3 Official language accreditations (Oxford, Cambridge, DELF)
50 of curricula in British and Spanish
3 Curricular languages: English, Spanish and French, the latter from 4th year of primary school.
100 IGCSE Passes
We stimulate in our students the desire to always give the best of themselves in all areas of their lives.
This involves motivating them to achieve the best results as learners so that they can better contribute to the good of others.
Our international model is designed to educate our students as responsible, active, well-informed and communicative members of a global community.
Learning foreign languages is key to developing global citizens and competitive professionals, but it is not the only element of a solid international education.
The internationalisation of our school involves:
We are Cambridge International School: our students, through the methodology and contents of the Cambridge British programme, are not only competent in English, but also learn to reason and reflect in English. Our pupils can sit the IGCSE exams in 4th ESO and obtain the double qualification, British and Spanish; in Bachillerato they can opt for the international line of A-levels.
Language learning: the excellent level of English is endorsed by the results obtained in the official exams taken at the school, as we are also an official Cambridge English examination centre. Our students finish Bachillerato with a C2 in English and a B2 in French.
International Activities within the school.
International experiences abroad: we support our students who wish to have an experience abroad in countries such as the USA, Ireland, New Zealand, France and Switzerland.
Personalised guidance for students who aspire to university education abroad.
Europe Scholarships: our best students can apply for this programme organised by the Francisco de Vitoria University, part of the Regnum Christi educational network.
“Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom” (Roger Bacon)
We prepare multilingual students. To do so, we have outstanding specialists and a personalised language accreditation system.
HSLF is an official exam centre for the two most prestigious and highly recognised organisations in the world: Cambridge English Assessment & Oxford English Test.
Our students achieve a B1/B1+ level when finishing Primary and finish Upper secondary with a C1/C2 level
Learning in languages
“One language sets you in a corridor for life; two languages open every door along the way” (Frank Smith)
Our school is an official “Cambridge International School”. We form part of a global network of schools that follow the curriculum designed to help students be responsible, reflexive, innovative and committed, preparing them to face the demands of tomorrow’s world and be capable of improving it.
The Cambridge Assessment International Education programmes and qualifications have earned a strong reputationaround the world, and are considered an excellent pathway to university, employment and life in general. They are an internationally recognised guarantee of the education quality received by our students.
As part of this academic programme, our students take standard Science & English progress exams from the 3rd year of Primary to assess their performance against international standards.
Besides gaining English language skills, the CLIL method of the Cambridge International programme helps our students to think, reason and learn in a foreign language through content from other subjects in the programme, such as Global Perspectives.
International experiences at the school
Internationalisation is part of our strategic plan for the school. With that in mind, we expand our offer of education activities each year to support the international curriculum and teaching of languages to thus achieve a comprehensive offer capable of reaching our goal: global students and leaders of positive action.
For this, we have:
International teaching staff with international teaching experience and qualifications
Partnerships with organisations specialising in international formation
Public speaking from Pre-school onwards with our “English Corner” programme
English Concerts / Theatre
Teacher training with experts in bilingual and international education
Highlands Los Fresnos hosts training in Cambridge Global Perspectives for representatives from different parts of Europe.
International experiences overseas
“Pour bien aimer un pays il faut le manger, le boire et l´entendre chanter” (Michele Déon)
The school encourages and supports our students when they wish to have an overseas experience through a number of options:
Our own Regnum Christi schools overseas: Oak Academies (USA, Ireland, Switzerland)where students can go for a term, a school year or even “summer camp”. (http://www.oakinternational.org/es/
Oxford International Education Group (UK)– the organiser in the United Kingdom of academic competitions and specific school events to improve both knowledge of the language and social, public-speaking and independence skills
Participation in one-off programmes, such as Model U.N., which give our students the chance to attend international events
Participation by the language department in international events for teachers and international school leaders: Cambridge International Schools conferences, British Embassy annual meetings for School leaders, etc.
Representatives of Highlands at the annual International School Leaders event organised by the British Embassy
Colegio internacional Madrid. Bachillerato internacional en Madrid: zona La Moraleja y Alcobendas. Colegios internacionales Madrid.