Secondary and Baccalaureate 12 – 18 years

Considered best school in Spain in the ranking of "El Mundo" 2022, the Secondary and Baccalaureate School is located on the outskirts of Madrid, in a highly sought-after region. Personalised, multilingual education provides students with a global outlook and a holistic education with Catholic values.

Learners are taught subjects by dedicated and enthusiastic subject specialists, and learning is supplemented with international exchange programmes, community service, and participation in an array of extracurricular activities. Enquiry-based learning provides excellent preparation for education at university, and life beyond academia.



Consistently Best Schools in Spain in El Mundo Ranking



Located in El Soto de La Moraleja
a prestigious area on the outskirts of Madrid.



Personalised education with
excellent preparation for university.



Great academic results with
students accessing the best universities in the world.

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Welcome to Colegio San Patricio El Soto 

As a leading secondary school, our robust educational model is constantly evolving to reflect the changing needs of modern learners. Educators combine the teaching of traditional values of social harmony, respect for the environment and for the learning process, with an engaging school curriculum inclusive of the three pillars of modern education: academics, sport, and the creative & performing arts. A holistic approach to progressive schooling helps our students become well-rounded individuals. Other important skills that are gained during Secondary school include: emotional intelligence, multilingualism, artistic skills, and habits for a healthy lifestyle.

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We prioritise the development of teamwork skills, the use of Information Technology and communication in the classroom, in addition to public speaking and debating and collaborative project work.

We offer the option of both National and International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma Programme) with outstanding results.

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2021 the Best IB Results in the School History

We would like to congratulate our 2021 graduates for their outstanding IBDP results. The average grade of pupils in this cohort was the highest in the school’s history with 36 points gained by learners on the programme.

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100% of IB Diploma students have passed the demanding tests, 26% have achieved more than 40 points, 34% have achieved more than 38 points and 46% are above 36 points. The highest grade achieved was an impressive 44.

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Outstanding Baccalaureate results 2022!

An average score of 7.8 out of 10, with 10% of students having obtained 13 or higher, 24% of students having obtained 12 or higher, and the highest obtained being 13.55 out of 14. From Colegio San Patricio, we would like to congratulate our 2022 graduates in the National Baccalaureate for their excellent results obtained in the EVAU, we are very proud.

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Campus in La Moraleja (Alcobendas)

Our El Soto campus also enjoys an unbeatable location in Soto de La Moraleja. Here, secondary cycles are taught and then students can choose between National Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate courses.

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The school offers facilities specifically designed and built for children between the ages of 12 and 18 years and has a capacity for more than 700 students.

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Our adapted facilities allow students to enjoy a holistic educational experience in which they can fully develop their skills.

Our facilities are designed for the needs of our older learner, with state-of-the-art STEAM facilities, including: Physics labs (chemistry / biology), Robotics and Design Technology Laboratory. Students may also access drama, music and visual arts classrooms, a radio studio, basketball courts and a running track.

All facilities have been designed to help the school meet its educational goals and best enhance the existing skills of older learners. Equipment is of the highest quality and the school provides modern resources for pupils to succeed in a very demanding curriculum.

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Extra-curricular Activities

We offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities to encourage student participation in creative and physical activities and to promote values outlined in the learner profile.

All classes are taught by qualified teachers who endeavour to create a positive environment and rapport with our students.

Our Extra-Curricular classes may take place in lunch breaks and after school.

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Teamwork and group work are key components of our sporting extracurricular activities.

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  • Competition Athletics
  • High performanceBasketball
  • Competition Basketball
  • Basketball without competition
  • Competition Indoor Soccer
  • Indoor Soccer without competition
  • Competition Volleyball
  • Volleyball without competition
  • Acrobatic Jumps
  • Chess

For further information, contact: Sergio Larragueta –

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Creative and Performing Arts

The San Patricio Art Centre presents a multidisciplinary, versatile opportunity to explore forms of traditional and contemporary art, music, drama, and dance modes. We offer students the opportunity to gain experience in a realistic artistic environment that stimulates creative thinking, research, and imagination.

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The centre provides the resources and space for students to develop a wealth of skills and achieve their goals in desired interests and areas. Learners may further develop skills in:

Music and dance

Performance and Visual Arts

Dramatic Art

Contact: Marta Leiva -

Performance and visual arts teachers
Dramatic art, music & dance teachers


“Best school in Spain” in the ranking of "El Mundo" 2022


Colegio San Patricio has been ranked in the Top 10 best 100 schools in Spain according to Forbes Magazine.