©2020 by Barcelona High School

American School Barcelona Spain

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Why BHS?

Our mission is to help students reach their full academic potential to attend the best university they can in USA.

And most importantly, we care!


About Us

Barcelona High School (BHS) is an American school prep academy for 7th to 12th grade, located in the center of Barcelona Spain.

BHS was created for students who want to attend university in USA, especially the best universities in USA, specifically on athletic (Division I) or academic scholarships.

BHS provides US accredited classes (including NCAA approved, honors, and AP) and an official American high school diploma.

BHS is also the only American school in Barcelona that focuses extensively on American university entrance exams (PSAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GRE and GMAT for graduate school) and admissions.

Accordingly, BHS has the following programs: 

1)  American School

This is a virtual learning program that uses US accredited interactive online curriculum with 1-on-1 in-person tutoring and instruction, along with teacher assignment management.

This program has a flexible schedule which allows for students to fully pursue their extra curricular passions while obtaining a great education.

2)  USA University Entrance

SAT Prep Courses:

This program includes providing university entrance exam courses and scheduling and coordination of the official exams.

USA University Admission:

This program helps students with the university application and admissions process in order to attend the best universities in USA on academic and athletic scholarships.


The Team

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Jaclyn Caruana

Executive Director

Jaclyn Caruana, an American, has been Barcelona's leading academic tutor and American university exam prep and university placement advisor since 2003.  Jaclyn has extensive experience helping students and parents with university exam coordination and preparation, and providing university advisement services.  Jaclyn is very passionate about helping students obtain their dreams to attend university in USA. 

Over the last 7 years, Jaclyn's students in Barcelona have been admitted to the following universities in USA: ​








University of Chicago




University of Michigan

UC Berkeley




Carnegie Mellon

John Hopkins University

Harvey Mudd College

Babson University

Boston University

Purdue University 

American University

George Washington University



Pepperdine University

University of Miami

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Akida Mashaka


Akida Mashaka is co-founder of BCN Life, the leading relocation expert services agency for moving to Barcelona.  Akida is an American from Los Angeles, California who lives in Barcelona with his wife Lia and two children.  Akida created BHS because he understands the importance of small class size learning, university exam prep and admissions assistance to help students attend the best universities in USA.  Akida is a graduate of Harvard Law School and attended university in USA on a tennis scholarship.  Akida's 13 year old son plays competitive tennis and will attend BHS in September 2020.