Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in Xàbia International College, the only international school in Jávea for pupils from 2 to 18 years.   I hope that it will give you an insight into our varied life here on the beautiful Costa Blanca.

XIC was founded in 1994 to provide a quality education based on the English National Curriculum within an international environment. The school comprises Foundation, Primary and Secondary, offering continuity of education from Nursery to University. Our commitment to small class sizes enables us to provide a personal and individual education for every child.  We strongly believe in working closely with parents in the best interests of all our students, including liaising with our Parents and Teachers Association, 'The Friends of XIC' (FoXIC).

The current roll of approximately 250 students is made up of children of some twenty nationalities.  The school is fully authorised to admit students of all nationalities and to convalidate their studies in line with the Spanish Education System, up to and including 6th Form.

As a multicultural international school, language teaching is prioritised.  From
the age of 2 all children are immersed in a bilingual environment, stimulating the early acquisition of both Spanish and English. Spanish language and culture is taught throughout the school alongside the English Curriculum, with other languages being introduced from the age of 11.  We welcome children of all nationalities, whatever their level of English.  Whilst the majority achieve fluency in the language very quickly, we can provide additional language support if it is needed.

Our students' academic studies are complemented by a wide range of activities both in school and within the local community. Within the school our music, drama and sports programmes are enhanced by the opportunity to be involved in orchestra, choir, drama, performing arts and sports clubs.  Private tuition in piano, flute, drums and guitar is also offered.  Sports activities after school include football, karate, and ceramics.  We have close links with local sports clubs and our music and drama students perform at events throughout the year.  Our pupils are represented on Jávea's children's council and regularly win prizes in local art and literacy competitions.

Hilary Fernandez
Head of College

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