Santa María del Pino, today

A new school culture is preparing its students
for the skills the world needs

CULTURE OF THINKING

This has turned the school into a learning showcase. The walls of the classrooms and hallways show the history of different types of learning

KEYS TO THINKING

Very practical and useful resource to open the gateway to reflection, critical thought, responsibility, and good emotional management

ROUTINES

Short, simple patterns that are easy for students to assimilate, which train the brain to make favourable connections and help in learning

HABITS OF MIND

Simple yet extremely effective strategies to encourage students to investigate, summarise, argue with evidence, and classify, among others

THINKING MAPS

Maps that help unleash thinking to structure and represent it graphically, making very useful mental associations

The School’s video

Recorded in autumn 2015, this video is still a referent inside and outside the school. With a very high number of views, it’s a first step into our school.

Learning in a green, healthy environment

Going to school is an oasis and a daily
dose of Vitamin N, of Nature

PLAYGROUNDS
GARDENS
VEGETABLE GARDENS
MOUNTAIN

“A journey into the Culture of Thinking”

Report on our team's attendance to ICOT Miami 2018 and its visits to schools in Florida (USA),
forerunners in applying the Culture of Thinking in the classroom

“A journey into the Culture of Thinking”

Report on our team's attendance to ICOT Miami 2018 and its visits to schools in Florida (USA),
forerunners in applying the Culture of Thinking in the classroom

Stages

Possibility of making a learning pathway from P3 to secondary school year 4
guided by a solid, unified and vocational team

NURSERY
Discovery of the school world
PRIMARY
Evolution from child to student
SECONDARY
Academic and personal consolidation

Personalised teaching

As an inclusive school, we provide equal opportunities
to students with special educational needs

HIGH-ABILITY STUDENTS

The school's own programme in coordination with the Kepler centre, which specialises in high-ability students

INCLUSIVE SCHOOL

We offer an equal, educational response to the different student profiles

DPG

The school's own department of psycho-pedagogical guidance and emotional support

TUTORING

Each year has its own tutor, who is in permanent contact with the families

English project

ENGLISH AT ALL STAGES

Our school is trilingual, and we alternate the use of Catalan, Spanish and English. The English Project starts at Nursery school stage and is increased with subjects in English up to secondary school stage, when we offer students the chance to start the American dual diploma

CAMBRIDGE EXAMS
IMMERSION IN THE U.K.
EXCHANGES WITH THE USA
AMERICAN DUAL DIPLOMA

New technologies

Students acquire digital skills in a cross-cutting,
integrated way in the classroom

IPADS

By using digital tablets in the classroom, we develop technological skills and digital abilities that are extremely useful now and in the future

GOOGLE APPS

We use Google Apps for Education and Classroom to communicate and coordinate classes, tasks and calendars

ROBOTICS

Robotics classes with Lego Education from primary school stage, based on motivating, 100% creative challenges

PROGRAMMING

We teach the language of the future: programming and creation of video games, with codes and algorithms created by the MIT

Extensive service coverage

The school is located in a green zone
in Alella, less than 20 km from Barcelona

COACH
Two alternative routes, from Barcelona and around the Maresme area
OWN KITCHEN
Freshly cooked meals made at school, and balanced menus
MUSIC SCHOOL
We support musical education
with a school within the school
AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
We schedule different activities
in our facilities
CAMBRIDGE EXAM PREPARATION
ADVANCED, FIRST, PET and KET classes,
We are an examining centre
SUMMER SCHOOL
Two summer schools in English:
Summer Life Kids and Youngsters

Do you want to know the school?

We would like to invite you to experience the atmosphere at “El Pino”
during school hours and with the real dynamics of the school

Blog

Throughout the school year, we plan nature, cultural, art, sports,
science, leisure and social excursions, visits and trips

Elección de delegados en Secundaria

Esta semana hemos estrenado delegados en la ESO. El proceso se inició cuando los alumnos de cada uno de los […]

Carta del director, a l’inici del curs

Benvinguts al curs 2022-2023, que hem començat amb alegria, confiança i bon humor, tal com vam demostrar amb la celebrada […]

Graduació del grup Proa, de 4t d’ESO

L’últim vespre del curs, l’escola s’ha vestit de gala per celebrar la graduació dels alumnes de 4t d’ESO i, per […]

Aprendizaje y diversión sobre dos ruedas

Para estos días en que ya se notaba el final de curso en el ambiente, Álex ha propuesto a los […]

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