Educational stages from 3 to 18 years of age


SEK-Catalunya is a member of the IB® World Schools International Community. The International Baccalaureate® programmes are offered from 3 up to 18 years of age, integrated with the national curriculum.

The International Baccalaureate® programmes correspond to the following educational stages:

Nursery, Preschool and Primary Education – Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Secondary Education – Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Baccalaureate – Diploma Programme (DP)


From 3 to 6 years of age

 Research, discovery, self-reliance and the acquisition of a good work ethic are encouraged.

Play as the students’ main vehicle for learning and self-expression

Primary Education:

From 6 to 12 years of age

 Stimulation of the will to learn

 Interdisciplinary projects so that students put into practice what they have leant in the various areas.

Both stages focus on investigating and discovering the world, using cross-curricula themes.

The IB® Primary Years Programme prepares students for lifelong independent learning and encourages a student personality that is active, sympathetic, respectful and participative.

We teach trilingual programme, with 70% in English, 15% in Spanish and 15% in Catalan, and introduce a fourth language (French or German) from year 5 of Primary. This percentage is also applied in the MYP.

Further information about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP)




Secondary Education – Middle Years Programme (MYP)

From 12 to 16 years of age.

The IB® Middle Years Programme is delivered:

  • Aimed at students from 12 to 16 years of age.
  • Encouraging student development in their roles as creative, critical and reflective thinkers, whilst encouraging them to be sympathetic, open-minded, and able to act upon and solve problems.
  • Focussing on a deeper study of academic disciplines and recognition of the inter-relationships between these in order to address and understand the significant and relevant themes at an individual, national and global level.
  • Tutorial action

Further information about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP)


Baccalaureate – Diploma Programme (DP)

From 16 to 18 years of age

 Intellectual and personal growth, looking towards life as an adult

 Choice between the Diploma Programme or the Spanish Baccalaureate (LOMCE)

 Facilitating integration into the world of work and/or entry into higher education.

Students may opt to take the LOMCE Bachillerato in different modalities or the IB® Diploma Programme either in Spanish and English or fully in English, which is integrated into the Spanish national curriculum and that:

  • Promotes critical thinking, sympathy and inter-cultural understanding.
  • This programme is evaluated using international education professionals.
  • All our Baccalaureate students present the obligatory Diploma Programme dissertation, a rigorous and independent piece of research.

Further information about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP)