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Academic Centres for Excellence in Sport (ACES)

Aspiring sports students have the opportunity to couple an outstanding education at Sotogrande International School, with pursuing their dreams of playing sport at the highest level with the Academic Centres for Excellence in Sport (ACES) programme.

The academic timetable is specially designed, providing the perfect blend of time in the classroom and time to practise and compete in students’ chosen sports. Broken down into 3 programmes our Future Aces (11-14-year-olds) and Junior ACES (14-16 year-olds) both study towards the IB Middle Year Programme (MYP) while our Elite ACES (16-18 year-olds) study the High School Diploma.

Working in conjunction with professional golf and tennis academies Jason Floyd Golf and SotoTennis and football giants Atlético de Madrid, ACES students receive a clear educational pathway giving them access to scholarships and sporting opportunities worldwide.

Apple Distinguished School

SIS places great emphasis on technology to support learning and is proud to be named as an Apple Distinguished School. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments. We aim to prepare students for effective participation and success in the 21st century by integrating technology and learning, providing access for all children to laptops, ipads and desktop computers and ensuring students have access to online learning resources both at home and at school.

Find your passion and purpose

Our aim is to inspire and motivate our students to be global citizens who are learners for life. SIS is home to a passionate learning community who inspire students to find their unique talents and encourage them to embrace opportunities to be the best they can be.

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Sotogrande International Boarding House

Since opening in 1980, Sotogrande International Boarding House has become home to intellectually adventurous students from all over the world. Providing an exciting and rigorous English speaking education, students’ minds are opened to opportunities, which our team of staff encourage them to take by inspiring them to develop their own individual interest, gifts and talents. Full, weekday and flexi boarding options are available.

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Harnessing sporting talent. Our Passion Your Success.
Jason Floyd Golf Academy.

Our passion creates success for all of our students; we design a unique personal performance plan for every player to help them achieve their goals. The academy has a wealth of experience, helping players of all levels, from Grass Roots and Beginners up to Elite Amateurs and Professional Tour Winners. The academy recognises that working on a golfers Athletic, Technical and Character development will increase every players opportunities within the sport.

JFGA Training plan phases

The academy utilises access to the latest, state of the art technologies, programs and learning techniques to deliver the best instructional product possible. This is a powerful resource when combined with our highly trained and skilled team of expert performance coaches, a combination that delivers tangible results.

The academy utilises:

  • K-Vest 3D and 6D Biomechanical analysis and Biofeedback
  • Trackman Ball Tracking Technology SAM Balance LAB and SAM Putt Lab Club Fitting
  • Titleist Performance Institute Screening and Exercise Programmes
  • AimPoint Green Reading System
  • Strength and Conditioning Programmes Performance Programme training
  • Sports Psychology Programmes Nutritional Advice
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JFGA Junior Tour

The JFGA Junior Tour has been created as a sustainable, non-profit tour with a passion for the benefit of junior golfers. We hope to give male and female players the best experience of competing on a high quality yet accessible tour, while opening doors towards their future education and development.

The academy’s competitive experience also provides a great grounding for competing in future NCAA events in America. The established JFGA Junior Tour has been set up with just this in mind, giving young players the opportunity to experience playing on championship level courses against other high level players.

These tournaments combined with a full individualised schedule throughout Europe, is put together by our Performance Programme team. This provides a perfect springboard to compete in college golf and also creates a resume for each player to present to college coaches.

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Follow your dreams … your pathway to university

We provide all our players with a holistic approach towards their development as golfers and individuals. Through our extensive knowledge of the American Collegiate system and also our collaboration with Athletes Worldwide Foundation we provide the very best guidance to players who are considering their next step towards their ultimate goal. Working alongside the Jason Floyd Golf Academy and Athletes Worldwide Foundation we have already placed players in Division One Colleges in the United States of America and a number of at highly prestigious Universities in Europe.

Compliance and Eligibility

  • Briefing on college eligibility requirements.
  • SAT advice and understanding.
  • TOEFL advice and understanding. • Understanding of NCAA recruitment rules and regulations.

ACES Testimonials

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