High School

Our High School Program, Grades 9 to 12, has been specifically designed to prepare our students for college/university and provides them with the tools required to not only succeed but excel in higher education. They will accumulate the skills, knowledge and experiences that ready and motivate them to make a positive impact on their communities and on the world as a whole as well as preparing them for the next steps beyond HS.

2023-2024 Calendar



Rafa Nadal School is an authorized Angloamerican overseas school in Spain by the Government of the Balearics and the Ministry of Education and has a code centre number. In addition:

  • RNS Primary is a fully authorised and accredited british school by National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS), the authorised inspectorate of the British Council in Spain. Only schools which have successfully passed an inspection by an authorised inspectorate are able to be accredited. British Council ensures that all of their authorised schools undergo the required inspections by Department for Education approved Inspectorates allowing them to provide guarantee to parents and Spanish authorities that British standards of quality are met. 
  • RNS Secondary is accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA), one of the six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education. MSA currently awards accreditation to more than 3.500 schools and to member institutions in more than 85 countries around the world. Please visit http://www.middlestates.org for more information.

School life

At RNS, we do our best to ensure each student is enthusiastic, encouraged and looked after both in the classroom and out of it. The school day is very full –  lessons, sports, hobbies, co-curricular activities, excursions, conferences, environmental issues, fundraising etc. At RNS, something is going on all the time and all our students are involved in many different areas that keep them busy, make them happy and not least important having fun. We believe that happy students make for successful students.

At RNS, there are cultural and educational trips organized throughout the school year. These trips are based on the topic being studied in lessons and reinforce their learning. The excursions vary with each year group and include trips to museums, farms, local industries, historical monuments, theatres and nature reserves.

Students have assemblies which allow the teacher the chance to not only give messages and announcements to all the students and record attendance but more importantly, follow individually on students’ progress and address pastoral duties so the student is cared for. In addition, various themes are addressed and vary throughout the year and include issues such as sharing, social responsibility, recycling, inclusion, bullying, etc. This assembly time forms an integral part of our pastoral care. Students may also have the opportunity to take turns to direct the assembly in a topic in which they have a special interest in. They may also show some of their work, present a short play or report back to the other grades on a recent excursion.

University acceptance

Guidance counselor


RNS is a fully accredited Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) test center offering both students of the school and members of the outside the community the opportunity to sit this test which is used for college admissions in the United States. 

The SAT test measures the literacy and writing skills needed for academic success in college. It is intended to asses analysis and problem solving – skills they learned in school – that they will need in college. The test is administered under a time limit in order produce a range of scores. The SAT consists of three major sections: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. Each section receives a score on the scale of 200–800.  The test is 3 hours and 45 minutes in length divided into timed sections, with questions ranging from easy, medium and hard. 

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test used to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.

The test is four hours in length, and scored on a scale of 0 to 120 points and consists of four sections: (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing), each measuring one of the basic language skills. All tasks focus on language used in an academic, higher-education environment. Most colleges use TOEFL scores as only one factor in their admission process, with a college or program within a college often setting a minimum TOEFL score required. The minimum TOEFL scores range from 61 (Bowling Green State University) to 111 (University of Oxford).

Graduation requirements

RNS requires students to achieve 22 credits to graduate. The graduation requirements are based on NCAA standards (for division 1 universities) and adapted to suit RNS students. Depending on one-to-one college/career counseling, some students may have a reduced timetable and therefore credits. This is subject to principal, student and parent consent.

All RNS courses are NCAA accredited and accepted but RNS will not take responsibility for courses and credits completed at other institutions. At RNS, we have a college counselor who can advise you on the process but RNS cannot guarantee NCAA eligibility for students based off credits taken in their previous school. Students who want to apply for an NCAA eligibility and a tennis scholarship to a US university will need to ensure they are NCAA eligible.

"Advanced Placement" courses


NCAA & the athletes students

Contact us

RNS is at your disposal to help resolve any questions you may have. Please contact us by completing the following form.

In addition, we are open on school days from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

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Our high school curriculum is organized around the requirements for an American-recognized diploma and the AERO curriculum framework. The following table explains the credit requirements for earning the high school diploma.

English: Language & Literature 4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits (1 for America history)
3 Credits
Foreign Language
2 Credits
Physical Education
2 Credits
2 Credits

It is important to bear in mind that, in general terms, each university has its own specific admission requirements. Therefore, we proceed to break down the types of requirements that affect our students:

  • Private Spanish universities: Not all universities require the Spanish university entrance exams (EBAU) or the specific exams from the UNED (PCE). It may be sufficient for the student to enter with the American High School Diploma from Rafa Nadal School, its homologation with respect to the Spanish baccalaureate, the grade from the UNED credential, and the university’s own selection tests (usually consisting of an interview).
  • American universities: The American High School Diploma from Rafa Nadal School and the SAT exam conducted at our center are required.
  • European universities: The American High School Diploma from Rafa Nadal School, the SAT exam, and the entrance exam of the respective country, if stipulated, are required.

Spanish public universities: To gain admission, one needs the American High School Diploma from Rafa Nadal School, its homologation, and the entrance exam organized by the UNED (usually only the specific part or PCE) or the Spanish entrance exam or EBAU, depending on the selected university.

In the first three cases, our students are guaranteed access, thanks to their studies with an American curriculum.

One of our main tasks is to identify the future intentions of our students in order to provide special recognition to those who are considering studying at a Spanish public university. Although these are isolated cases, we proceed to explain our approach for students who wish to study at a Spanish public university:

  • All our Spanish students graduate with a double degree, the American High School Diploma and its homologation to the Baccalaureate Title.
  • We assist our students in preparing for and taking the Specific Competence Tests (PCE) organized by UNEDasiss, which are equivalent to the Spanish ‘selectividad’ or EBAU for international students.
  • We prepare our students to take the external SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) exams in mathematics and English. These are standardized external exams conducted by the College Board required for access to universities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Additionally, Rafa Nadal School is an SAT testing center.
  • We prepare our students to take the advanced American AP (Advanced Placement) exams. These are standardized external exams conducted by the College Board for specific subjects and are only for academically advanced students. The number of AP exams to be taken depends on the university, but they are usually required by the top universities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Rafa Nadal School is an AP testing center.

Special workshops will be organized to provide information on accessing Spanish universities, inviting all interested parents to participate. During these sessions, we will provide recommendations for these students to prepare certain subjects from their curriculum for the specific exams (PCE), which they can do with Spanish reinforcement teachers while simultaneously studying Grade 11 and 12.

Our Guidance Counsellor assists our students in developing academic and career goals via career exploration, knowledge of different educational programs and consideration of personal interests, skills and values.

The Guidance Counselor helps students understand the various ways they can leverage their experiences inside and outside of the classroom to prepare them to be competitive candidates for university programs after graduation, with a focus on specific majors and knowledge of job market conditions.

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college-level courses you take in high school. AP classes are more intense than high school classes and scoring well on AP exams may allow you to earn college credit.

AP classes show admissions officers that you’re ready for college-level work. Admissions counselors consistently tell us that good grades and academic rigor are the most important factors when schools evaluate applications.  Even over standardized test scores! Many high schools give extra weight to AP grades when calculating your GPA, including us here at RNA. Taking an AP class and getting a B is often a better choice than getting an A in a regular course.

RNS is committed to offering 4 AP courses over a period of two years to students in 11th and 12th grades. All information about AP courses and exams can be found on the College Board website: https://ap.collegeboard.org/.
RNS is an accredited AP test center and all tests are taken on site with qualified proctors.

AP exams are scored from 1 to 5 with 5 the highest score. Many colleges give credit or advanced placement with a score of 3 or better. AP exams are given in May. There’s an exam fee. Ask our College counselor about AP classes offered at RNS.

The American university system is unique in that it allows a combination of competitive sport with a university degree. Teams representing universities in the US compete at an elite level. To achieve the best possible results, these universities recruit players from all over the world and, as they are not allowed to pay players, they offer sports scholarships to finance students’ studies. The academy works closely with I-Con Sports, an internationally-renowned agency, that has over a decade of experience in finding the best universities and scholarships for sports players.


  • Graduation from High School with a minimum of subjects per year in specific areas of study.
  • A competitive tennis level and holding amateur athlete status.
  • Necessary grades in entrance exams (SAT & TOEFL).

The universities are divided into three organizations (NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA) and each has its own set of distinct rules regarding eligibility to compete. I-Con Sports and the Academy will guide the students at all times to ensure all rules and regulations are met and that there is no risk to their eligibility.

What is a complete scholarship? A complete sports scholarship covers all costs of the university, such as:

  • Registration and fees
  • Books
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Training and competition
  • Sports equipment
  • Travel to tournaments
  • Tuition
  • Sports medical assistance

Athletes that do not receive a complete scholarship (100%) will obtain a percentage of the annual university costs.

What is the process?

  • A high level of tennis is key to obtaining a better scholarship. The high-performance training at the Rafa Nadal Academy seeks to maximize the potential of our students. At the same time, a strategic tournament calendar and promotional video of the student will be prepared, in order to raise the interest of the university coaches.
  • Academic results are another determining factor in terms of eligibility for the University-level sports, entrance to certain universities, and the receipt of academic scholarships (which can be added to sports scholarships).

The Academy follows the American academic system in order to facilitate the process of incorporation to the US university system. The curriculum of each student is also monitored, guiding them to choose the subjects that assist in meeting the eligibility requirements of certain leagues. The Academy will prepare its students for the US university entrance exams.

Student Athletes who are pursuing athletic competition in a variety of fields including preparing for competitions will want their course work in high school approved by the NCAA to meet academic eligibility requirements for scholarships and participation.

These student athletes must balance the demands of a challenging sport training and competition schedule, while being able to devote the necessary time to their academic program. RNS understands these unique students needs and provides a program of academic quality while allowing the student athlete to devote the necessary time to their athletic pursuits.

The NCAA has established regulations for courses that these student athletes take. RNS is a pre – accredited school by the Middle States Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools and core courses in the RNS High School are approved by the NCAA to meet athletic eligibility as they enter college. The student is responsible for ensuring that he or she meets NCAA Core Course requirements.

RNS students should consult with our Career Counselor for information about meeting NCAA Core Course requirements. The NCAA recommends that students set up their own personal account with the NCAA and the student can do so by visiting the NCAA Eligibility Center. The publication by the NCAA of NCAA Division I Initial-Eligibility Requirements should be downloaded and reviewed by the parent and student.

RNS has worked to ensure our courses meet the requirements of the NCAA. You can see our courses, which are approved to meet NCAA Core Course Eligibility. If you have questions check with the RNS Career counselor office. You may visit the NCAA Eligibility Center as a student or parent and search for RNS to see the courses listed on their site.

Privacy Policy

Accountable Parties

Who is responsible for collecting, processing and transferring your personal data?


CIF: B57909772

Mailing Address: Ctra. Calas de Mallorca s/n. 07500. Manacor. Illes Balears Teléfono: (+34) 971.171.680

Contact email for data protection: rgpd@rafanadalacademy.com



What do we use your personal information for?

 The information provided by interested parties is used for the following:

  • Manage your reservation. Meaning, to process your decision to contract our accommodation services and the sports program.
  • Send newsletters. Sends you news items about sports, our values and activities.
  • Informs you about promotional advertising and answers your questions:  Manages the information request and sends you advertising, commercial or promotional communication about our services.

No automated decisions or profiles are made with your personal information.

How long do we keep your data?

The personal data you provide is kept as long as the deletion is not requested by the interested party or as long as we need this information for administrative, accounting or tax purposes according to the regulation that enables us to do so.



What is the legitimacy of your data for?

 The legal basis for processing your data is:

  • Manages your reservation. Accepting and hiring the reservation service offered on the web for accommodations and/or the sports program or chosen activity.
  • Sends newsletters.  Your express consent, derived from your voluntary subscription in the section ‘subscribe to our weekly newsletters’ that you can cancel at any time as detailed in the rights section.
  • Inform you about promotional advertising and answer your questions:Manages your request through the web form and sends advertising, commercial or promotional communications about our services. You express given consent through the activation of the box located on the web contact form. Without this, it is impossible to send us data in a consensual manner. This acceptance states clearly that you manifest freely the willingness to be informed specifically and unequivocally as an interested party, allowing us to process your personal information, so we can keep a copy until you revoke it. You can withdraw your consent as set forth in the rights section.



Who do we send your personal information to?

Group of companies and/or partners for the provision of services


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Mailing address: Ctra. Calas de Mallorca s/n. 07500. Manacor. Illes Balears

Phone: (+34) 971.171.680

Contact email for data protection: rgpd@rafanadalacademy.com

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Email: rgpd@rafanadalacademy.com



What are your rights when you provide us with your information?

Anyone has the right to obtain confirmation about how we treat his or her personal data. Interested individuals have the right to:

  • find out what their information is used for and for how long it is stored, whether automated decisions are made or profiles are drawn up and their impact (see section on intent).
  • submit a claim to the Spanish Agency for Data Protection www.agpd.es if they believe that we are violating their rights.
  • access their personal information, as well as request the correction of inaccurate or incomplete data.
  • request limitation among other reasons, information that is no longer necessary for their collection or if they are against using this data due to unlawful processing or revocation of consent.
  • request the limitation of data processing of their information, in which case we will only store this for that year or in the defense of claims.
  • request portability of your information to other service providers, whenever it’s technically possible.
  • in certain circumstances, when such processing is aimed at direct marketing, and for reasons related to your particular situation, you can refuse the processing of your data. In this case we can stop processing the data, except for compelling legitimate reasons, or to exercise or defense of possible claims.



How do we obtain your information?

The personal data processed at CENTRE ESPORTIU MANACOR SL, through the web comes only from contact forms, cookies used, the online store and your newsletter request.

The categories of data are used: for contact forms:

Identification and contact information: name, phone and Email.

Regarding management booking by the booking engine and the sale of online products: Identification and contact information: name, surname, mailing address, email, phone, bank details or credit card.

Cookies Policy

Cookies used on this website

In accordance with the obligation provided for in art. 22.2 of Law 34/2002, dated July 11, regarding the information society and electronic commerce services, you are informed that this website uses cookies.

What’s a “cookie”?

A cookie is a very small encrypted text file that a web server can save on a computer’s hard drive to store information about the user. It can only be read by the website that sends it to the team.

Usually, websites use cookies to obtain statistical information about their web pages, and analyze the behavior of their customers.

A cookie is not an executable file nor can it propagate or contain a virus, and it cannot be longer than 4,000 characters.

Which ones are used at the Rafa Nadal School?

We use cookie sessions to identify users and maintain their identification status. Cookie sessions are automatically deleted from the hard drive when the session ends. We also use cookies to collect anonymous and joint statistics that allow us to analyze the way users use our website, in order to improve it.

Third party cookies on the Rafa Nadal School

Certain cookies are not installed by Rafa Nadal School, but by third parties who offer specific services to the user. Given that these third parties are the ones who carry out their implementation, blocking and uninstalling them is governed by their specific conditions and mechanisms. Below is a description of third party cookies authorized to place cookies on our web page:

  1. Analytic cookies: collects statistical data from the activity on the web. They serve to measure, analyze and create data reports, in order to understand and optimize the use of the website. (Google Analytics)
  2. Advertising cookies: user browsing interests, expressed preferences, interaction with the website, displayed and open ads as well as browsed web pages. Optimization of advertising spaces offered on websites that offer advertisements of interest to users, identify the effectiveness of advertising campaigns and improve them. (Google Adwords).
  3. Affiliated Cookies: allow us to track visits from other websites where Rafa Nadal School has an affiliation contract with the website that visits or blocks third-party advertising cookies.

How to manage “cookies” on the browser?

Through these links you can acquire information on how to configure your browser:

Please keep in mind that not allowing certain cookies may affect the quality of your experience on our websites.

How can we obtain your permission to use cookies and how can we use them?

The user expressly accepts that this website uses its own and third party ‘cookies’ to offer a better experience and service. When browsing or using our services, the user accepts the use of ‘cookies’. However, the user has the option to prevent the generation of ‘cookies’ and the elimination of cookies by selecting the corresponding option on their browser. In case of blocking the use of ‘cookies’ on your browser it is possible that some services or features may not be available on the website. Our own Cookies are understood as: Those that are sent to the user’s device from a computer or domain managed by the editor and provided from the service by the user who has requested it.

When technically possible and effective, the recipient’s consent for accepting the processing of the data may be facilitated by using the appropriate parameters of the browser or other applications, provided that it must proceed to its configuration during the installation or update through an Express action for the intended purpose.

The foregoing shall not prevent the possible storage or access of a technical nature solely for the purpose of transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, for the strict necessary extent, or the provision of a service from the information provider that is expressly requested by the recipient.

In this sense, we also inform you that the cookies used for any of the following purposes are exempt from compliance from the obligations established in article 22.2 of the LSSI:

  • Only allow communication between the user’s device and the network.
  • Strictly provide a service that has been requested by the user.
  • We can conclude that the excluded cookies are those intended for:
  • Cookies for «user input»
  • Cookies to authenticate or identify the user (for only one session)
  • Cookies for the user’s security.
  • Cookies for the use of a multimedia session
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  • Cookies for customizing the user’s interface
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The user expressly accepts that this website uses its own and third party ‘cookies’ to offer a better experience and service. When browsing or using our services, the user accepts our use of ‘cookies’. However, the user has the option to prevent the generation of ‘cookies’ and the elimination of cookies by selecting the corresponding option in their browser. In case of blocking the use of ‘cookies’ on your browser it may be possible that some services or features of the website may not be available.

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Legal Notice

In compliance with the provisions of Art. 10 of Law 34/2002, of July 11, on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce (LSSI-CE), it is reported that this website is owned by R. NADAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SL

The person responsible for the service provided through the web is:
Postal address: Ctra. Calas de Mallorca s / n. 07500. Manacor. Balearic Islands
Telephone: (+34) 971.171.680
CIF: B57909772

This website and all its contents, including texts, images, sound and any other material, are the property of R.NADAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SL

All rights reserved. All access to this website is subject to the following conditions:

Only non-commercial personal use is authorized. Modification of the website or its contents is not allowed.

The administrative information provided through this website does not replace the legal publicity of the laws, the general provisions and the acts that have to be formally published in the BOE, BOIB and other official newspapers, the printed edition is the only instrument that attests to its authenticity and content.

R.NADAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SL is not responsible for the information that can be obtained through links to external systems that are not dependent on the company’s website.

R.NADAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SL does not guarantee that the website and the server are virus-free and is not responsible for damages caused by accessing the website or the inability to access. Anyway, all files are checked by an updated antivirus program.