It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to SEK Atlántico International School. The tireless effort and, above all, the enthusiasm and hard work of our entire educational community allows us to proudly say that we are one of the best bilingual schools in Spain and the first school in Galicia authorised to teach the three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes.
If, as Felipe Segovia said, “the purpose of education is the humanisation of students”, our school is well prepared to successfully face the challenge proposed by the founder of SEK: to train new generations with an educational ideology based in excellence, innovation, internationalisation and interdisciplinarity.
Therefore, we offer IB programmes from the age of three up to university, giving our students the opportunity to prepare for a future in constant change. Bilingualism, new methods of teaching and learning, with intensive, and above all intelligent use of technology, a commitment to sports and the quality of our facilities are some of our hallmarks that make the learning experience we offer at our school unique.
All this is possible thanks to a team of teachers and administrative staff that are truly devoted to the real protagonists of the educational process, the students. Our joint efforts lead us to attain increasingly ambitious goals and to set ourselves more demanding objectives, such as quality seals and recognitions like the 2018-19 eTwinning School recognition, Microsoft Showcase School, SMART Exemplary School or the Erasmus + Projects, which allow our students to exchange with other countries. And, of course, the excellent results in both the EvAU and the IB Diploma Programme, with a pass rate of 100%.
Our interdisciplinarity is a basic hallmark of our educational model, ensures our students obtain a diverse skill set allowing them to tackle an uncertain future and has led us to participate, with great success, in oratory, debate or science programmes. Thus, we have been runners-up in the Parlamento Xove and finalists in the 2nd CICAE UCJC League and we also actively participate in United Nations or European Parliament models, as well as in debate tournaments with other schools in Galicia and the rest of Spain.
All this makes for an enriching, international and interdisciplinary experience that includes special attention to STEAM subjects and scientific activities. Our school organised the Science and Technology Projects Fair and it has been given a special mention in Galiciencia.
In short, the SEK- Atlántico is the ideal option in Galicia for an international and bilingual education. A unique learning experience at the forefront of the education system offering the best future guarantees to each and every one of our students.
Jacobo Olmedo, Principal SEK-Atlántico