Curriculum overview

A Montessori approach to achieve the goals of the national curriculum of England.

Montessori and English national curriculum

The Montessori School of Mallorca follows a Montessori curriculum and is set up as a British school in Spain. Similar to the over 700 Montessori schools in the United Kingdom, our school fulfils the requirements of British education authorities while providing a high-quality Montessori education to achieve the education goals of the national curriculum for England. The curriculum is designed to help children reach their fullest potential at their own pace.

English, Spanish and Catalan

English, Spanish and Catalan are the languages of communication and teaching in the school. As a British school in Spain, English is the main language of communication and teaching.

The school is a member of the Montessori Schools Association (MSA) in the United Kingdom (school membership number IA7143/INT). The school is confession-free, but respects all religions and beliefs.

Mixed age groups

Mixing children of different ages is a core principle of a Montessori education. It is only that way that children learn from one another effectively. Young children learn by observing others as models; older children act as role models and (sometimes) teachers of younger children. That is why, in The Montessori School of Mallorca, there are three classes with mixed age groups:

 

  • one class for children aged three to six years (Children’s House)
  • one class for children aged six to nine years (Lower Primary)
  • one class for children aged nine to twelve years (Upper Primary)

To ensure a sufficiently diverse class experience, each class will ideally have around 28 to 30 children.

Each class is guided by a teacher with Montessori qualifications or a qualified teacher who is a native speakers of English together with one or two assistants. Find out more about our teachers .

Work cycle

Here is an example how a  typical three-hour work cycle in a Montessori school can look like for your child: