The English Montessori School (TEMS) is a private co-educational school, for 3 to 18 year olds, which teaches a mix of the English National Curriculum and the Spanish Bachillerato qualification with a strong foundation in the Montessori pedagogy.
The English Montessori School was founded in 1973 and has grown to integrate Montessori values with the English national curriculum and obligatory Spanish subjects of language and humanities. The school was one of the pioneering founder members of the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS) and is recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education.
The school combines the Montessori method for children up to the age of six, the English national curriculum up the age of 16 8iGCSE) and a choice between the Spanish Bachillerato or A Levels in Years 12 and 13. TEMS students often rank among the top students in external exams in Madrid’s Spanish and international schools. An impressive 100% of senior school graduates go on to higher education at top universities.
The Montessori philosophy is much more than a teaching system: it is an attitude towards teaching. It was created by María Montessori (1870-1952), an outstanding educator and medical doctor. Montessori devoted her life to the scientific study of education. Her aim was to align the educational process with a child’s natural development and to integrate all of their qualities: physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual.
School fees start at €686 monthly for the first year of Primary school, and rise to €1,160 monthly for years 12 & 13. See a list of additional services and a detailed overview of tuition fees here.
The school accepts new students and the admissions process can be started by completing forms on the school’s Admissions page of its website.
The English Montessori School is based in the Pozuelo de Alacarón region of Madrid, and is a 20-minute drive from the city centre.
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