SAS, the best services for studying secondary and international baccalaureate in Spain


Founded in the 1930s the Sas Education Group dates back to the Second Spanish Republic. Francisco Sas and Pepita Bon a young couple from Lleida (Catalonia), born in the 1900´s began giving classes in various rural schools. Pepita's aspirations for an urban life led them to settle in Barcelona, a city recovering from German bombing during the bloody Civil War.

In the 1940s, Sant Francesc Study Centre was established in the Les Corts neighbourhood of Barcelona, an up-and-coming area of the city. This school of humble means, with very few classrooms, was the foundation for future growth.


One of the couple's daughters, P. Sas, joined the group in the 70s, which gave rise to a new approach in the school model. The new director started applying methodologies from the most avant-garde countries to the early education curriculum.

In the 1980s P. Sas decided to take the financial risk of moving the school to the upper area of Barcelona. The new school had a completely new environment with bright, open classrooms and access to an immense playground, and was close to the Diagonal area of Barcelona. It was here that it became the first school in Spain to begin a trilingual teaching program. And so Hamelin was born.

The innovative methodologies at Hamelin school attracted children of prestigious athletes, politicians and directors of international companies.

At the end of the 80's due to continued growth there was an urgent need to find a new building that met the requirements of Mrs. Sas. The building was finally located close to the sea on the outskirts of Barcelona in Alella. The 3000sqm building was once a convent and had a lot of light, personality and an exclusive courtyard adorned by ancient trees. A building that, along with the characteristic orange of the Hamelin school uniform, will remain in the hearts of all.


With new classes and year groups being added every year, it was decided in the 90’s to build a school in Alella for secondary and baccalaureate students: Laie International School. This new 7000sqm building would accommodate a third year group and would expand the school to have students from 0 to 18 years old.

Mrs Sas’ daughters joined the team at the school, which facilitated a period of rapid growth. At the same time there was a consolidation of the educational ethos, committing to English language immersion from the age of 0, with a fully trilingual educational program. Ongoing collaboration and research with leading centres across the world has further strengthened and established Hamelin's methods.

Responding to the full waiting lists, and the high demand from parents, the decision was made to open a 4th year group. The moment had come to build Hamelin Laie International School in Montgat, located in a privileged spot on the coast, readily accessible via train and with direct access off the motorway. The 25,000sqm facility accommodates over 1500 children, with room for expansion. In 2015, students moved into these modern, high tech and beautiful new facilities.

Our teaching staff is made up of more than 30 different nationalities. We have 40 nationalities among our student body, with almost 20% of our students from China. The school was yet again a pioneer, being the first to introduce Chinese into the curriculum. In 2019, the school officially became a Confucius Institute classroom.


In response to demand from Chinese schools, Sas Educational Services, was created. The Executive Director, Silvia Sas, with Chinese ancestry on her great-grandfather’s side, decided to study Chinese to grow closer to this millenniums old culture. The aim of these specialised services is to give students access to the international Baccalaureate Diploma programme in English, Spanish and also Chinese. These services also facilitate trilingual secondary education, summer camps, Spanish courses, bilingual Spanish and English courses, cultural trips, etc.


My parents, myself, and my daughters, three generations and over a hundred years of history, a lifetime of dedication to the best education and a personalized service. We give all of we can to make our worldwide student body feel at home. Our student body is made up of over 40 nationalities

Mrs. Sas


We pioneered the implementation of English lessons and then, our passion for Chinese culture made us the first in Spain to introduce Chinese language classes, marking the beginning of a strong relationship with Chinese families, who have always trusted us to educate their children

Mr. Polo


Silvia Sas and her team have been promoting Chinese culture in Spain for years. Silvia’s energy and her enthusiasm have helped build a strong partnership with the Confucious Institute

Professor Chang Shiru

Director of the Confucio Institute of Barcelona

The Consul General for the People’s Republic of China in Barcelona

The Consul General for the People’s Republic of China in Barcelona has invited the founder and president of Sas Educational Services, Mrs. Purificación Sas, and the director of the Six Lemon World residency, Mrs. Silvia Sas, to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Study the 1+2 programme in Spain

Sas Educational Services has established partnerships in order to allow Chinese students to enrol in the 1+2 programme in Spain.

Bachillerato Internacional en España

Chinese school directors are interested in the baccalaureate programmes in Spain offered by Sas Educational Services

Programmes to study in Spain

Sas Educational Services is expanding its network of partners within the Chinese School system through the programmes that we offer in our schools in Spain.

Studying secondary school and baccalaureate in Spain

Chinese schools interested in developing and perfecting their students Spanish skills can do so with exchanges in Spain organized by Sas Educational Services.

Study in Spain

Chinese students who study Spanish are very interested in attending secondary school and baccalaureate in Spain according to the experience of Sas Educational Services.

Services for foreign students.

Sas Educational Services offers an array of services for the total satisfaction of students, parents and schools