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American, Christian curriculum
Ages 3 to 11

LIFE International School

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CurriculumAmerican, Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 10 students / class
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school does not make their fees public.

Address: Sector Foresta 23 Locales 7-8 28760 Tres Cantos Madrid, Spain
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Number of students

14

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Most of our students are Spanish, but the staff and parents of the students come from about 10 nationalities.

Most common nationality

Spanish

Ratio of local students to international students

1:7

Max. number of students per class

15

Average number of students per class

10

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Our staff is made up of primarily native English speakers and all are fully fluent in their instructional language.

Language support for students not fluent in English

All teachers are certified to teach children who are not fluent in English, and extra language assistance is also available.

Additional language classes offered by the school

We are an English immersion school, offering Spanish language and culture as well.

Use of technology in the classroom

LIFE does not include student use of technology until grade 3, to allow those initial years of mental and physical development to grow without the distraction of technology. Beginning in grade 3, students will be introduced to appropriate and meaningful use of technology.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Not in the lower grades, except for occasional makeup work for extended absences.

Approximate hours of homework given

In upper grades, homework should not exceed 10 minutes per grade level (30 minutes in grade 3; 60 minutes in grade 6).

Uniform required

Not yet; this is being considered for the future.

Waiting list

No.

Entry evaluation for students

Students in upper elementary will complete a language assessment to determine their starting capacity in English.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The school will accept language exam results from other institutions, such as the Oxford Test of English, but we also offer an in house language assessment which is administered by the academic director.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have a rolling admission policy and accept students as long as there is an opening in the class.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Our school is in the beginning stages so we are only offering preschool and early elementary levels at this time. But the school model we use has a high percentage of students who attend higher levels of education after graduation.

External examinations or assessments available

External assessments will be added in upper elementary levels.

Results in these examinations

NA

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

LIFE is a Christian school, meaning that we include God and we highly esteem the teachings of the Bible. Therefore students have a required Bible class . The school is non denominational, meaning that we strive to avoid teaching church traditions or Bible interpretations specific to any denomination.

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

We promote mutual respect, not forcing parents or students to make any profession of faith, while asking them to be respectful in turn of the faith of others in the school.

School bus service available

No.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No. The staff is experienced to deal with some special learning needs but we do not have any specialized programs at this time.

Learning support offered

Small classes allow us to challenge students and help them develop according to their individual learning styles.

School start time

9:00

School finish time

16:00

Supervised care before/after school

Yes; 1 hour before and after school.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Extracurricular activities will be added as the school grows to include upper elementary students.

School provided lunches

Yes.

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

Students have the option to participate in the food service program or bring their lunch from home. Special needs will be considered on an individual basis.

Sports activities included

Physical education classes help students develop fine and gross motor skills, while also introducing them to various age appropriate sports.

Sports facilities at the school

For now, we use a large open patio, since the children are still young.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

This will be added in the future as we take on older students and obtain a permanent location for the school.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We started with preschool last year and are adding several additional levels each year until we have a complete school, through grade 12. Our school is characterized by small class sizes; English immersion; holistic education which includes excellence in academics as well as social, physical, emotional, and spiritual training; character training in Christian values such as love, respect, obedience, and a hard work ethic of striving to do your best; and a positive, encouraging learning environment.

Teaching approach of the school

Our philosophy of education includes a multi-sensory learning environment, which emphasizes exploratory hands on learning, development of critical thinking skills and problem solving, collaboration, solidarity and service, and Biblical integration. Our curriculum follows the Common Core standards of the USA, as well as the Spanish standards of the Comunidad de Madrid. Our curriculum is a carefully selected mix of curriculums that help students achieve significantly beyond the basic required standards.

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