Welcome to our much-loved school for 3-16 year olds, now entering its tenth year.
We founded The Olive Tree in a cosy ground floor of a house in Sitges to provide a school that was warm, caring and with high academic standards.
Now, nine years later, we have spacious premises with beautiful grassy gardens, a science lab, an ICT suite, airy art room, and a large, full library. But we have remained true to our original values.
Those values centre on high expectations for all children. We see that high expectations breed academic excellence. We strive to give all our pupils a strong sense of independence, optimism and resilience. And above all, an excitement about the world of ideas!
Our dedicated team of teachers are British-government trained, and employ a variety of teaching styles in the classroom. We create an environment where children experiment with new concepts, and follow their curiosity. Discovery and a free exchange of ideas are essential to us.
We value a strong bond between home and school, and encourage frequent dialogue.
We guide our children in developing their own moral code based on empathy and care. We foster a caring attitude: care for the self; care for those around us; and care for the wider community and the world.
Class sizes are small, with a high teacher to student ratio. We are a British government-recognised school, and a high proportion of our pupils have a very high level of English on entry. We follow the British National Curriculum but we interpret it creatively and dynamically, with an emphasis on ownership of the learning and creativity.
Come and see our vibrant learning community for yourself.
We are the only school in Catalonia to offer The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) exams.
NABSS Inspection Report, 14th March 2016
“Engaging, personalised and worthwhile experiences are provided for all pupils throughout the school.”
Since 1978, The National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS) has been inspecting British schools in Spain.
NABSS schools are fully authorised and recognised by Spanish education authorities as teaching the British National Curriculum. Schools are inspected regularly and then authorised.
The Olive Tree has consistently received excellent inspection reports.