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SEK El Castillo International School Madrid

Address: Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
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Description SEK El Castillo International School Madrid

The well-known and prestigious Spanish general education school SEK Madrid offers effective educational programs for students of all ages: from kindergarten (0-3 years) to senior high school graduates (16-18 years). In the process of teaching the latest modern educational methods and technologies, as well as technical infrastructural tools are used, which makes the educational process more efficient, faster and more comfortable for students. The main goal of the school is to prepare students for life in a modern dynamic world, to bring up real cosmopolitans that can succeed in the international environment. Much attention is paid to promoting healthy lifestyles, maintaining students' mental health and reducing stress levels.

The school is a member of the prestigious organization CIS MEMBER (Council of International Schools) and received personal accreditation from it. The IB program at the school has been taught for more than 40 years (the school was one of the first in Spain to implement the International Baccalaureate program) - it is taught entirely in English, and over the years the number of students who successfully passed the final exams for IB and enrolled in selected universities, is only growing.

More recently, the sports academy SEK International Sports Academy appeared in the structure of the school. Studying here gives gifted students the opportunity to improve their talents and abilities, to qualify in the future for scholarships from prestigious universities, at the same time to develop both academically and athletically, without leaving the campus. The sports academy works in many directions, helping students to be realized in the most different sports.

Students also have the opportunity to study in depth the most interesting academic disciplines, attending additional classes and profile electives: you can choose programming, art, music, design, electronics, reading or writing skills (creative writing).

One of the main advantages of an institution is its bilinguality: instruction is conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish. The general structure of linguistic education is as follows:

  • Kindergarten: complete language immersion and instruction in English, Spanish is taught additionally (starting from 1 hour per day)
  • Elementary classes: Spanish and English distribute subjects approximately equally, 50/50; one day off is in English, the second - in Spanish. Beginning with the fifth year of study, a third (elective) foreign language is added - French or German, to choose from
  • Secondary education: 80% of subjects are taught in English (the most common variant). There is also the possibility to study completely in English or completely in Spanish
  • High school students in the IB program can be fully studied in English (including writing an English-language diploma), or pass a national Spanish-language program with the inclusion of some subjects in English.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in SEK El Castillo International School Madrid

Program name
from 27 000 € / year

Primary Years Program (PYP) - 3-12 years

Education in primary classes is divided into two main stages:

  • Infant Education Part 2 (3-6 years)

Children are taught in an atmosphere of complete language immersion in English - Spanish is being taught as an additional one, starting from 1 hour a day. Teachers strive not only to lay the basic foundation of academic knowledge and skills for children, but to teach them to learn, to stimulate their craving for knowledge and self-development, to instill curiosity and love for learning, for new discoveries.

  • Primary Education (6-12 years)

Studying is already bilingual: 50% of subjects are taught in English, 50% - in Spanish. Starting from the 5th year of study, the third foreign language is added as an elective - French or German can be chosen. The personal development of each student continues: the teachers strive to make learning as interesting and comfortable for students as possible.

from 27 000 € / year

Middle Years Program (MYP) - 12-16 years

Teaching children from 12 to 16 years is most often conducted on a bilingual basis: approximately 80% of subjects are studied in English, the rest - in Spanish. There are two additional options for this program: you can choose the studying entirely in English or completely in Spanish (100% of the disciplines). The skill of analytical and critical thinking is actively developing, a creative approach to the proposed problems that require a non-standard solution.

The study of academic subjects becomes more complex and detailed. It is important that students not only learn the basics of different sciences, but also learn to see their interconnection, the significance of this or that fact at a global level.

from 27 000 € / year

IB (high school - Diploma Program (DP), 16-18 years)

The program for high school graduates aged 16-18 is aimed at completing the course of secondary education and preparing students for admission to selected universities around the world. Basically the course is taught in English. It is also possible to pass a high school program in Spanish, but with the inclusion of some disciplines in English.

from 27 000 € / year

Middle Years Program

The program for pupils from 12 to 16 years can be taught in Spanish. In addition to deepening academic knowledge and skills, students will develop critical and analytical thinking: students learn to find non-standard solutions in various situations, to be able to quickly draw the right conclusions, to look for non-standard approaches to standard problems.

The academic program is gradually becoming more complicated: subjects are studied in more detail, in-depth, many general courses are divided into more highly specialized disciplines. Students learn to notice and develop interdisciplinary connections, to see the feature of facts and phenomena on a global level.

from 27 000 € / year

Spanish Bachillerato

The Spanish Bachillerato program is designed to study graduates of 16-18 years planning to enter the university: the certificate is similar to full secondary education or the first stage of vocational education.

Duration of studying is 3 courses: students are studied in the chosen specialization (humanitarian or science) and pass final exams, points for which are taken into account when entering universities. Students can choose one of the following specializations:

  • Design, art, creativity (stage arts, music, choreography)
  • Natural sciences
  • Exact science and technology
  • Humanitarian and social disciplines.

Foreign students can attend additional lessons of the Spanish language (courses are offered for both beginners and advanced students), and courses of a second foreign language (paid additionally) can be attended.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Advanced mathematics, art, biology, Business and management, chemistry, Computer skills, design, design and technology, economics, Environmental science, Filmography, Foundations of world religions, French, geography, german language, healthy lifestyle, history, human and society, Information Technology, literature, maths, music, Natural Sciences, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, psychology, Social anthropology, Spanish, sports science, The art of dance, theater, Visual arts

Events SEK El Castillo International School Madrid

Sport is considered an equally important component of teaching than academic and creative pursuits. SEK received the prestigious National Sports Award twice (in 1988 and in 2010), and in 2010 received a special award from the Olympic Committee and the Olympic Movement for the support and development of sports. Here there are only the most popular and priority sports that students can take up:

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Mini-football
  • Handball
  • Swimming and water sports Sports, playing on the water
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • General fitness and exercise in the gym
  • Dancing
  • Chess
  • Taekwondo and
  • Roller skating
  • Beach volleyball
  • Athletics.

A student club is organized at the school, which is responsible for supervising all extracurricular branches and electives, an all-school newspaper. The school constantly cooperates with representatives of radio and television, blogs in well-known social networks - students, teachers and parents are constantly in touch, quickly learning all the school news. Lectures, master classes, seminars and interviews with guest speakers, well-known specialists in various activities are often organized.

Students are invited to interesting electives and seminars - the topic can be chosen from any of the most interesting: technology, art and creativity, event organization, chefs courses, drones design, robotics, circus courses, short films and even the School of Magic!! You can learn foreign languages ​​in academic clubs - for example, the Mandarin dialect of Chinese.

The school actively participates in socially useful, charitable and volunteer programs: students will be able to gain experience of interaction with UNICEF, Don Orione National Funds and Fundación Madrina.

The institution maintains close cooperation with well-known world corporations in the field of engineering, innovation and scientific research: among them are Google Campus, Impact Hub and Media Lab Prado. Innovative programs Business Expo, Business Camp & amp; SEK Lab Junior, allowing students from an early age to join the modern business world.


  • Bilingual education (English + Spanish), as well as optional attention to other modern foreign languages, is very useful for international integration;
  • Verified and effective curricula fully meets both national educational requirements and world educational standards;
  • Successful employment of graduates;
  • Active development of critical thinking, creative skills and research skills: schooling is not a strict memorization of the selected material, it is a constant search and personal development, self-improvement;
  • A high percentage of admission to the world's best universities among school graduates;
  • A fairly strict evaluation system for students, close attention to their academic performance, successes - this increases the effectiveness of studies, helps to adjust the curriculum and fill gaps, if necessary in knowledge;
  • Balanced educational programs: students actively develop not only in academic but also in physical terms, pay much attention to creativity and art, charity and social work, develop emotional intelligence and personal qualities.

Equipment SEK El Castillo International School Madrid

The SEK-El Castillo school is located in Villafranca, in the north-east of Madrid.

The campus deservedly prides itself of its sports infrastructure, which is recognized as one of the best in the country! For individual and team sports exercises of students in the school there are:

  • Volleyball courts
  • 4 multifunctional gymnasiums
  • Classes of martial arts and taekwondo
  • Dance classes
  • Theater studios
  • Platforms for figure skating and roller skating
  • Special classes for psychomotor activity
  • Multisport open area of ​​more than 1000 square meters
  • 2 tennis courts
  • A playground of 200 square meters. For beach volleyball
  • Football field
  • Basketball courts
  • Trackways and athletics fields (adjacent to the football field)
  • Pool with heated water - used environmentally clean solar panels (the length of the pool is 25 meters, the area is more than 400 square meters)
  • Handball courts
  • 5 fields for mini-football
  • A modern, multifunctional sports club and a gym
  • Golf course
  • Manege and riding.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 600 EUR

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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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