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SEK International School Alborán

SEK International School Alborán

C/ Barlovento 141, Urb. Almerimar, El Ejido, 04711 Almería, 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 670
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator María Esperanza Nevado Gómez
MYP Coordinator Sebastián Fuentes Valenzuela
PYP Coordinator María del Mar López López
Associations FEDE, OMEP, ISA, IB

Located on the seashore and adjacent to the Punta Entinas Natural Park, in Almería, SEK International School Alborán is considered one of the best bilingual schools in Andalusia, and the only one in Almeria that offers three IB International Baccalaureate Programmes, from 3 to 18 years of age (Primary Years Programme – PYP – for Early Childhood Education and Primary Education, Middle Years Programme – MYP – for Compulsory Secondary Education and the Diploma Programme, either bilingually in English and Spanish or fully in English). The school offers the International Baccalaureate Programme in close coordination with the Spanish education system.

For SEK Education Group, to which SEK-Alborán belongs, physical fitness and respecting one's health are an essential part 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 standard in educational innovation in Andalusia.

Social and emotional learning programmes are of particular importance in students' curricula to foster the resolution of social and personal problems. 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 360-degree perspective, solving doubts with their teachers and learning by doing.

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, and in addition to preparing official Cambridge exams, students also prepare Goethe Institut (German) and Alliance Française exams.