We work with an integrative methodology, using a range of learning methods Early Stimulation Methods used in Preschool progress into the Instrumental Enriching Program (Programas de Enriquecimiento Instrumental) or PEI and chess. These classes are taught weekly by a specialised teacher whose goal is to make students acquire abilities such as reasoning, reflexive thinking, planning, etc.
We place great importance on Art, Music and PE and count on specialised teachers and dedicated classrooms to undertake these subjects. Moreover, in order to promote the integral development of our students, our school offers a large and diverse range of activities involving motor skills and artistic abilities: individual and collective sports, field trips, visits to art galleries, museums, theatres, concerts, etc. Learning the English language with a specialised teacher is still a priority for us, which is the reason why we introduce Science as a subject taught in English in 5th and 6th grade (Third Cycle). At that age, children have acquired a good enough level of English to take a subject in this language. Furthermore, our school collaborates with Cambridge University, which allows our students to achieve different levels and certificates in English from the 1st grade of Primary Education to Bachillerato (last two years leading to University).
ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). Approaching ICT as an educative tool for our students deserves great importance. ICT offers countless resources that allow our students to learn how to investigate and organise information as well as communicate information via new technologies (Power Point, video edition…).
We still place special emphasis on project-based learning, which focuses on the practice of reflection and questioning knowledge, and we base ourselves on the experimental method, which initiates from our pupils’ own motivation and interests, thus promoting interdisciplinarity and the acquaintance of transversal skills.
The cooperative learning method is also introduced, which consists of dividing the class into smaller heterogeneous groups. On one hand, this allows students to work together in a coordinated manner to solve academic tasks. On the other hand, the cooperative learning method also allows students to work independently and thus helps them to assume responsibilities regarding their own learning process and fosters critical thinking.