Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English and Spanish|
|Native English and Spanish teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)|
|Class sizes||Average||20 students / class|
|Maximum||25 students / class|
This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.
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|Number of students||
1230 students in academic year 21-22.
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
After the Spanish nationality, the second nationality is the Chinese followed by the American (USA).
|Ratio of local students to international students||
78 % are local students versus 22 % international students.
|Max. number of students per class||
The maximum number of students is 25 in each classroom.
|Average number of students per class||
The average number of students is from 17 to 22 students in each classroom.
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
Yes, it does.
|Native English and Spanish speaking teachers||
Our teachers are either native speakers of or they have a proficient level (C2 in European Framework) in the language in which they teach the subjects.
|Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish||
We deliver language acquisition in both English and Spanish (languages of instruction) in phases, this allows us to place students in the phase that is appropriate for their level. We also offer two specific academic language programmes called EAL ( English as additional language) and SAL ( Spanish
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Chinese, French, German and as language B or language acquisition at different levels and stages of learning.
|Use of technology in the classroom||
|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)||
We have a well established VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) where students and teachers upload units of inquiry, asignments and reflections. This VLE includes collaborative digital tools and serves as a place to show-case work by students.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
In Primary we recommend daily reading in the different languages and pupils work mainly at school.
Yes, they are.
In Secondary in the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme.
|Entry evaluation for students||
We carry out language level in one of our languages of instructions tests if deemed necessary. We also carry out interviews by the Admissions Committee and the Counsellor.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
The interview is a face-to-face (can be done remotely) interview with families. Students in Primary year 4 and above are also invited to chat with a Counsellor. The objective is to ensure we get a global picture of the profile of the student to plan their welcome. The language evaluation is to ensure we place students in appropriate language phase or itinerary
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
The deadline for booking a place is the end of February, but the admission process runs throughout the academic year. Families may find it is more challenging to secure places as we approach the Summer.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
We can welcome students in the middle of the academic year as we are aware that in other parts of the world academic year runs in different times.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
60% of our students attend a higher educational institution after graduating.
|External examinations or assessments available||
Tests to apply to different universities around the world.
|Results in these examinations||
Excellent academic results.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
We are a secular school
|School bus service available||
We provide school bus routes to suit our families needs.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
We have developed an inclusion policy aligned with the IB special needs requirements and are always working on diversity and differentiation, though we do not carry out significant curricular adaptations.
|Learning support offered||
From the Counselling and Pedagogical Department, working on inclusion in the curriculum and providing diversity in assessments. Our language policy states the various opportunities to develop one or both of our languages of instruction.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
Diversity, talent, opportunities for different projects and activities and participation in significant and authentic projects, where pupils provide real solutions in collaboration with other schools when possible.
|Student access to education psychologist||
There is a counsellor for each stage of learning and programme, we also have a psychotherapist and a speech therapist.
|School start time||
It starts at 09.30
|School finish time||
It ends at 17.30
|Supervised care before/after school||
Yes, it lasts one and a half hours.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
The School has designed, in accordance with the protocols established to ensure the health and safety of the students in this 21-22 school year, a wide range of Extracurricular Activities that provide students with the opportunity to enrich their education from an academic and cultural,
|School provided lunches||
Yes, we provide lunch and snacks at different times of the day.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
Yes, we offer special diets and these are supervised and validated by the nutrition service.
|Sports activities included||
As part of the curriculum, all students have physical education classes, swimming classes (from nursery to primary school) and all the students rotate through different team sports.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Sports centre, three multi-sports courts, two volleyball courts (one of them sand courts) and athletics track and in the adjacent sports club next to the school, we have tennis, paddle and equestrian courts and an Olympic size swimming
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
We have volleyball and football teams, which compete in school and federated leagues. We also have a swimming team.
|Other facilities at the school||
Library, laboratories, Maker Spaces, Assembly Hall, Music School and choir and Canteen
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Innovative educational model based on stimulating learning spaces, English immersion and the development of talent, creativity and emotional intelligence. Our mission is educating balanced and open-minded international students with a solid holistic preparation to face global challenges. We have launched the SEK Future Learning Model, which optimises the use of our digital ecosystem and the school's indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing us to offer personal learning experiences through active methodologies that promote the development of skills vital to navigate our changing world. We deliver conceptual learning that promotes autonomy, leadership and entrepreneurship making our students active global citizens.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Our teachers plan and deliver inquiry units, carefully establishing the scope and sequence of the learning. Teachers ensure lessons are interactive and packed with visual thinking routines that give structure to the development of critical thinking and organisational skills. Teachers cater for their students´ needs and interests to channel their imagination and ensure engagement. Our project based approach ensures evaluation is diverse yet rigorous as our teachers apply criteria provided by the IB programmes.