Total immersion into English in our Preschool is what sets the stage for true bilingualism for our Spanish speakers. The high number of native English speakers provides a good linguistic model for Spanish speakers learning English. A specialist is available from grades one to four to facilitate transition of our international students into our bilingual programme and the adaptation to the S.E.P. (Mexico’s Department of Education).
Units of Inquiry as required in an International Baccalaureate World School provide the framework for the development of our curriculum which, at this level, is taught half in English and half in Spanish. These units incorporate both languages into the teaching of subjects such as Language, Maths, Natural and Social Sciences while at the same time constructing the evolution of the unit. Cooperation and teamwork are essential to the smooth functioning of our day-to-day activities. Our programme has been designed to guide our students in their social, physical and emotional development and our ultimate goal is to have students learn in both languages in order to enhance their comprehension using language/s as a vehicle for understanding.
We are proud of our library which boasts 15,000 volumes in both fiction and non-fiction. Students visit the library once or twice weekly for individual sessions with the librarians to give a short book report, are allowed to borrow a book of their choice and to propose titles they would like to find in there. In this way, our intention is to make reading an integral daily activity and to create lifelong readers.
Our sixth graders graduate equipped with fluency and competency in both English and Spanish and prepared to continue their studies in the junior high school of their choice.
The school has an outdoor hard surface basketball court and a play area. Students have the opportunity to participate in Sports (basketball, football and handball) Drama, Music, Chess, Robotics, and Stop Motion.