University Entrance Preparation

Welcome to Colegio San Patricio Toledo

Student Support

University Entrance Preparation

At International School San Patricio Toledo, we give great importance to university advice and guidance. We have three Orientation experts at the school who guide and accompany students according to their university destination of interest and vocation.

In 4th MYP, the process begins, through the application of psycho-pedagogical tests and individual interviews through the year, with the counselors and the MYP and Diploma Coordinators for a correct choice of subjects for Diploma (+ POP: Individual Options Plan), taking into account their skills and interests.

In addition, 4th MYP students are encouraged to advance their curriculum with suggestions related to activities and summer work to focus on their future university.

As part of the University Orientation Plan, 1st Diploma students participate in the Professional Classroom Program: students enjoy a school day in a company related to their vocational interest and thus enjoy a real learning experience in the world of work.

In addition, in 1st and 2nd Diploma, students have the opportunity to have a weekly session of University Counseling, in which:

  • An individualized Plan of university possibilities and interests is ARE prepared with each student.
  • Subsequently, an Application Plan is carried out for universities (national and international), materials, requirements and advice on application.
  • Visits are received from Universities (national and international).
  • Practical sessions are held with students on how to write their cover letters, make their portfolios, etc.

Annually, we organize a College Fair at the school. Every year different universities come to this event at national and international level, to inform students about their programs, access requirements and each student can have an individual conversation with each representative of the different universities.

At Diploma, our students use the international platform Unifrog which is designed specifically for both students and teachers to complete the university application process including tutor references and personal statement completion. Our counseling department works with the platform to give our Diploma students access to bespoke information regarding their future study plans in universities across the globe; the students then prepare their application using this tool with the support of the department, their subject teachers and their pastoral tutor.

Rodrigo Marina Cabañes - Graduated 2021 with 41 Points

I have just completed the IB Diploma at ISSPToledo. I want to study engineering at university, a joint honours of mechanical and electronic engineering in the university of the Basque country  (EHU/UPV) or in the  Politécnica university of Madrid, both of which are in Spain.

Having managed to achieve 41 points, it's great payback for the 2 years of hard work completing the Diploma. Now onto the next challenge of going to university which i'm very excited about 


Sara C. - Graduated 2021 with 38 points

Graduating in July 2021with an excellent 38 points in her IB Diploma, Sara was the recipient of an ISSP Toledo academic scholarship for excellence. This enabled Sara to receive a first class education at our school and be based in our international boarding house. Thanks to her hard work and the support of our staff Sara will now tka up her udnergarduate studies in a leading university here in Spain. Listen to Sara and her mother´s reflections on her time here at International School San Patricio Toledo.

David Rodríguez de Lope - Graduated 2021 with 37 Points

I have been in ISSP Toledo since I was 3 and during these past 2 years I've been studying the IB Diploma. Im managed to get into my first choice university which is Twente in Holland to study computer science. My goal is to study in a multinational company like Google. Now I've got my results - I achieved 37 points - I can see that all the hard work paid off and I feel really proud of myself and of my classmates. Not only does this allow me to get into my university, but my results are proof that I can achieve my goals and give me the confidence going forward for my future plans.

Though the Diploma is undoubtedly a challenge and at times it has been stressful, it's been totally worth it. The IB has allowed me to get to know myself better and has helped me develop key skills that I can use at university. 

Rick (Junlin Lao)- Graduated 2021 with 35 Points

My name is  Rick (Junlin Lao) and I am from China. As a foreigner I also enjoyed how open and interactive classes in San Patricio are as I could constantly feel a strong sense of community here. I truly loved living in the borading house not only for its comfy atmosphere but also for people coming from different countries which makes school life even more interesting and memorable.

I scored a very good 35 points this July and I'll be pursuing my college degree in Vancouver, Canada and my main areas of interest include business, psychology and sociology, I haven't really decided which one I would major in yet so I will use my first year at college to find out. After taking IB Diploma I feel fully prepared and can't wait to start my college life.



Primary Years Programme

Middle Years Programme

Diploma Programme