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SEK International School - El Castillo

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CurriculumInternational
Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Not public
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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
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school does not make their fees public.

Address: Urb. Villafranca del Castillo Castillo de Manzanares, s/n Villanueva de la Cañada. 28692 Madrid Spain
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Native English and Spanish speaking teachers

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French, German

Use of technology in the classroom

Classrooms with the most innovative educational resources (digital blackboards, laptops, e-books, wi-fi connection, virtual media-library).

Uniform required

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Guidance office

Learning support offered

The Colegio has a Guidance Department, composed of three psychologists, to coordinate detection and diagnosis of student learning difficulties and coordinate appropriate action with the teaching teams. Additionally, as an option, the Colegio offers Speech Therapy services.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

9:30 am

School finish time

5:30 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

During the academic year, the school offers its students a comprehensive programme featuring creative, sports, and educational activities.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

The practice of school sports starts with psychomotricity and swimming for small children, and leads up to intensive physical conditioning and ample sports facilities, such as tennis, paddle, basketball, athletics, fencing, judo, ballet, and horseback riding in Primary, Secondary and Bachelor´s studies.

Sports facilities at the school

A sports complex with a soccer field, basketball courts, handball, psycho-motor room, judo room, dance studio. Play areas for Infant education. Open air sports facilities for basketball, handball, and soccer. Heated swimming pool.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School SEK-El Castillo was established in 1972, making real a vanguard educational and architectural project. From its foundation up to date, it is a world renowned model for Spanish and foreign experts regarding the creation of educational spaces. It merits a special mention from UNESCO for its facilities and academic environmental design.

Teaching approach of the school

The Primary Education Program called PEP (“Programa de Escuela Primaria”) is an trans-disciplinary programme of international education, designed to promote children’s integral development. Its purpose is to encourage a complete and all-round development, focussing on students’ social, physical, emotional and cultural needs, as well as their academic potential. The philosophy of the Primary Education Programme has a direct influence on our young students, which goes on to be expressed in a series of personal attributes and qualities ideal for a student with an international perspective.

The Middle Years Programme is an international one, favoured by the International Schools Association and developed by the International Baccalaureate Organization for students between the ages of 16 and 18 years. In our institute, courses are focussed around the knowledge and methodology of the Compulsory Secondary Education. The plan of study consists of areas of knowledge: Language A (national and autonomous language), Language B (foreign language), Mathematics, Art, Science and Technology, and areas of trans-reversibility and interaction, learning to learn, community service, health and social education, environmental management y ‘homo faber’ (know-how to do). Students finish with completing a personal essay project.

The International Baccalaureate is an international programme which allows entry into the most important universities in the world. The programme is organized by the OBI (International Baccalaureate Organization). Alongside the official Spanish Baccalaureate, students takes three subjects from the advanced level IB and three from the intermediate level. They also take a course in Epistemology and 150 hours of CAS activities (creativity, action and service), as well as completing a short but rigorous essay project.

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