Bilingual Nursery School in Moralzarzal

Fontenebro International School is a school with a different approach. Our programmes integrate language learning from the very first years, through an immersive experience that also incorporates the advantages of being part of the ISP Schools.


The Early Years school at Colegio Fontenebro International School is the best educational option in the Sierra de Madrid if you have children between 1 and 6 years old.

A teacher with more than 20 years of experience in education and a mother concerned about the education of her daughters tells you. I am Julia, the Coordinator of the Stage, I am passionate about educating and I feel lucky to be able to work in what is my true vocation. Also, since I was a mother, it is clear to me that the choice of school for our children is essential for what they are tomorrow. The education that we can give them is the best heritage and greatest legacy that any father or mother can leave them.

I have the same interests and the same concerns as the families of my stage, and this means that in my daily life, in the classrooms and in my school, aspects of the professional field, linked to my teaching function, are intertwined with other aspects of more personal field, related to the experience of motherhood. 

I know that any child enrolled in our school may be able to communicate using the English language anywhere in the world, when they are older. The professionals who work here with our students seek for the little ones to be upright, safe people, who have an intellectual and emotional balance that allows them to decide and choose what kind of life they want to live. It is important that they face today’s challenges by putting their skills and talents into practice so that they are able to face the challenges of the 21st century with the basic skills necessary to function in a world that is so changing and so vulnerable at times.

Our Early Years School combines two very different environments, on the one hand the warmth and proximity of a small school in a municipality in the mountains of Madrid, with a team of professionals involved and experts in the first years of schooling, where we are clear that : welcoming them, loving them and taking care of them will give the best of themselves. And on the other hand, the internationality of belonging to a global educational group, whose premise is letting children learn from their own experiences, playing, exploring, with others and with their environment. Always seeking to arouse interest in knowing more and discovering the world, relating learning to a context and making it meaningful and real learning

Our classes have a reduced ratio because we believe that in this way we will attend to the individuality of our students. The methodology of working in corners combined with the projects allows us to focus on this, and ensure that each student in our educational community has the key to their future learning.

The stability of our staff is essential and there are many of us who have been working hand in hand as a team to always seek to have the best project in the area, Spanish staff mixes with native and truly bilingual staff and in this way we have a perfect combination so that the little ones feel this school as their second home.

I invite you to meet us, we are waiting for you with open arms, surely we will not disappoint you. 

Thank you families for the trust!!!

All the best

Julia García Morán 

Early Years Coordinator

Educational excellence from infants onwards

At Fontenebro International School, educational excellence begins in the infant stage. We are committed to providing a quality education that fosters curiosity, creativity and a love of learning in our youngest students. Through a personalised approach, we cater to the individual needs of each child, ensuring sound academic development from the earliest years. Our aim is to lay the foundations for future success in all areas of knowledge.

Educational programmes adapted to the early stages of development

Our educational programmes are carefully designed to adapt to the early stages of children’s development, including language learning from the first years. At Fontenebro International School, we integrate innovative methodologies that promote active exploration and experiential learning. Through playful and educational activities, our students acquire essential skills while enjoying the learning process, preparing them for future academic challenges.

An enriching and stimulating environment for pupils’ all-round development

The environment at Fontenebro International School is designed to be nurturing and stimulating, enabling pupils’ all-round development. With modern and safe facilities, we promote an environment where students can grow physically, emotionally and intellectually. Our commitment to bilingual education expands the boundaries of learning, preparing students to be global citizens, respectful and aware of cultural diversity.

Bilingual education from infants onwards in Moralzarzal

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At Fontenebro International School, our bilingual education begins in the infant stage, immersing students in an Anglo-Hispanic environment that fosters fluency in both languages. Language learning is fundamental in our school. The infant stage focuses on the teaching of English, always from a practical point of view.

In the stage of 1, 2 and 3 years, communication is carried out almost 90% in English (except Music, sport and arts) the rest of the infant courses are taught 50% in English and 50% in Spanish.

Our children’s curriculum is designed to stimulate curiosity and the desire to explore, offering a comprehensive education that encompasses all areas of knowledge. Through playful and pedagogical activities, we promote the cognitive, physical and creative development of our young learners.

Emotional education subject

It is taught by our child psychologist, who knows all the children as soon as they arrive at school and makes the students see her as just another teacher, not as someone outside the school or as an office psychologist. This makes our work much easier if your child needs help or guidance from the School’s psycho-pedagogical office.

In the infant stage, basic emotions are worked on: joy, sadness, fear and anger, love. We use stories as a methodological tool and they learn to identify emotions in themselves and in their classmates. Students learn to recognize their emotions and manage them. This program has continuity with the subject of Emotional Education until the Baccalaureate stage.

Social skills programme

At four years old, when the child is already more prepared, controls that impulsiveness more and has acquired good language, we teach them techniques and give them guidelines on how to establish social relationships, what things we have to do to get closer to others: how to greet , what our body language should be, how to ask to be admitted into a game or how to propose one, etc. We use rollplay games, stories and situations that make us put ourselves in the other’s place. This program is continuous with the subject of communication skills in both English and Spanish up to high school.

Self-monitoring program

It begins at the age of 5 when children are mature enough to face situations and begin to control their character. We teach them techniques to know what to do when we are angry and we explain that anger is necessary just like other emotions, that it is not a bad thing, but that we must channel that anger in a civilized way. Stepping away from the conflict for a while, going to the quiet corner or any other quiet space, taking deep breaths and putting our hands in our pockets to relax. We teach them the balloon technique or the turtle technique, which are tools that allow us to control anger. This program has activities to work with children at home and from time to time we ask families to carry out some so that there is the same common line of work from the family and the school environment. They are usually playful, brief and attractive activities, always in the form of a game.

Our focus on academic and personal excellence

At Fontenebro International School we promote both academic and personal excellence in our students. We believe in holistic development, combining rigorous academic programmes with personal and emotional growth, ensuring that each student reaches their full potential.

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In addition, Fontenebro International School is part of the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) and ADEAC (Environmental and Consumer Education Association) Ecoschool Plan, achieving certification as an EcoEscuela and the Green Flag in 2017. 

Our school encourages responsibility in caring for the environment among our students, teachers and families. For this purpose, a learning curriculum called “Green Learning” has been created, which is part of our educational project and affects all stages from Kindergarten to High School.

Innovative and enriching academic programmes

Our academic programmes are designed to be innovative and bring different perspectives to our students, incorporating the latest educational and technological trends. We strive to offer a curriculum that is not only stimulating, but also relevant and meaningful.

Individualised support for the development of skills and talents

At Fontenebro International School we provide individualised support to help students develop their unique skills and talents. Through personalised guidance and tailored learning plans, each student receives the attention they need to flourish academically and personally from an early age.

Workshops and extracurricular activities that foster creativity and a passion for knowledge

We offer a wide range of workshops and extracurricular activities that foster creativity and a passion for knowledge. From art and music to science and technology, our programmes are designed to explore and develop students’ individual interests, complementing their formal education and enriching their school experience.

Modern and secure facilities in the Sierra de Madrid for an optimal learning environment

Some of our main facilities, located in Villalba, in the Sierra de Madrid, include the following equipment:


  • Heated swimming pool
  • Indoor sports centre
  • Basketball court
  • Volleyball court
  • Regulation five-a-side football and handball courts
  • Judo court with tatami mat
  • Climbing wall
  • Psychomotricity classroom (Early Years)
  • Biology and Geology
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Technology and Robotics
  • Multisensory Classroom (Early Years)
  • Technical Drawing
  • Multi-purpose and audiovisual classroom
  • Computer and internet rooms
  • Plastic arts and music classroom
  • Media Lab: radio, TV and newspaper studio
  • Library
  • Dining room
  • Play Areas

Our trajectory as a reference on educational excellence

Fontenebro International School is proud of its proven track record as a leader in education in the Community of Madrid. With years of experience and an innovative approach to teaching, we have set a standard of educational quality that prepares our students for global success. Our institution is synonymous with comprehensive learning that combines academic knowledge with life skills, positioning us as a leader in the bilingual educational field.

Highly qualified and committed teaching staff

Our teaching staff at Fontenebro International School is composed of highly qualified native teachers who are deeply committed to our educational mission. With a passion for teaching and a student-centred approach, our teachers foster a stimulating and respectful learning environment. The dedication of our faculty is fundamental to our success and the satisfaction of our families.

Admission and Enrolment Process

To begin the enrolment process, please contact our admissions department.

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