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The Institute for Family Education
The Institute for Family Education

The Institute for Family Education is an educational institution that currently has thirteen schools in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands that groups more than 5,000 families and 700 education professionals serving daily around 8,000 students.

The Institute for Family Education was established in 1969, by a group of parents and educators who shared a common vision of education. The founders believed that the best education develops the whole person; it integrates academic excellence and personal character development. They also believed that a child’s education is the primary responsibility of his/her parents, who are supported by professional educators.


In October 1969 the first school, La Farga, was inaugurated in Sant Cugat del Vallés. In a short period of time families who shared this vision joined together in other cities and founded schools like Cerro (1970 and Aura (1971) in Tarragona and La Vall (1972) in Bellaterra.  In 1973 Mistral and Montclar opened in Igualada and in 1976 Les Alzines in Gerona.  In 1986 Airina School in Terrassa joind The Institute for Family Education. La Escuela Infanil La Farga opened in 1999 and also joined the group as well as Terrafirma y Arabell, schools founded by parents with the same mission.


In 2009 The Institute for Family Education welcomed Aixa and Llaüt two new schools in Mallorca.