The vision for starting an international Christian school in Spain was birthed in the heart of Scot Musser in the fall of 2006. At that time Mr. Musser was the Headmaster of Evangelical Christian Academy (ECA), an English-speaking school located 35 km to the east of Madrid. While at an educational conference in Budapest he heard a member of the Romanian Parliament address the delegates and give public recognition and thanks to the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for their role in helping develop Christian schools in Romania. Immediately the question burned in Mr. Musser’s heart, “Why not Spain?” At that time Mr. Musser was not aware of any other Christ-centered schools in all of Spain. He returned to Spain with a growing desire to see Christian schools made available for Spaniards.
As he prayed and sought wisdom on this burden of his heart, it became clear over the next years that God was directing Mr. Musser to devote full-time energy towards that cause. Therefore, in 2012 Mr. Musser resigned as the Headmaster of ECA, began his doctoral studies in education, and set his sights on developing a self-sustainable, reproducible, culturally relevant model of Christ-centered schools for Spaniards.
Meanwhile, in Tres Cantos, Marilyn Westergren was praying that God would allow for a Christian School to be planted in this town. In 2012, God brought the Mussers and Westergrens together to discuss the possibility of working together, and in 2014, the Mussers moved to the city of Tres Cantos, where they began to lay the groundwork for starting a Christ-centered school.