In our San Miguel Centre we impart both cycles of Secondary:
- First cycle: 1st, 2nd and 3rd of E.S.O. (State-subsidised).
- Second cycle: 4th of E.S.O. (State-subsidised).
Our main objective is for the student, by the time they finish this stage with us, has been capable of “learning how to learn”, that he has embraced that “what is learned” is as important as “how it´s learned”, since this last one provides the student with a series of aptitudes and competences as important as the actual concepts acquired over the process of teaching- learning. We promote the use of reasoning as a fundamental tool for the acquisition of knowledge. The important thing isn’t just the acquisition of instructive contents, but the using in an efficient manner their own thoughts, “learning how to think”, and knowing how to handle the right strategies for the acquisition, use and application of the information, “learning how to learn”.
We teach our students that the important thing isn’t doing things, but how they are done. Everything we do must be significant, high quality and responsible with our social and natural environment.
- 1st and 2nd ESO
- Monday to Thursday from 08:30 to 13:35 hours and from15:00 to 17:00 hours.
- Fridays from 08:30 to 13:00 hours and from 14:00 to 15:00 hours.
- 3rd and 4th ESO
- Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 14:30 hours.
- Two afternoons from 15:00 to 17:00 hours.
- Dinner: The students in this stage have the dinner service, as well as special diets, in two turns, according to the timetable of their chosen afterschool activities: first turn at 13:30 hours and the second turn at 14:30 hours.
We apply especially “active methods”, as we understand that real knowledge is a process of self-formation in which one ends up being the artisan of him/her-self. The student learns best when he does it personally – experimenting, observing, reflecting – through a process of auto-creativity.
At this stage we work daily with English. Moreover, continuing the trend created in Primary, we offer linguistic itineraries where the student chooses either French or German. Also, our students access external assessment of certification (Cambridge, Goethe) of their linguistic level within the European frame of languages.
Our program is imparted, to a large degree, in smart and audio-visual classrooms. The smart classrooms (8) have 35 working spaces for the students and in them, the technological resources find their natural habitat and acquire the sense of working tool. We also have two additional audio-visual classrooms.
Following the trend initiated in Primary 1st, our Secondary students also have iPad devices as their own working tool in the classroom and at home, encouraging their interactivity and active and team learning. The consultancy of own materials in the virtual campus, the work and self-evaluation units, make operative the use of the computer in the classroom. Its ability to store data, its plasticity when it’s time to do and redo documents, and as a source of research and consultancy, enables the students to not have to concentrate in memory tasks and allows them to adopt a more active role with mental problems of higher quality, making an efficient use of what’s learnt and transferring it to other areas of knowledge.
The Secondary afterschool activities acquire a special prominence. Despite our students growing up alongside academic thoroughness, there is always room to strengthen other disciplines which make them break away and enrich other aspects of their personality within their own School, with their classmates.
First Secondary cycle: Theatre, Basketball, Karate, Volleyball, Chinese, Rhythmic and Acrobatic Gymnastics, Fusion Dance, English Speaking, Study Control, Creative Expression workshop, Mathematical Logic, Sport Competitions (Rhythmic and Acrobatic Gymnastics, Karate and Basketball).
Second Secondary cycle: Basketball, Volleyball, English Speaking, Study Control, Press workshop, Sport Competitions (Basketball).
During the class-time our students also enjoy another series of activities destined to the development of their formation aside from the purely academic. At this stage of Secondary we try to offer, year after year, interesting activities which stimulate their interest for the society that surrounds them and we encourage them to go outside of the classroom to participate in them; activities in contact with nature, LK Hiking group, mountain excursions, theatre visits, scientific, sportive and cultural talks, storytelling, themed weeks, Variety Festival, solidary activities, visits to different organisms and institutions, etc.