8 Reasons to Join Our
8 Reasons to Join ES American School
Director of Admissions
With students from over 40 different countries, we provide an international experience that broadens horizons, creates a positive learning experience, and affords each student the opportunity to excel both academically and athletically.
1. PERFECT COMBINATION OF ACADEMICS
ES American School shares a campus with the world-renowned tennis high performance centre Emilio Sánchez Academy, offering the best combination of academics and high performance tennis through the Tennis & School Program.
We are also affiliated with Barcelona International Water Polo Academy (BIWPA) and, on campus, students can also participate in equestrian sports through the Open Sports Club horse-riding facility.
We also have student-athletes who compete in other sports like football, basketball, rowing, motorcycle racing, and swimming. Players of other sports train at local clubs with teams appropriate to their athletic level.
Our school time table is tailored to the needs of student athletes and their rigorous learning and training schedules.
The mission of ES American School is to be an exemplary learning and athletic community.
2. THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP)
Our elementary school is comprised of 1st to 5th grade classes and our curriculum is offered within the framework of The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). As an IB World School, the curriculum is designed to be internationally-minded, concept driven, purposeful and challenging, focusing on the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and the outside world.
3. ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The PE program is integrated within the regular academic curriculum, providing opportunities for elementary students to explore their athletic interests, talents and physical abilities. The program is offered in conjunction with the Emilio Sánchez Academy, and students use the excellent facilities of our high-performance campus. All elementary school students participate in at least five hours of sport and physical education per week, with the option to increase the number of hours through the Tennis Top Program.
4. PRACTICAL AND INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Our nurturing environment helps students from 6th through 8th grade feel part of a community and fosters relationships between peers from all parts of the globe. The middle school curriculum goes beyond the textbook as students explore the four core subjects of language, math, science, and social studies through investigative research, critical-thinking projects, and team building activities. Projects are creative and inspire students to develop a love of learning.
5. A RIGOROUS YET FLEXIBLE CURRICULUM
FOR HIGH SCHOOL
The university preparatory program for 9th through 12th grades (14-18 year olds) provides an academically challenging curriculum. Alongside core literature, math, science and social studies classes, students also take two elective courses each academic year. These courses include creative writing, journalism, marine biology and theatre, as well as our fully immersive Spanish and Catalan language classes. Students may also choose to take rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) classes if they wish to achieve further academic excellence.
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6. ONLINE SUPPORT
Assignments are posted on the comprehensive educational software platform Microsoft Teams, enabling students to keep up with their studies when they are unable to attend classes, whether that’s due to the Covid-19 pandemic or traveling for tournaments. Parents and students alike have access to a platform called Sycamore, where they can check current grades as well as attendance.
7. AMERICAN AND SPANISH HOMOLOGATED STUDIES AT THE SAME TIME
Students graduate with the American High School Diploma upon successful completion of 12th grade. Up until 10th grade, students can choose to follow both the American and Spanish/Catalan curricula simultaneously, enabling them to homologate their 10th grade studies with 4o ESO and give them the opportunity to access Spanish universities.
8. UNIVERSITY PLACEMENT FOR ALL OF
The ES American School University Planning & Placement works with all students, student-athletes, and families to create an individualized roadmap for studying and playing varsity sports at university, whether it be tennis, water polo or another sport. This work incorporates the players, families and coaches, as well as university admissions and athletic staff. Our goal is to help students discover the best fit for them: academically, athletically (when applicable), and financially.
AN OUTSTANDING GLOBAL EDUCATION
ES American School is an independent, coeducational, American Elementary School (1st-5th grade), Middle School (6th-8th grade) and Senior High School (9th-12th grade). Its objective is to provide its students with an excellent academic experience that prepares them for future university studies.
Our Elementary School is an authorized IB World School and we offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) for grades 1 through 5. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
All students receive individual attention, close academic guidance and personal counseling, in order to ensure both the acquisition of academic competencies and the development of individual strengths and talents.
Students follow an American academic program, but also benefit from the multitude of cultures offered by their teachers and fellow students.
OPPORTUNITIES TODAY AND TOMORROW
The ESA and ES American School College Planning & Placement works with student-athletes and families to create an individualized roadmap for studying and playing tennis at the appropriate collegiate level.
This work begins when a student enters high school (grade 9) and incorporates families and coaches, as well as university admissions and athletic staff, within an integrated game plan.
The ESAS college planning and placement program guides all parents and students through every step of the college selection, application and admission process.
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