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Agora International School Barcelona (Private School of Agora) is a private international school located in Spain near Barcelona. The school is a part of the NACE network, which unites 21 schools in 6 countries: Spain, France, Italy, Britain, India and Andorra. The organization has 40 years of experience: schools under the auspices of NACE have established themselves as quality and professional educational institutions.
At present there are 4 departments in the school:
The school's curriculum meets the highest standards: children get maximum useful knowledge, develop morally, physically, creatively, expand their horizons and become real citizens of the world. Education is conducted on a bilingual basis: all classes are conducted in English and Spanish (also have the opportunity to study in Catalan). All 4 departments have their own audiences and all the necessary facilities. Teachers of the school are extremely high-quality specialists and recognized leaders in their fields of knowledge. The learning process involves involving students in "live" work and exchange of opinions, the education of responsible and critical minded people who are deprived of prejudices and are called upon to solve the contradictions and problems of the modern world in order to achieve a better future.
The programs of kindergarten and primary education are aimed at the comprehensive development and comprehension of children's place in the world and society. With the children there are professional educators and teachers who create a comfortable relaxed atmosphere and help to fully reveal the potential of the youngest students.
In childhood, a solid foundation is laid for further learning, preferences and character are formed. Schoolchildren of secondary education and international baccalaureate have the opportunity to permanently reside on the school grounds. The school provides an opportunity to receive an International Baccalaureate diploma in one of two areas: social and scientific. This diploma is very prestigious and highly appreciated by universities around the world. Students in the upper grades receive effective help in the process of professional orientation and choice of the future profession and are graduated from the school with a well-formed circle of interests and preferences. Graduates of the "International Baccalaureate" program annually enter the best higher education institutions in Spain, Europe and the whole world.
In addition to all the necessary knowledge in subjects and disciplines, children actively engage in sports, physical activity, various forms of creativity and art. The undoubted advantage of the school is the possibility of obtaining a diploma of music education, which is issued on the basis of music education by the Conservatory of Barcelona.
A unique feature and great advantage of the school "Agora" is the availability of its own music department and the possibility of obtaining a diploma of a music school - an official document on education that confirms the competence of the student. The international music school "Agora" in Barcelona works in cooperation with the prestigious "Escolania de Montserrat" (the oldest children's choir in the world), is part of the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona and follows educational methods, teaching materials and evaluation criteria both. Students can study at various levels and receive basic level diplomas (B1-B6) and advanced levels (Advanced), which are awarded by the Conservatory of Barcelona. For pupils the following kinds of musical and instrumental creativity are available:
The duration of classes and the number of hours per week varies depending on the type of creative activity. Professional teachers work with students using the most advanced methodologies and technologies. Music education contributes to high creative and personal development, and the receipt of an official diploma of music education - gives benefits to graduates and the opportunity to continue learning in various areas of musical art and creativity.
The cost of studying in various areas of the music school is (approximate prices):
Robotics courses can be attended by children aged 4 to 11 years: all participants are divided into three groups according to age and skill level. Classes are held once a week and take 50 minutes. Children acquire the skills of developing and implementing complex technical systems, learn to think creatively and implement their own projects.
Tuition fees for robotics courses for children = from 51 € / month (1 lesson every week of the month).
In the chess club, primary school children with an initial or advanced level of skills are engaged. Classes are conducted by professional chess trainers once a week for 50 minutes. Children learn a lot about the strategies and tactics of the game, actively train, develop logical and creative thinking, mindfulness and memory.
The cost of participation in the chess club = 26 € / month (4 lessons per month).
Special seminars are designed for those students who need additional consultations to overcome any difficulties in the process of education and adaptation. The classes are aimed at developing teaching skills, assisting in adapting to the education system in the school, advising on difficult topics and issues. When visiting additional seminars, participants from other countries receive very effective support. Classes are held 2 times a week and take 60 minutes each.
The cost of attending additional seminars on academic support is 42 € / month (8 lessons per month).
Agora International School Barcelona (Agora Private School) provides children from all over the world with the opportunity to receive exceptionally high quality international education, which is highly valued in many countries and universities around the world, and is an important step towards professional and personal success. If you choose a better future for your child, then there is no doubt that this private school will provide a solid foundation and will start this future!
Early childhood education is a key stage in the development of the youngest students. The school offers a unique program based on individual attention to each child, careful and sensitive attitude to their needs and creating a comfortable environment filled with love and respect. Children play and build relationships, learn to understand what is happening and with the help of teachers, experiment with various activities. A high-quality program, which the school calls "Happy Learning" (Happy Learning) includes such important disciplines as:
A distinctive feature of the program is the English "immersion" - children from the smallest years learn to speak English and develop a positive attitude to other languages and cultures. In addition, from the age of 3, they can begin to learn Chinese.
During this period, a solid foundation is laid for the further education process. Parents take an active part in school life, teachers and mentors maintain close contact with them to keep abreast of all events and the state of each child. If necessary, parents together with the teachers adjust the curriculum and help the child overcome difficulties.
The cost of training on the program "Kindergarten" (Infant Education) you can check with our specialists.
Primary education in the school is aimed at developing a number of values and skills that shape the personality of the student, such as initiative, responsibility and self-discipline, cooperation, solidarity, respect and tolerance. Children are taught to conduct a dialogue, develop the ability to resolve conflicts, make decisions and act collectively.
Primary education in the school includes the following characteristics:
Primary education gives children all the necessary knowledge and skills necessary for the next stage of education and helps them to comprehend their place in the world around them.
The cost of training on the program "Primary Education" (Primary Education) should be clarified with our specialists.
Since 12 years in the private school of Agora operates a boarding school: children are trained and live in school on an ongoing basis. Children from all over the world can come here, who have certain levels of knowledge in languages (English and Spanish) and disciplines. The school enables foreign students to study both the whole year and during the semester (from September to April or from January to June) or the term (September to December).
The main goal of the secondary education stage is to provide students with the necessary resources to develop a critical, analytical and rational spirit that enables them to participate actively and effectively in society. Teachers of the school are working to ensure that students become well-educated, competent people. The methodology of teaching allows teenagers to acquire skills of work and study, develops self-discipline, perseverance and effort. The school is confident that responsibility and self-control are vital tools for the personal development of each student.
The most characteristic features of the secondary education stage are:
Training comes with a full immersion in two languages - English and Spanish - and choose the preferred language, which can then take exams: the Cambridge English exam (Cambridge English) or DELE in Spanish. In addition, students can also take profile tests in additional languages in specialized organizations: Alliance Française (French), Deutsche Akademie (German) and Hang Ban Institute (the Chinese youth test).
In the last two years of secondary school there is an active process of determining the student's preferred direction of education in the upper grades (Bachillerato). Under the strict guidance of specialists and teachers of the school, taking into account academic indicators, psychological and profile tests, students choose for themselves those areas of knowledge that they are most interested in and which they would like to study in graduating classes and later in the university.
Tuition fees on the Secondary Education program (boarding school with accommodation and meals): 21500 € / year of study, 16300 € / semester of study (September to April or January to June), 8300 € / term training (from September to December).
The international school Agora Barcelona offers the opportunity to study four departments:
The subjects offered in each of the directions are designed in such a way that graduates can access the greatest number of degrees in the universities of Catalonia and in the rest of Spain. Training on the Bachillerato stage includes several important characteristics:
Students attend open days at various universities and pass various tests and exercises to identify areas of knowledge that most closely match their skills and preferences. The school's specialists provide students with all kinds of assistance in the process of preparing for admission to higher educational institutions: students also receive special additional consultations on entering the university and identifying their strengths / weaknesses. Bachillerato provides an excellent level of preparation and the opportunity to enter the best universities in Catalonia and Spain.
The cost of training on the program of the senior classes (Bachillerato) should be checked with our specialists.
The Agora Barcelona International School has the right to teach the prestigious IB Diploma Program (International Baccalaureate). IB is based on a practical and experimental methodology in which students play an active role and are encouraged to apply different approaches to learning. Students can choose one of the following two directions:
Moreover, the curriculum at the school is organized in such a way that students receive dual qualifications: "National Baccalaureate" (Spanish Baccalaureate, Bachillerato equivalent) and "International Baccalaureate".
The program can be attended by adolescents from around the world with a certain level of knowledge in languages and disciplines. The International Baccalaureate program provides students with comprehensive training, offering them various advantages: developing critical and independent thoughts, improving communication skills and understanding international problems. The program allows students to create a solid foundation necessary for access to the most prestigious universities in the world, thanks to talent development, full dedication, language development, cultural awareness and a sense of respect and tolerance acquired during the course of studies. Students receive many important skills that will be useful to them not only on admission to the university, but also throughout their lives:
In addition, the program includes pre-university training, which helps students find their vocation and helps them in choosing a profession. All graduates of the international baccalaureate of the Agor school enter prestigious educational institutions in Spain, Europe and the whole world.
The cost of training on the International Baccalaureate program (boarding school, with accommodation and meals) = 23500 € / year of study, 16300 € / semester of study (from September to April or from January to June), 8300 € / term training (from September to December).
Employees of the school provide security for all schoolchildren around the clock. Providing comfortable staying for all of its students is a priority of the private school of Agora.
The menu for students includes dishes prepared only from fresh and environmentally friendly products, on campus there is own garden, where the school staff grows vegetables and greens. All product suppliers are reliable local manufacturers. Children have the opportunity to choose the most preferred cuisine and meals, at any time of the year on the table are fresh vegetables and fruits. A full-time nutritionist and nutrition consultant also works at the school.
Studying at school, children and adolescents not only acquire valuable knowledge, but also have an excellent opportunity to engage in various kinds of creativity, sports and other activities, participate in public school life, attend excursions and events and organize their leisure.
Creativity is a tool for learning that stimulates children's intellectual potential, improves their ability to express themselves and strengthens creative, reflective and critical thought. The school has a unique system of supporting creative potential and teaching many forms of creativity. Children achieve significant success and have the opportunity in the future to professionally engage in this or that hobby:
Children and teenagers of the school can exhibit their works on public display at special exhibitions, exchange opinions, assess achievements of each other. The constant interaction and interpenetration of different cultures further enriches the creative world of children and makes them developed members of society.
The school pays an important place to sports education of students - children and adolescents have the opportunity to engage in a variety of sports and physical activity. Professional school coaches work with schoolchildren, there is an opportunity to participate in various competitions and contests. Available sports include:
In addition to the main sports, general physical exercises are available: running, exercising, gymnastics and others. Sports activities increase endurance, promote proper physical development and maintain health. The pupils of the school are always in proper physical form, the staff of the school and the medical school center always follow their general physical condition and state of health.
The school also organizes an active extra-curricular life for its students. Children are in various clubs and communities, take part in festivals, festivals and thematic events held on the campus of the school. Great attention is paid to the organization of various cognitive excursions, trips and walks. The specialists of the school try to make the learning process and life as interesting and useful as possible. Children visit the most diverse monuments of Catalonia and other regions of Spain and significantly expand their horizons and general erudition.
Also quite important are international events organized under the auspices of the NACE network: they are a vital part of the learning process, designed to develop in students a true international spirit and global responsibility. The events are attended by students from other network schools located in Spain and other countries, which promotes intercultural dialogue, language development and gives an opportunity to get acquainted with the culture and outlook of other peoples.
The school is located on the territory of a modern campus in the city of San Esteban de Sasroviras, part of the province of Barcelona and located 25 kilometers from Barcelona. The campus is located in a quiet and ecologically clean countryside, where clean air, lots of greenery and trees. On campus there is everything necessary for children to be able to study peacefully, play sports, various extracurricular activities and live:
The classrooms are spacious and bright (usually one wall in the audience - a panoramic window), equipped with air conditioning and air purification systems, as well as equipped with comfortable workplaces and multimedia equipment. Scientific laboratories have the best equipment of their kind and are equipped with the latest technology, creative audiences also are not inferior to them. The sports center, sites and facilities are always in good condition and have all the necessary equipment. The school is widely used new technologies: Wi-Fi, smart desks, interactive whiteboards, tablets and the latest computer equipment.
The academic year of the basic educational programs in the school is divided into trimesters:
The academic year of supplementary education programs:
Programs of additional education
1. Cost of English courses (general English):
2. The cost of courses for preparing for Cambridge exams in English (Cambridge English) = 65 € / month
3. The cost of the German language courses:
4. The cost of the French language courses:
5. Cost of the Chinese language courses:
The cost of teaching in various directions of the music school "Agora" is:
1. The cost of sudying on the summer camp programs in English (English Summer Camp):
2. Tuition fees for summer camp programs in Spanish:
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| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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