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SEK International School Les Alpes

SEK International School Les Alpes

195 Rue du Marteray, 73590 St Nicolas la Chapelle, France

+34 900 87 87 98



SEK International School Les Alpes
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Principal Lula Martínez Perez
Co-ed Age Range 13-15 years
Associations FEDE, ISA

SEK-Les Alpes is located in the heart of Europe, in the town of St. Nicolas la Chapelle in the French Savoy, with school grounds spanning over 15,000 square metres. Its facilities, blending in perfectly with its Alpine surroundings, include two large buildings with dormitories and the most cutting-edge and innovative teaching resources to ensure students' all-round development.

The school was opened and founded in 1990 as a private Spanish school with recognition from the French educational authorities.

At SEK-Les Alpes we broaden the educational concept by developing learning experiences for students from 13 to 15 years of age in three languages (French, Spanish and English) in an all-round programme of formal and non formal education. The incorporation of cross-curricula aspects such as developing future entrepreneurs, leaders and young scientists affords a perspective that enriches school life.

Over 1,600 students from different nationalities have studied at the school, all sharing an interest in perfecting their French language communications skills, but also, seeking the chance to practice snow and mountain sports.

Skiing is the predominant sport at SEK-Les Alpes and is taught on the best pistes by instructors from the French Ski School.

The Megève ski resort is located close to the school with over 400 km of pistes, but Courchevel, Tignes and La Plagne, which hosted the 1992 Winter Olympics, are also easily accessible.

We have included the DofE, bronze category, into our academic program and in winter months, we become the headquarters of a private technical training school for high-performance ski athletes.

We also offer a wide range of sports in stunning natural settings including hiking in Col des Aravis; rafting on the Isère river; ice-skating in Megève; skiing in Tignes and Megève; orienteering, rock climbing, canyoning in La Léchère; kayaking on Annecy Lake; via ferrata.

Curricular enrichment activities are part of students' personal and academic development at SEK-Les Alpes, with visits to nearby cities such as Geneva, Chamonix, Albertville, Annecy, Grenoble, Lyon and Chambèry. Longer trips are also organised to Venice, Florence, Sienna, Milan, Verona and Paris. All these trips are coordinated by a team of teachers that take great care in supervising each programme.

In all SEK International Schools we are able to offer a quality online learning model in which students are able to continue their learning if necessary, with synchronous and asynchronous classes, and with personalized monitoring by teachers and tutors, which has proved successful with students and families.