Located in the beautiful and tranquil urbanisation of Sotogrande, Sotogrande International School (SIS) is a values driven, passionate learning community. An International Baccalaureate day and boarding school with over 40 nationalities, offering the Primary Years Programme (3-11), the Middle Years Programme (12-16) and the Diploma (16-18), plus outstanding language and learning support.
We aim to create magical learning experiences that open pupil’s minds to new experiences and learning strategies. As citizens with deep moral purpose, our aim is to use education as a force for good both in our local community and in our global community through our NGO the Kindred Project.
We are a welcoming school and try to make it as easy for you as possible to join our learning community.
Our helpful Admissions Team are at your disposal to answer questions, arrange a tour, advise on relocating and even recommend professionals to help make the process stress-free and enjoyable.
To allow you to find out more about the school, we have created a team of Parent Ambassadors, who have children currently studying at the school, who can share their experiences with you on a personal level. Our Ambassadors come from a range of countries and speak many languages between them, so we can match you with an Ambassador who will see things from your perspective and can speak your language.
Our tours and open days try to match parents with teachers and students from the correct year group in order to give you the best representation of what your child’s experience would be. We understand that choosing a school is a big decision and are here to help with the whole process, so please don’t be afraid to contact us with any questions you may have.
Elisabeth Halter Head of Admissions and Marketing
Our philosophy is to use child-focused, holistic learning to inspire, challenge and empower students to become the best they can be. SIS students are confident successful learners, happy, well-rounded and motivated individuals, able to cope with change and prepared for the world of work.
We have brought together a team of highly qualified, experienced, dynamic and dedicated teachers and support staff to inspire and educate our students in a broad range of subjects. We follow the International Baccalaureate programme from 3-18 years old, as we believe it offers an outstanding educational structure and global philosophy which matches the school’s, a broad base of subjects and a qualification which is recognised by universities and employers around the world.
For further information regarding the International Baccalaureate please visit their website.
As a school dedicated to personalised learning and helping students to discover and pursue their passions, we will help you to develop skills and interests in and out of the classroom.
At SIS we believe that variety is everything, and so the list of extra-curricular activities on offer is wide-ranging and varied. There are sports clubs, writing clubs, music, drama, learning Chinese, Lego, Model United Nations (MUN), Duke of Edinburgh and a whole host of other activities. We are proud to work with partners in the community to offer the widest range of extra-curricular activities on the Costa del Sol and the sky is the limit for what we can do together.
International Boarding School
Sotogrande International School is the only International Baccalaureate boarding school in Spain. The school maintains high academic standards, which are supported within the Boarding House by providing students with daily, effective and supported study time.
Sotogrande International Boarding House is a rewarding and enriching environment to live within and it can be said with confidence that each student receives the very best international boarding experience.
The accommodation provided to every boarder is exceptional. Each student shares with one other person and resides in a large, climate controlled, en- suite bedroom with a fast Wi-Fi connection. The rooms are cleaned regularly by a dedicated team of staff and provide all students with an excellent environment in which to study and relax.
Sotogrande International School is so much more than just a school, it’s a community of learners set across three campuses, working hand-in-hand with parents, ex-students and the Sotogrande community to create an enriching environment for everyone.
Our unique Parent Ambassador Programme is designed to help parents understand the learning journey of their students at SIS. The school follows a philosophy of child-focused, holistic learning.
The Parent Ambassador role is a personal commitment to positively promote and represent Sotogrande International School whilst learning more about SIS and the educational path you have chosen for your child.
The role of the Parent Ambassador is simple – to believe in the school, to pass on the great results that we achieve and be very, very proud of those wonderful, confident, articulate, engaging students that emerge from SIS.
Sotogrande International School
We are a passionate learning community which inspires, challenges and encourages students to become the best they can be, whilst developing open views of the world and helping others.
We are proud to be offering a different, personalised approach to learning which achieves excellent academic results and also produces happy, well-rounded children. We achieve this by helping them to find their passion and be guided by the principles of intercultural understanding, global mindedness and personalised development.
Our reputation is growing around the world and therefore places are limited, so please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.