We provide each student with the necessary tools to autonomously develop all their talents and full potential.
Between the ages of 6 and 12, we seek the integral development of our students by nourishing all aspects of their personality: intellectual, ethical, spiritual, affective, communicative and social.
Specialised in the personalisation of learning and accompaniment, we work to encourage all our students to develop the skills and competencies needed to face the challenges that stand before them by laying the groundwork that will prepare them for the step up to Lower secondary.
To achieve this:
- We work withactive methods and experiential learning
- We foster acuriosity to learn
- We enhancecreativity, critical thought and problem-solving
All this takes place within a bilingual environment with specialised and highly qualified teaching staff with international experience.
More time is spent on core subjects such as Spanish Language, Mathematics, English Language and Science. Our students are also given the opportunity to study specific subjects designed by the school in which to develop such skills as creativity, cooperation and the development of social skills. These subjects are:
- Psychomotor Education and the Neuromotor Programme
- Drama in School
- Entrepreneurship and Creativity
- Art & Design
- Challenge Programme
The student timetable includes a weekly Tutorial during class hours to work on the Tutorial Action Plan.
A learning method that integrates the various fields of knowledge of each student.
It makes knowledge useful and improves the competencies and skills of students by working in a team while also involving such values as creativity, interest, curiosity, and an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.
Swimming is life programme
A sports programme developed by the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation to guarantee the quality of swimming instruction in Spain.
More information can be found on the official website of the programme at http://www.nadaresvida.es
Our art programme includes this musical instrument to develop musical language and expression in an innovative and motivational way for our students.
50% of the curriculum in english
We use our second language naturally to express ourselves in a wide variety of contexts both inside and outside the classroom.
Cambridge international primary programme
All our students take part in the programme with an international curriculum that is used worldwide and backed by this university through the subjects of: Science, Arts & Design, English and Global Perspectives.
We are committed to a curriculum that guarantees our students acquire skills by fostering critical thought and experiential learning.
International experiences at the school and beyond
Oak Academies (USA, Ireland, Switzerland): term, school year or summer camp.
We learn french and german
We work with English and Spanish every day, but we also learn French and German as part of our commitment to multilingualism. In the 6th year of Primary, students are required to choose one of them to study.
Lifelong teacher training
Besides their professional experience overseas, our teachers are committed to lifelong and specific training in their various fields of knowledge. All our teachers also have extensive lifelong training in emotional education.
Tutorial action plan
We have developed a plan that guarantees integral and personalised education. With support from the Guidance Department, the tutor guides and supports both the student and the class in learning, social and personal matters.
Botín Foundation Responsible Education Programme
This helps our students get to know and trust themselves, understand others, recognise and express emotions and ideas, develop self-control, learn to take responsible decisions, value and look after their health, and improve their social skills.
- Honour roll: During the course of the year and especially at the end, public recognition is given to those students who have outstandingly embodied the educational goals of our integral formation model: you can always grow and better yourself, semper altius!
- Houses: The entire school community is divided into Houses. For students, teachers and families, this is a way toexperience cooperation, a sense of belonging and unity in diversity around a mission, and a channel for growing together by experiencing virtues.
Christian life and spiritual accompaniment
We live the following of Christ with joy, passionately seeking the Truth and goodness, and accompanying them in Christian life. Besides our religion classes and other pastoral activities, we have a chaplain and consecrated staff for this stage.
The school invites its families to attend the Parenting School and walk alongside the integral formation path of their children.
We form the will and emotions of our students through the acquisition of virtues, which we work on via formative campaigns and activities in the classroom that are adapted to each year group.
We focus on a series of virtues that we consider essential to their development, dedicating each term to two of them in particular:
Through formative discipline, our educators work to help children discover the values that lead to rules in everyday life so they can act through self-conviction and not the mere imposition of those rules by others.
This allows students to gain an understanding of the meaning and importance of respect and follow the rules to forge harmony at school.
Education for love
Through the “Let’s Learn to Love” content and methodology, we educate our students in that which lies at the heart of our condition as people: our ability to love.
Along a gradual path that is adapted to each age group, we accompany them on the discovery of true value and meaning in their body, affection and sexuality.
Tutoring between equals
Our school harmony programme involves the entire education community from the 3rd year of Primary.
Aimed at improving school integration and working towards an inclusive and peaceful school, it encourages more satisfactory relationships between equals and is aimed at improving the climate and culture of the school in terms of coexistence and conflict.
It is based on emotional tutoring between equals in which respect, empathy and commitment are the fundamental pillars for their development.
More information can be found on the official website of the programme.
Social action campaigns
We seek to produce an effect in the world around us that is reflected in a change of attitude towards a cause or improved social development, thereby forming students who are committed to the transformation of society.
We work with:
- Altius Foundation
- Great Annual Collection for the Madrid Food Bank
- Almar Foundation
- Support for Cáritas in Boadilla del Monte
- Charity campaigns organised by local parishes
- “Hogar de Vida” by the Golfín Foundation
- Funding and support for charity projects
- ABAY Ethiopia
- Gil Gayarre Foundation
- Charity clothes collection
Charity projects in which our students use their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, and take action on real needs with the goal of improving them.
“We are Children of the Light” project with the NGO Child Heroes
Digital environment backed by microsoft
The Office 365 set of educational applications converts the classroom into a safe, flexible and intuitive collaborative learning environment full of learning resources. This provides a more personalised, more creative, more independent and more collaborative way of learning that is created by participative and inclusive classrooms.
When students use Microsoft Office 365, they are developing the skills and competencies they will need in the future. It provides them with knowledge on the use of online applications to work from anywhere and desktop applications for advanced functionalities both online and offline.
Their main benefits are:
- Creating and sharing in completely new ways
- Teaching and learning through action and exploration
- Adapting to any learning style, enabling inclusive learning and genuine attention to diversity
- Focusing on the results, not on the technology
We have various electronic devices: Smart Boards, Digital Projectors and iPads as tools and support resources for classroom learning.
“One-to-one” Ipad Project
From the 5th year of Primary, each student is given an iPad as a learning tool to complement and enhance the development of digital skills.
This involves a series of activities that facilitate problem-solving. We work on developing logical thought, we encourage creativity, and we improve reasoning, among other skills.
We are committed to the Lego Robótix Programme in which students take part in experiential learning, develop their problem-solving skills, tackle collaborative exercises and work on a creative process with construction systems, mechanisms and configurable robots that are designed, programmed and controlled to develop solutions to everyday life problems.