Founded in 2020, Barcelona High School (BHS) is a non-traditional, flexible and dynamic international and American school in Barcelona Spain. BHS prides itself on its innovative, diverse and student-centered learning pedagogy called the BHS Method™.
BHS is centrally located in Barcelona, instead of outside the city like the other
international and American schools. The school is in the bohemian and centrally located neighborhood of Gracia with perfect access to all modes of public transportation.
Academics consist of accredited US curriculum courses taught in native English. AP courses are also available, although they are not obligatory. For those unfamiliar with AP classes, they are the US curriculum equivalent to the International Baccalaureate (IB), and A levels of the British system, and are sometimes required when applying to elite universities with the American High School Diploma.
BHS has a small student-teacher ratio and students attend school as one big family. The space is open and dynamic causing students to excel academically, socially and emotionally. Moreover, the school encourages students from different grade levels and nationalities to interact which leads to an incredible blend of ideas.
To enhance learning, students are provided with a range of supporting components. These include: a mental health coach, social and creative activities to make friends, international speakers, and career and life counseling. Naturally, students increase their emotional intelligence while expanding their opportunities and finding their life passions.
Students graduate when completing the 12th grade. They then receive an official American High School Diploma which allows them to attend international universities throughout the world. While some of our students plan to attend universities in USA, most BHS students attend universities in Europe that offer Bachelors degrees in English.