Sotogrande was masterminded in 1962 by philanthropist Joseph Rafael McMicking. He wanted to create a community in this sun-kissed corner of the Mediterranean where people from all over the world could thrive, where they could pursue an active, healthy lifestyle embracing the unique opportunities of Sotogrande’s special coastal location at the foot of the Sierra mountains.
Cut to 2016, and there is a way of life to suit everyone. It feels neither snobbish nor elite, but optimistic - where anything is possible given another day of ease, where families are drawn together to celebrate the privilege of life rather than work too hard to notice the opportunities passing them by.
Children can enjoy a first-class education at one of the best schools in Spain. Sotogrande is home to SIS, an International Baccalaureate day and boarding school with a warm and welcoming spirit, for children aged three to 18. The school achieves consistently high exam results, on a par with some of the best schools in Europe. With children of over 40 different nationalities attending, it also offers outstanding language and learning support while cultivating open, inquisitive minds in its pupils