The English School, the first English school founded in Donostia, began its journey 56 years ago when it opened its doors in Villa Carmen (Ategorrieta) in 1967. It moved to Villa Ashun in 1975. In 1978, the Cooperative Society of Parents and Mothers became the school’s owner, remaining in the building under a rental agreement.
It was the beginning of a continuous evolution, constructing a unique and essential educational project for the city of San Sebastián. Our primary instruction language is English, and personalised attention is our main focus.
The English School, the first English school founded in Donostia, began its journey 56 years ago when it opened its doors in Villa Carmen (Ategorrieta) in 1967.
It moved to Villa Ashun in 1975.
In 1978, the Cooperative Society of Parents and Mothers became the school’s owner, remaining in the building under a rental agreement.
1994 The English School also started teaching ESO (Secondary Education). They acquired the Txabol Berri building adjacent to Villa Ashun to accommodate this.
Multidisciplinary creativity is a core pillar of the project, which led to establishing our own Official Music School in 1995, offering theoretical and practical teaching of a wide range of instruments.
Our project provides personalised attention tailored to each student, with a Special Education classroom since 1998 and a staff psychologist.
In 2004, we fulfilled our objective of providing comprehensive education throughout the initial education cycle, from 0 to 16, by opening the cycle for 0 to 3-year-olds.
This evolution was acknowledged in 2006 when the Basque Government declared the school a Public Utility agent (BOPV of December 13, 2006).
In 2010, the Basque Government selected us as a Trilingual Experimentation Center.
We embark on a significant new chapter by acquiring full ownership of Villa Ashun. Being fully in charge of our building and land will allow gradual structural reforms to adapt the facilities to the school’s educational model, unleashing its full potential.
Thus, The English School secures its long-term continuity. The school is at a historic moment, optimistic towards the future.