This level is free and compulsory in Donostia-San Sebastián, but there are private schools too.

Basic Education is divided into two stages:

  • Primary Education (EP): Ages 6-12
  • Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO): Ages 12-16.

When they complete this level, students get a Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and can move on to Post-Compulsory Secondary Education.

In addition, there are four foreign language schools in Donosita-San Sebastián.

St. Patrick’s English School, in Aiete

Schools in inglés

Phone: 943 21 59 97

www.st-patricks.com

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Deutsche Schule San Alberto Magno, in Aiete

Schools in alemán

Phone: 943 21 22 44 / 943 21 37 00

www.colegioaleman.net/

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The English School, in Intxaurrondo

Schools in inglés

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phine: 943 21 59 97

http://theenglishschool.org/

*Solo hasta ESO

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Mary Ward, in Miramón-Zorroaga

Schools in alemán

Teléfono: 943 45 21 39 / 943 45 59 21

www.maryward.com

*Solo hasta ESO

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Schools in French
At present, there are no French schools in Donostia-San Sebastián. However, the city is 25km from France, which makes it possible to choose from a wide array of schools in the neighbouring country. The closest town in France is Hendaye (map of border towns).

 

General information on EI, EP, and ESO

  • School year: September to June
  • School holidays:
    Christmas (December-January) Easter (March/April) Summer (Late June to early September)
  • Registration deadlines and procedureswww.hezkuntza.ejgv.euskadi.net
  • School hours
    In general, morning and afternoon shifts, but check with your school of choice.

 

For children aged 0-3 there is an Adaptation Plan at the beginning of the school year, aimed at optimising school integration. The plan envisages the gradual extension of the school day. Thus, on the first days, babies and toddlers come with their parents and stay for a couple of hours only. Adaptation Plans vary across schools.

  • School bus and Cafeteria: Most public and private schools have school buses that take children to school and cafeterias where students can have their meals. Both services mean additional fees, which are determined by individual schools.
  • Equipamiento y servicios extra de los colegios: Casi todos los centros ofrecen un amplio abanico de actividades extraescolares que incluyen deportes, música, teatro, danza, etc.
  • Extracurricular activities and equipment: Most schools offer a wide range of extracurricular activities: sports, music, drama, dance, and so on.

www.mig.hezkuntza.ejgv.euskadi.net/