Schools in Minorca

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Schools in Minorca

Post by perezg » March 6th, 2020, 3:28 pm

My family are hoping to move to Menorca at the end of the year with our two children aged 12 & 8. Can anyone tell me which are the best schools. I'm slightly nervous as they don't speak any spanish but they understand a little. Is there an international or private school on the island?
Any help/advice or knowledge about what other families did would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by SusieH » March 7th, 2020, 11:58 am

Hi and sorry no-one's answered your post yet.

If you check out the Property Owners Buying or Living in Menorca forum - you'll find loads of information from our members and those living over there.

Also if you put SCHOOLS in the search engine at the top on the right that brings up lots of posts about the subject too. :grin:
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Post by Sue Adderley » March 9th, 2020, 6:44 pm


I've recently seen quite interesting Tweets regarding multilingual schools on the island (or lack of them) and the upshot is that there appears to be just two :shock:

CEIP Sa Graduada in Mahon, who apparently teach 30+ % in English.

The other option is CEIP Tramuntana, which I think may be near Es Grau and has good reviews, but I'm not sure how much English is used.

Both websites appear to be in Catalan only, so you'll need to do a Google translate or similar.

Good Luck!

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Post by ireay » March 9th, 2020, 8:19 pm

A friends daughter went to school on menorca at age 7. From what I remember she had a teacher for support for the first couple of weeks and then access to an English teacher if she needed for a few more weeks, she absolutely thrived and was fluent in quite a short time. Obviously she excelled in the English class 😉. My honest opinion is if you really want to immerse yourself in island life then the local school might be the way to go. Daunting I know, but the menorqians are a friendly bunch or we wouldn’t love it there so much

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Post by woodhouse » April 2nd, 2020, 8:32 am

I know this may not be what you want to hear but I have had two sets of friends who have lived on the island for years, move back to the UK because of the poor schooling on the island (particularly secondary school)

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Post by Rickse28 » July 5th, 2020, 10:44 pm

Sorry to hear about your friends. I am still trying to get to Menorca to retire there, and I have one 15-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son. My daughter may no longer be required to attend school by the time I settle in. My son is not keen on going, but that's mainly because he is glued to a computer whenever he's at home and wants UK high speed internet. I told them both that it would expand their horizons. They can always ditch their old-fogey dad and return to the bright lights of London after a few years.
We all know Menorca well and I was checking out properties until the Covid-19 bug broke.
I have a Spanish friend who lives in Palma. Her primary-school daughter speaks English amazingly well - maybe Majorca is better for education. But I have picked up some weird ideas as I have grown older. I think the university of life is more important than being stuffed full of facts. I went to uni as a mature student and never regretted a moment of it. People who say their kids' education was bad and their lives have been ruined as a result make me roll my eyes (the one exception being the Marxist claptrap they are exposed to in the US and increasingly in western anglophone countries).
Few kids want to be at school, and only appreciate it when it has gone by. I am probably going to foist foreign education on them if all goes well, but I hope they will forgive me. Your friends probably were having other issues and realised their Balearic dream wasn't going to work. The school thing was probably the last straw. :rock: :slarti:

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