Our History

Swans opened its doors to the local community in 1971.  Established by Mr and Mrs Swan Liggan, Swans was originally a small primary school, housed within two villas in the El Capricho neighbourhood of central Marbella.  It had just a few teachers, a garden with a seesaw and a swing, a swimming pool and even some pet donkeys, goats and horses. Mr Ray built the original school desks by hand, while Ms Tessa spent the summer holidays giving the classrooms a fresh coat of paint.
From those humble beginnings, the Swans we know today began to grow and blossom.  The original villas still make up part of what is now a modern primary school facility at our El Capricho site, while a brand new, purpose-built school was constructed in Sierra Blanca for Years 6-13 in 2006, against the beautiful background of La Concha mountain.
Across the two sites, Swans now educates children of more than thirty nationalities, and many of our teachers have been with us for more than a decade, while some have been at the school for over thirty years. Over the years, our school has continued to flourish, with continual improvements to the facilities and also to our academic results, where we now regularly compete with the best students internationally and send our graduates to some of the world’s best universities.