In our High School, we offer a dynamic college preparatory program for the American ninth through twelfth grades, preparing students for entrance to universities and colleges throughout the United States.
We provide a rigorous and challenging academic environment that encourages critical thinking and communication skills, both in and out of the classroom. Our curriculum places a strong emphasis on inquiry based learning and continuous collaboration, in an effort to inspire a passion for learning that will last a lifetime. All graduates earn an American High School diploma, and students also have the option of participating in Advanced Placement (AP) classes, containing an academically rigorous curriculum recognized by American universities and many other universities worldwide.
Academic excellence and athletic excellence go hand in hand at ES International School as a result of our continual collaboration with the Academia Sánchez-Casal tennis training facility. Success in high performance athletics and success in the classroom are equally celebrated, as students are provided the tools which will allow them to achieve these dual goals on a daily basis.
As a gauge of student progress, our faculty are not only concerned with academic or athletic ability; rather, they continually promote values of leadership, integrity, global awareness, justice and respect, which are key elements in guiding our students toward becoming responsible global citizens of the twenty-first century.
In a nurturing learning environment, we have found, time and time again, that students can not only achieve their potential, but they can even surpass their own expectations. Helping students achieve what they once thought to be impossible is just one of the many rewards of collaborating in a positive and vibrant educational community.
Our students have the opportunity to take Advanced placement courses. The AP curriculum, administered by The College Board, consists of standardized high school courses that are roughly equivalent to undergraduate college courses. After completing an AP class, students typically take the AP exam in that subject, which can earn them credits and accelerated placement in college.
SAT PREPARATION AND TESTING
We prepare our students to take the SAT test in preparation for applying to universities. The SAT is a standardized test meant to show schools how prepared a student is for higher education by measuring key skills like reading comprehension, computational ability, and clarity of expression.
Our school is also a certified testing facility, so our students can easily register and attend a testing session.
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE PROGRAM
Students from 9th to 12th grades are permitted to use a computing device inside the classroom. Many of their textbooks will only be available in a digital format, and notes can be taken directly on the device. Living in a technological society, we take pride in teaching our students how to use their devices responsibly.
Our Academic Advisors are responsible for counseling and providing guidance to their assigned advisees and for coordinating, together with all faculty, work contributing to their progress. Academic Advisors monitor their student’s welfare in the school and work closely with the Elemiddle and High School Principals, Guidance Counselor, and Primary Coaches on their continual academic, athletic, social and emotional development.
Those students who are enrolled in the Academia Sánchez-Casal also have a primary coach as their athletic advisor. The academic and athletic advisors meet on a regular basis and work closely together to best support their mutual student-athletes. The advisory team provides a fundamental support system for all student-athletes.