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SEK International School Catalunya

SEK International School Catalunya

Av. del Tremolencs, 24, La Garriga, 08530 Barcelona, Spain

+34 93 871 84 48



SEK International School Catalunya
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1995
Status Private
Principal Roberto Prata
Language of Instruction English, Spanish, Catalan
Co-ed Age Range 4 months-18 years
Number of pupils 840
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Simon Roberts
MYP Coordinator María Jesús Alonso de Ponga
PYP Coordinator Concepció Muntada
Associations IB, CIS

SEK International School Catalunya is a multilingual school, with English, Catalan and Spanish as languages of instruction. Over all educational school stages, 50% of the curriculum is in English, 25% in Catalan and 25% in Spanish. Starting from year 5 of Primary, students begin studying a fourth language: French or German.

Located in La Garriga and at the foot of the Montseny Natural Park in Barcelona, it offers a quiet and safe residential environment on school grounds spanning 100,000m2. The spaces are at the service of learning objectives, so the forest of pines, holm oaks and ferns becomes an extension of the classroom.

At SEK-Catalunya knowledge is acquired through the exploration of concepts, research and the development of skills that encourage critical thought and creativity. Learning by doing is the concept of practical, experiential, collaborative and thoughtful learning. Students are given relevant coursework that reflects real-life, such as the organising the SEK-Business Expo.

The school offers a balanced education featuring sports, the promotion of understanding, natural and responsible use of technology, development of emotional intelligence, community service integrated in the learning process and visual arts, music and drama as a means of foreign language expression.

Pioneer in Catalonia in offering three International Baccalaureate programmes, SEK-Catalunya encourages students to be inquiring, international, critical and open-minded to ensure admission to the best universities from around the world. The school offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma (DP). In addition, it offers its Secondary School and Baccalaureate students the opportunity to take part in the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh's International Award. An all-round personal development scheme focused on the development and training of skills such as: Leadership, audacity, autonomy, problem solving and teamwork.

In addition, SEK-Catalonia has been presented the CIS (Council International School) international seal that endorses the excellence of schools throughout the world.