In addition to the official curriculum, we added other scheduled subjects, called Leaderlabs, which are learning spaces that provide additional value to our educational project.
Sensory and artistic atelier encourage creativity and a taste for beauty. This space is used for experimentation, research, and manipulation. The atelier is a learning space that builds bridges between artistic creation and the curriculum. Loris Malaguzzi philosophy, Reggio Emilia School.
Music and musical instrument, the violin.
The incorporation of the violin in the curriculum increases memory capacity, focus, and concentration, in addition to improving the ability to solve mathematical problems, develop complex reasoning, reinforce learning, stimulate creativity and imagination, as well as improve fine psychomotor skills and artistic sensitivity.
Sports option. Tennis School.
The school uses the facilities of two tennis courts during school hours, with the assistance of tennis professionals. The class is taught by levels to optimize student progress.
Beginning in Primary, the training of this sport will begin as a reinforcement of the sports program to build character. The incorporation of rugby, in addition to providing a physical outlet, builds on the solid methodology that allows the student to articulate excellence in the transmission of exemplary group behaviors and personal values during team work.
(More information character education)
Technology and innovation.
The digital curriculum transversely integrates ICT competencies. From 1st to 6th grade, students are exposed to sequenced digital literacy. Students develop research projects on the web, create wiki pages, create PPT presentations, and their own blogs.
Desing Thinking Project.
Dr. McIntosh, the driving force behind this educational innovation, places the student at the initial stage of the project design, allowing them to identify a problem and find a solution to challenge them to follow through on a project.
With this project, the student begins with a generative topic and then find pertinent questions to find the solutions. (More information in the Blog).
Design for Change Program.
This is an international movement established in more than 60 countries, which seeks to offer children from ages 8 to 15 years old to be the focus of an experience to change their environment. Educator Kiran Bir Sethi’s program from New York. (More information in the Blog).
A subject that integrates the study of Catalan and Spanish to develop language skills through related projects such as literary creation, media and everyday uses of language, public speaking, and debate.
A fundamental discipline for the overall education of the student. We work together to build personal sensitivity, creativity, and motor skills.
The program uses teachers with the skills needed to prepare students who want to develop this talent to obtain international qualifications:
The Royal Academy of Dance in London
Through a conglomerate of artistic forms, this discipline allows self-expression. Today’s rhythms connect and open interesting channels of communication with students to develop their own creativity, rhythm, the motor system and emotions.
French and German.
In Primary education, ages 6 to 12, students spend one hour per week alternating between French and German, which prepares them for one of the two linguistic itineraries. After age 13, students choose to continue learning German or French during high school. Official qualifications. (see Recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills at: English, a natural process).
Is introduced to Infant and Primary School students to complement logical-mathematical thinking with material developed by Professor Adriana Salazar, international chess teacher and Colombian national champion. The program, called “Chess in the Classroom”, encourages creative thinking and helps to cultivate values and social skills. The activity is carried out in English.
In Primary School, ages 6 to 12, students have an hour a week dedicated to robotics. As they build models with simple sensors and engines connected to their computers, they learn to configure behaviors with a programming tool. Robotics will be present in a transverse way until Baccalaureate, for the improvement and comprehension of the diverse subjects, as well as working their creativity in subject matters of their choosing.
Self-knowledge and Emotional Work Program
The most important Leaderlab, to offer the workd the best version of each child as they go through the stages of knowing, accepting, and loving themselves. This program encourages them to discover intimacy, emotions and their own inner self, because the pursuit of hapiness is within each person. When students integrate this premise into in a leisurely and fun manner the result will be a healthy, productive individual. This program will be present in all educational stages as an essential basis of the development of the person: the themes that make up this program are mediation, love, emotions, service, interiority, and solidarity.