By Eva Pascual, Marketing department, Sánchez-Casal Academy.
The mission of ES International School is to be an exemplary learning and athletic community. With students from over 40 different countries, we provide an international experience that broadens horizons, creates a positive learning experience, and affords each student the opportunity to excel both academically and athletically.
8 Reasons to join ES International School:
- PERFECT COMBINATION OF ATHLETICS AND ACADEMICS
ES International School shares a campus with the world-renowned tennis high performance centre Academia Sanchez-Casal, offering the best combination of high performance tennis and academics through the Tennis & School Program.
We are also affiliated with Barcelona International Water Polo Academy (BIWPA) and, on campus, students can also participate in equestrian sports through the Open Sports Club horse-riding facility.
We also have student-athletes who compete in other sports like football, basketball, rowing, motorcycle racing, and swimming. Players of other sports train at local clubs with teams appropriate to their athletic level.
2. THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP)
Our elementary school is comprised of 1st to 5th grade classes and our curriculum is offered within the framework of The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). As an IB World School, the curriculum is designed to be internationally-minded, concept driven, purposeful and challenging, focusing on the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and the outside world.
3. ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The PE program is integrated within the regular academic curriculum, providing opportunities for elementary students to explore their athletic interests, talents and physical abilities. The program is offered in conjunction with the Academia Sánchez-Casal, and students use the excellent facilities of our high-performance campus. All elementary school students participate in at least five hours of sport and physical education per week, with the option to increase the number of hours through the Tennis Top Program.
4. PRACTICAL AND INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Our nurturing environment helps students from 6th through 8th grade feel part of a community and fosters relationships between peers from all parts of the globe. The middle school curriculum goes beyond the textbook as students explore the four core subjects of language, math, science, and social studies through investigative research, critical-thinking projects, and team building activities. Projects are creative and inspire students to develop a love of learning.
5. A RIGOROUS YET FLEXIBLE CURRICULUM FOR HIGH SCHOOL
The university preparatory program for 9th through 12th grades (14-18 year olds) provides an academically challenging curriculum. Alongside core literature, math, science and social studies classes, students also take two elective courses each academic year. These courses include creative writing, journalism, marine biology and theatre, as well as our fully immersive Spanish and Catalan language classes. Students may also choose to take rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) classes if they wish to achieve further academic excellence.
6. ONLINE SUPPORT
Assignments are posted on the comprehensive educational software platform Microsoft Teams, enabling students to keep up with their studies when they are unable to attend classes, whether that’s due to the Covid-19 pandemic or travelling for tournaments. Parents and students alike have access to a platform called Sycamore, where they can check current grades as well as attendance.
7. AMERICAN AND SPANISH HOMOLOGATED STUDIES AT THE SAME TIME
Students graduate with the American High School Diploma upon successful completion of 12th grade. Up until 10th grade, students can choose to follow both the American and Spanish/Catalan curricula simultaneously, enabling them to homologate their 10th grade studies with 4o ESO and give them the opportunity to access Spanish universities.
8. UNIVERSITY PLACEMENT FOR STUDENTS PRACTICING HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS
The ES International School University Planning & Placement works with student-athletes and families to create an individualized roadmap for studying and playing varsity sports at university, whether it be tennis, water polo or another sport. This work incorporates the players, families and coaches, as well as university admissions and athletic staff. Our goal is to help students discover the best fit for them: academically, athletically (when applicable), and financially.
Do you want to know more about ES International School? Ask for a meeting!