The Junior Learning Programmes blend together the key aspects of an adapted British and Uruguayan curriculum, delivered through an inquiry based learning approach. There are parallel mixed-ability classes at each grade level. At all grade levels, in addition to the Form Teacher and the Spanish Teacher, full-time specialist teachers instruct and guide students in the areas of Music, Art, Drama, ICT, Library Skills and Physical Education. Field trips and School assemblies serve to broaden students’ horizons as well as to provide opportunities to emphasise aspects of the School’s Pastoral Programme.
While striving for academic excellence, it is equally important to bring out what is best in each individual student. A competent, experienced and caring team of staff guide students to develop their full intellectual, creative and physical potential while also aiming to foster self-esteem, independence, intellectual curiosity, emotional intelligence and moral character.
The Junior curriculum is developing towards promoting a greater awareness of different learning styles in order to cater for the individual needs and talents of each student. The School expects all students to become fully bilingual in English and Spanish. All curricular subjects are taught in English, with the exception of (some specific) Spanish lessons and Physical Education classes.
In Form 6, in preparation for the State administered Primary Exit examinations (Prueba de Egreso), a high percentage of formal lessons are taught in Spanish. Fluent and effective communication skills, through both the spoken and the written word, are at the core of our academic programme. The Maths and Science courses not only impart a solid understanding of the subject matter, but also work to encourage logical thinking and develop problem-solving skills and strategies.
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