Aspiring sports students have the opportunity to couple an outstanding education at Sotogrande International School, with pursuing their dreams of playing sport at the highest level with the Academic Centres for Excellence in Sport (ACES) programme.
The academic timetable is specially designed, providing the perfect blend of time in the classroom and time to practise and compete in students’ chosen sports. Broken down into 3 programmes our Future Aces (11-14-year-olds) and Junior ACES (14-16 year-olds) both study towards the IB Middle Year Programme (MYP) while our Elite ACES (16-18 year-olds) study the High School Diploma.
Working in conjunction with professional golf and tennis academies Jason Floyd Golf and SotoTennis , ACES students receive a clear educational pathway giving them access to scholarships and sporting opportunities worldwide.
SIS places great emphasis on technology to support learning and is proud to be named as an Apple Distinguished School. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments. We aim to prepare students for effective participation and success in the 21st century by integrating technology and learning, providing access for all children to laptops, ipads and desktop computers and ensuring students have access to online learning resources both at home and at school.
Our aim is to inspire and motivate our students to be global citizens who are learners for life. SIS is home to a passionate learning community who inspire students to find their unique talents and encourage them to embrace opportunities to be the best they can be.
Since opening in 1980, Sotogrande International Boarding House has become home to intellectually adventurous students from all over the world. Providing an exciting and rigorous English speaking education, students’ minds are opened to opportunities, which our team of staff encourage them to take by inspiring them to develop their own individual interest, gifts and talents. Full, weekday and flexi boarding options are available.
Our passion creates success for all of our students; we design a unique personal performance plan for every player to help them achieve their goals. The academy has a wealth of experience, helping players of all levels, from Grass Roots and Beginners up to Elite Amateurs and Professional Tour Winners. The academy recognises that working on a golfers Athletic, Technical and Character development will increase every players opportunities within the sport.
The academy utilises access to the latest, state of the art technologies, programs and learning techniques to deliver the best instructional product possible. This is a powerful resource when combined with our highly trained and skilled team of expert performance coaches, a combination that delivers tangible results.
The JFGA Junior Tour has been created as a sustainable, non-profit tour with a passion for the benefit of junior golfers. We hope to give male and female players the best experience of competing on a high quality yet accessible tour, while opening doors towards their future education and development.
The academy’s competitive experience also provides a great grounding for competing in future NCAA events in America. The established JFGA Junior Tour has been set up with just this in mind, giving young players the opportunity to experience playing on championship level courses against other high level players.
These tournaments combined with a full individualised schedule throughout Europe, is put together by our Performance Programme team. This provides a perfect springboard to compete in college golf and also creates a resume for each player to present to college coaches.
Christopher Vidal has helped over 4000+ athletes through the college recruiting process, securing more than $100,000,000 in sport and academic scholarships for his clients.
He has been an advisor in the industry for over 10 years and regularly works with the International Olympic Committee, over 25 International & National Sports Federations, UEFA, UNESCO, World Golf Foundation, R&A, MLS and dozens more.
He has been awarded 5 times in a row from the Common Wealth Heads of Government as the world’s #1 sports scholarship agency, which is based in over 15 countries with a team of over 50. Chris now works with superstar athletes to help create awareness for student-athlete career pathways.
“Our mission is to help the future sport stars of tomorrow.”
ASM Sports Group, CEO