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School History

SEK – Ecuador

The history of SEK in Ecuador began to be written on October 1, 1984, when a group of young professionals under the direction of our President, Mr. Jorge Segovia, began to shape a new educational horizon for Quito society, with the purpose of make available to students, parents and teachers a leading international educational institution, which offers the highest degree of human and academic excellence in the training of the men and women of tomorrow.

We began our educational work in an excellent property located on the corner of December 6 and Orellana, with great enthusiasm and expectations; shortly after, and given the great demand of families interested in having their children trained with us, we moved to our own spacious facilities, equipped with first-rate technology, a sports center with a heated pool, art rooms, music, ballet, etc. own dining room and kitchen, etc., making us one of the most important Educational Centers
of the country, due to the high academic level of our students.

In the search to provide an education of academic quality, our school was classified as an International Baccalaureate College, awarded by the International Organization of the IB based in Geneva, on April 24, 1989, being one of the first schools in Quito to offer the Diploma Program, currently we also offer the Middle Years Program and the Primary School Program, promoting a diverse, open, flexible and participatory methodology, relying on the tutorial model and the application of new technologies.

Starting in 1995, the educational offer has been increased, welcoming children from the age of three and in 2002 this offer is expanded by opening the doors to children from two years of age, becoming the pioneers in offering a more complete education.

SEK International School promotes English as one of the pillars of education and offers bilingual teaching, guaranteeing the educational quality of students.

And as a third language, students are prepared in French and Mandarin to face the challenges of the future.

One of the goals is to promote leadership that represents a plus in the personal growth of students, so it is already a tradition at the College to intervene year after year in the Intercollegiate Company Project Competition “The Company”, organized by the Junior Achievement Ecuador Foundation.

With great satisfaction it is important to mention that the participation of the College during these years has been successful, always obtaining the first places.

In addition, on several occasions the College has represented the country in international meetings, where they obtained first and second place in Jamaica and Cancun Mexico.

The Model United Nations SEKNU is another educational-cultural event in which many schools in the country participate; students, in addition to training in international politics, acquire a global vision of the world.

This model is a simulation of the United Nations System, its success lies in the preparation and investigation of the topics and having a clear idea of ​​the position of the different countries for the respective debates, in which the students assume the representation Of each country.

It should be noted that our students develop a work of dedication to the community whether in literacy, reforestation, supporting the most vulnerable sectors of society, this allows them to strengthen their gift of service to the community.

Within the comprehensive training of students we believe it is important to provide them with a training in values, giving them tools for interpersonal relationships, emotional intelligence, resilience, tolerance, solidarity, decision-making, among others.

Due to the academic excellence of our students, several universities in the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, England, Russia, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Italy, China visit us continuously to offer academic or sports scholarships, offering them various possibilities of choice at their request. career.

All this, without neglecting the enormous possibility of training that students have by being able to participate in international programs, both for the improvement of the English language, in the United States or in the United Kingdom, as well as world cultural and sports exchanges, or green week, something unique, in one of our sister schools in Central America.

Endless possibilities available to students. Our Institution has more than 125 years of history, always at the service of education.

A world reference.