In 2040, when our pre-school students begin their working lives, new professions will exist that, right now, we can only guess. Therefore, we teach them to be able to adapt to new environments and tools.
Because the world is evolving at a breathtaking speed
The exponential growth of technological progress entails the need for specific training and purely human skills (that is, that in no case are they easily substitutable by machines or computers) starting in the school stage.
With the development of neuroscience, we also elucidate how the brain learns, remembers, and forgets. For example, it confirms that curiosity and emotions play a relevant role in the acquisition of new knowledge.
Because the world is increasingly interrelated
Not only do we move around and interact more as citizens, but contribution to the understanding of peace also emerges as a common goal among countries. This is demonstrated by Goal 16 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which specifically focuses on the promotion of peace, justice, and strong institutions.
Celebrating diversity, learning languages, and learning to cooperate have never been more important than they are now.
Because life expectancy has significantly increased
According to the World Health Organisation, Spain has the third highest life expectancy in the world.
The need to teach students in lifelong learning and versatility in knowledge sources is more important than ever. Not only will they live longer, but they will do so in a constantly changing world, so they will have to update their knowledge and adapt their way of learning to the times.
Ability to update
In a world that is evolving at a breathtaking speed, that is globalized, and that has high life expectancy, the capacity of educational centres to update is essential.
Our School has a 135-year tradition of progress. The school stage is the foundation on which the lives of our students is built, and we face the challenge with the responsibility and commitment that this entails.
Our own concept of the student as a person and the approach to the future of their education that we have always defended at the School made us commit to the incorporation of the International Baccalaureate programmes at all their stages (pre-school education, primary education, secondary education, and baccalaureate) and subsequently to the Statute as an International Education Centre, which gives us the freedom to decide, design, and implement the best solutions to the different challenges that arise in these times.