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The Scandinavian and International Sections work side by side and are both based on Scandinavian pedagogy and values. As our mission states, we want to inspire creativity and a desire for lifelong learning. We encourage students to think critically and to express their own opinions. Students are also taught to respect differences in people’s views and show empathy for the situation of others.

 

The two sections follow different curricula but the way we work is similar in both sections.

 

The student is always at the centre and learning is differentiated to cater for different needs. Work is self-paced and independent. Group affiliation is important. Therefore, we also work with the whole class and through our music profile we create cohesion across ages and groups. On several occasions during the academic year we give concerts and musical performances of various kinds and with different themes.

 

We take each student’s level of development and ability into account at every stage of learning. Students are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their studies. We work not only in the classroom but also by visiting museums, attending concerts and the theatre, studying nature and by making other field trips. The ability to cooperate, to express ideas, to listen and to respect others is central in all that we do.

All students in both sections learn Spanish. Native Spanish speakers receive tuition in Spanish language, literature and social studies according to the Spanish curriculum and the school is convalidated by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Teachers of these subjects have a Spanish teaching degree. Other students study Spanish as a foreign language.

 

Students in the Scandinavian Section study English from preschool onwards and and students from the International Section study Swedish as a foreign language from Year 3. Students in both sections with Nordic origin receive mother tongue tuition from Year 1. French or German are studied from Year 7.

 

The day starts at 8:50 (International Secondary) and 9:00 (rest of school) and finishes at 3:30pm. Secondary classes may finish a little later. From 3:30pm we offer an extensive programme of after school activities.