Best private education in Spain

60+ Years of Exemplary Results and Fulfilling the Greatest Aspirations

Listed as “The No.1 school in Spain” (El Mundo), Colegio San Patricio offers a world-class, private international education based on solid values across three state-of-the-art campuses in Madrid, catering for children aged 1 to 18 years old.

Since 1958, multiple generations of students have gained a robust education exceeding international standards at our school. San Patricio is renowned for its outstanding holistic preparation spanning academics, arts, sports, multilingualism, and a consistent pursuit of academic excellence through a combination of traditional and innovative methodologies. Additionally, our exclusive programme for Gifted and Talented learners is recognised by the Ministry of Education as one of the best in Spain.

Our students attain grades above national and world averages in both EvAU and IBDP examinations, including the maximum IBDP score, which only less than 1% of students can achieve, and Maths results surpass the global average by 30%. 

CSP Madrid's educational model ensures learners graduate with a solid academic foundation and valuable life skills to succeed in the most ambitious degrees and career fields.

Aspire to Greatness: CSP Madrid will empower you to reach your most ambitious goals

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Our Awards and Recognitions

For more than 15 years, Colegio San Patricio has demonstrated exemplary practices in education and has been listed as “the number 1 school in Spain” by prestigious publications.

  • Ranked the best school in Spain by "El Mundo"
  • Ranked in the Top 10 best 100 schools in Spain according to Forbes Magazine.

Accolades & Distinctions

In recognition of the school's outstanding work, San Patricio has been presented with the following accolades:

  • The Command of the Civil Order of King Alfonso X the Wise - the highest distinction available to educational institutions granted by the Ministry of Education and Science.
  • The Silver Medal of the Community of Madrid for CSP's outstanding educational achievements.
  • Introduction to the Royal Order of Sports Merit in the bronze plate category for outstanding sports achievements.
  • Madrid Excellence Award for Customer Trust in the SME category.

Exceptional Results in the PISA Report

Our students have achieved excellent results in the prestigious PISA report for Educational Centres.

The PISA report confirms that our students perform well above the Spanish and OECD averages in reading, maths, and science.

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Discover Our 3 School Campuses in Madrid

For over 60 years, San Patricio School has successfully educated thousands of students on 3 different campuses in Madrid, empowering each one to achieve the most ambitious goals and pursue fulfilling careers: Serrano and La Moraleja for our Early Years and Primary students (1 to 11 years old), and El Soto, where students from the other two campuses can complete their San Patricio education through Secondary School and the Baccalaureate programmes (Spanish or IBDP). 

Each campus features purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities designed to support students in exploring their talents in academics, sports and the arts. Our school facilities are a testament to our rigorous educational standards and our dedication to empowering individuals with the skills and knowledge to achieve their maximum potential.

Why Choose San Patricio School in Madrid?

For three generations, San Patricio Madrid School has been the number one choice for families, consistently recognised among the best schools in Spain by prestigious publications such as El Mundo and Forbes Magazine. The school has also received honorary accolades for its outstanding educational achievements, including The Command of the Civil Order of King Alfonso X and the Royal Order of Sports Merit, among others. 

Our academic programmes provide individual learning experiences tailored to the strengths and needs of each student alongside a focus on academics, sports, arts, emotional skills and technology, blending the best of tradition and innovation to offer the ideal approach for each age group. Children in Nursery and Primary Schools receive a first-class bilingual education and have the option to pursue the IB programmes from secondary school onwards. 

All students develop multilingual skills in Spanish, English, French and German with native teachers, and all benefit from an exemplary extracurricular enrichment offer, spanning high-performance sports, ski competitions, debate club, comprehensive arts programs including film studies, robotics, and more.
The No 1 school in Spain

Ranked the No.1 School in Spain

Listed as 'Best School in Spain' in El Mundo & a Top 5 School in respected rankings for 15+ years due to exceptional academic results

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Top Results in Spain & Internationally

Exceptional preparation & bespoke programmes help students achieve 13+ in EvAU exams & the maximum score in the IBDP which <1% of students achieve globally

School with access to the best universities in Spain

Exclusive University Destinations & Careers

Our graduates achieve their highest aspirations, gaining admission to their 1st choice top universities & landing their dream jobs in competitive fields worldwide

The best school in Spain to develop talents

Unique High Abilities Programme from 1-18

Offered across our 3 campuses for gifted students to reach their full potential, with Enrichment Workshops, a High Abilities specialist & personalised support

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Excellent Student Outcomes

Year after year, our students excel in external assessments, showcasing their academic achievement through impressive results. With our bespoke guidance and the skillset acquired at our school, 90% of our graduates progress to their preferred leading universities in Spain, such as Autónoma, Complutense, Carlos III, Comillas, IE, among others, and top international universities, including many institutions in the globally-respected Russell Group in the UK. Moreover, our school's professional coaching prepares pupils to become professional players and secure coveted sports scholarships to study in US colleges.  

Our graduates then go on to have fulfilling careers all over the world, from working in law firms in New York to serving as Medical Directors, respected scientists, and holding many other prestigious roles.

Academic Results

Congratulations to our students' truly exceptional achievements in the National and International Baccalaureate exams and other assessments. These brilliant outcomes are a testament to our school's unwavering commitment to excellence, guiding learners to achieve their maximum potential.

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Awarded Bilingual Diplomas  

EvAU 2024 Results




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Achieved 11 or More


Highest Score out of 10

An Inspired School

Colegio San Patricio is a member of the Inspired Education Group, a world-leading group of premium schools that offers excellence in education to more than 80,000 students in over 110 schools in 5 continents.

With Inspired Education, students have a world of opportunities across the three pillars of academics, sports and the arts to collaborate, compete and stay at other Inspired schools around the world, spanning Global Summer Camps, Exchange Programmes, international competitions and access to cutting-edge technologies.

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Discover how our values-based education, with its blend of tradition and innovation, academic excellence, and a multilingual approach can provide the best foundation for your child's successful future.