"IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO RAISE A CHILD."
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Who we are?
We are an innovative and unique school located in San Miguel de Allende, focused on promoting growth in all senses. We are a multicultural community that believes in developing whole learners and enabling them to appreciate life and the joy of it, while providing them with the academic skills needed to succeed and become autonomous. At the Academia we promote and embrace DIVERSITY, we understand individuality while working for COMMON GOALS and COMMUNITY values.
Our learners grow in a culturally enriched and inspiring environment.
We believe in the principle of mutual RESPECT.
IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO RAISE A CHILD
Transforming lives is what we do. We do it together, as a community. We believe that learning is a social experience. Our students are part of a community that embraces and supports them.
We give our children a better chance.
We do things with logic and honesty.
We create the environment for the children to look after themselves.
Our students develop thinking and social emotional skills that are constantly put into practice in life. As a student-centered school, our goal is to offer the best place to grow and learn.
We prepare our students for a world in constant change, we consider resilience a key attribute in a changing world.
Our students feel confident to speak up and interact and acknowledge their abilities to make a positive impact.
Our learning environments promote individual development as well as collaboration and connection.
OUR VIEW OF EDUCATION
We prepare our students for the world outside of the classroom by offering an exceptional place to grow and learn. Our students become better learners and wholesome human beings.
How we do it
We are an innovative and unique school focused on developing 21st century skills as well as social emotional skills to create a holistic view of education.
Learning at our school represents a whole. Our classes incorporate learning strategies that facilitates students to make real-world connections through exploration and high-level questioning. We follow an approach towards education that enables them to engage in problem-solving and learning.
Our key learning strategies are:
Project Based Learning
Inquiry Based Learning
Creative Problem Solving
Our school wide definition of learning defines that effective learning takes place when students feel knowledgeable about their experiences at school, they feel secure and supported, challenged and encouraged to reach their goals.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Social emotional learning (SEL) is at our heart, in order to help our community, thrive and grow in all senses.
Our programs are designed considering the importance of SEL and its role in becoming a whole individual and a better learner.
Academia Internacional provides a foundation for safe and positive learning, and enhances students' ability to succeed in school and life. We believe our students acquire the skills to make positive impacts in society and understand the value of knowing themselves and embracing differences.
We achieve this by implementing a unique program that combines key strategies to help them become better learners and positive change makers.
Our students are successful because they:
Know and manage themselves.
Understand the perspectives of others and relate effectively with them.
Make sound choices about personal and social decisions.
CREATION & MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS
Our students become wholesome human beings because they grow in more than one way. We understand the importance of art and physical education to become wholesome students.
Our art program promotes expressing ourselves and furthermore, know who we are and how we connect with others.
Our community understands the importance of art in its different manifestations: promotes creativity, imagination and exploration. It is a bridge to connect students with their own culture as well as with the wider world.
Our curriculum is bilingual in the primary years with more intensive instruction in English through middle school. Language Certifications are internationally recognized documents that certify their language proficiency and communicative competence, issued by an accredited institution. We offer our community standardized and rigorous certifications based on the Common European Framework, a key reference accepted and recognized by important institutions around the world.
LEARNING ABOUT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FROM AN EARLY AGE
17 Goals for People, for Planet
The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals.
Our students, as positive change makers, act upon these goals. Our school includes World’s Largest Lesson resources and projects, they promote use of the Sustainable Development Goals in learning so that children can contribute to a better future for all.
We are a My World Kids accredited school to advocate for Education for Sustainable Development and encourage the widespread use of the Goals.
OUR VIEWS ON ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION
WE FOCUS ON PROCESS AS MUCH AS ON OUTCOMES
We go beyond questions and exams by questioning the level of knowledge and the ability to apply what has been learned in multiple ways.
With the active participation of our students who can reflect on their own performance and understand that they are able to learn from their mistakes and take action to improve.
Develop a positive culture through a set of policies and practices to measure, to prompt and support improvement where necessary.
Why choose the Academia?
Because our school is an exceptional place to learn and grow. We teach for the world outside of the classroom!. We believe in making learning an exceptional experience and learn how to apply knowledge.
Our purpose driven education focuses on preparing our students for a world that is still yet to come. How to plan when you don't know what to plan is our keystone for critical thinking.
San Miguel de Allende attracts people from all over the world. This influx of people has created a need for an educational institution that understands families who move to a new place and face new challenges. Our school has created a thriving and connected international community that contributes to our students' growth.
Blooming in our School
We offer our youngest learning strategies that truly develop cognitive, motor, and social emotional skills, based on REGGIO EMILIA and MONTESSORI practices, both internationally recognized educational philosophies.
Hands on math learning.
Art and movement as core areas.
Unique reading and writing program that makes this process an enjoyable experience.
From students to learners
In elementary school begins the formal process of building a strong, complete foundation to support a lifetime of learning. We offer an academic program that combines core subjects with disciplines that are enhanced with a rich variety of activities and classroom experiences that come together into a cohesive educational proposal.
Our classes are designed to understand that everything follows a process, practical instruction allows our students to understand how to apply what they are learning.
Key subjects such as math are supported by game-based platforms to make learning fun and interesting.
STEM and Maker culture are introduced. Learning centers are key elements of differentiated instruction.
Project Based Learning engages students in learning that is deep and long-lasting.
Life long learners
Our students make interdisciplinary connections as a way to understand and participate effectively in their natural, social, and cultural world.
The curriculum has been designed to promote students’ intellectual advancement as well as the emotional, social, and physical development to become independent learners and committed with their success.
We motivate students beyond simply learning to memorize or remember, and toward applying knowledge in new domains, drawing connections among ideas, evaluating or challenging ideas, and additionally creating something completely new.
Key subjects such as Math are supported by online platforms to make learning engaging.
Maker culture and STEAM are deeply rooted in middle school in order to promote real life and hands on experiences to expand their learning process and discovery.
Labs and workshops are part of their learning journey.
La principal razón por la que estamos muy contentos de ser parte de la Academia Internacional es el nivel académico con el que cuenta la institución, excelente inglés, enseñanza personalizada, metodologías docentes modernas, personal académico totalmente capacitado...
Me gusta mucho mi escuela porque siempre veo a mis maestros y amigos por zoom y nos enseñan cosas divertidas.
Elegimos la Academia porque vimos que es una escuela que se preocupa por la formación integral, inclusiva y multicultural de los pequeños al impulsar la convivencia cordial entre niñas y niños que vienen de diferentes lugares y contextos...
Middle school student
En cada clase pude apreciar las diferentes técnicas que los maestros utilizaban para enseñar y vi la dedicación y el compromiso de cada uno en ellos con los estudiantes...
A lo largo de casi 4 años en la Academia, he visto crecer a mis 3 hijos en aprendizaje y relaciones sociales, pero lo que más me ha sorprendido es su crecimiento emocional.