Each student is unique, and attending to that uniqueness has always been top priority in the more than 130 years of history of the School. We understand that we are all good at something different, and so we value the abilities of each student.
In recent years, these efforts have focused on the design and development of the Individualisation Programme, which has resulted in the formation of a coordinated transdisciplinary team, which is unlike anything we have ever known before.
Every step of the way
School life is richer when the entire educational community accompanies us, because as the African proverb says: to raise a child, you need the entire tribe.
We form a close-knit family environment, in which families find multiple ways to collaborate and continue learning in aspects related to their children’s education.
In the Pre-School Education stage, each school year a Welcome Party is organised, which facilitates the integration of students in their group and in the School, particularly for newcomers.
Each new student who enrols in our Centre during the rest of the school year benefits from our personalised Integration Plan. We choose the group of the level that best suits the student’s needs and two fellow mentors are assigned, taking into account the student’s personal characteristics, to facilitate their integration into the group.
If necessary, we design a specific support programme to facilitate the newcomer’s incorporation at the level of the class and the languages used in them. This reinforcement is individual or in small groups and during school hours.
The person responsible for communication with the family, who has guided the family since the student enrolled, continues to be the family’s contact person, for anything they need, until they are fully adapted to the school routine.
Inclusive policy and personalised itineraries
Our School is prepared to attend to the students’ different learning difficulties, physical conditions, and personal, social, and emotional situations.
• Individual adaptations
We cater to each student in their diversity, as seen by the creation of individual adaptation for every three students each school year, in order to attend to the students’ personal, intellectual, linguistic, social, and specific-interest circumstances. Each of them is reflected in a document of personalised attention (DAI), which includes measures of enrichment, reinforcement, and support, according to each student’s characteristics and needs.
• High capacities
We have a programme, that is specifically designed to address the needs of educational support associated with high-capacity students, in which activities that involve cognitive enrichment are carried out, not being associated to subjects, but to different abilities and skills, with special attention to divergent thinking and logical problem solving.
• Support programme
The School has reinforcement classes, at no additional cost, for those students who, although they pay attention in class and study as advised, do not reach the goal that is set in one or more subjects.
This support system meets the needs and peculiarities of each student, developing their abilities, their skills, and the level of knowledge that they have not been able to learn at the same pace as their classmates.
It goes from pre-school to baccalaureate and is one of the pillars of the educational programme of the School.
• Linguistic reinforcement
Starting in pre-school education, an assistant teacher works alongside the language teachers in order to encourage linguistic immersion in the classroom (both in Spanish and in foreign languages) and the development of spoken conversation. In higher courses, we divide the classes to promote practice and experimentation in smaller groups according to levels.
We offer extracurricular language activities where students can prepare for official exams in different languages such as English, French, Chinese, and German.