Studying at SEK-El Castillo private school is much more than just going to school. It is a learning experience that fosters the development of students’ intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills and affords them an international perspective.
Located in an exclusive and safe setting, SEK-El Castillo boasts a beautiful natural backdrop of mountains and forest and is just 20 minutes from downtown Madrid. The school is outfitted with the latest technology in teaching and learning, with the best, evidence-based practices in IB private school education. Moreover, next door is the Camilo José Cela University with whom our students are often encouraged to collaborate on projects and learning beyond the classroom.
1. Dining Hall
2. Central Courtyard
3. High School
4. Recreation Area
5. Boys Dormitory
6. Primary School
7. Primary Playground
8. Girls Dormitory
9. Maker Space
10. Music Studios
11. Secondary School
12. Soccer 7 Official Pitch
13. Outdoor Sports Facilities
14. IB MYP and DP
15. Multi-Purpose Sports Hall
16. Indoor Pool
17. Forest School
18. Preschool Sports Area
19. Early Childhood
21. Principal’s Office
22. Administration Building
23. Main Entrance
The learning spaces are flexible, they make it possible for students and teachers to work as teams and include all necessary resources.
The school is located in an environment with extensive green and sports areas, on a campus of 40,000m².
Every learning space has its own facilities and equipment.
School sports activity ranges from psychomotor activity and swimming for the little ones (integrated into the school timetable), up to intensive training, competitions and tournaments
Generous sports facilities, amongst which stand out:
A 1,000m² sports arena: tennis and handball court, basketball courts, 5-a-side football, 4 multi-purpose rooms (taekwondo, psychometrics, dance, skating and theatre).
1,000m² heated swimming pool with solar panels to heat the water and maintain a proper temperature.
Beach volleyball court.
Open-air sports areas for basketball, handball and football.
The UCJC Sports Club is next to the school, with its 140,000 square metres of sports facilities and a wide variety of activity options: tennis, paddle tennis, horse riding, swimming, golf…
SEK Intelligent Classrooms are open classrooms that encourage investigation, experimentation, the acquisition of knowledge at the student’s own speed and the development of social, co-operative working, critical thinking and self-awareness skills. Always aided by technology and other resources.
Innovation and technology in the classroom:
From Nursery Education to the Baccalaureate, the use of digital equipment and platforms extends without limit each student’s learning opportunities.
Virtual Learning Community 2.0
From secondary school onwards, the shool offers the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) system with lockers equipped with electrical chargers to store and charge their personal computers, and a portal with applications for helping students with their activities.