International Boarding School
Sotogrande International Boarding School
Our international boarding school in Cádiz with students from Malaga, Marbella, Estepona, the rest of Andalusia and abroad is a warm and vibrant international community, with specialised staff that care about each student. Our stunning campus is set amongst the lush green golf courses of southern Spain. The first class facilities are located just 30 minutes from Gibraltar and 1 hour from Malaga and Jerez airports.
Sotogrande International School (SIS) is making a significant investment into international boarding, by moving the SIS boarding students on to campus from September 2022, into the brand new boarding provision named ‘Templeton House’. The new boarding residence will house 116 students, predominantly in twin accommodation, with four bed dorm rooms for junior boarders. The students will be spread across three floors and there will be six resident members of staff on site. Additionally, security guards will be present in the Boarding house during the night.
Templeton House has been designed with students at the centre of the decision making process and as such the clean, modern furnishings will allow them to be as comfortable as possible. The ensuite rooms will be climate-controlled, with wifi available throughout. The boarders will have access to incredible onsite facilities, namely: kitchen, social spaces, basketball courts, football pitches, athletics track, volleyball, badminton, sports centre, library and music rooms. The boarding students will also benefit from the boarding-exclusive evening opening hours of the Chiringuito Cafe and indoor swimming pool.
As put by our Head of Boarding, Charles Debenham, “It’s a modern, international facility for the modern, international boarder. It is a hugely exciting, student-centred boarding project that will foster a great living environment alongside extra curricular and academic excellence. The students and boarding team cannot wait to move in”
Our Boarding House is a warm, vibrant international community, with dedicated staff who care for each student. Our stunning campus is set among the luscious green golf courses of Southern Spain. The boarding facilities are conveniently located only 30 minutes from Gibraltar, and 1 hour from both Malaga and Jerez airports.
Our dedicated onsite team aims to support and challenge each individual to reach their full potential. The Boarding House provides a safe, welcoming space in which students can be fully immersed in school-life. Students are encouraged to take part in every aspect of boarding life, helping them to grow and develop into happy, motivated and aspirational citizens.
New facilities created especially for our boarding students.
Sotogrande International Boarding House is an incredibly rewarding and enriching environment in which to study and live. We offer exceptional accommodation, nutritional advice, academic support and an outstanding array of extracurricular activities.
English is the commonly spoken language in the Boarding House, although as an international community with over 20 nationalities, we embrace every culture within the environment.
Students who board full-time benefit not only from supervised study time and weekday activities, but also enjoy the full programme of weekend activities. During the week, boarders concentrate on their academic studies, as well as participating in a wide range of leisure and sporting activities. Weekends are a time for fun, with lots of opportunities to learn new skills, enjoy trips out and pursue interests.
Weekday Boarding offers students the opportunity to experience the fun of boarding life as well as the extra, supported, study time Monday to Friday, while spending weekends at home with family and friends. This option is perfect for students who would normally have a long daily commute.
Flexi-boarding is provided for working families, allowing students to stay, for example, just a few nights per week or a week or two each month. This is a great introduction to boarding life and particularly popular with parents who are regularly abroad.
We aspire to achieve the following:
- To provide a safe, supportive environment for all students.
- To assist in the development and growth of each individual.
- To promote a spirit of communal and independent responsibility.
- To offer a trusting and motivating space that promotes development in every educational sphere (academically, socially, morally and culturally).
- To offer a diverse, engaging and enriching activity programme.
Finalist Boarding Schools Association
40+ years educational excellence
First-Class onsite facilities
2020 Academic Results Best In Our History
Full IB Programme
Located in the South of Spain
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In our constantly changing world, Sotogrande International School is proud to offer a steadfast commitment to education through our agile approach. We strive to continually transform our educational environment to suit the needs of our students. This philosophy is present in each facet of our school and in our boarding community.
We offer a trusted hybrid learning system, which can easily adapt to today’s current environment, permitting live online lessons where in-class learning isn’t possible. We look forward to sharing our rigorous academic offering and enriching curriculum with you.
Boarding House Handbook (English)
The activity provision at Sotogrande International School and the Boarding House is exceptional. As a result, Boarders truly do have the best of both worlds. Whilst they can enjoy the great range of activities provided by the School, the Boarding House also offers an extensive activity package that Boarders can take advantage of during the week and at the weekend.
Each evening from 20:30-21:30 there is always a Boarding activity provided which the students can opt to participate in. These activities range from using the School site for weekly indoor football, to fiercely competed quizzes (!), to the more sedate cookery classes in the Diploma kitchen.
Our aim is to provide students with different interests, varying activities in which to participate. Amongst teenagers especially, there does seem to be a constant battle in tearing them away from their screen time and it is our aim by providing exciting, educational activities that we are able to do this.
It is our firm belief that we offer the best Boarding weekend activity provision in the world. Our students have the chance to participate in truly outstanding, memory-making experiences.
Helicopter flying, speedboat riding, PADI Scuba certification and dives. kitesurfing, live sporting events such as watching Real Madrid play football, Unicaja play basketball and professional motorcycling, cinema trips, cultural events such as local Ferias and visits to surrounding cities, tenpin bowling, FootGolf, bubble football and much more!
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