Combining passion for sports and academic success

Sports Etudes Academy (SEA) is the leader in flexible schedule private schooling inFrance. Every year, SEA offers sports students, or students with a passion for other disciplines (music, art, chess, etc.), in-class or distance education, from fourth grade to a 2-year university curriculum, within the framework of virtual courses (connected to the Internet via "e-school"). Thanks to an active teaching method, support and small classes (approximately ten pupils), SEA enables children, who may be failing at school, to continue a high-quality general education up to graduate level. SEA is built around 2 main activities:

  • Education of top-level athletes: students whose sporting careers are handled by professional clubs and sports federations, such as the French Football Federation, the French Tennis Federation, the French Figure Skating Federation, the French Judo Federation, etc.;
  • Sport-study school network: education, boarding school and intensive sports coaching, particularly in football, basketball, tennis, golf and horse riding; or even other practices than sports

Impact

If the child's sporting level does not allow for a professional career, SEA makes outplacement easier and the academy lets its students lead a more enlightened personal life thanks to a broad general  education (literature, history, geography, etc. and the ability to  learn).  

Its educational system is anchored in sport values and enables pupils to integrate these for the benefit of society:

  • compliance with the rules and respect for others - including diversity and punctuality;
  • concentration, ambition, strategy, endurance, humility    

SEA uses sport (or other passions) as the engine for achievement, especially through the children’s pleasure in living their passion, as well as the self-confidence balance and the physical fitness it procures.  

SEA

Tailor-made school education for athletes and sports enthusiasts.

Invested capital:
€2,5m
Date:
January 2017
Sector:
Education
Role:
Lead

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