A Montessori approach to achieve the goals of the national curriculum of England.
Montessori and English 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 educational goals of the national curriculum for England. The curriculum is designed to help children reach their fullest potential at their own pace. We implement a 100% Montessori approach to teaching in our classes from 3 to 12 years. In Secondary education, we follow the English National Curriculum with Montessori and other elements.
Our school offers the International GCSE by Cambridge Assessment International Education for our students from 14 to 16 years. The certificate is part of the University of Cambridge, with a 150-year history of providing international examinations. Offering an international GSCE to our students allows us to continue with the Montessori School of Mallorca’s open and strongly international perspective.
An education in English
As a British school in Spain, English is the language of teaching at our school, providing your child with full immersion. Spanish, Catalan and German are the languages currently tought at the school and languages of communication. 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. 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 classes with mixed age groups:
- one class for children aged three to six years (Children’s House)
- one class for children aged six to eight years (Lower Primary)
- one class for children aged eight to ten years (Middle Primary)
- one class for children aged ten to twelve years (Upper Primary)
- four classes for students aged twelve to sixteen (Secondary)
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 great team of dedicated teachers.
For Secondary education, there are four classes for children aged twelve to sixteen years. Class sizes for secondary education are limited to around 15 children per class.
Here is an example how a typical three-hour work cycle in a Montessori school can look like for your child: