The Felipe Segovia Foundation strives to promote the educational thinking and beliefs that inspired the work of the founder of SEK Education Group
‘Education is the process of all-round perfection of humanity, guiding its realisation and its active insertion in society and culture’ (Un nuevo horizonte educativo, 1969).
Based on this, the Foundation develops its activity around the STUDENT and hinging on the following tenets: freedom and education, education research and innovation and dignified teaching and leadership. The Felipe Segovia Foundation serves SEK Education Group – SEK International Schools and the University Camilo José Cela – and Spanish society, through its initiatives in favour of the participation of civil society in the educational sector, transforming the system, education and the acknowledgement of the importance of teaching professionals.
The SEK Education Group is ‘at the service of the common human spirit of achievement, striving for a better society’ and is founded on the following criteria:
Students and their world are the measure of the life and education at the SEK Group: it respects them as individuals, strives to awaken their abilities and to ensure they fully realise their potential as individuals.
SEK Education Group believes in educating in freedom for freedom. SEK accepts the challenge implied by this, and encourages students to accept responsibility for their own actions.
It aims respects the pluralistic values of its students (individual, historical, cultural and religious values) and promotes the fundamental values of Christian humanism of the majority of its members.
It encourages the principals of universal solidarity in its teaching staff and students. It values work, an essential factor in personal worth and advancement, as an aspect of sociability, not in terms of rivalry and ambition.
SEK Education Group is open to the world and the age we live in, it is open to innovations in educational quality and to those teaching and cultural bodies that share its aspiration of creating a more cultured society and bettering humanity as a whole.
The Foundation, born of these ideals, aspires to promote educational excellence, freedom, innovative teaching, effort, a vocation to serve society, learning and personal commitment and dignity.
The keystone of this work is the nurturing of humanities as the meeting point between culture and education. Likewise, the international vocation of the Foundation is one of its main hallmarks.
The Felipe Segovia Foundation strives to promote the educational thinking and beliefs that inspired the work of the founder of SEK Education Group to benefit the improvement of educational quality “for the perfection of humanity and to improve a better society”.