BFIS history starts in 1985. A group of parents from different nationalities living in Barcelona, who were passionate about education, had come to realize that they school they wanted for their children did not yet exist, and so they put their thoughts together and the idea of founding a new school began to take shape.
Benjamin Franklin International School
BFIS and George Orwell
English author, George Orwell, stayed in our main building (now called the Orwell Building) during the Spanish Civil War in 1937 after beign shot in the throat by a sniper while at the front of Aragon. At that time the Orwell Building was a hospital called Sanatorio Maurin. His adoptive son, Mr. Richard Blair and members of the Orwell Society in London, visit the school and tour the Orwell Building biennially.