SEK El Castillo International School, Madrid

February 21, 2018 | Madrid, Madrid education, Schools Madrid, Spain

SEK El Castillo International School in Madrid is one of the 9 campuses making up English-speaking SEK International Schools in Spain, France Ireland. The school is an IB World School and teaches pupils from 4 months to 18 years of age.


SEK El Castillo was one of the first schools to offer all three programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB). The school was founded in 1977.

The school teaches the three IB programmes:

  • Primary Years Programme (PYP) (3-11)
  • Middle Years Programme (MYP) (11-16)
  • Diploma Programme (DP) (16-18)

The school is also accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education to offer the secondary ESO and Bachillerato qualifications. Tuition is therefore bilingual English-Spanish, with obligatory Spanish language, humanities and culture classes. The PYP and YP offer 50% learning time in English and 50% in Spanish. The DP is fully in English, with students continuing studies in Spanish if they wish to opt for the Bachillerato national Spanish qualification.

Fees & Admissions

The school does not make its fees public and asks prospective parents to fill out an online admissions form before receiving information on fees. Scholarships are offered.


The school is located in the municipality of Villafranca del Castillo, and is a 20-minute drive from the city centre to the northwest of Madrid.

SEK El Castillo is one of two SEK institutions in Madrid – click here to view the SEK Cuidalcampo school.

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Contact Details:

Urb. Villafranca del Castillo, Castillo de Manzanares, s/n
Villanueva de la Cañada, 
28692 Madrid / +34 91 815 08 92 / sek-castillo@sek.es

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