San Patricio Toledo

A Home Away from Home at International School San Patricio Toledo

Our Boarding Residence at San Patricio Toledo ranks among the best boarding schools in Spain, offering a holistic educational experience for students aged 12 to 18 years. Situated within the school grounds, our boarding facilities provide easy access to a wealth of outstanding sports, arts, and recreational activities after school and on weekends, eliminating the need for transfers or departures from campus.

Our boarders benefit from premium, purpose-built boarding facilities with 24/7 support from our welcoming and experienced boarding staff. Creating a home-away-from-home environment, our team ensures the happiness and integration of each student into school life while providing the tools and guidance they need to achieve their individual academic and personal goals.

In addition to fostering friendships with peers from around the world, boarding at San Patricio Toledo helps students develop the communication, multilingual and social skills required for a successful life beyond school.


Why Choose Our Boarding School in Toledo?

Being a boarder at San Patricio Toledo offers learners exclusive benefits, from living in a state-of-the-art residence with access to premium school facilities every day, to experiencing a welcoming, multicultural home environment where they constantly practise their language skills with peers from around the world.

San Patricio boarders develop effective and balanced study routines, including daily supervised study time. With this preparation and discipline, they are best placed to achieve top academic results in the demanding MYP and DP courses.

Our dedicated boarding team attends to students at all times, nurturing an environment conducive to self-management, independent learning skills, responsibility, community spirit and respect. Additionally, our boarders acquire lifelong healthy habits, from prioritising a nutritious diet to leading active lifestyles. 

Boarding students also benefit from a comprehensive activities programme on and off-campus, membership in a private health club close to the school, and complete medical insurance during their stay.


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Benefits of Boarding at International School San Patricio Toledo

Our school is located on the outskirts of Toledo, a historic UNESCO World Heritage city, in the exclusive residential neighbourhood of La Legua. With excellent views of the river and the old city, our location is ideal for families seeking a first-class boarding experience in a quiet, safe and accessible area, offering unlimited opportunities for enrichment programmes in the city and the countryside. 

Toledo is just 1 hour by car from Madrid and 25 minutes by fast train, allowing our boarders to visit the capital during their stay. Additionally, our school's proximity to ski resorts in Spain enables memorable winter trips, while its nearness to different national parks fosters a wealth of fun excursions and activities, including zip lines and trekking.

In addition to participating in a wide range of extracurricular activities, our boarders are encouraged to take advantage of their extended access to our school’s exceptional academic, sports, and arts facilities after school and at weekends. These include two swimming pools, a triathlon centre, a football pitch, an auditorium, fully equipped music rooms, to name a few.

Boarding Options Adapted to Your Needs

We aim to provide a convenient and enjoyable boarding experience for students and their families at our top-ranked school. Therefore, we offer flexible boarding options, allowing students to choose between full-time or weekly boarding for either a full course or a short stay in our residence.

Sunday evening to Friday afternoon. Weekly boarders spend weekends and national holidays at home with their families. This option is mandatory for children aged 12 to 14 but is available to all other boarders as well.

Boarding seven days a week, including weekends. This option is available for students aged 14 and above, attending MYP3 to DP2. Full boarding can also be requested for children under 14 years of age (MYP1 and MYP2) but will only be offered based on an assessment of their maturity levels.

This is the most popular option among our boarders. The length of stay depends on whether students are enrolled in the IB MYP or IB Diploma Programme. For MYP boarders, the length of each full course stay is one academic year, with the option to renew boarding each year, provided the student is enrolled for the following school year. In the Diploma Programme, the duration of the full course stay is two years, aligning with the programme itself.

Short stays are available at our boarding house for a duration of 3 months or more. We welcome students from all over the world for this option, subject to availability in our Boarding House. Learners can join MYP courses for their short-stay programme at the beginning of each term or choose DP1 in the first term only.


Boarding Schedule

Our Boarders have a different schedule on school days and weekends, with allocated times for supervised study, recreational activities and relaxation. Weekends have more flexible schedules to adapt to special activities and initiatives organised off-campus.

School Days Schedule (including Sunday night)

07:45 - Wake Up 
08:15 - 08:40 - Breakfast 
08:50 - Leaving the Residence
08:50 - 13:40 - Morning School Sessions 
13:40 - 14:40 - Lunch 
14:40 - 17:00 - Afternoon School Sessions 
17:00 - 17:30 - Snack 
17:30 - 19:00 - Activities 
19:00 - 20:30 - Study Session 
20:30 - 21:00 - Dinner 
21:00 - 22:00 - Free Time 
22:00 - Ready for bed 
22:30 - Lights Off

Weekend Schedule (including Friday night)

09:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast
11:00 - 12:30 - Study Session 
12:30 - 14:00 - Brunch
16:00 - 17:30 - Activities
17:00 - 18:00 - Snack
20:30 - 21:00 - Dinner
23:30 - Ready for bed
00:00 - Lights Off

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Premium Boarding Facilities for an Immersive Experience

Our on-campus Boarding House is purpose-designed for the comfort and safety of our residents, offering all the necessary amenities for a fulfilling personal and academic life. 

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The building is separated into two floors, one for boys and one for girls, with dorm rooms providing accommodation for up to 4 students. Our dorm rooms are distributed and organised to facilitate friendships among international boarders, promoting an environment of linguistic and cultural diversity. 

All rooms are ensuite, with the bathroom shared among the boarders in that room. They boast a modern design and comfortable furniture, as well as air conditioning and underfloor heating. Each student has an individual desk, wardrobe, and shelves.

The building also features:

  • Two common living rooms with a TV.  
  • Two boarding house kitchen areas with a refrigerator, microwave and storage space for students to place their favourite snacks.
  • A private outdoor patio area for boarding students only. 

Boarding Activities & Enrichment Programmes

Joining our boarding school in Toledo will provide your child with a comprehensive enrichment programme. This includes indoor, outdoor and off-campus activities, besides San Patricio's extensive extracurricular options and unlimited possibilities to enjoy the facilities after school and during weekends.

Weekly and weekend leisure time can include team building or community service, sports tournaments, competitions, dancing, movie nights, BBQs, karaoke, challenges, games, and many other options. Boarders go on teacher-led cultural trips to Toledo and Madrid, enjoy excursions to beautiful natural sites and parks, and take part in unique skiing trips. They can also go to Toledo to attend special shows, go bowling, shopping, or do escape rooms. With each of these activities, we aim to enhance our students' social and emotional well-being. 

Additionally, our experienced boarding staff provide special skills training sessions as further preparation for students’ future university and professional lives, spanning autonomy, time management, and more. They also develop routines that foster greater independence and self-development, ensuring that boarding life complements and supports the academic growth of our students.


Our boarding house provides a full meal service for boarders, from breakfast to dinner, including weekends (for full-time boarders). All meals served are wholesome, tasty and nutritious. We aim to celebrate the rich diversity of nationalities and cultures within our residence through our cuisine while prioritising a balanced diet and promoting healthy eating habits. Our chef caters to a wide range of tastes, meal preferences and dietary restrictions.

As providing delicious food and top-quality service are paramount to our school, meals are made freshly every day. Throughout the school year, international lunches are prepared with our student body in mind, especially at weekends.

Boarding meals consist of:

• Breakfast: cereal, bread, biscuits, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, milk, cocoa.
• Lunch: choice of first and second courses, salads, fruit, and dairy products.
• Dinner: choice of first and second courses, salads, fruit, and dairy products.

The Boarding School provides a weekly laundry service. Bed linen and towels are changed weekly when the room is cleaned by our cleaning staff. We also offer a service for personal clothing, including laundry and ironing.

Should a boarding student require a transfer service to get around the city or go to the airport, families can ask the boarding house staff to organise it for them. 

The Head of Boarding and personal tutor should be informed of any other personal activities, such as extra lessons outside of school, and participation in non-school professional sports teams.

Full-boarding students may be absent on weekends with sufficient notice and permission from parents or guardians.

The boarding school is located on our modern ISSPT campus just outside of Toledo, one of the safest cities in Spain. Our campus is fully enclosed and secure, with 24/7 security support in place for all students and staff. There are security staff on duty at night and weekends. 

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