Sotogrande International School
About Sotogrande International School
Sotogrande International School - Empowering children to be the best they can be
Sotogrande International School is a community of learners that has at its core the SIS Values. These values shape our behaviour, inform our decision-making and provide a focus for all our actions. Members of our community are encouraged to open their hearts and minds to the joy of learning, to discover their strengths, identify their passions and develop outstanding learning skills. Our school philosophy is to open minds, create magic and use education as a force for good in the world. Our school mission is to enable and empower children to be the best they can be.
- Focuses on the whole person
SIS has a philosophy of student-focused, inquiry-based, multi-disciplinary, integrated learning. We believe in developing an enduring love of learning, based on the attitudes and attributes of the SIS Values.
- Offers a rich cultural diversity
SIS has a rich curricular and co-curricular programme of intercultural activities, events and exchanges that are designed to develop a deep understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. We aim to instil an intercultural and environmental responsibility and a commitment to global solidarity and community service.
- Focuses on academic success
We celebrate achievement and aim for the highest academic standards: our IB diploma graduates have entered top universities worldwide. This reflects strong academic and guidance programmes and high quality teaching and pastoral care. This year we achieved recognition for being a top 75 Global IB school, were number 13th in the EU and the 2nd best school in Spain and we are non selective!
- Provides outstanding facilities for learning
Our purpose-built, high technology campus reflects our commitment to collaborative learning, designed to meet the needs of young adults entering a global 21st century society.
Founded in 1978, SIS is a leading international, co-educational day and boarding school. We are an all-through IB school offering the PYP, MYP and Diploma programmes. We are an inclusive community offering English language and special educational needs support throughout the school where required. Sotogrande International School launched its new San Roque Campus in September 2013. A beautiful second campus that acts as a home for the school's boarding students. This new addition to the school is a result of increased demand for boarding places from around the world.
SIS is fully accredited by CIS and NEASC. Our programme is fully convalidated by the Spanish Ministry of Education, allowing our IB diploma graduates direct access to Spanish universities as well as those in the UK and the USA. This unique combination provides independent, external assurance of the quality of education at SIS. In addition, the school's own NGO operates from the main campus and offers all our students the opportunities for active leadership and service learning, both in the local community and in the wider world.