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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 91 815 08 92



SEK International School El Castillo
School type Coeducational 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 1,300
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Mónica Prieto
MYP Coordinator Elvira Chiquero Sanz
PYP Coordinator Melanie McGeever
Associations FEDE, ISO, OMEP, IB, CIS

SEK El Castillo offers an international education focused on innovation, professional development and the willingness to adopt new ideas. The SEK educational model is based on knowledge acquisition through the exploration of concepts, research and the development of skills that encourage critical thought and creativity. SEK students learn all those skills and abilities that will permit them, throughout their lives, to be autonomous, self-assured and able to learn independently.

To ensure the all-round development of our students, we aim to offer a balanced education over all stages, from 4 months to 18 years of age, that places particular importance on sports, the development of technological skills and those related to social and emotional intelligence, community service and artistic expression.

SEK-El Castillo is a pioneer in obtaining the accreditation to teach the PYP, MYP and DP International Baccalaureate programmes. Furthermore, it has been accepted as a candidate to be accredited in teaching the fourth International Baccalaureate programme (Career-related Programme or IBCP). It will be one of the 131 schools around the world and the second in Spain to obtain it.

The University Baccalaureate methodology is based on the Flipped Classroom concept, which promotes the acquisition of information outside of class time. The school received accreditation from the CIS (Council International School), international label that guarantees the excellence of schools throughout the world.

SEK-El Castillo is a fully international school and proof of this are the more than 15 nationalities that share its classrooms and live together in its boarding houses for girls and boys The school also offers tailored and individual high-performance sports programmes through SEK International Sports Academy, an innovative and unique programme in Spain to support young athletes that allows all-round sporting, academic and personal development from primary education to university studies. It boasts first-rate sports facilities, with over 40,000m2 devoted to sports.