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Lima
Christian and International curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsChristian and International
Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Spanish
Native English and Spanish teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2021/2022.

Address: Av. Los Ingenieros 325 Las Laderas de Valle Hermoso – Surco Lima 33, Perú
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Number of students

255

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Six

Most common nationality

Peruvian

Ratio of local students to international students

17:1

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and Spanish speaking teachers

The majority are, if not, they pass our test of fluency.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish

No, but we can put the family in contact with tutors they could hire.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish - Primary and Secondary. Mandarin-Secondary

Use of technology in the classroom

Classrooms are equipped with a computer and large screen TV. Chromebooks are available at teachers' requests for other activities.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

We have done classes online since March. Peru declared all classes would be remote for the entire March to December 2020 school year.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, but at the current time, it is mostly classwork during the independent work time. Screen time is limited.

Approximate hours of homework given

When classes are not online due to the pandemic: Lower Primary - 30 minutes, Upper Primary - 60 minutes, Secondary - up to 90 minutes

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes, in some grades, but not all.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes - students are evaluated in English, Spanish, and Mathematics.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

There is a pre-interview for students who do not come from bilingual schools. If they pass the pre-interview, then they are tested in the three areas.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registration usually occurs in January. for the March-December school year. If there is a vacancy, new students may enter any time until the fourth quarter (early October).

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, if there is a vacancy.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98%

External examinations or assessments available

TOEFL

Results in these examinations

Very positive

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

The school's sponsor is the Baptist Church of Monterrico. Families of all faiths are welcome. Please note that all of our courses are taught from a Christian viewpoint, as taught in the Bible.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

They are treated respectfully.

School bus service available

No, we do not. However, most of our students come in carpools with a driver hired by the parents who live near each other.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have a small department in charge of that, and several teachers with specialized training.

Learning support offered

MCS works together with the parents, any therapists the students have, and our teachers to provide the support students need. If the learning difficulty is severe, parents are asked to provide a shadow.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have a high percentage in this category, and the teachers are accustomed to providing challenges and making extra activities available.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

When classes are on site 7:50 am for Primary and Secondary, 8am for Early Years. During the pandemic, online classes have started at 8:30 for Secondary and 9am for Primary. The Early Childhood students have been divided into small groups with different schedules.

School finish time

When classes are on site Early Years end at 1pm, Primary at 3:15, and Secondary at 3:45. During the pandemic, online classes have ended at 2:45 for Primary and 3:30 for Secondary (but a long lunch hour has been provided for students to eat their main meal with parents). The Early Childhood students have been divided into small groups with different schedules.

Supervised care before/after school

We do for a brief time in the mornings.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We were offering soccer, basketball, and volleyball before the pandemic.

School provided lunches

A hot lunch service is provided. Families pay ahead of time for daily service or specific days.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Parents can arrange this with the chef.

Sports activities included

Physical education classes three days per week and two recesses per day.

Sports facilities at the school

We have three different courts were students can play soccer, volleyball, basketball, or other activities. There is a small "Kids' Gym" where the Early Years students have their gross motor skills class.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We were participating in city-wide competitions prior to the pandemic.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Monterrico Christian School is an international school in Lima, Peru. We offer English immersion in Early Years and Primary, and a bilingual approach in Secondary.

Teaching approach of the school

Monterrico Christian School exists for the sole purpose of glorifying God our Father, our Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. MCS offers a solid education in all subject areas with God at the center. The Bible is key; the word of God is profitable for teaching, discipline, correction and instruction in righteousness. MCS is committed to providing a quality education, based on our core principles: loving God and all others, respect for authority, responsibility, integrity, and a thirst for knowledge.
MCS believes that following Christian principles brings the most satisfaction and true success in life, so we cooperate with the parents to help the students develop as people of integrity, capable of facing the challenges of today and the future. 

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