Students who see their future within the music or broader entertainment industry no longer need to move to the UK or the States to continue their specialist education there. The SIMA/Berklee and Flexible Pathway courses are of the highest standard and include not only a broad variety of exciting options right here on location, but also online.

Musically-inclined students who wish for the safest and best start in life, know that it’s necessary to combine general education certificates (e.g. an A-level programme/High School Diploma) with a vocational program – such as is offered by SIMA.

Choosing the 2 year Flexible Pathways programme at Sotogrande International School means students who are passionate about developing their music industry career can still achieve academic success. This exciting option for 16-18 year olds provides tuition for both A levels and the High School Diploma (HSD) in the afternoons  allowing ample time for students to focus their mornings on the SIMA/Berklee programmes.

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Both the High School Diploma and A Levels are recognised worldwide as university preparatory courses when achieving the required grades. Furthermore, the SIMA/Berklee programs offer full college credits/points meaning ours students emerge prepared not merely for continued higher level musical education in the UK or the US, but also in some cases for a thriving musical career. Additionally, many of the courses offered by Berklee, through SIMA, are of a more general nature and can easily prepare music students for careers in more diverse fields.

The SIMA development work is carried out both at the SIS campus and at the Sotogrande International Boarding House campus at San Roque Club, where we have an excellent recording and production studio facility, sessions can be booked at virtually any time of day or evening. The selected Berklee courses are available online, including live interaction with their professors. A Level and High School Diploma lessons are delivered at the SIS campus.





The Sotogrande International School (SIS) choir aims to make a difference this Christmas by using their original song ‘Whole Lotta People’ to raise money to sponsor the education of children in Africa.
The choir, made up of 40 students from the ages of 11 to 17, came up with the idea as part of their ongoing support of the school NGO, The Kindred Project. The Kindred Project is a unique student-driven, non-profit organisation with the firm goal of enabling and empowering students to use education as a force for good in the world.
As part of the ‘Send a Child to School’ project, students at SIS already sponsor 52 disadvantaged children in Africa, and the choir wanted to take this one step further.
“What’s stopping us from making this 152, or even 1052?” says voice teacher and choir director, Laura Krier.
With The Kindred Project’s motto, ‘be the change’, ringing in their ears, they wondered if their song could be used to help raise funds to send even more children to school. Quick to support a new and optimistic idea, the music teachers rallied around and helped to prepare the single for release. Which brings us to today, and the realisation of their dreams. In the words of The SIS Choir “This year we can all make a difference, the small (and hopefully enjoyable!) act of downloading our song has the power to change lives. If we come together, we can BE THE CHANGE! We hope very much that you will help us and like, share and support our goal.

We need 125,0000 views to send one child to school