An American school in Madrid
Elementary 1 (6 to 12 years old) at GREENLEAVES MONTESSORI.
Our school is certified as an AMERICAN SCHOOL for educational ages from KINDERGARTEN TO ELEMENTARY (3-12 years)
We are at a growing, evolutionary stage where we are consolidating our project on the following pillars:
This lets us understand the brain mechanisms that underlie learning, emotions and behavior, understanding that each learning process is unique and singular. Accordingly, we have created our own educational project based on the CEREBRAL INTEGRATION, through two clearly differentiated programs: WORK PROGRAM (executive functions) and CREATIVE PROGRAM (soft skills).
“The first task of an educator must be to stimulate life and then leave it free to develop and unfold” M. Montessori.
The educational principles on which Montessori pedagogy is based are being demonstrated by neuroscience and the benefits this education has in neurological development.
Steve Hughes, a neuropsychologist, pediatrician and ex-chairman of the American academy of neuropsychology, has the firm belief that this pedagogy fosters certain brain functions that help expand cognitive and emotional development.
Our educational programs are consolidated by keeping in mind the following phases of development: Infant community (18 months-3 years) and Children’s House (3-6 years) “help me do it by myself”, Workshop (6-12 years) “help me think for myself”.
At Greenleaves we consider that the best way to make our boys and girls bilingual begins with education at an international school.
Learning a language from an early age and becoming familiar with using it in any activity, guarantees mastery of a second language. Accordingly, our goal as an international school is to offer quality bilingual teaching without the need to study abroad.
Both the Children’s House and Workshop will be structured by keeping in mind the contents and educational skills laid down in the American curriculum and Montessori’s pedagogic areas.
We will put bilingualism into practice by having two Montessori Guides in every environment, who will perform tasks in Co-education: A native American Guide and a native Spanish Guide, both cooperating in teaching contents and educational skills.
We define Positive Discipline as an educational model created for and to understand behavior, both of children and their families, and the way of approaching their attitude to guide them along the way, always in a positive, affective way, but firm and respectful at the same time.
The whole educational team is based on communication, love, understanding and empathy to enjoy relationships both with the children and with their families, able to provide tools that help understand the behavior of their children (even when it is not appropriate) and redirect it with respect, without power struggles and always with a positive vision.