Los centros TIV asumen la herencia de las escuelas evangélicas que existieron en España, y cuyo sistema pedagógico y educativo continúan hoy día siendo un referente mundial. Tal es el caso del sistema educativo finlandés, reconocido en todo el mundo por su calidad y resultados.
The first evangelical school in Spain was founded in 1838 in Cadiz. Not long after, at the beginning of the twentieth century, a another school began along with a new church.
In 1932, there were 50 evangelical schools in Spain with a total of 7,119 students. For 70 years, Seville had three evangelical schools. In 1932, there was a total of 537 students.
Evangelicals not only helped to provide much needed schools, they also created new textbooks and introduced advanced teaching methods. After the Spanish Civil War, all the evangelical schools in Spain were closed.