Aloha College offers a British-style education for the international community, at the same time offering education in Spanish language and culture, enabling students to gain qualifications from both the British and Spanish examination systems.
The School was founded in 1982 by six teachers, at the behest of local and expatriate families, who invested their own money in what was then and is to this day a not-for-profit-making project. The school has grown from the 210 pupils of then to approximately 860 currently and from one small building which housed everyone to the present 30,000 m² of buildings and sport/recreational areas.
Pupils have to be 3 before they can start Aloha College, or, if they join at the beginning of the school year (September) their third birthday must be in the first term. Students can continue at Aloha until they are ready for university (at the age of 18 approximately).
In the Primary School (3 – 10 years) children follow the English National Curriculum for Maths and English, complemented by the International Primary Curriculum. In the Secondary School (11 – 16 years) they follow the English National Curriculum, taking their Cambridge IGCSE examinations at the end of their compulsory education (Year 11).
In the Sixth Form they follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma or A-level programmes to give them access to the best universities in Spain, UK, USA, Canada and rest of Europe.
During Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form, students are also studying Spanish language and culture, which gives them qualifications within the Spanish education system.