Address: Calle Castellón de la Plana 8, 28006, Madrid  
Telephone: +34 915 68 99 37 
Teaching language: English 
Gender: Co-educational 
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate 
Ages: 15 to 18


"The Global College is a day and boarding school offering an innovative International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP), anchored in the history and values of IE University.

"We prepare students from all over the world for access to leading universities. We do this through our highly personalised curriculum, superb mentoring and career guidance, and focus on the skills needed in a world of rapid technological change."

What the school says

"Our DNA as a world-leading IB school is rooted in the following: 


"Humanities are a lens to understand and transform the world. We offer the most advanced STEM courses along with powerful knowledge in the humanities.


"We place technology at the core of our curriculum, with EdTech tools and methodologies that teach students to leverage its advantages.


"We help students grow as individuals who recognise opportunities, solve problems, act on initiative and drive positive change.


"Ours is a diverse and cosmopolitan community with different nationalities, ideas, and backgrounds that enrich the learning experience."


"As students complete our innovative IBDP, they will also be a part of these programmes:

The Entrepreneurship Project

"Students will develop their project in teams by identifying and validating their ideas with real-life experts. They will assess the risks and rewards, evaluate opportunities, and pitch their business proposals while developing their communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills.

University Guidance 

"Guiding students to develop their strengths and discover their passions is one of our priorities. 

"Our students work with our guidance counsellors to choose IB DP Subjects that best integrate their academic and personal interests. Through one-on-one meetings, assessments and events they will explore their future higher education opportunities.

Well-being Programme

"The programme is overseen by the IE Center for Health, Well-Being, and Happiness. The programme focuses on three core areas essential for them to reach their full potential: body (health), mind (wellbeing) and spirit (happiness). Through research-based programmes, we provide our students with the tools to problem-solve, make healthy lifestyle choices, and understand their effects on well-being."


Fees for the 2024/2025 academic year range from EUR 20,700 for day students to EUR 37,200 for boarding students. There is a place reservation fee of EUR 2,000 for day students and EUR 4,000 for boarding students. This place reservation fee is credited towards tuition and is non-refundable.

There is a small application fee of EUR 135. Annual tuition fees are payable in payment plans of one, three or nine instalments. 

The school offers a 10 percent discount for one sibling when two or more siblings are enrolled at the same time. 

From the principal

“I have worked in education for 20 years across three continents, and I have never been so excited about the vision and capabilities of a school as I am now. It is truly a privilege to be the Principal of The Global College.”

"What sets The Global College apart is our focus on the future. It’s our mission to prepare our students to succeed in a world that’s constantly evolving, driven by technological, social and cultural change. The Industries of tomorrow may not even exist yet – so how do we equip young people to grow and succeed in any environment?

"Throughout our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, we embed key skills for the future – entrepreneurship, technological skills, communication in all their many forms.

"With our strategic alliance with IE University, we further draw from the history, knowledge, prestige and values of one of the most recognised educational institutions in the world.

"Our unique mentorship programme supports them at every stage to explore their interests and passions, to develop their own vision for their future.

"We are a truly international college with a diverse community of teachers and students. This isn’t another two years of school: it’s the best possible preparation for university, and the limitless challenges and possibilities that lie beyond."

– Barry Cooper, Principal of The Global College

From the students

“I chose The Global College because of its entrepreneurial approach to learning and the independence that is given to you.” 

– Felicitas (Germany, Class of 2024)

“I chose The Global College because it really promotes you to be ambitious and supports you in all the decisions that you make.”

 – Laura (Spain, Class of 2024)

“The Global College is helping me reach my goals through the mentorship programme, having a mentor definitely helps a lot with personalised learning. The contact we have with the teachers makes it easier to understand your passions and prepare for your future.” 

– Enzo (Brazil, Class of 2024)

“Over the past few months, I’ve grown to love the city. I adore the nature, there’s so much to do, as well as cultural and physical activities.”  

– Jinte (Belgium, Class of 2024)

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