Our goal is for
​​​​​​​our students to be...

Compassionate and caring
Creative and motivated
Critical thinkers and problem solvers
Internationally minded
Fluent in two languages, conversational in a third
Change agents in a diverse world



2022-2023  Admissions FAQ

Applications for both admission and tuition assistance are due on January 21, 2022.


Please visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.

The school day for Pre-Kinder is from 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., for the Lower School is from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., and for Middle School is from 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Extended day packages are available from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten
No Spanish language skills are required to enter our pre-kinder and kindergarten classes.

First Grade
Students applying to first grade with limited Spanish language skills will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Lower School (Grades 2-5)
Grade level fluency in Spanish is required for admission to the second through fifth grades.

Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Grade level fluency in Spanish is required for admission to the bilingual program for the sixth through eighth grades.

No prior Spanish is required for admission to the new IB MYP Language Acquisition Track for sixth through eighth grades.





Meet our
​​​​​​​Admissions Director


Sara Varela-Acevedo
Director of Admissions

Sara was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Diego, CA. Raised in a bi-cultural household, travel between Mexico and the U.S. set her strong roots in cross-cultural understanding and a love of travel. Sara completed her Bachelors in Biology and graduate studies in Teaching English as a Second Language at Gonzaga University. Her professional background is in international higher education, focused on student services, English language instruction, recruitment, admissions and enrollment. EBI's mission resonates with Sara's own educational philosophy and she is excited to be a part of and promote EBI's community.

In her free time, Sara enjoys trying new foods, reading, travel, staying active through exploration and being the world's best Tía to her nephews and nieces. 

Sara Varela-Acevedo

Director of Admissions
svarela@ebinternacional.org (link sends e-mail)

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