Sotogrande International School

San Roque, Spain

Sotogrande International School is an International Baccalaureate day and boarding school, offering the Primary Years Programme (3-11), the Middle Years Programme (12-16) the IB Diploma (16-18) and International A Levels (16 - 18)

Ages taught:

3 — 18

School size:

381 boys, 375 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • International Baccalaureate


Elisabeth Halter

Job title:

Head of Admissions

Accreditations and memberships:

  • IB World School (IBO)
  • Council Of International Schools (CIS)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • European Council of International Schools (ECIS)
  • Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS)
  • National Association of International Schools (NAIS)
  • Asociacion De Centros Autonomos De Ensenanza Privada (ACADE)
  • Ministerio de Educación
  • Apple Distinguished School for 2016 - 2018
School Website

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Sotogrande International School is a values driven, passionate learning community. We aim to create magical learning experiences that open pupils’ minds to new experiences and learning strategies. I am extremely proud to be part of our learning community and look forward to welcoming you into it.

Welcome from the Head

Senior management

Head of Sotogrande International School James Kearney
Head of Admissions and Marketing Elisabeth Halter

School description

With more than 850 children from over 40 countries SIS provides a challenging, nurturing and academically rigorous International Education. Through the IB programme the teachers aim to facilitate self-discovery and the development of unique interests, gifts and talents encouraging students to embrace opportunities and to be the best they can be, taking personal responsibility for creating a more peaceful, inclusive and sustainable world.

Sotogrande International Boarding House is an incredibly rewarding and enriching environment to live within, providing exceptional accommodation, academic support and an outstanding array of extracurricular activities. 
Every detail is taken into consideration, including working closely with external nutritionists to ensure we offer the best support for each individual.  The aim of the Boarding Team is to help each individual develop into a happy, motivated and aspirational global citizen of the world.  

Class sizes

Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 11

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 11

Primary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 12

Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 14

Sixth form teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 12

Term dates

  • 2016/2017
  • 01/09/16 - 21/12/16
  • 09/01/17 - 31/03/17
  • 17/04/17 - 23/06/17
  • 2017/2018
  • 05/09/17 - 20/12/17
  • 09/01/18 - 23/03/18
  • 09/04/18 - 28/06/18

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • International Baccalaureate

Examinations board:

IB Examining Board,

Higher education:

98% of students progress to higher education

Sports and extra-curricular activities


Football, basketball, netball, golf, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, athletics, dance, dodgeball, running,
Sport plays an important role in our students’ lives and is rooted in the curriculum and linked to physical education, health and sports science.

Extra-curricular activities:

Football, basketball, netball, golf, tennis, swimming, horse riding, polo, ultimate frisbee, fencing, writing clubs, music, drama, language clubs (Chinese, English and Spanish), lego robotics, model United Nations, Kindred Project
At SIS we believe that variety is everything, and so the list of extra-curricular activities on offer is wide-ranging and varied.


Admission process:

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. If you aren’t able to visit us personally, we can guide you through the application form via telephone and email and conduct interviews via Skype.

Admission and language criteria:

At SIS we do not consider lack of language a barrier to entry and have a comprehensive language acquisition programme in place to support children with different language needs. We recommend that any child coming to the school without a good level of English takes part in our Summer School courses to get a head start.

Fees (Annual)


6.400,00 €


6.900,00 €

Junior Day:

11.500,00 €

Secondary Day:

15.900,00 €

Sixth form:

19.900,00 €


Flexi boarding:

90,00 €

Weekly boarding:

12.500,00 €

Full boarding:

15.500,00 €

Sixth form boarding:

15.500,00 €



Elisabeth Halter

Job title:

Head of Admissions

School news & events




Avda La Reserva SN, Sotogrande


San Roque

Post/Zip Code:



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