Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||22 students / class|
|Maximum||25 students / class|
This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2019/2020.
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
Between 10 and 15
|Most common nationality||
Spanish, British, Italian, German
|Ratio of local students to international students||
60% local 40% international
|Max. number of students per class||
Infant Community (18months to 3yo) - 15 children
|Average number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
Yes, Language teaching assistants
|Native English speaking teachers||
Yes, Spanish and English native speakers
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
Yes, we follow a gentle approach to teaching languages by always supporting the learning through a very individualised approach
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
English, Spanish and Music!
|Use of technology in the classroom||
We use technology for children over the age of 9 years old.
We do not believe in the use of technology before that age. We do offer screen less coding from 4 years old until 9 years old encouraging the critical thinking needed for understanding the computer languages.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
For some of the classes yes.
|Entry evaluation for students||
English conversation with the teacher for children over 7, not before.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Yes, only in January.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
|External examinations or assessments available||
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
No, we promote inclusive education in an international and multicultural environment where we celebrate everyones beliefs and traditions.
|School bus service available||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Yes, we do have a Psychologist in our staff
|Learning support offered||
We employ external consultants and therapists when needed to support individual needs in the classroom
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
Montessori education works really well in accommodating individual needs, either gifted or special needs. The environment and the adults on it adapts to each individual child's need.
|Student access to education psychologist||
|School start time||
|School finish time||
|Supervised care before/after school||
Before school, at 8:30
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Sports, Music, Coding, Yoga, Mindfulness, Gardening, Environmental education
|School provided lunches||
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
|Sports activities included||
Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Outdoor skills and all collaborative play and games.
|Sports facilities at the school||
None, we go to an external sports facility
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
At Casa del Mar Montessori, we offer a comprehensive academic curriculum that adheres to the Montessori standards established by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and is designed to fit the specific needs of each child’s stage of development, nurturing their intrinsic desire for learning, and allowing each student to engage in their own learning experience.
In a framework of whole child education, we seek to develop compassionate and resilient members of society who are skilled in creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication.
Future citizens of the world who trust themselves and understand the society in such a way that they will be able to create positive change.
We prioritize the development of the whole child -- body, spirit, and mind.
We foster habits that will promote healthy nutrition and physical activity to maximize the development of the growing body.
We promote the development of self-awareness and inner-discipline toward oneself, others, and the environment for success as an adult citizen of the global community.
Our students will be independent, responsible, self-directed learners with the following intellectual abilities:
Love of learning
|Teaching approach of the school||
Our Montessori classrooms are thoughtfully designed to offer children opportunities to develop their own capabilities, whether it is learning how to dress themselves independently, multiply a multi-digit equation, communicate their needs effectively, or problem solve with others. Each classroom is filled with developmentally appropriate activities that encourage children to interact with specific learning materials, as well as to work cooperatively with others.
Students are free to choose the activity they wish to work with, so they learn to make choices based on their interest. While some children will naturally choose to work with others, often the youngest students focus on individual activities.
As children mature, the curriculum intentionally provides small group instruction and collaborative activities. The combination of independent, partner, small-group, and whole-group lessons and activities introduces children to different learning relationships and interpersonal dynamics.
Allowing children to make their own choices based on internal motivation rather than adult direction sets a strong foundation for self-directed learners who are intrinsically motivated and are owners of their knowledge.
Is a child-centered classroom where learning activities are presented individually to children, students progress at their own pace. They are given opportunities to practice, review, or move forward based on their own interests and capabilities.
In our Montessori classroom, teachers assess students on a daily basis, using their observations of each child’s interactions in the environment and with peers. They use their knowledge of child development and academic outcomes to prepare an environment that is simultaneously stimulating and academically, physically, socially, and emotionally accessible. They develop an individualized learning plan for each child, based on his or her unique interests and abilities.
The teachers provide environments where students have the freedom and the tools to pursue answers to their own questions and learn how to seek out new knowledge themselves.
Self-assessment and self-correction are an integral part of the Montessori classroom approach. As they mature, students learn to look critically at their work, and become adept at recognizing, correcting, and learning from their errors.
The Montessori Method nurtures order, coordination, concentration, and independence in children from the moment they enter the classroom.
A Montessori class is composed of students whose ages typically span 3 years. Students stay with the class, and teacher, for the entire cycle, forging a stable community and meaningful bonds.
We have students of different ages and nationalities working together. Older students enjoy mentoring their younger classmates. Younger students look up to their big friends and get a preview of the work to come.
Developing independence and pursuing one’s own interests in the context of a caring community fosters a strong sense of self in each student.