At Fontenebro International School we are committed to an education that involves the comprehensive training of its students, and this would not be possible without a good basic emotional education.
All educational stages complement their academic activity with a subject dedicated to Emotional Education, taught by specialized psychologists at each stage. Promotes and encourages communication, conflict resolution, self-control, promotes self-esteem and confidence. It teaches respect, tolerance for the diversity of opinions and educates in universal values. The students also carry out breathing exercises, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, etc… To access this program, the Botín Foundation carried out an exhaustive selection phase among numerous schools.
- In the Early Years stage: It is at this stage that we fully develop all learning potential, based on an active, global and individual methodology, adapted to the needs and interests of each one. Promoting a playful and safe environment, children develop their maximum potential through the different activities and directed games, in order to cover all learning areas. Social, personal and emotional education; communication, language and literacy, mathematical development, knowledge and understanding of the world, critical thinking, physical development (psychomotor skills and swimming) and creative development.
- At the primary stage: our main objective is to develop the personal and individual abilities of each child with the aim of contributing to forming qualified people and future citizens capable of adapting to a changing global environment, providing them with a solid foundation to build a better world. We focus on personalized learning, enhancing the abilities of each student, teaching thinking strategies and creativity and seeking to develop skills and values, as well as knowledge.
- In the secondary stage: Our goal is learning, understood as the acquisition of knowledge and skills and the development of understanding in the social, personal, academic and international spheres. In addition, at this stage emotional education, tutorial action and communication with families take on special importance in our school. The management of emotions is a fundamental pillar in the learning process of our students, their emotional well-being is the basis for achieving excellence in learning.
- In the Baccalaureate stage: The objective is to ensure that our students leave with sufficient preparation to face the challenges of today’s world with total guarantees. It is about consolidating everything acquired in the previous stages and offering comprehensive training: preparing the student in ways of working and knowledge, as well as enhancing their skills and guiding them in such an important stage of their education. The School develops two modalities of Baccalaureate: Sciences and Social Sciences, with a range of subjects adapted to provide the student with all the knowledge and skills necessary for the subsequent stages of their training. Working in small groups gives teachers the opportunity to have a very specific impact on each and every one of the students with their characteristics. They have a broad enriched curriculum and leadership roles within the school. We provide personal support for college and career choices. Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles in the college.
Socio-affective development at school must be based on two fundamental pillars. On the one hand, it is about promoting a series of characteristics and qualities in the student’s training, highlighting three fundamental areas as objectives: personal development, from which self-knowledge, self-esteem and autonomy are worked on to self-regulate behaviour; social development, as the ability to relate and interact with others effectively; and moral development, fostering the ability to regulate interpersonal relationships, being sensitive to the needs of others and extreme in justice criteria.
We are part of the Responsible Education Project, an educational program of the Botín Foundation that favors emotional, social and creative development, promotes communication and improves coexistence in schools through work with teachers, students and families. The program offers centers training, monitoring, advice, evaluation and, above all, educational resources to work on these variables from the curricular areas, for three years.
The subjects where the resources offered by the program are implemented are: Emotional Education, Language and Literature, Art and Music.
Our school is certified by the Botín Foundation as a School committed to Emotional Education. The center has been part of the Network of Responsible Education Centers of the Botín Foundation since 2014. A program that favors the emotional, intellectual and social growth of students.