In the spring of 2014, a team of professionals and educators came together with the desire to see a Christian school started in Tres Cantos. These individuals began volunteering their time and expertise to develop a business plan and research the educational laws and requirements for starting a school from scratch. They founded the non-profit association Christian Schools in Spain (CSS), and together they laid the foundation for the first CSS school, LIFE International School.
LIFE opened with nine students in the fall of 2017, offering Preschool through Kindergarten for children ages 3 – 5. In 2018, 20 students were enrolled in Preschool through grade 2. In September of 2019, LIFE will be adding grades 3, 4, and 5 of the primary, and will continue to add grades until the school offers a full range of education for students 3 – 18 years old. Simultaneously, plans are being made to move LIFE into a purpose-built facility, designed to accommodate the long-term growth of the school.
LIFE is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) with over 24,000 member schools around the world representing over 5 million students. LIFE is also a member of Middle States Association (MSA) and is currently in the dual accreditation process with both ACSI and MSA. LIFE is also registered with the Spanish government as a foreign school in Spain.