The international school San Francisco de Paula has fully equipped music classrooms, art rooms, three technology classrooms, and a large auditorium. The School also increased the number of musical instruments at the students’ disposal considerably by acquiring six violins, three violas, three cellos, and three new keyboards, added to the six pianos – two of which are grand pianos – and the percussion instruments that we already had.
The different areas of the School are intended for the various departments to provide students from Y6 to Y12 with specialised teaching. Classrooms are equipped with the necessary learning materials and specific instruments for their activities, as well as an interior decoration that is conducive to teaching and learning. There will be individual lockers available for students where they can keep their personal belongings and a computer; these lockers will be located in common areas to facilitate access to them between lessons.
The school’s educational areas are listed below:
- English: third floor of the building with the walkways (Secondary until now).
- French, German, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese: third and fourth floors of the 17th-century building.
First floor of the building with the walkways.
Third floor of the south building (Primary until now).
Second floor of the south building, where the laboratories are located; classrooms will share the science lab equipment to encourage experimentation in all lessons.
Second floor of the building with the walkways.
Specialized classrooms (Music, Auditorium).
Rooftops, new sports centres, and tracks in order to avoid weekly trips by bus and thus any risks or time lost due to traffic; also to protect the environment.
Specialized classrooms (Plastic arts, Technology, 3D).