Educational Model

Teaching Stages

Schooling

The schooling we provide offers and guarantees formation from the age of four months until access to university or other higher education.

Pre-School

  • We seek to develop the full physical, emotional, intellectual and social potential of our pupils through a comprehensive methodology and psychomotor development. Bilingual education. Transmission of the importance of basic values through sensitivity.
  • Religious formation to help children experience their faith.

Primary

  • Cultivation of main intellectual abilities. Development of communication skills, logical thought and knowledge of the social and natural environment in the pupil, following a methodology based on knowledge areas. Acquisition of maturity levels appropriate for this age, such as linguistic, graphical-instrumental, psychomotor, logical, affective and social maturity. Bilingual education in core subjects. Cambridge University and Trinity College exams. Formation in public speaking. Valencian language education. Appreciation of the importance of the values being taught for life and coexistence, and of working according to those values. Promotion of all those habits and values that underpin the personal maturity of our pupils.
  • Formation of conscience and a closer relationship with Christ through sacramental life. Preparation for the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Secondary

  • Development of a sound mental structure. Transmission of extensive cultural, humanistic and scientific knowledge. Intensive English language study. Cambridge and Trinity exams. French and Computer science are both offered as optional subjects. Preparation for higher secondary. Tutorial action aimed at the personal enrichment of the pupil. Social participation programme.
  • Emphasis on the richness of the Catholic faith and reasoned knowledge of its doctrine. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Higher Secondary

  • Choice of those options that best suit the integral development of the pupil. Two study modes are offered, through which pupils can follow any of the available study courses:
    • HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES:
      • Humanistic and Social Sciences Option
    • NATURAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES.
      • Scientific-technical Option
      • Health Sciences Option
    • Intensive English language study. Cambridge exams. Education for access to higher education.
    • Refinement of intellectual and human maturity in the pupils as integral people.
    • Link for Weightings for university access in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012

Methodologies

SUNRISE PROGRAM

What Is It?

An international programme of pedagogical innovation for primary education that fundamentally consists of approaching the learning process from a different direction. We do not change the content but we do change the way that content is taught.

Fundamental Aspects

1. Integral Formation

Harmonious balance is sought between the four formation areas (human, spiritual, intellectual and apostolic) in the belief that any action by our pupils involves all of these areas to one extent or another.

Furthermore, a range of specific formative resources has been developed that are all interconnected: Programme of Catholic Formation, Formation in Virtues, Social Participation and Formation for Love.

2. Skill-based Learning

We seek to prepare young people who are ready for life, capable of performing effectively in any situation. To that end, it is necessary to develop the skills and attitudes in children that they will need to perform both personally and socially, as well as the learning of knowledge. This is what we call “skill-based working”.

In this regard, the SUNRISE Method perfectly encompasses and goes beyond the idea of skills established by the current Spanish Constitutional Law on Education (LOMCE). The LOMCE defines the ‘what’ while the SUNRISE Method explains the ‘how’.

3. Emphasis on Strategic Learning

Learning to learn. The teacher takes part in the formation of pupils as a mediator and facilitator, providing pupils with the tools they need for self-learning. Pupils become the active protagonists of their own learning experience.

The fundamental learning strategies on which we base ourselves are:

  • Problem-based learning
  • Cooperative learning
  • Research projects
4. Learning Environments

These are specific and virtual tools that seek to provide enriching learning experiences through a range of spaces and methods. The learning method for these tools is based on discovery, exploration, experimentation and play, thus encouraging initiative, curiosity and active effort among pupils.

Conclusion

In short, the programme seeks to develop the specific potential that resides in each pupil so that they manage to fully develop themselves as people.

The programme helps pupils discover what those possibilities are and to freely and personally respond to the project God has given them. By following this path, they will undoubtedly find meaning in their life and, through that, happiness.

At its core, this new approach fundamentally seeks to shape persons of integrity by working in harmony with their families so they may become leaders of positive action and committed builders of a civilisation based on justice and love, according to principles of Christian Humanism.

Our Attributes

Integral Catholic Formation

Spiritual Education

We seek to help each pupil experience a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, the love and security. He conveys, and to help them discover the Church as Mother and Master. To that end, celebration of the Sacraments and Spiritual Guidance play a central role in our approach.

We seek to inspire a love of God in their hearts.

Formation in Virtues

We try to educate mature and open-minded individuals, and for this, we focus on forming character and willpower, while helping our pupils’ personal growth by working on their virtues. Discipline and physical education become ideal channels through which to forge character and instill values such as respect, strength, perseverance, teamwork and personal growth, among others.

We seek to forge all-round individuals.

Social Participation

We want our pupils to be committed to changing society according to the Gospel’s principles, this is why they take part in social projects that foster social awareness and ensure they value the social, family and economic situation in which they live.

Our goal is for them to give the best of themselves.

Formative Discipline

Discipline consists of encouraging pupils to discover the reasons and values that lie behind our rules and not simply view them as an imposition of regulations. We believe in education through self-conviction which respects each person because it is aimed at the pupil’s reasoning and will. This approach is known as formative discipline, and seeks not so much to correct but rather to guide the pupil towards self-correction and discovering the true process of learning.

We seek to educate people with judgment.

Languages

We believe in the importance of language as a fundamental vehicle for personal development within a multicultural environment. For that reason, our classes are taught 50% in English and 50% in Spanish during pre-school education, which is the early language acquisition period in the life of a child.
We are a Cambridge examination centre and pupils have the opportunity to obtain the most widely recognised English language certificates, such as the First Certificate in English (FCE), the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
At Secondary School our pupils have the option of choosing an additional language.

Academic Excellence

Quality Education

We endeavour and are committed to bringing the best out of our pupils and assuring them an adequate preparation as people for success in what they become and what they do so that, they can face up to their higher education successfully. To that end, we have a well-grounded syllabus with clear educational objectives and extensive content in the areas of science, humanities and art. Furthermore, we offer complete formation in learning skills and tools. We seek not only to provide pupils with knowledge but also to enable them to know how to apply that knowledge at any time and in any aspect of their lives. We have thus adopted avant-garde education systems and programmes of excellence:

Sunrise Method

Programme for the emotional and creative development of pupils (Higher Secondary)

Intellectual Formation

Above all, this consists of the development of abilities, habits and skills; education in the correct use of reason; in the capacity of reaching fair and balanced judgments; encouraging the ability to analyse, synthesize and relate; and to foster a curiosity to learn about reality. Our pupils thus acquire a clear and sound mental structure based on principles and values.

Differentiated Education

Nowadays, differentiated education is an ‘avant-garde’ characteristic of the best education models. Based on an approach whereby the educational contents and objectives are the same for both boys and girls, differentiated education is an education system that adopts a teaching style adapted to each gender to thus make the most of their different qualities and pace of maturity in order to guarantee true equal opportunity. We separate the boys and girls in different classrooms but we maintain the same educational objectives and content in order to optimise their development and learning.

Personal Guidance

Personalised education considers each person as an individual soul. Our teachers work with the differences that define each pupil: their psychology, their qualities, their limitations, their previous formation, their family and social environment and their personal history. We hold individual tutoring sessions with the pupils, tutoring sessions with the family, dedicate time to resolve issues, provide revision, give additional classes when necessary and teach study techniques. None of this is undertaken without collaborating with the family and the Psychopedagogy Department.

Education Network

We form part of a larger whole…

This school forms part of a network of centres dedicated to the teaching, education and evangelisation of children and young people. It belongs to Regnum Christi, a movement of the Catholic Church whose mission is to extend the Kingdom of Christ in society by fostering the experience of a personal encounter with the love of God. It works closely with bishops, local churches and their pastoral programmes.

In Spain

Colegio Everest – Madrid
C/ Rosas s/n Monteclaro, Madrid 
www.everestschool.es

Highlands El Encinar – Madrid
C/ San Enrique de Ossó s/n El Encinar de los Reyes. Madrid 
www.highlandselencinar.es

Highlands Los Fresnos – Madrid
Avda. de la Comunidad Canaria s/n Boadilla del Monte. Madrid 
www.highlandslosfresnos.es

Highlands Barcelona
C/ Manuel de Florentín Pérez, 26. Barcelona 
www.highlandsbarcelona.es

Reial Monestir de Santa Isabel – Barcelona
C/ Cardenal Senmenat, 1-5. Barcelona 
www.rmsantaisabel.com

Highlands Sevilla
Ctra. Sevilla-Utrera, km. 4,5 Montequinto. Sevilla 
www.highlandssevilla.es
Cumbres School – Valencia
C/ Daniel Comboni 7, Moncada. Valencia 
www.cumbresschool.es

Universidad Francisco de Vitoria – Madrid
Ctra. Pozuelo-Majadahonda M-515, Km 1.800 Pozuelo de Alarcón. Madrid
www.ufv.es

… and around the world

Today, the Regnum Christi movement has a network of schools and universities all over the world:

world: 154 schools in 17 countries and 35 Mano Amiga (Helping Hand) schools for underprivileged children in 9 countries. The Mano Amiga schools arose from the need to support the development of poorer communities through the education of their children and young people. 13 universities in the USA, Mexico, Chile, Italy and Spain.

Over 60 years educating, teaching and evangelising people.

OAK International
The Oak International Academies also form part of the Regnum Christi education group. They comprise a complementary offer whereby our pupils from anywhere in the world can undertake a temporary period of study with the guarantee of continuity within a single, overarching education system. It provides our pupils with an advantage in language learning, as well as experiences through getting to know other realities and cultures.

Suiza
· Les Avants sur Montreux: Le Chatelard

Irlanda
· Dublin OAK
· Woodlands Academy

EEUU
· Wisconsin:
Oaklawn Academy
· Rhode Island:
Overbrook Academy
· Detroit:
Everest Academy for Boys
Everest Academy for Girls