Felipe Segovia Olmo (1936-2013) began his career in teaching in 1954 teaching at the San Estanislao de Kostka school on Calle Atocha in Madrid, under the management of his parents, Felipe Segovia Martínez and Carmen Olmo Mancebo.
His forward-thinking educational ideas and the scale of his life’s work, with the founding of 19 SEK Schools in 9 countries and the University Camilo José Cela, has led him to be considered a leading light in the recent history of education.
His life’s work was acknowledged by the awarding of the Gold Medal for Work Merit and the Grand Cross of Alfonso X the Wise, among other distinctions.
The mission of the Felipe Segovia Foundation is to preserve his intellectual legacy and to promote the educational thinking and ideals that inspire the work of our Group’s founder.
The Foundation, born of these ideals, the SEK ethos, values and principles, aspires to promote educational excellence, innovative teaching, quality learning, and freedom and dignity, with the vocation of service to society overall.
The Foundation is at the heart of our educational community, a limitless source of inspiration and stimuli to continue with the vast creative work of Felipe Segovia.
Felipe Segovia was a man ahead of his times.
Ricardo Díaz Hochleitner, President of Club de Roma