar el éxito académico y personal. Cada estudiante recibe atención personalizada, adaptando el proceso de aprendizaje a sus necesidades individuales. Este enfoque garantiza no solo el éxito académico, también el desarrollo de habilidades vitales y la confianza necesaria para afrontar su futuro educativo y profesional.


Proyectos de investigación y trabajo colaborativo

Los proyectos de investigación y el trabajo colaborativo son pilares fundamentales del programa del BI. Nuestros estudiantes se involucran en proyectos como el ensayo, las actividades relacionadas con la creatividad, asignaturas donde aplican habilidades de investigación y colaboración, etc., preparándolos para retos académicos y profesionales futuros.


Subject-specific options and choice of pathways

We offer a variety of subject specific options and the flexibility for students to choose pathways according to their interests and future aspirations. This personalisation allows students to delve deeper into areas of interest to them, while maintaining a holistic approach that is essential in IB. This choice ensures that each student can follow a pathway that aligns with their goals.


Following our IB programme offers the following advantages.

An internationally recognised and future-oriented curriculum

Our International Baccalaureate (IB) offers a globally recognised curriculum, preparing students not only for academic success, but also for the challenges of the future, both academically and in the workplace.

Developing fundamental skills and competencies for the 21st century

The IB emphasises the development of essential skills such as effective communication, problem solving and collaboration. These competencies are crucial for success in the 21st century, preparing students for diverse careers.

Opening doors to the best national and international universities

IB graduates are sought after by universities around the world. This programme provides a solid academic foundation that enhances opportunities for admission to prestigious institutions, both nationally and internationally.

Global focus and multicultural perspective to foster global awareness

The IB promotes a global understanding and multicultural perspective. Through its curriculum and diverse community, students gain global awareness and appreciation for different cultures, preparing them to be responsible and empathetic global citizens.


To find out about the specific process involved in enrolling in our International Baccalaureate, please contact our admissions team.

  1. Expediente académico del alumno
  2. Reunión de la Coordinadora del Diploma con la familia y con el alumno
  3. Supera las pruebas diagnósticas:
    • Prueba de inglés en la que el alumno demostrará su nivel de inglés con una titulación equivalente al B2 y/o una prueba diagnóstica de nivel.
    • Prueba escrita de reflexión y comprensión textual
  4. Carta de recomendación del profesorado de 4º ESO.
  5. Firmar el compromiso de permanencia en el Programa.