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Valencia International Schools


For anyone planning a move to or within Valencia on the eastern coast of Spain we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Valencia and the surround area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Spain, Valencia’s famous suburbs of La Eliana, La Cañada, Godella and nearby towns include Castellòn de la Plana, Albacete and Murcia.

Valencia has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from Spain mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Never afraid to innovate, Valencia diverted its flood-prone river to the outskirts and converted the former riverbed into a glorious green ribbon of park winding right through the city. On it are the strikingly futuristic buildings of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, designed by local boy Santiago Calatrava. Other brilliant contemporary buildings grace the city, which also has a fistful of fabulous Modernista buildings, great museums, a long stretch of beach and a large, characterful old quarter. Valencia, surrounded by its huerta, a fertile zone of market gardens, is famous as the home of rice dishes such as paella, but its buzzy dining scene offers plenty more besides; it's a superb spot for eating." Lonely Planet

Valencia is on the eastern coast of Spain and faces the Mediterranean Sea. The city is only a short stretch away from the Balearic Islands and is well connected to the major neighbouring cities of Murcia, Albacete and Alicante.

Valencia is Spain’s third-largest city! It’s 791,000 population make it a hot spot for pretty much everything… however the city doesn’t lose its charm to the numbers, treasuring it’s cosy, local feel.

For more fun facts about Valencia, scroll down to our Valencia feature page!


Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Valencia, Spain?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Valencia (or you already live in Valencia but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Valencia there is a big choice of high quality Valencia schools, with a number of the cities highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Spain.

The private education sector in and around Valencia features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Valencia, Spain (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 35+ years, the isbi School Search guide is one of the largest and most comprehensive International school and private school directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

> You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Valencia and in the suburbs of Valencia by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

> With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

> You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Spain and worldwide.

Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Valencia, Spain

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Valencia, Spain providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:


Where To Live In Valencia, Spain

The most popular suburbs in Valencia, Spain and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Valencia, (791,000)

Patraix (60,000)

L’Olivereta (49,250)

Algirós (38,700)

Campanar (38,000)

El Pla del Real (30,000)

Jesus (19,900)

Camins al Grau (18,900)

Quatre Carreras (16,400)

La Salïdia (14,800)

Poblats Maritims (12,300)

Extramurs (9,400)

Ciutat Vella (Old Town) (6,300)

L’Eixample (7,300)

Benicalap (5,200)

Pobles de L’oast (4,800)

Pobles del Sud (2,500)

Pobles del Nord (2,300)


Valencia is a very popular place to live and many people move to Valencia each year, or to near Valencia and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Valencia are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Valencia for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Valencia and the surrounding area.

Ten Things To Know About Valencia, Spain

> FACT 1: Valencia has been voted the best city to live in twice! InterNations, an expat community guide voted Valencia for the top spot both in 2020 and in 2022.

> FACT 2: Paella is originally from Valencia! The traditional Spanish meal was first dished up in the village of El Palmar, just outside Valencia. However, the original recipe included chicken, rabbit and snails! You won't be short of places to sample Valancian paella as the city boasts over 30 paella restaurants…

> FACT 3:  Valencia has the largest street party in the world! Every March, citizens head to the streets to celebrate Las Fallas Festival. It lasts for a total of 19 days and symbolises the coming of spring.

> FACT 4:  There are 3 incredible UNESCO cities in Valencia! The first to be named was La Lonja de la Seda, a silk trade centre. Next was the oldest justice institution of El Tribunal de las Aguas. Finally, the Las Fallas festival discussed above was also listed!

> FACT 5:  Valencia has recently been named the World Design Capital! It’s range of Gothic towers, Romanesque-style churches and of course the famous Palau de les Arts makes it an obvious choice

> FACT 6:  Valencia has one of the largest public parks in Spain. Turia Park covers around 9km of the city and is a family favourite for a sunny afternoon (of which Valencia has many!). Interestingly, Turia Park used to be a river, however the city decided to divert it in 1957 due to its tendency to flood.

> FACT 7:  Head to Mercado Central in the city centre to experience one of Europe’s largest and oldest markets! The market is also located in the incredible building of Lonja de la Seda, one of the most impressive art nouveau designs in the city.

> FACT 8:  Valencia has also been named the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022 and the European Green Capital for 2024!

> FACT 9:  There are two Valentine's days celebrated in Valencia! They of course celebrate February the 14th but they also mark October 9th as San Dionís day!

> FACT 10:  Valencia has two official languages! Spanish is the dominant language in the city, however Valenciano is still widely spoken in nearby villages.

Where To Live In Valencia, Spain

Valencia and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or Spain estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Valencia living to rural, Spain or coast lifestyles, Valencia and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and Spainside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

El Carmen Valencia, El Cabanyal Valencia, Benimaclet Valencia, Cánovas & Mercado de Colón Area Valencia, Mestalla Valencia, Gran Via Valencia, Ciutat Vella Valencia, Pla del Remei Valencia, El Pilar, Valencia, El Xerea Valencia, El Botanic Valencia

Commuting To And From Valencia By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Valencia is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Castellon de la Plana, Albacete, Alicante, Murcia and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Valencia To Madrid: Madrid is about 360 km by road from Valencia via the A-3 and driving to the centre of Madrid from Valencia normally takes under 4 hours. There is a very regular train service to Madrid from Valencia, with trains taking from 1 hour 50 minutes.

> Valencia To Murica: Murica is about 220 km by road from Valencia via the A-7 and driving to the centre of Murica from Valencia normally takes under 2 horus 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Murica from Valencia, with trains taking around 3 hours 15 minutes.

> Valencia To Castellón de la Plana: Castellón de la Plana is about 70 km by road from Valencia via the AP-7 and driving to the centre of Castellón de la Plana from Valencia normally takes under 1 hour. There is a very regular train service to Castellón de la Plana from Valencia, with trains taking from 1 our 15 minutes.

Nearest Airports To Valencia, Spain

The nearest airport to Valencia is Valencia (VLC) which is 8 km from Valencia. Other nearby airports include Alicante (ALC) (under 132 km) and Ibiza (IBZ) (164km)


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