what clients Say...
Anya helped us to find a fantastic concertada for our daughter when we wanted to switch schools very late into the application process - she went above and beyond what we could have asked for and helped us secure 1-1 meetings with senior members of staff.
Her service is not only informed but highly personalised.
Anya understood our criteria immediately, giving us really vital input & guidance without imposing her personal opinions onto us.
Taking away all of the stress of the application process we were able to focus on making the right selection for our daughter.
Anya helped us navigate the many schooling options for our children as we prepared to move to Barcelona.
It would have been impossible to acquire this level of information without going to Barcelona ourselves and taking a week to explore the schools, which wasn't possible during the pandemic and would have been difficult even in "normal" times. Anya helped us narrow our search and gave us peace of mind that was priceless as foreigners moving to a new country.
Although our move to Barcelona was motivated by work our biggest concern was the transfer for our son (2 years old) from a Dutch nursery to a Spanish one. When we discovered all the different options available for this age group we were totally overwhelmed. Not helping was the fact the we needed to start arranging a place for him when still in the Netherlands. Already after our first conversation with Anya we felt relieved, and the process from presenting us the available options to visiting the nurseries in Barcelona together with us went smoothly and resulted in what we think is the best place for our son to be at this moment. Needless to say we would recommend getting in touch with Anya when you find yourself in a similar position.
Roger van Ommeren
We are so glad we hired Anya to help us find the right school for our daughter in Barcelona. To start with, Anya asked us really insightful questions and invested a lot of time in understanding our family's values, needs and expectations for education. Then, with her impressively extensive knowledge of the schools in the area, she came up with a list of schools for us to consider -- which included ones we had (wrongly) dismissed based on our limited research. She helped us to figure out what really mattered to us, which is harder than you might think to figure out for yourself especially in a multicultural family! Anya also came with us on a whole bunch of school visits, where she was always happy to really press the school staff to get a clear picture of the reality of the school and not just the sunny view you get on the tour. She spent hours discussing with us all the pros and cons of the different options - helping us hone in on the right questions but without ever giving us the answers or influencing our decision. Finally she handled all the paperwork and administration. Our daughter has now gotten a place at our first choice school, and we are fully confident we made the right decision for our family, thanks to Anya's expert advice and guidance. We 100% recommend her for any family navigating the complex world of Barcelona schools!
I have lived in Barcelona for a while, I have a spanish husband and I have done my own research on schools- yet I still found the whole application and school selection process for my 4 year old overwhelming!
Anya at MyBarcelonaSchool was so great at listening to all of my concerns and gave personalised advice and insights based on our families requirements. We were looking for schools in the area of San Cugat which she is also very knowledgable about and she provided lots of information on the schools we were interested in to help us make a choice we were comfortable with.
For me it was so useful to have a knowledgeable person to discuss options with and help me decide what was really important. The school system seems very different from my home country and Anya helped me to feel much more secure in our choices and gave pointers to look out for when speaking with schools.
I highly recommend MyBarcelonaSchool for anyone who needs support making the right school choice for their child.
We turned to Anya for help with choosing a school for my daughter. Being expat and not knowing the local school situation well, we needed some advice regarding the characteristics of the schools we had identified. Anya's work was fundamental for us, because through a couple of interviews she allowed us to reflect well on our needs and focus in detail on what we were looking for. On the basis of this, he proposed a list of schools that could correspond to our needs, explaining in detail the characteristics of each, even with respect to what is not found on the internet (such as the didactic level, the environment, the approach education, pros and cons ...). In this way we were able to arrive at our final choice, in a more conscious way and by choosing one of the schools she suggested. We certainly recommend that you rely on her for small or large doubts on the school and educational topic. He is a very attentive, helpful and professional person. Our experience was very positive.
Anya provides a great service! She helped us with looking for both kindergarten and school for our son in Barcelona. Very reliable and easy to communicate with, could not recommend more!
I found Anya´s knowledge of the schools and the Catalan school system amazingly competent. Her advice was customized and tailored to our needs and the service really exceeded our expectations.
Her manner, follow-up service and results were perfect, educated and customized to our needs.
Keep doing the great job you are doing Anya, and all the best for the future!
We could not believe how informative and helpful our meeting with Anya was. She is so detail oriented and organized. She took all of our wants and desires and came back a week later with all the best options for us. Truly we feel like we have a handful of great choices, when going in we felt we had none. Can not recommend Anya’s services enough— for anyone feeling overwhelmed by the school searching process or wanting a bit of a hand-holding experience.
Alexis and Dylan C.
The service that Anya offers is priceless for any expat or international family that are trying to figure out the Catalonian school system. I had so many questions and was quite lost before I met with Anya. She calmed me down and walked me through, step by step, the system here. What I really liked is that Anya catered to me personally; asking what was importing to me and what I was looking for. In that way we zeroed in immediately on the schools that could work for me. She asked important questions about what was important to me such as; location, language, style of teaching, and knew most of the schools personally.
I really highly recommend Anya´s services. She definitely relieved any worries and anxieties I had in the beginning. Our conversations have been candid, accommodating, thorough and pleasant!
We are relocating from the NY area with a five and one year old, but didn’t know where to start finding a school. My Barcelona School helped us make sense of the school system from an English-speaking angle, giving us an insider viewpoint that only a professional teacher can give. Anya recommended we start the process several months before visiting. We completed an exercise of deciding what we wanted from a school as expats.
One of the benefits of Barcelona is that there is a lot of choice in the city so it’s vital to narrow down. We were focussed on giving our children a second or third language as well as maintaining spoken and written English.
We also wanted a city location so they would engage in the local culture which is so accessible to families.
MBS sent us a list schools that suited our needs. We went from having no choices to about 10 schools that we were seriously interested in. After making the list, Anya recommended one of us fly to Barcelona to see all the schools for ourselves and to then decide what was the best fit. Having just finished the school visits I feel confident we have found the school that works for us. I can’t recommend this process enough. Thank you Anya.
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