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SEK International Schools (Barcelona)

Address: Avinguda dels Tremolencs, 24, 08530 La Garriga, Barcelona, Spain
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description SEK International Schools (Barcelona)

  • Year of foundation: 1892
  • Location: La Garriga, Barcelona, Spain
  • Age of students: 3-18 years
  • Number of students: 5500
  • The type of education: c interfere with learning
  • Type of residence: residence
  • Language of instruction: English, Spanish, Catalan.

SEK is an international educational center that for many years embodies innovations in the field of education, long-term experience and traditions. The main goal of the school is to create an enabling environment for the development of the skills necessary for comprehensive, international and deep education. The school has created a special environment in which each student will be able to realize their full potential. The school is proud of the multilingual environment: 50% of the curriculum is taught in English, 25% in Spanish and 25% in Catalan. From grade 5, anyone can additionally learn French or German.

Benefits of learning :

  • Great location
  • The school has three languages - English, Spanish and Catalan - and two additional languages (French or German)
  • It is the only school in Barcelona, offering the International Baccalaureate education on the international program for the three age groups
  • An extensive program of extracurricular activities
  • The presence of scholarships.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in SEK International Schools (Barcelona)

Program name

International Baccalaureate - Primary Years Program

  • Dates: early September
  • Age: 3-12 years old
  • Duration: 9 years
  • Language of instruction: English, Spanish, Catalan.

The world famous program has the following advantages:

  • The program has not only a strong academic side, but also a didactic one: great emphasis is placed on personal development, due to which studetns develop inquisitive, independent and critical thinking
  • Students learn successful interaction and communication with others, become leaders and are well disposed towards other people.

As part of the program, students learn the following areas of knowledge:

  • Art
  • Social sciencies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Languages
  • Personal, social and physical development.

International Baccalaureate - Middle Years Program

  • Dates: early September
  • Age: 12-16 years old
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language of instruction: English, Spanish, Catalan

The program includes the following key points:

  • At this period, students learn to independently acquire and process information, using research, social skills, as well as time management and self-control skills.
  • Teachers seek to create a close relationship between theoretical knowledge and real practice outside the classroom.
  • The course helps students realize their place in the world, better understand themselves and take responsibility for their actions.
  • The program offers a balanced and versatile curriculum designed to teach students critical and broaden their horizons.

MYP consists of 8 areas of knowledge:

  • Languages
  • Literature
  • Personality and Society
  • The science
  • Maths
  • Physical health
  • Art
  • Design.
from 2 700 € / month

International Baccalaureate - Diploma

  • Dates: early September
  • Age: 16-18 years old
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Language of instruction: English, Spanish, Catalan

About the specifics of the course:

  • Students will be able to choose between the Spanish and international versions of the program.
  • The prestigious diploma, which students receive at the end of the course, will allow to enter the best educational institutions in the world.
  • The course teaches students a deeper understanding and creates a solid foundation of intellectual, personal and emotional development.
  • Perfectly prepare for academic loads at the university.
  • The curriculum consists of 6 scientific fields, humanitarian or technical
  • Students write a science paper and then protect it.
  • Much attention is paid not only intellectual development, but also personal. The objectives of the program include teaching students not only critical thinking, but also developing a set of personal qualities that will help students feel comfortable in society, freely express their ideas and defend their position.
from 27 000 € / year

Spanish language and culture

  • Age: 10-18 years old
  • Language learning: English, Spanish.

The course is designed for international students and consists of a balanced combination of lessons and extracurricular activities that will allow students to study the Spanish language and culture in depth.

Students can attend:

  • Course aimed at improving language skills
  • "Culture of Spain"
  • The course "How to become a citizen of the world"
  • Direction "Meet the other cultures"
  • The direction associated with the development of personal qualities, self-confidence, the ability to find a common language, the adoption of responsibility for their actions.

Upon completion of the course, students will receive valuable knowledge and great linguistic and cultural progress, improve their language skills, become familiar with the academic environment of the school and broaden their horizons.

Accommodation, housing and food

Foreign students live in a comfortable residence in the heart of the national park. Borders can choose the type of accommodation: full board or school accommodation from Monday to Friday. Rooms for boys are designed for 2-3 people, rooms for girls - for 2 students.

Events SEK International Schools (Barcelona)

The program of extracurricular electives and events includes:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Hockey
  • Figure skating
  • Swimming
  • Synchronized swimming
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Ping pong
  • Run
  • Martial Arts
  • Musical ensembles
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Electonic music
  • Ballet
  • Modern dance
  • Theater
  • Crafts and art
  • Drawing
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • The photo
  • Cinema
  • Multimedia
  • Yoga
  • Robotics
  • Drones
  • Chinese language and culture
  • Russian language and culture
  • Cambridge exams.

Equipment SEK International Schools (Barcelona)

The school is located 30 minutes from Barcelona in a quiet park area surrounded by pine and spruce trees. The buildings on the school grounds occupy 30000 sq. M., And the area of the school territory itself is 100000 sq. M. The academic infrastructure of the school is divided into blocks and is a modern and high-quality educational complex.

  • Classrooms are equipped with the latest technology.
  • Science laboratories
  • Exhibition areas
  • Library
  • Experimental laboratories
  • Robotics classes
  • School of Music
  • Creative workshops
  • Conference rooms
  • Sports complex.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Starting classes: 6.09
  • Christmas holidays: 22.12-7.01
  • Easter Holidays: April 13-April 22
  • Last school day: June 21st.

Extra fees:

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

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Applicants undergo the following procedure:

  1. Contact the representative of the school through the official website, mail or by phone
  2. Talk with a representative of the school, anyone can visit the school
  3. Sending scanned documents to the post office
  4. Students are interviewed and admitted
  5. The selection committee will send a final decision as soon as it is made.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- 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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