Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction
|English and Spanish
|Native English and Spanish teachers
|Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)
|21 students / class
|24 students / class
This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students
|Number of nationalities represented in the school
|Most common nationality
|Ratio of local students to international students
|Native English and Spanish speaking teachers
Yes, in an 85%.
|Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish
Yes. The school provides reinforcement classes to improve the instructional language.
|Additional language classes offered by the school
French, German, Italian and Russian.
|Max. number of students per class
|Average number of students per class
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?
Yes. 6 in Nursery, 2 in Primary School, 1 in Secondary School and 1 in Baccalaureate
|Use of technology in the classroom
The technology is embedded in the curriculum along the school from nursery to Baccalaureate. The school has a vertical planning which integrates the computational thinking and computer and robotic program in most of the subjects. The school has an expanded wifi network in the whole campus with firewall and antivirus for students and teachers.
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)
- Adaptability of learning i due to the COVID -19 pandemic
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?
No. The families have the choose between two subjects, Catholic Religion or Religions History from Grade 1st to Grade 11th.
|How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?
The students that do not want to course Catholic Religion, course the other option and the class students has both subjects at the same time but in different classes.
|External examinations or assessments available
IB MYP Personal Project.
|Results in these examinations
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?
The school provides work time during school hours to do class homework and homework consists of activities and learning tasks by inquiry, reading or motivational that do not involve repetitive work that involves additional effort after the day.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs
|Learning support offered
The school has a guidance department staffed by 3 professionals:
The department is responsible of
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students
The school provide support and resources for them with a special program call “Star program” and offer a grant program as well to boost these students across the Diploma.
|Student access to education psychologist
The Counsellors the Learning Support department of Primary school and High school are Pychologist and one of their duties are take care of the students that could demand this service.
|Entry evaluation for students
|Brief description of entry evaluation required
All applications for admission to the school are analysed and follow a rigorous admission protocol that is summarized in the following sections:
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)
The admission period is open during the entire academic year for extraordinary admission, but there is an official period which is from the first week of February to the first week of March.
|Students can join after academic year begins
Yes, after pass the School admissions requirements and only for the courses without waiting list.
|School start time
|School finish time
|Supervised care before/after school
The school has a special service which starts at 08:00AM called “Morning Aula” for families who cannot leave their children at 09:00, and after 17:00AM to 18:00, the students has the “Permanence Service” to stay until their parents could collect them.
|School bus service available
The school has 9 bus routes that collect students from the main towns in the province, with no further than 50 Km of distance and a maximum travel time of 55 minutes.
|School provided lunches
The food service is carried out by the Catergest company and is carried out with its own kitchen, made with fresh products from local suppliers.
Character: mandatory for all students.
The SEK-Alborán School Food Service has the Quality Certificate according to the EN-ISO 9002:1994 Standard and the Environmental Quality Certificate according to the ISO 9001:2000 Standard.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)
The school food service has adapted menus to vegetarians, without meat or pork products, halal, vegan, lactose, fructose and sorbitol intolerances, coeliacs, diabetics, people allergic to fish protein and hypocaloric.
Primary Education to Baccalaureate
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
|Sports activities included
The physical activity are included in the curriculum from early years with 4 sessions per week of Psychomotricity and 1 of swim, and from Primary to Baccalauretate with 3 sessions per week of Physical Education and 1 of swim.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students
The Sports Schools of Basket, football 7, futsal, voleyball, taekwondo, swimming and triathlon has their respective teams that participate in local Competitions in El Ejido and in Almería. It is remarkable the performance of the voley team which use to classificate for regional tournaents in Andalucia.
|Facilities at the school
|Sports facilities at the school
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
We are an educational community that promotes the development of skills that guarantee relevant, global, international and significant learning aimed at achieving the full development of the potential of each of its members to face the challenges of the 21st century.
|Teaching approach of the school
SEK-Alborán is not a teaching center, but a learning community where we learn in a multidirectional way together with our students, teachers and families, thinking globally and acting locally, and thinking locally to act globally.