ORT's work in Spain is based out of two Jewish schools - the ORT Colegio Estrella Toledano in Madrid and the ORT-affiliated Colegio Hatikva in Barcelona.
Founded in 1965, the school offers its students personalized teaching with a strong Jewish education, a bilingual program in English, and technological integration. Since 2017, ORT Colegio Estrella Toledano has been an International Baccalaureate certified school. It offers the Baccalaureate Program, which emphasises inquiry-based learning and inter and trans-disciplinary approaches. Teachers all undertake training in IB methodologies so as to be up-to-date with recognized best educational practices. Read more
At Colegio Hatikva, the school wants the students to emerge as independent, social beings, and they believe they have the greatest opportunity to make a positive permanent impact upon the students values and cultural orientation and they cherish the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the Jewish lives of their students. Around half of Colegio Hatikva's students are from local Barcelona Jewish families. Children from Israeli families living in the city also attend, as do a number from non-Jewish local Catalan families. Read more