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I am about to live inLa Nucia, Alicante area of Spain. Does anyone know any good or bad things about Elians school. Perhaps there is a better school near to La Nucia. Thank you

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I am about to live inLa Nucia, Alicante area of Spain. Does anyone know any good or bad things about Elians school. Perhaps there is a better school near to La Nucia. Thank you
I very briefly looked at Elians as I was thinking of moving to that area but decided to remain in Scotland. It is a stunning school with wonderful grounds and classrooms. It has small class sizes and no discipline issues. Something one would expect in a private school. However, that's as far as I got in my research. I didn't manage to compare results but I understand there is a website listing these, I'm afraid I don't know it but if you do a google search I imagine it will pop up.

I'm sorry I cannot be of any more assistance.

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Thank you for your help Angela

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I just took a look at the website. weirdly enough when i googled Elians school spain, I didn't get the website address, in fact I got several commercial pages in the first few lines, and even this forum question, leading me to believe that the school website does not receive many hits.

When I finally found the website address, and got onto the site, I found the home page to be crammed with all kinds of advertisements, making me feel as if the school is more a commercial churning machine than concerntrating on teaching the kids. It looks messy and cluttered, again, imo making the school appear to be run in the same way.

it also says that they start teaching kids from 4 months old; yep you read it right, 4 months old. I take it they mean that they have a child daycare center there where parents can drop off their kids during the day but again, the school comes across very um...intent on milking money or at least not focussed on the most important thing, namely Education.

then the last thing that bothered me was the fact that they do NOT mention school fees, anywhere.

To me, though maybe I am exaggerating, a school that doesn't publish its fees has something to hide. I spent most of my primary and high school in international schools, and have never been to one where they weren't upfront about the fees. (i know this coz later on in life I googled all the schools i went to )

Let me stress, I don't know the school personally, have never been there and am making these comments based on how I view international school websites combined with a work point of view. It could be a very good school that just offers way more than a normal international school does but it's definitely not one I would send my children to.

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then the last thing that bothered me was the fact that they do NOT mention school fees, anywhere.

To me, though maybe I am exaggerating, a school that doesn't publish its fees has something to hide.

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None of the international schools here on the Costa del Sol advertise the fees on their websites. I wouldn't hold that against a school as it seems the norm here. If you contact them by email they will usually send you further information about fees and any discounts available.

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Well, Xatvia intl college does as does the European School in Alicante to name a couple but you are right not all of them do.


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None of the international schools here on the Costa del Sol advertise the fees on their websites. I wouldn't hold that against a school as it seems the norm here. If you contact them by email they will usually send you further information about fees and any discounts available.

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Well, Xatvia intl college does as does the European School in Alicante to name a couple but you are right not all of them do.
do you mean XIC - Xabia International College?

yes they do, as does Lady Elizabeth & I think the Firs


so do others on the Costa Blanca

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I've never seen fees advertised, however the ones I've looked at all have a very similar price structure. All around 750€ ish a month for years 10-12 (thats not age)

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My daughter goes there. I am happy with her progress. Most classes there are about 70% spanish students which means her Spanish is very good. Yes the school is a business, but the teachers work hard for the students and there is a happy atmosphere. Alternative private schools in the area are
Sierra Bernia in Alfaz del Pi (a bit cheaper than elians, but poorer facilaties)
Costa Blanca school in Albir.
Lady Elizabeth secondary in Benissa with a 45 min school bus from Albir. more expensive but bigger than Elians with more subject choice for IGCSE and Alevels.

SCHOLA EUROPAEA in San Juan near alicante with school bus from albir and maybe la nucia. 4 parallel classes each year with 30 students. each with different "first language" german spanish English and french. leads to IB. discount for second and third child from same family.

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I have discovered that teachers at Elians send their own children to Elians. I would therefore imagine that it is a very good school.

I am afraid I have no further information.

Angela


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