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SEK International School El Castillo

SEK International School El Castillo

Urb. Villafranca del Castillo, Castillo de Manzanares, s/n, Villanueva de la Cañada, 28692 Madrid, Spain

+34 900 87 87 98



SEK International School El Castillo
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Founded 1972
Status Private
Head of School Eloísa López
Language of Instruction English, Spanish
Co-ed Age Range 4 months-18 years
Number of pupils 1,202
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Ana Karina Cisneros
MYP Coordinator Noemí Taranilla
PYP Coordinator Fátima González
Associations FEDE, ISO, OMEP, IB, CIS

SEK-El Castillo School is a privileged place for coexistence and learning in the broadest sense of the word. The High Artistic Performance School (Music and Dance), the Artistic or the Research Baccalaureates, the different sports schools or the enrichment projects in collaboration with the Camilo José Cela University, are some examples.

We have been authorised as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for over 40 years. Currently our students can take the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes either in English or following an English-Spanish bilingual syllabus, with outstanding examination results. We are also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in conjunction with IB with a process of quality assurance: the Collaborative Learning protocol with a focus on impactful learning processes.

We believe that the way we learn has changed forever. As a result, SEK Future Learning Model is presented as a new opportunity to learn from new methodological formats, based on design-thinking tools, the use of new educational technology and the interaction between the different members of the educational community, offering enriched programmes such as the "Aula de Padres" and instrumental lessons for families in our Music School.

We boast first-rate sports facilities on campus and offer international boarders a professionally staffed, nurturing and safe environment. We provide linguistic immersion programmes in both our languages of instruction to ensure access to the curriculum for all our students. In addition, as part of our commitment to talent development, we offer a high-performance sports programme: SEK International Sports Academy (we are the academic partner of important clubs such as Real Madrid). This programme allows athletes to combine their academic studies with their training and competing schedules. We are members of the Boarding School Association, our boarders enjoy a wide range of facilites to enhance their learning. As part of our provision to develop engaged and active young adults, we offer students the opportunity to participate in the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh International Award.

In all SEK International Schools we offer a quality hybrid learning model in which students are able to continue their learning if necessary, with synchronous and asynchronous classes, and with personalized monitoring by teachers and tutors, which has proved successful with students and families.