sotogrande international school reviews
sotogrande international school reviews

Sotogrande International School

SIS is proud to offer a different, personalized approach to learning that not only achieves excellent academic results, but also produces happy, well-rounded children. The primary goal of the school is to encourage students to be represented by different cultures and to help children maximize their intellectual, artistic and physical potential. This is achieved by helping them to find their passions and to guide them to their full potential as artists, writers, and musicians.

Sotogrande International School (SIS) is an International Baccalaureate school and learning community, offering high quality, personalized learning in English for children from 3-18 years old. They also have a bilingual kindergarten situated in the stunning setting of Santa Maria Polo Club for children from 8 months to 3 years old.

This private, co-educational school is aimed at children from all over the world, from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and Africa.

Sotogrande International School (SIS) is a day & boarding school that delivers the IB programme for 3-18 year olds. A passionate learning community that promotes and inspires learning and intercultural understanding and promotes education as a force for good in the world. Sotogrande International School provides excellent education for children of all ages, from the youngest to the oldest, produces fantastic academic results, which are increasing steadily from year to year. Academic results are consistently excellent, with SIS graduates achieving better results year after year, than the world average.

Sotogrande International School Review

Conveniently located for the residents of both Soto Alto and Costa the school is equally convenient from other areas including Estepona and Benahavis. A trek from Marbella (and East Marbella especially) would be considered a drive too far for most parents. A school bus is available for an additional fee, although may parents do tend to socialize while waiting for school pickup of younger children.

With a fiercely loyal band of core parents Sotogrande International School receives a more broader mixed reaction, which is to be expected with such a diverse group of parents. SIS produces consistently good results in the upper average range. Sotogrande International School students go on to study in the USA, Australia and United Kingdom at a variety of Universities.

English is still the most popular language in the playground unlike some of the other schools along the Coast and the school is of a good size. Importantly, Sotogrande International has weathered the storm of many recessions since being founded in 1978. With just over 600 students ranging in age from 3 to 18 years the International School in Sotogrande is one of the largest on the Coast with exceptional facilities.

SIS has school-based specialist academies in Golf and Football which are producing exceptional players. Their golf academy currently boasts an Elite Squad with four Spanish national champions plus one world champion. To broaden the sports on offer and deliver the highest level of integrated sport programs, they partner with world-class local partners including Soto Tennis Academy, Tarifa Kitesurf Camp and more. In November they launched the Sotogrande International Polo Academy in collaboration with Santa Maria Polo Club, to further broaden the sports offering at the school.

Sotogrande International School Admissions

Despite protestations from the school, entry into any years at SIS is easy, upon payment of fees. Sotogrande International  is not a selective education system yet their fees do tend to match those of some top tier English Private Schools such as Rugby and Harrow.

Sotogrande International School Fees

Fees at SIS are at the upper end of the scale in the Marbella, Sotogrande area and indeed for the whole of mainland Spain. As with most International Schools one of the perks of being a teacher is free education at the school for your children and there are no shortage of teachers children at Soto International. SIS also offers large subsidies for the children of support staff which sometimes irks full fee paying parents.

Regsitration Cost: 250 per student

Endowment Fund: €3.000 in Primary and €4.000 per student in Secondary

Deposit: €2.000 per student in Primary and €2.500 per student in Secondary

Actual Fees:

  • Early Years 1: €6.800 per year
  • Early Years 2: €7.300 per year
  • Year 1 and 2: €11.200 per year
  • Year 3 to 6: €11.700 per year
  • Year 7 to 9: €14.600 per year
  • Year 10 and 11: €16.300 per year
  • Year 12 & 13 IB:  €20.300 per year

Boarding Options: €30.000 to €40.000 per year

Where is Sotogrande International School?

SIS is at the very top of Sotogrande Alto. Simply follow the signs from Junction 130 of the N340

Sotogrande International School Address

Sotogrande International School Avenida De La Reserva, Km 10 A2100 Sotogrande, Guadiaro Sotogrande, San Roque 11310

Sotogrande International School Phone Number

+34956  794 816

 

Administration
Higher Education AdviserJane Bannell
Head of SchoolChad Fairey

Sotogrande International School Uniform

For the Sotogrande International School Uniform they opt for traditional blues and whites with the uniform designed with the Spanish sun in mind.

The SIS Uniform is only available from the official school shop on campus which is a cash only affair. As a new starter expect to leave the uniform shop around 300 euros lighter.

As with most school uniforms quality of materials is not of paramount importance so some families purchase better quality plain uniforms and have someone tailor on a logo. While officially frowned upon more than a handful of teachers children at SIS sport non-official uniform!

Sotogrande International School Uniform
Sotogrande International School Uniform

SIS Vs Bro at Sotogrande International School

Yes, the hugely famous YouTube pair SIS vs BRO attend Sotogrande International School in Spain where they balance studies with being You Tube Stars.

The nature of Sotogrande means while the pair are well known their status does not stand out among International Royalty, Russian Oligarchs and European Business Leaders.

SIS in the Press

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