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Lighthouse American School

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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 8
Yearly fees (G2): €8,600
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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 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: €8,600
Address: Camino de la Zarzuela, 42 Aravaca (Madrid), Spain
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Number of students

We are a new school. Our inaugurational students will start this September 2019. We expect to have around 40 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

We have students form Spain, South America, United States and some countries in Europe.

Most common nationality

Spanish

Ratio of local students to international students

Around 80% of our students are local.

Max. number of students per class

No more than 20 students per class. There is only one class in each grade. We want the school to be small and family like, since we believe it is the only way to get to know each and every one of our students and their needs.

Average number of students per class

Around 10 students in each class.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, we have a teacher and an assistant in every class.

Native English speaking teachers

Our teachers are licensed teachers from the US.

Language support for students not fluent in English

We have English as a Second Language and extra help for Spanish.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Besides English, which is the language of instruction, we offer Spanish 5 hours weekly. Starting 2nd grade, our students have 2 hours of German weekly.

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is present in our school, but it is not our main vehicle of instruction. Each classroom has a digital board and students have access to tablets, depending on the activities they are doing.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

No homework will be sent home besides reading, for students 7 years old or younger. Starting 2nd grade our students take some reading and a little math reinforcement. This activities are given weekly so the family can organize the work as they suit them best.

Approximate hours of homework given

No more than 15 minutes every day.

Uniform required

Yes.

Waiting list

Not yet, but considering it is a small school, we believe there will be soon.

Entry evaluation for students

We do have an application procedure. We want to get to know our students, how they learn best and their families. We do this because we want to provide a "soft landing" for all new members.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

First step would be a family interview to explain our project and answer all doubts families may have. If they are interested in our school, then we have a more formal interview with the family where we try to learn about them and their expectations. The following step is knowing the child, where we set up an interview in a friendly environment as asses their academic level, but most importantly we try to get to know the child and his/her needs.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The normal timing in Spain to accept students is during spring and until June. Since we are an international school, we accept students all year around.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We haven't reached 12th grade yet.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we work with a team of specialists that ensure we are accommodating and giving each child what they need.

Learning support offered

Speech therapy or dislexia among others.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We adapt to the learning rhythm of each student.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

School opens at 8:00, classes start at 8:45

School finish time

Classes finish at 15:45, pick up time is until 16:00

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, both. In the mornings is free of charge. In the afternoons, they can join any club they like.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Soccer, basketball, judo, ballet, painting, music, flag football.

School provided lunches

Yes.

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

Yes.

Sports activities included

During the week, the children have two hours of physical education where they work on their physical health and learn how to practice different sports.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, basketball and soccer. Ballet and judo do exhibitions twice a year.

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