Sotogrande International School, Spain

Head: Mr James Kearney
Telephone: +34 956 79 59 02
School Address: Avenida de la Reserva, Sotogrande, San Roque, Spain, 11310


Number in School: 1020
Number of Boarders: 100
Boarding Age: 10-18
Boarding Type: Flexi Boarding, Full Boarding, Weekly Boarding - (Monday to Sunday)
School Type: Co-Ed

Head of Boarding: Mr Charles Debenham
Head of Boarding Email:
Head of Boarding Contact Number: +34 618806347

Sotogrande International School (SIS) is a day and boarding school that follows the IB programme from 3-18 years. Home to a passionate learning community who inspire and encourage learning and intercultural understanding, promoting education as a force for good in the world.

With more than 1000 children from 50 countries, SIS is more than just a school; it’s a place where individuals flourish. Throughout the IB programmes, internationally qualified teachers provide a challenging, nurturing and academically-rigorous education. Academic results are consistently excellent, with both MYP and Diploma students achieving well above world average scores year after year. As a result of the impressive average point score of 34.2 in 2019, 90% of students went on to be placed at their first choice of university.

Specialist programmes combine a world-class education with professional golf, tennis and music tuition, creating opportunities for talented students to excel in their chosen field. These programmes follow a structured pathway and provide expert support and guidance, helping students work towards university scholarships in the USA and beyond.

As an Apple Distinguished School, the use of technology is creatively embedded in the curriculum for all students from the age of 3. At the same time, the F1 in Schools programme and the Hyperbaric Challenge provide an exciting way for students to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related subjects. Students are encouraged to think independently and critically, developing their unique interests, gifts and talents benefiting from opportunities to be the best they can be.

Sotogrande International Boarding House is a warm, vibrant community, where the staff are dedicated to caring for, and getting the best out of each individual. Set among the famous golf courses of Southern Spain the Boarding House is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Gibraltar and 1 hour from both Malaga and Jerez airports.

English is the common language in the Boarding House although as an international community with over 20 nationalities care is taken to celebrate the many cultures within. Students are encouraged to take part in every aspect of boarding life, helping them to grow into happy, motivated and morally committed citizens of the world. The academic support received by students is reflected in IB Diploma exam results, where, year after year, top-performing students are part of the boarding community.

Exceptional accommodation, academic support and an outstanding array of extracurricular activities make Sotogrande International Boarding House is an incredibly rewarding and enriching environment in which to study and live.