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Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Spain, Barcelona BFIS [130 KB]) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

Infographic on special needs education in Barcelona, Spain at the assisted school Benjamin Franklin International School (BFIS). In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD to MODERATE. 
The school is able and willing to accommodate students within the following categories: 
hearing impaired-no
physically and orthopedically impaired- yes
visually impaired-no
autistic- no
specifically learning disabled-yes
intellectually disabled- no
behaviorally/emotionally disturbed- no
multiple disabilities- yes 
other health impairment-yes 
speech or language impaired- no
traumatic brain injury-  no
Special needs support services include: 
teacher accommodations-yes
teacher accommodations learning support teacher-  yes
learning support teacher- yes
co-teaching/team teaching in the classroom- yes
academic support class secondary school- yes
support special needs preschoolers-yes 
use of IEP and ILP- yes
The school does NOT have a self-contained classroom.
Maximum hours per week per student for push in 2 to 3 for pull out 2 to 3.
Special needs support staff in the school include: 
Social Worker-0
Special Needs Coordinator-2
Learning Support Teacher-7
Guidance Counselor-4
Services are available in English at post for the following: 
psychoeducational assessment- yes
speech therapy-yes
occupational therapy-yes 
physical therapy-yes
behavior and/or autism specialist (ABA/Behavior Plan/Interventions)-yes
social skills group/social skills training-yes
US credentialed reading specialist-yes 
reading remediation-yes
reading programs for Dyslexia (Ortho Gillingham etc.)-yes
math specialist-yes

The school can provide the following: 
1:1 classroom aide-no 
special transportation- no
transportation paraprofessional- no


The Benjamin Franklin International School (BFIS) is an independent, coeducational, non-profit, IB world school which offers an English language, college-preparatory program from nursery to grade 12 for students of all nationalities. Founded in 1986, the school offers a differentiated American (fully accredited) curriculum, with strong academic programs, including learning support and foreign languages. BFIS offers three diplomas: American high school diploma, Spanish high school bachillerato certificate, and International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. BFIS is a truly international school with a student body representing 56 nationalities and cultural heritages. BFIS also has a highly engaged school community and a strong Parent and Teacher Association (PTA). In 2021 the school was awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award, demonstrating that BFIS is a forward-thinking school actively engaged in protecting our planet.

This is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and provided by the school.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in fall 2022 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.



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