The Lleó XIII school was created in 1961 under the name S.I.L., as the founders, Mr. Josep Mercadé and Mr. Marino Todolí, came from the jesuit school of Barcelona Sant Ignasi de Loiola.
Initially the school had 2 buildings: the first located at the Lleó XIII street and the second at the Dr. Andreu Avenue. In 1978, the founders decided to continue their activity following separate paths. From that moment on the school started mixed teaching in all its levels starting in 1980 acquiring the nº 20 of Lleó XIII street to teach there the more elemental teaching levels: Childhood Education and 1st and 2nd grade of Primary School.
In 1996 the Singular Project was created with the goal of making compatible school life and the practice of a sport or dance and/or music studies, while ensuring a quality teaching. Until 1990, the Lleó XIII school didn't access the Generalitat de Catalunya sponsorship for the current Primary School line (former EGB). Later on, in the 2006/2007 school year, the sponsorship for Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary School was obtained. The same year the Lleó XIII Teaching Foundation was created with the goal of covering all the areas that the sponsorship didn't reach.
Nowadays the Lleó XIII school has been growing and at the moment our educational offer is the following:
- Kindergarden: created in 1987
- School: Childhood Education, Primary School, Secondary School (ESO) and Baccalaureate (Childhood Education, Primary School and ESO sponsorized).
- Training Cycles: From 2008 the school offers Sports Training Cycles in diverse modalities (Alpine Skiing, Snow Surfing and coming soon Lifesaving, Basketball and Football).
- Languages School: Created in September 2016, it's a school open not only to students from our school.
Nowadays we have 570 students at the school (from Kindergarden to Baccalaureate) including Sport Training Cycles.
The 2 school buildings have independent accesses and make up a total of 10.620 square feet, distributed between buildings and sports installations.
In 2016 there was a change of ownership that nowadays focuses in boosting the school and its Educational Project.
The school is ruled by 2 legal entities: a limited society (Docen SL) and a foundation (Lleó XIII Foundation). The first is responsible for the management of the activities inherent to a sponsorized teaching center and the second, for all the activities that allow the center to mantain its founding ideology. Each entity is independent from the other, but at the same time they are complementary and need each other.