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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 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 1,210
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Ana Karina Cisneros
MYP Coordinator Elvira Chiquero
PYP Coordinator Fátima González
Associations FEDE, ISO, OMEP, IB, CIS

SEK International School El Castillo offers an innovative educational model based on early learning stimulus, talent development, creativity and emotional intelligence. We cater for students from over 50 different nationalities, living and learning in an environment of multicultural understanding, in a stunning natural setting in the north of Madrid.

The school has been authorised as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for over 40 years. We offer the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes fully in English, or through an English-Spanish bilingual syllabus, with outstanding recent examination results. We boast first-rate sports facilities and offer international boarders an incomparable environment for the development of individualised, personal growth and personalised pastoral care, provided by specialised school staff, in a safe and secure environment.

In addition, as a sign of our commitment to talent development, we offer a high-performance sports programme, the SEK International Sports Academy, that allows athletes to combine their academic studies with the highest levels of sports training. Students on this programme can reside in the boarding house, allowing them to combine their academic enrichment with high performance sports programmes. We also offer to students the opportunity to take part in the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh International Award. We also provide Equestrian Studies as part of a middle level vocational programme of study. We are authorised by the Spanish Ministry of Education to deliver the Arts Baccaleaureate, both visual and musical performing strands.

SEK El Castillo has the infrastructure, digital environment 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-El Castillo is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which is a process of external globally recognised quality assurance. This accreditation allows us to award the American High School Diploma.