1. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
The experience of being part of our community affords foreign students opportunities that will be crucial for their education.
This programme includes Spanish language learning support, so that students can develop greater agility and speed in their mastery of the Spanish language. In addition, it prepares them to successfully sit official external Spanish language exams.
Foreign students share a room with Spanish students.
The students will be able to tailor the programme to their needs, choosing subjects that cater to their academic interests.
This programme includes Spanish language learning support, so that students can develop greater agility and speed in their mastery of the Spanish language.
In addition, it prepares them to successfully sit official external Spanish language exams, depending on their level. Aimed at students between 11 and 18 years of age who:
Furthermore, as a NEASC-accredited school, students who complete their studies at SEK International School El Castillo obtain the US High School Diploma, an American certificate recognised in the best international universities in the world.
• Are looking for their first International experience in preparation for a possible university future in an international environment.
• Wish to improve their level of English or Spanish by language immersion.
• International students who want to take advantage of their stay in the boarding halls to get closer to, and to better understand the local culture, as well as learn first-hand about the International Baccalaureate.
2. HIGH SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Professional sports is very demanding. That is why SEK-El Castillo is committed to all-round education for those who wish to combine studies with highlevel training.
Aimed at young athletes between the ages of 10 and 18 who do a sport professionally or semi-professionally and therefore:
• Have to devote part of their daily work day to training and require flexibility to be able to meet
• Require specific physical and psychological preparation, different from other boarders.
• Participate in various competitions, events, tournaments…
• Must combine their studies and training obtaining the best academic and sporting results.
3. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
The academic excellence programme offers personalised high-quality teaching to students who do not settle for anything but the best. Aimed at all those students between 11 and 18 who:
• Have an outstanding academic record.
• Non-Spanish students or those from education systems from outside Spain with good academic grades.
• Wish to attend pre-university studies in an educational model that lives up to their expectations.
• Need to ensure their access to higher education at the universities they have chosen and prepare for a successful professional future.
4. CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT
The objective is to significantly boost academic performance, adding four hours a day of study outside school hours, which are divided into: Aimed at all those students between 10 and 18 who:
• Seek a quality educational system that guarantees the best academic performance.
• Are not able to continue their studies in their places of origin.
• Need to continue their studies in a boarding school for geographical transfers or family reasons.
The school boasts extensive green areas and sports facilities, on a campus spanning over 40,000 m²
• Sports court, tennis and fronton court, basketball courts, indoor football, 4 mul-tipurpose rooms (taekwondo, psychomotor skills, dance, skating and theatre), beach volleyball and outdoor sports courts for basketball, handball and football.
• Heated pool with solar panel system to heat the water and maintain the right temperature.
• Nature in a protected setting. Adjacent to the school is the UCJC Sports Club, which has 40,000 m² of sports facilities for playing, padel tennis, horse riding, swimming and golf. http://ucjcsportsclub.es/
Also, the school has a multitude Intelligent Classrooms® , physics, chemistry and biology
laboratories, art, multimedia, robotics, painting, music classrooms, radio station and library.
The school is a member the Boarding Schools ’
Association (BSA). This international association represents and accredits, through a rigorous
evaluation process, international boarding schools that meet its demanding quality standards in terms of infrastructure and facilities, services, staff, security and well-being of boarders.
Meanwhile, the boarding halls have 110 beds and different study rooms, a living room with television, games, music, reading, library as well as with living room studio, auditorium, as well as everything necessary to enjoy a well-deserved rest in their dormitories, distributed according to students’ age and year.
• Double and triple rooms in the girls dormitories.
• Double and triple rooms in the girls dormitories.
• Full board with breakfast, snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner.
• Medical service.
• Full laundry, personal and bed service.
• 24-hour security service in a gated community.
• Academic and study support programme with teachers of different subjects and professionals of the Psychopedagogical Department.
The school offers two types of accommodation:
• Full boarding: full month, including weekends.
• Weekly boarding: Monday to Friday.
Sports activities: golf, swimming, tennis, padel tennis, gymnastics, ballet and horse riding, where there is the possibility of training with your own horse or the school’s. Hiking, mountain biking and skating.
In addition, the school also offers the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. It is an all-round personal
development scheme intended for students from MYP4- year 3 ESO, designed so that these students
have the possibility of strengthening different skills that will be useful for their personal growth. The DofE is based, throughout its different levels, on four fundamental areas that students must work on demonstrating commitment and regularity:
• Physical activity.
• Community service.
• Developing skills.
• Outdoor expeditions.
Cultural, leisure and free time activities: theatre classroom, music, creative arts, reading club, current affairs workshop and community and service activities.
Weekend activities: museum visits and outings to centres of cultural interest, sporting events, exhibitions, film forums, theatres and visits to theme parks.
In their free time, students can go to the cinema, shopping, birthday celebrations… because having fun is also part of their development.