It has been a year since the Shackleton international school opened its doors in Valence and it continues to grow.
The Burjassot school is an emanation from the superfluous English nursery which has provided early learning to young people until the age of six in the last decade. The new school – five years in the planning – was a big step to take and, for some, a little risky.
But that has borne fruit, explained the director general of the Shackleton School, Celeste Cutter.
She said: “We took a good start with 110 students, and we currently have nearly 300.
“It shows how more and more families are choosing our school, even if our goal is not to become a big school with too many students, which would not allow us to give the personalized education that we want. to offer.
Shackleton is currently starting the new school year with 7th and 8th year students.
Concerned about the future of its students, the school has chosen to follow the IB system for IGCSE.
Celeste explained, “This will allow our students to pursue their college/university education wherever they choose to live.
At the heart of the school’s success and expansion is the highly professional team.
Celeste explained: “We are particularly proud of our staff, made up of highly qualified teachers and dedicated specialists.
“This year we are adding more professionals with the same high standard and we look forward to working with our families to build our students into highly skilled, caring and independent citizens in the future.
The school is named in honor of the famous explorer, Ernest Shackleton, who with a combination of integrity, leadership and determination is considered a historical model.
The philosophy of the school will consist in inspiring confidence in young people by encouraging creative thought and talent; Speak a language other than Spanish and use the latest teaching methods based on the British education system.
Celeste explained, “We believe in giving young people a values-based education that goes beyond subject and curriculum.
“We want all students to develop values such as effort; curiosity; camaraderie; Be adaptive and respect by strengthening their inner self and through their social interaction.
We apply high British standards to all lessons which are innovatively done with the latest teaching methods.
“Each student gets the tools to develop their skills and enhance what they learn with the freedom to be creative.”
More details are available via the website, www.shackletonschool.com, or via their Facebook page, Shackleton International School.