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IB and Spanish
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Ages 2 to 18

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CityMadrid
CurriculumsIB and Spanish
Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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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 21 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.

Address: Pº Alameda de Osuna, 60 28042 Madrid, Spain
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Number of students

1635

Number of nationalities represented in the school

52

Most common nationality

Spanish, English, Irish, and several eastern European countries.

Ratio of local students to international students

3/22 students per class.

Native English and Spanish speaking teachers

Teachers are either native speakers or fully bilingual

Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

21

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Students work with IPads since they are 2 years old and work with their own personal device (Chromebook) from 3rd grade. Secondary and Baccalaureate students use their own computers. AIS pays special attention to incorporating practical classes related to programming, robotics, mobile apps, and 3D printing.

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)

Yes, our teachers implemented virtual classes since the first day of Covid-19 quarantine in March 2020. From that moment on virtual classes is a standard practice among the regular class activities developed by the teachers, for those students that are confined due to Covid-19. AIS is a Google Reference School so teachers and students use Google environment tools on a daily basis.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Families may choose to send their children to attend Catholic religion classes or Values.

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

Non-religious students or the ones belonging to different religious denominations attend classes with a syllabus based on the study of universal values.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, Dual Diploma (American-Spanish), PISA for private Schools, Language International Exams for English (Cambridge, Oxford, Trinity), and French (DELF Prim, Jr.)

Results in these examinations

In general, our students' performance in external examinations is outstanding.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, whenever is relevant to assist the inquiry unit or to reinforce the learning process.

Approximate hours of homework given

Upper PYP Students: 30 to 40 mins. MYP Students: 60 mins.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99.9%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

Alameda International School has a department of specialists in pedagogy, psychology, and speech therapy to attend to those students with special needs. These needs can be cognitive or affective related. The aforementioned Guidance Department is responsible not only for detecting and meeting these needs but also for offering teachers guidance and support on how to attend to their students.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Gifted and talented students receive the same attention and support from the Guidance Department and their teachers as any other student with special needs.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Entry tests involve language level (Spanish for foreign students, English for non-native speakers); Generally, these tests involve mainly the testing of reading comprehension skills plus the oral communication ones (Listening comprehension and Speaking Skills). Pending on the level of entry of the prospective student some Math tests can be applied as well.

Waiting list

Yes, especially in certain age groups in Primary and Secondary as well as to enter Diploma Program

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We are flexible, registration can be closed for specific groups once no more places are available for them; at that point, we open a waiting list.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, but the student's admission will depend on the specific student's case.

School start time

9:00 a.m.

School finish time

17:00 h.

Supervised care before/after school

Before school: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
After school: 17:00 - 18:30 h.

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Alameda International School offers many extracurricular activities both in the academic and sports fields

Sports activities included

The curriculum of our school has three mandatory weekly periods dedicated to Sports and Physical Education.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

Alameda International School has a Library, Theater, Laboratories (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology), Computer and 3D printing classroom, Art classrooms, video studio with chromakey, and specific classrooms for the elementary music conservatory.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor sports center, climate-controlled swimming pool, football field, basketball, Roller skate Hockey, and Paddle courts

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Alameda International School is a private entity, governed by a third-generation family institution, which is not linked to any political, social or religious organization. AIS teaches at all levels from 2-year old’s through 2nd Baccalaureate.

Teaching approach of the school

Our educational project at Alameda International School is based on the idea of “promoting talent” so our students will be capable of creating a life project in a trustworthy, autonomous, responsible, and effort-oriented environment; capable of applying knowledge to solving society’s problems; able to start and maintain relationships based on respect and tolerance. In sum, we want to help create people who attain fulfillment through work and emotional balance.

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