Hospital Classroom

The main aim of the Vall d'Hebron Hospital Classroom is to minimise the consequences of interrupting a young person's education during their time in hospital. The teaching team is made up of five primary and secondary school teachers who, through their diverse specialisms and skills, cover all the curriculum areas with their teaching.

Hospital Classroom pupils are children and teenagers who have been admitted to hospital on a medium or long-term basis during compulsory school age (primary education and compulsory secondary education). Classes are run daily and on an individual basis in ward rooms, in small groups in the classroom or in the dialysis department.

School calendar

The school calendar of the Hospital Classroom follows the general directives of Departament d'Educació, Consorci d'Educació de Barcelona and Departament de Treball, Afers Socials i Famílies.

View the Hospital Classroom school calendar

Information sessions

For more information about the type of work, operation and administration of the Vall d'Hebron Hospital Classroom, the teaching team offers information sessions to students or professionals who may be interested.

Application to attend information sessions

Hospital Classroom activities

The pupil's school sets the guidelines to be followed by the teaching staff of the Hospital Classroom, according to the official Curriculum of the Departament d'Educació of Generalitat de Catalunya. In the Hospital Classroom, various activities are also organised with the aim of creating a more familiar environment for children and teenagers admitted to the Hospital.

Sant Jordi

Festivals and traditions

Festivals and traditions are celebrated in the Hospital Classroom with the aim of doing some of the same activities that are carried out in schools over the school year and that play a part in pupils' overall educational experience. These include the Castanyada chestnut festival and Dia de la Música (Music Day), Winter and Christmas, Spring and Sant Jordi, Dia de la Pau (School Day of Non-violence and Peace) and Carnival.



Music forms part of the Hospital Classroom's educational activity, with the aim of incorporating it into the pupils' curriculum, but also as an enjoyable activity that can help with the emotional work pupils need. Volunteers from the Association of the Maria Canals International Music Competition contribute to this task.

Educació viaria

Road safety education

The La Guàrdia Urbana a l'escola (Urban Police in Schools) education programme also takes place in the Hospital Classroom, with the aim of responding to social issues and improving everyone's ability to live side by side, as well as preventing high risk behaviour through education. The teaching is adapted to the unique experience of pupils in the Hospital Classroom.

Hospitalització a l'Hospital

The Classroom within the Hospital

The Hospital Classroom works alongside Vall d'Hebron Hospital in educational activities that can contribute to the education of pupils in topics related to health through inter-disciplinary learning.

Mans juntes

Connectem Project

This project fosters relationships between hospitalised pupils. The main aim is to facilitate relationships between pupils through various activities conducted by the Hospital Classroom.


La Petjada Magazine

This magazine is a collection of pieces produced by Hospital Classroom pupils during their time in hospital, as well as photos of various activities done during the year.

See the magazine

#PorElCLIMA project

We form part of the #PorElCLIMA community, an initiative that aims to fight against climatic change. As a transversal project, the students in the Classroom works on aspects related to this as an important motif for their present and future.

Go to the project's website


Everyone has the right to an education, but it is not compulsory at the Hospital. We do, however, recommend it as a good way to keep up the rhythm of school life and not miss out on course content. If pupils cannot get up and out of bed or if they have specific educational needs, the Hospital Classroom has material and resources to conduct classes for them.

Once a child or teenager signs up to classes, the Hospital Classroom coordinates with their school. Each centre makes the necessary adaptations so that pupils can continue their studies in a personalised way.

Yes, please bring consumables (pencils, pens, crayons, etc.) and textbooks, notebooks and any other books used in school. If the pupil's school works with digital platforms and the pupil has a laptop, it is also a good idea to bring that.

The planned time is one hour a day, depending on the patient's state of health, the availability of teachers and the number of students. Exams are done when the pupil's schools think it is necessary.

Due to the way the Classroom operates, there's no allowance for this option, as there are not enough teachers.

The Classroom accepts short-term pupils in cases of re-admission, even for a few days. The teachers do not, however, have authorisation to teach pupils in the Day Hospital.

Anyone who is interested can contact the Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona.

Home Edication Service

When a pupil is discharged from hospital but still cannot return to school, the Departament d'Educació provides the Home Education Service (Atenció Educativa Domiciliària - AED). The initiative sends a teacher to the pupil's home when the duration of their illness is over 30 days. The family will need to complete an application and it will be handled by the pupil's school. If the patient lives in Barcelona, the AED teacher can also conduct classes in hospital, following the Hospital Classroom protocol, where the pupil is admitted for a short stay.

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