The XIC, Xabia International College collaborates with ATF for the educational development of the athletes of the Ferrer Tennis Academy.

The British School of Xabia has designed an ideal system for those students who wish to study in combination with the demanding world of elite athletes. That is why the XIC is very committed to the sport and training of tennis players and athletes in general and thus complete their mandatory studies with maximum performance and guarantees of success.

A clear example of the effectiveness of the system is that our tennis players already enjoy the program of studies led by Fiona Phillips as tutor of the high performance tennis group since 2017 and their students / athletes whom attend daily homework, exams and studies despite being out of town or country to attend professional tennis tournaments both nationally and internationally.


High school officials Fiona Phillips, Gaynor Laporte and Secondary School Principal Mike Mills have received the T-shirt signed by David Ferrer as thanks for their invaluable support and commitment to develop the program adapted for students who struggle for a sports career or even opt to get scholarships in US universities, as several ATF players have previously achieved.


Mrs. Fiona Phillips

XIC School


Phone: +34 645 53 60 00

At Elian’s British School our goal is excellence in English for all our students. This aim goes hand-in-hand with our desire to foster their self-confidence, their individual talents and their ability to co-operate within an international atmosphere.

In a stunning mountain setting on the Costa Blanca, our school provides a warm and stimulating environment where all children can thrive, from the very youngest, to those on the brink of adulthood. From 1 year upward, we provide a safe and caring environment in which our youngest children can develop social skills, self-expression and an early enthusiasm for learning, including valuable exposure to the English language.

Our primary children benefit from being part of a school community where they spend most of the day learning in English, alongside carefully-chosen aspects of Spanish teaching. Our secondary students get a multilingual grounding in a wide variety of subjects taught by specialists. With globally-recognized qualifications, our alumni can gain entry to some of the world’s finest universities.

We pride ourselves in being able to offer our children an array of extra-curricular activities. These include music tuition using the acclaimed Suzuki method; various sports, such as tennis, football, taekwondo and longboarding; and other popular activities like art, dance and drama. Our school boasts enviable facilities, including fully-equipped science laboratories, state-of-the-art computer suites and modern teaching technology.



  •  Av. El Copet, 5 03530 La Nucía (Alicante)
  •  08:00 – 17:00 | Lunes – Viernes
  • – Sandy Schafer (School Director)
  •  96 687 70 55