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SEK International School Alborán

SEK International School Alborán

C/ Barlovento 141, Urb. Almerimar, El Ejido, 04711 Almería, Andalusia, Spain

+34 950 49 72 73



SEK International School Alborán
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1999
Status Private
Principal Luis Carlos Jiménez Gámez
Language of Instruction English, Spanish
Co-ed Age Range 4 months-18 years
Number of pupils 745
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Estefania Sánchez
MYP Coordinator Sebastián Fuentes Valenzuela
PYP Coordinator Elnara Israfilova
Associations FEDE, OMEP, ISA, IB

Located on the seashore and adjacent to the Punta Entinas Natural Park, in Almería, SEK International School Alborán is regarded as a high quality international school in Andalusia. It is the only school in Almeria that offers three IB International Baccalaureate Programmes, from 3 to 18 years of age (Primary Years Programme Middle Years Programme - MYP and the Diploma Programme, either bilingually in English and Spanish or fully in English). These programmes are coordinated closely with the Spanish education system.

For the SEK Education Group, to which SEK-Alborán belongs, physical fitness and respecting one's health are an essential element of the learning process. SEK-Alborán has extensive recreational areas, and 28,000m2 of outdoor spaces, as well as extensive sports facilities and a heated indoor pool. Its classrooms are equipped with cutting-edge technology (makerspace, video recording and editing spaces, radio, 3D printer, robotic tables, TED ED Club). It is considered a model of educational innovation in Andalusia.

Social and emotional learning programmes are of particular importance in students’ curricula to foster the social and personal awareness. In the Intelligent Classroom, each student progresses according to their potential, working in teams and having individual efforts rewarded. Teachers and tutors are afforded an open space for dialogue with students and parents both in-person and online. Students can take advantage of the Flipped Classroom to work on content and tackle issues from a broad perspective, solving doubts with their teachers, and learning by doing.

SEK Alborán has the infrastructure, digital devices and skilled staff to enable the delivery of distance or blended learning depending on changing external scenarios, to which we are able to respond in a flexible and agile manner.

SEK-Alborán offers a bilingual Spanish-English education that is incorporated progressively over all educational stages (50% of the subjects are taught in English). The school is the only Cambridge English School in Almeria that prepares students for the official exams, as well as Goethe Institut and Alliance Française exams.

SEK-Alborán has started the process of accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).