Our value proposal: the possibility to study in an American school in Spain
Chester College’s International High School Boarding Program may be right for you if you wish to:
- Benefit from a rigorous and motivating bilingual American-Spanish curriculum,
- Learn or improve your Spanish up to Advanced level.
- Improve your English and enhance your academic English skills.
- Maximize your grades and qualifications with a view to meeting the requirements of the universities of your choice.
- Prepare for an international language examination (Instituto Cervantes, IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge, Trinity College London).
- Be granted both a High School Diploma and a Spanish “Título de Bachiller”, provided that Grade 12 graduation requirements are fulfilled.
- Enjoy a rich and mind-opening cultural, educational experience, in one of Spain’s most remarkable historical cities: Santiago de Compostela.
- Be a part of an international educational community that places every student at the center of their educational journey.
We are Chester College International School
Founded in 1985, Chester College International School is a private, independent and coeducational day and boarding school, located in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
It is authorized by the Spanish Ministry of Education (1986) and accredited by COGNIA.
Chester College’s students follow an official American-Spanish curriculum, via English and Spanish (based on the student’s language competencies). Additional second languages are also taught.
Credits taken at Chester College are automatically transferable to other American schools.
Similarly, transfer systems apply to other educational systems in Europe and the rest of the world.
Please find a list of subjects available in our International High School Program here. Kindly contact the Admission Office should you not find a subject you need to take in the listing.
Our location: Santiago de Compostela
Our campus is located at the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela, the final destination of pilgrims and hikers walking the “Camino de Santiago”.
Designated “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO in 1985, it is one of Spain’s most remarkable cities, containing old quarters, churches, convent buildings, a university and an air at once ancient, solemn, lively and modern. The University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) was founded in 1495 and it has over 25 000 enrolled students.
Santiago de Compostela has a population of about 100,000 inhabitants and an international airport.
Boarding options and facilities
Boarding students may stay at Chester College´s boarding residences or in carefully-selected local host families, who work closely together with the school.
There are two boarding options: full boarding (Monday to Sunday) or weekly boarding (from Monday to Friday or Saturday morning) for students who can return home at weekends.
The boarding houses are situated at walking distance from the school grounds, with separate premises for male and female students.
All meals take place in the main school building. They are prepared in our own kitchen using top-quality, fresh ingredients sourced locally as far as possible. All dietary meals are taken care of.
Resident dorm parents accompany the students at all times and strive to create living environments that are homely and fun and conducive to project-work and study.
Full-boarders enjoy a program of activities and trips during the week-ends, taking individual interests into account as much as possible.