An Inspired School


Thank you for your interest in Sotogrande International School (SIS). We are proud to be home to a passionate learning community, where teachers create extraordinary educational experiences for students to connect with their unique interests, gifts and talents.

As an International School, we understand that many families move to the area at short notice, so we operate a year-round rolling admissions policy where, upon successful application, students can be admitted throughout the school year (providing we have availability).

Our website will provide you with a flavour of SIS, highlighting our philosophy of child-focused, personalised learning, our commitment to providing a rigorous International Education and our programmes for Elite Sports students. However, where possible, we would be delighted to welcome you in person to tour the school and experience this special environment for yourself.

To allow you to find out more about the school, we have created a team of Parent Ambassadors who currently have children at SIS, who can share their experiences with you on a personal level. Our Ambassadors come from a range of countries and speak many languages between them, so we can match you with an Ambassador who will see things from your perspective and can speak your language.

Contact Us



Home to a passionate learning community who inspire and encourage learning and intercultural understanding

 At a glance

  • More than 1000 students from 50 countries 

  • More than 40 years of providing a challenging, nurturing and academically rigorous international education 

  • Consistantly above world average IB Diploma scores 

  • Named as one of the best International Schools in Spain by National and International newspapers 

  • Elite Sport and Education programme  

  • Apple Distinguished School and Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education 

  • International, co-ed boarding house 

  • Summercamps  

  • Extracurricular activities programme. 


  • Full programme taught in English from 4 months – 18 years
  • Elite Sport and Education programme for up-and-coming tennis and golf stars
  • Music programme for budding musicians
  • Apple Distinguished School and Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education
  • Integrated STEM subjects, F1 in Schools and Hyperbaric Challenge
  • The Kindred Project (KP), a unique student-led Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)


  • International, co-ed boarding house for students from 10-18 years old
  • Dedicated pastoral team
  • Outstanding facilities and activities programme

Parent Testimonial

Naturally my husband and I were really apprehensive about moving Tabatha from her primary school in England, where she had been since the age of 4 and was very happy and settled.
Tabatha has now been at SIS for half a term and she absolutely loves it. She settled so quickly and easily, she has made lots of friends from many different countries and comes home smiling and happy every afternoon. She even said one weekend that she wished she could go to school every single day!!! She is doing really well in her lessons and she says she much prefers the learning style and content, than in her previous school. Her confidence has increased immeasurably and she seems to have matured overnight.
From our point of view we are so pleased with the school, we have found the teachers very friendly and approachable , nothing seems too much trouble, they just want happy and well adjusted children. We have also made friends with a few parents and have a feeling of being part of one big family, where everyone wants to help each other. It is very clear that the school's aim is to equip these young people to go out in the world and make it a better place.
We feel that we have definitely made the right decision with no looking back. We would definitely recommend SIS to any parent, you will not be disappointed!!!

— Primary Parents

We have been blown away with how happy the kids are, really enjoying school. 

Everyone has been so helpful and welcoming, happy to answer questions and responsive with emails. We feel so much more confident about their education with your support team to guide them through their school work in areas they find more challenging.

You run a great school, happy kids are kids that learn in my eyes. 

— Pippa M

Today we had the enormous pleasure to watch the End of Year Assembly 2020 of our school.It was amazing to see what the students and teachers achieved during this special difficult school year with so many question marks.

We did not want to miss the opportunity to congratulate all the staff for all your efforts and support during very 
difficult and unknown times. It's really unbelievable what all of you have done for our students and at the end for all of us. The only thing we can say once again: 
We are very proud of being a little part of Sotogrande International School. 

— Faustino

“My son Bruno has attended Sotogtande since he was one year old. He started at Fundamentals and then continued in EC1 and is now in Primary.

We are a Spanish family and we feel very proud to hear Bruno speak fluently in English. We are pleased to see how happy he goes to school in the morning and to hear him talk about his friends and teachers.

We are very impressed with all he has learned and believe Sotogrande is the best investment we have made in our son’s education.“

— Primary Parents

Amazing it has only been 2 months and Deniz feels like he has always been at SIS! He adapted quickly to his teachers and routines, found friends in a few days, and he is so happy to have all the spaces to play.

Every morning Deniz is very excited to go to school to learn more in his classes and feels part of the community, during half term holidays he missed SIS!

— Primary Parents

At SIS we have been met by very warm and highly qualified teachers. The community is very positive, inclusive and helpful.

The transition to SIS has been informative and well-organized and has well exceeded our already high expectations. 

— Primary Parents

Our Location

  • In beautiful Sotogrande, located in the south of Spain
  • Conveniently situated just over 1 hour from Málaga, Jerez and Seville airports and 30 minutes from Gibraltar
  • Excellent road links
  • Close to the best beaches of the Mediterranean and Atlantic
  • 35000 m2 campus