Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing a new school for your child can be a difficult process, we are always available to answer any questions that you may have. Also, please read below the questions (and answers) that are often asked.
1. Can I visit the School?
Absolutely, we not only welcome but actively encourage a visit to our school before you decide to enrol your child with us. We are confident that you will be very impressed with our Montessori environment, our teaching staff and our 2600m2 garden, with plants, trees, a vegetable garden, and a tennis and handball court. We offer a very unique level of environment and education and we will be proud to show this to you.
2. What is Montessori education, and how will I know that it will be suitable for my child?
With the Montessori method, children are encouraged and guided to take charge of their own learning in a constructive way. This empowerment promotes self-discipline, independence and responsibility as the child learns about the world through experimentation and curiosity.
The Montessori child-centric method of education has been confirmed by neuroscience as being extremely effective in supporting cerebral development. We believe that this method of education is suitable for every child in these crucial early stages of their life.
Read more about the history of Montessori and learn about some notable alumni.
3. What ages do you cater to?
Our Children’s house caters for children from 3 to 6 years old. And the primary school then accepts children from 6 years old right up to 12 years old.
4. What experience and qualifications do your teachers have?
You can read all about each member of teaching staff here, but in summary, all of our staff are bi-lingual or multi-lingual and are experienced with working in international environments. All have been trained in the Montessori pedagogy.
5. What teaching curriculum do you follow?
On a daily basis, the children follow the Montessori curriculum that takes into account sensitive periods as well as the psychological characteristics of the child and human tendencies. To this study plan we also incorporate adaptations resulting from our own experience and the integration of knowledge resulting from current research in neuroscience.
The curricular design is personalized and in this sense is aimed at maximising the potential of each child in relation to their abilities, emotional, social and creative intelligence, initiative and personal autonomy.
We guarantee the integration of the recommendations of key competencies for lifelong learning of the European Parliament and Council, as well as the US Common Core Standards applied by the American states.
6. My child doesn’t speak Spanish, will your school be suitable?
Yes of course, we are a truly international school with students from all over the world. We work with three languages (English, Spanish and French). Many of our children start at the school with no Spanish language at all and by the end of the first year they are conversational in the language as they learn from the school environment, teachers and from some of the other Spanish speaking children.
The program is based on the Montessori curriculum that is presented to boys and girls progressively, and according to their language level, in English and French. Spanish is introduced into the academic work of Primary school (6-12) with a few hours per week with the Spanish teacher in the classroom.
7. Is there a school uniform or dress code?
There is no uniform required at our school. The children are free to dress appropriately for each school day and the activities that they will be taking part in.
8. What is the school policy on bullying and ensuring a safe learning environment?
If there is an instance where a child shows any form of verbal or physical aggression towards another, the adults guide the children in the peaceful resolution of the conflict and take note of what happened. At the same time, they continually work with the group on prevention, emotional validation, and finding solutions as an alternative to verbal or physical aggression. In the case of identifying a possible case of harassment, the protocol will be activated that involves the organization of educational measures to work on the problem of coexistence, whose objective is to help all those involved according to their needs and in which the Families play a fundamental role.
Our school does not tolerate any form of violence, nor of course bullying, so we will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone at school.
9. What is the cost of educating my child at your school?
We are very competitively priced for a private school of such a high standard in the Valencia region. You can read the full details of our pricing on our Hours and Fees page.
10. We are not a native Spanish family, is it a difficult process to enrol with you?
Not at all, as a private, international school it is in fact very simple to enrol with us, much easier than with with the public school system. All that is required is international insurance and a passport. Please take a moment to read more about the other benefits of international schooling.