In 1968 the Israeli Community of Barcelona (C.I.B.) opened its first nursery and in 1972 created its first formal education centre, Colegio Sefardí in Barcelona. It started with 50 students, offering an educational framework at preschool and primary level which was affiliated to the global network of the French Israeli Alliance.
In the year 2000 the first educational reform was made, changing the second language from French to English.
In 2004 I.C.T. was introduced, driven by investigation projects.
In 2005 studies were extended to secondary from 1st to 4th ESO. Also, the project to build the new building in Valldoreix began.
In 2008 Colegio Hatikva was opened in Valldoreix. The change of name was inspired and motivated by the new building, also implying the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. Hatikva
means hope in Hebrew and the new school was created with the desire to be an academic benchmark. It stopped being Colegio Sefardi in order to evolve and become a more up to date and modern school alongside the best schools in Barcelona and Sant Cugat.
In 2010, C.I.B. decided to appoint a new head teacher, Dr. Avital Livneh, to take the school forward in its pursuit of an innovative and constructive education system.
The school has currently more than 200 students of differing religious backgrounds. Our students come from Barcelona, Sant Cugat, Sant Quirze and Terrassa.