Welcome to TEMS

Dear Parents,

It is a genuine pleasure to welcome you to TEMS, one of the most popular British Schools in Madrid. The English Montessori School was founded in Madrid in 1973 and we offer a special blend of a British Curriculum, recognised as a symbol of academic excellence around the world and a Montessori ethos renowned for developing children with excellent emotional intelligence.

When they leave us in Year 13, pupils are ready to attend their first-choice university at home or abroad having a high level of skill in three languages as well as a global outlook, encouraged by the ethos of our parent company Cognita which operates over 70 schools around the world.

We are always thrilled to hear of their success in the world outside TEMS, as many of our alumni are now successful across a range of fields and their careers take them around the globe using their English-speaking prowess to excellent effect. Others stay closer, either in Madrid or across Spain and return with their own children full of stories about the influence TEMS has had on them. They speak of how happy they were as pupils and that sense of happiness continues to be tangible in the classrooms and playgrounds of TEMS as it is today.

The future is changing, even as I write, and I believe we prepare our children extremely well here for that fact by sustaining our focus on respect, tolerance, friendship through the development of character and excellent academics.

The website can only give a snapshot of what we have here within the TEMS family and I hope that you will come and see for yourselves soon. You will be made most welcome.


Sarah Ebery