SEK International Schools are committed to offering each student a learning experience focused on personal perfection, preparing for success in later life.
Located in a privileged setting of the Vallés Oriental, SEK-Catalunya is considered one of the best bilingual schools in Barcelona, and the only centre in Catalonia offering the three International Baccalaureate® (IB) Programmes.
The SEK Education Model:
Focussed on learning and the perfecting of students and the school community.
Ensures the all-round development of our students' emotional, intellectual, cognitive and artistic skills.
Through a balanced, interdisciplinary and relevant curriculum to tackle the challenges of the era of knowledge and learning.
The school acts as a learning gateway towards 21st century content and skills.
Applies assessment systems and data analysis of all the processes and agents involved with the aim of ongoing learning.
Leveraging the necessary resources (people, spaces, time and technology) to create personal learning environments for each student.
Our students are 'professionals of learning' and our educators are facilitators and thought coaches.
Operating in connected and open environments.
Employing different learning methods, in which diverse formats (one-to-one, blended and online) ensure the acquisition of knowledge and foster the development of skills.
Boasting infrastructures that combine physical spaces and virtual learning environments.
Creating creative and collaborative learning and innovation communities, leveraging collective intelligence and generating the habit of 'learning to learn'.
At SEK we are experts in learning and talent management. SEK Schools are social networks that learn and share their knowledge.
Incorporating the latest advances in science (neuropsychology, sociology, technology)
Connecting learning experiences to specific contexts, establishing collaboration between communities and involving new agents in education.
Offering students an uninterrupted learning experience: breaking down the barriers between education centres and professional life.
At SEK tradition and innovation go hand in hand to educate in the new humanism brought about by the third millennium.
Located in the Vallés Oriental, at the foot of Montseny Natural Park and just half an hour from Barcelona, SEK-Catalunya is the only school in Catalonia authorised to teach the three International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes.
Students obtain a trilingual education, integrated in the national curriculum, while enjoying a flexible environment, in which nature is part of the learning spaces.
From 4 months to 18 years old
SEK-Catalunya offers its students the international education they need to perfect themselves as students, and an atmosphere of curiosity, reflection and collaboration that will help them develop as individuals.
At SEK-Catalunya, learning spaces are a catalyst for collective intelligence, designed for the collaboration of students and teachers:
SEK-Catalunya boasts a fantastic classroom, the forest. Sports activities and a large portion of academic activities take place in Montseny Natural Park.
Constant contact with nature encourages students to know, respect and be aware of the need to conserve biodiversity.
SEK-Catalunya learning spaces include virtual environments that enrich students' educational process.
Students enjoy the necessary devices to promote their learning in Early Childhood and Primary Education: iPads, netbooks, 3D printers.
From year 6 of Secondary School onwards, the centre supports the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) system with lockers equipped with an electric charger for storing and charging personal computers, and a portal with applications that support student activities.
SEK-Catalunya teaches the Conservatori del Liceu Primary Music Programmein collaboration with this prestigious centre.
The Artspace boasts a whole floor, including our music school , with different classrooms for learning instruments and an auditorium.
The same floor features the art classroom, where students work and experiment with the visual arts.
SEK-Catalunya has a full range of sports facilities:
In September 2018, SEK Catalunya International School will unveil its new international boarding facilities for girls and boys, in which the work of teachers and educators ensures that each student enjoys a unique and original learning experience.
Our boarding facilities are designed for students who want:
From 4 months to university
SEK-Cataluyna is a member of the IB® World Schools International Community. The only school in Catalonia to teach three International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes, from 3 to 18 years old, integrating them in the national curriculum.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes correspond to the following educational stages:
The teaching team of the SEK-Catalunya Nursery and Preschool provides the youngest children with an environment in which explore, discover and create, where play is the common thread that allows them to develop physical, neuronal, linguistic and emotional aspects.
International IB® Primary Years Programme (PYP)
With International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme students prepare to learn independently throughout their life, promoting an active, supportive, respectful and participative learner profile.
We start with a trilingual programme, with 50% in English, 25% in Spanish and 25% in Catalan, and introduce a fourth language (French or German) from year 5 of Primary.
2nd stage of Early Childhood Education: From 3 to 6 years of age
Primary School: From 6 to 12 years of age
These educational stages are based on investigating and discovering the world through cross-curricula activities.
IB® International Middle Years Programme (MYP)
International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme is integrated into the national curriculum and is focused on the development of student skills:
IB® International Diploma Programme (DP)
Over this stage where students near Higher Education and professional life, SEK-Catalunya students experience learning that aims to foster intellectual and personal growth, evolving towards adulthood.
They can choose between taking the Spanish LOMCE Bachillerato or the bilingual IB® Diploma Programme, integrated into the national curriculum and which:
Camilo José Cela University is a private, pluralistic and independent university, founded in the year 2000, with headquarters in Madrid, with a focus based on three precepts. Innovation, interdisciplinarity and an international mindset.
UCJC offers new fields of study adapted to the new reality of a complex and changing job market and places great importance on the acquisition of skills that enable its students to shine in whichever life-path they choose and in their personal and professional development.
Main Madrid-Villafranca Campus
The UCJC central campus boasts an Open Space concept designed to offer an on-campus life-experience, with modern, open work spaces for teaching staff and students that aims to foster dialogue, interaction and joint and active learning.
The MediaLab communications lab is fitted with next-generation technology, equipment and facilities and attests to our practical and multidisciplinary approach and our university model of converging cross-curricular fields.
The Madrid-Villafranca campus also has two halls of residence with over 130 places.
Madrid-Almagro city campus
Located in Madrid city centre, it houses the UCJC Graduate School, designed to serve as a link between the university and professional worlds.
No two students are the same. The admissions process seeks in-depth knowledge of the interests and needs of both the student and their family. This way, we offer the best education options for each student.
Places are limited, the admissions process is as follows:
Request information via the web, email or telephone.
Interview with the Head of New Students and school visit.
Submission of the required documents.
Interview with the Admissions Committee and sitting the corresponding admissions test.
Final decision of the school’s Admissions Committee.
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