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Ages 3 to 18

Sotogrande International School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school does not make their fees public.

This school has more than one campus in Malaga - Costa del Sol:
Main Campus: Ages 5 to 18

Address: Avenida La Reserva, s/n, 11310 Sotogrande, Cádiz, Spain

Kindergarten Campus: Ages 3 to 5

Address: Santa Maria Polo Club, Calle Ramiro el Monje, s/n, 11312 Sotogrande, Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain

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Number of students

980

Number of nationalities represented in the school

44

Most common nationality

Spanish

Ratio of local students to international students

32% Spanish 68% International

Max. number of students per class

25

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we have a specialist English Language Development department.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French, German

Use of technology in the classroom

As an Apple Distinguished School technology is creatively embedded into the curriculum for all student from the age of 3. Primary children have access to iPads in the classrooms, while every Secondary student is provided with a Macbook.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, we believe that learning outside school should be meaningful and it should promote students’ abilities to master the skills and concepts learned in the classroom.

Approximate hours of homework given

Dependent on the school year of the student.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes, for some year groups. Please enquire for the most up to date information.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students applying for Secondary school are required to sit placement tests in Mathematics and English language, and have an interview.
Students applying for Primary school do not sit tests, but usually meet the Head of Primary. Reports from previous schools are always required.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

As an International School we understand that many families move to the area at short notice, so we operate a year-round rolling admissions policy where, upon successful application, students can be admitted throughout the school year (providing we have availability)

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

92%

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma
High School Diploma
International A Levels (for ACES, elite sports students only)

Results in these examinations

Academic results are consistently excellent, with both MYP and Diploma students achieving well above world average scores year after year. 2018 saw ten of our students receive an impressive 40+ points in the IB Diploma, with two achieving a perfect score of 45.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a nondenominational school.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, SIS is committed to an ethos of inclusivity and promotes an inclusive approach to education, increasing access to learning, engagement and actively seeking to remove barriers to learning.

Learning support offered

We have developed a Learning Support Programme designed to respond positively to each student’s unique learning profile and provide support to students with diverse learning needs. Learning Support incurs an additional cost.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

As a school, our approach is to support all students to explore their unique gifts and talents. To this end, our GAT programme is in place across the school community, in all classes, through differentiated activities, differentiated instruction and extension tasks. Identification of "gifted students" through our cognitive ability testing, teacher observation and engagement, enables staff to further challenge our able learners in all areas of academic performance, providing a programme to enrich their learning experience and a platform for them to access great heights...

School start time

8:50

School finish time

15:40 Primary School
16:00 Secondary School

Supervised care before/after school

After School Club runs until 6pm. Full details and cost available on request.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

At SIS we have an enormous array and variety of extra-curricular activities and pride ourselves on creating opportunities for students to follow their passion. From sports to drama, MUN to robotics we aim to provide activities to help children develop their own unique interests, gifts and talents.

School provided lunches

Our cantina offers a variety of healthy meals every day, in addition to working to educate our students about the importance of eating well.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

We offer a wide variety of sports in order to give our students the opportunity to discover their passions and learn skills for life. Activities include; swimming, basketball, netball, football, dance, gymnastics, water polo, handball and athletics.

Sports facilities at the school

Our outstanding sporting facilities include; covered swimming pool, football pitch, running track, athletics facilities, basketball pitch and a fully equipped sports hall.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We compete in many sporting events, both locally and internationally. These include; swimming, athletics, football, netball, basketball and rugby.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

For over 40 years SIS has provided an educational environment which inspires all of us, students and adults alike. When you step onto our campus, you know you are somewhere special: a spirit of learning, community, fun and energy permeates the air.

Our goal is to create extraordinary educational experiences for all our students, providing opportunities for them to explore their gifts and talents. Our curriculum, lessons and environment reflect this.

Teaching approach of the school

SIS students receive an academically rigorous international education, with experiential learning at the heart. Learning through reflection on doing, helps students to more easily absorb and understand information, and we support this through educational excursions, interactive lessons and through the creative use of technology. Students are encouraged to think independently and critically, embracing opportunities to be the best they can be and taking personal responsibility for creating a more peaceful, inclusive, and sustainable world.

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