Students work by competencies in the classroom everyday and also have specific activities that help them reinforce what they have learned and put into practice in real projects.
This methodology is part of the field of “active learning” at all stages (PYP, MYP, and Diploma), in which knowledge is the result of a process of work between:
• the student, who participates in higher-level cognitive processes such as problem recognition, prioritisation, information collection, understanding and interpretation of data, establishment of logical relationships, drawing of conclusions, or critical review of preconceptions and beliefs.
• the teacher, whose main function is to create the learning situation that allows students to develop the project.
Class delegates have a special role in school life, as preparation for adulthood and systems of democratic representation. Being a delegate in our School is a responsibility that our students know and value.
“Conexión Eureka!” (Primary education-Year 4)
Our students have surprising, crazy, fun ideas with great potential and that are full of imagination. We want to give wings to their dreams and help them make them come true. This programme follows the Design Thinking methodology to help students make a science experiment, communication tool, or design project in three weeks.
PYP Project Fair (Primary education-Year 5)
In the final year of PYP, students carry out an extensive and in-depth collaborative project on real-life issues, based on the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. They collectively synthesise all the essential elements of PYP so that they can share them with the entire school community on a day of celebration.
Startup Days EUREKA! (Secondary education-Year 6 and Year 8)
For two consecutive days and divided into groups, we work on business ideas framed by global challenges such as health, safety, energy, space, food, education, and governance. Each group presents its idea to the jury, made up of businesspeople and entrepreneurs, who decide the winners.
Personal projects MYP (Secondary education-Year 10)
In the final year of MYP, students are encouraged to reflect on their learning and the results of their work at this stage. The format and subject matter comes from their own initiative, which allows them to delve into aspects of their interest and to get to know themselves better.
Monographs (Baccalaureate-Year 12)
The Monograph is independent, self-directed research used for students to write an essay of up to 4,000 words. This extended essay is one of the core components of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (PD) and, as such, is mandatory for all students.