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It is important to us that new families feel a part of our community as soon as possible, providing a quick and easy transition for students and parents. To meet this goal, BFIS provides a Welcome Program designed to help new students and their families make early connections within our friendly and inclusive community. Once you arrive, you’ll become part of it.

"Excellent welcome program, we especially liked the pre school, during holiday buddy introduction. It provided all three kids the chance to get to know someone before the first days of school, plus explore the city and their surrounds. Again the best orientation/buddy program we have been involved with." (Ford Family)
"Definitely a highlight for our 2 girls! It made them feel very welcome and reduced much anxiety!"(Forer Family)


Each year in late August and in September, BFIS and the PTA (Parent and Teacher Association) coordinate an orientation and welcome program for all new families. We all know what it is to be new! We want you to feel at home and make your transition process as quick and smooth as possible.

Our program is designed to introduce you to important members of the BFIS Administration, provide a host of teaching and learning tips from experienced faculty, meet current BFIS families and students, give you comprehensive information about school services, and for those families settling in Barcelona for their first time, invite you to participate in our PTA workshop “Making Barcelona Home”.

Buddy Trips

Buddy Trips will take place on Wednesday, August 28th 

Grades 2- 5: Activity in the BFIS Auditorium: From 4:00 to 6:00 pm 

Grades 6-8: Activity in Park Ciutadela. Meeting point BFIS MS/HS lawn at 2:00 pm. Students will be back to BFIS campus at 6:00 pm

Grades 9-10: Climbing activity in Montjuic. Meeting  point at BFIS MS/HS lawn at 2:00 pm. Students will be back to BFIS campus at 6:00 pm 

Grade 11: Gothic Quarter Tour. Meeting point at BFIS MS/HS lawn at 3:00 pm. Students will be back to BFIS campus at 6:00 pm 


The BFIS Parent and Teacher Association will host a meeting event for parents in our campus, while they wait for the students to come back and until the BBQ event starts. 

Orientation Morning

This special morning is highly recommended for all new families at BFIS. Some current parents will be around to welcome and help you and your children discover what the year ahead at BFIS holds. After receiving your Welcome Packages you will have the opportunity to see the campus more fully and meet the teachers. This is an exciting moment for the students and gives them the opportunity to learn more about BFIS’ culture and services and find out how to get involved.

Early Childhood Orientation Morning

Friday, August 30th at 9:30 am 



Elementary Orientation Morning

Thursday, August 29th at 9:00 am



Middle and High School Orientation Morning

Thursday, August 29th at 11:00 am



New Families Barbeque

All new families (parents and children) are invited to enjoy this fun and relaxing event. It is a great opportunity to get to know some of the BFIS staff and faculty, as well as to connect with other parents and students in your child’s grade.

This event will take place on Wednesday, August 28th at 6:00 pm in the Middle and High School Campus 

Please RSVP for this event  (RSVP link available soon)

Making Barcelona Home Seminar

This is a PTA-sponsored three-day orientation for new families. What do you need to know about making Barcelona home?
The PTA wil share the information you need to know regarding a variety of topics including transportation, shopping, activities for kids and adults, buying ham, finding household help, taking care of pets, language schools, even hairdressers.
You will have a chance to meet other new families who are going through the same process of acclimating to a new culture and community. Finally, you will be able to meet some returning parents, who will be happy to share their experiences from their first year! And of course, there will be lots of opportunities to ask questions. Trust us... we’ve all been there!

Making Barcelona Home Seminar

Thursday, September 5th 2019 

10.00 am 

Place: BFIS Cafeteria 

PTA Coffee with Head of School

All new and returning families are invited to join us for coffee and treats. This is a great time to meet your PTA officers and the Head of school talking about the year ahead. You will also have the chance to meet some returning families. Once a month the PTA organizes this event which includes interesting seminars, conferences, school presentations, etc. 

PTA Coffee with Head of School (First one of the new school year) 

Tuesday, September 17 2019

8:35 am 

BFIS Cafeteria


Please visit our website section: New School Year 2020-2021