The English International College
About The English International College
The English International College, located near Marbella on the Costa del Sol, was founded in the summer of 1982. Established to be ‘free of all political, racial or religious prejudice and originally composed of just five classrooms, the school was opened with a roll of 32 primary and secondary students.
Within a year, extended premises were acquired and the school began to function with complete Primary and Secondary Departments.
In November 1983, the college passed a full inspection by members of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate from Great Britain and was later recognised by the Ministerio de Educación y Ciéncias in Spain, having received its accreditation on the 23rd March 1984 from the Consejería de Educación of the Junta de Andalucía. The college was admitted into the National Association of British Schools in Spain at the same time. The school grew steadily and, in 1993, it obtained membership of the European Council of International Schools. From September of that year, it became licensed to accept Spanish nationals at all levels.
The college was originally a privately owned institution; it later became an S.A.L (cooperative) body before exploring various other organisational structures which would best serve and protect its integrity. The English International College is now an Educational Trust, served by legal and financial trustees, to whom the school and its auditors are responsible.
During its history, the EIC has been proud of its successes: examination results have been consistently impressive and students have gone on to study at many of the most prestigious universities and colleges around the world, including Oxbridge and Harvard.