Monteverde is a Humanist bilingual school that bases its teaching on the principles of lasting commitment to a better education and treating children as individuals within a community.
We work on developing communication, reasoning and collaboration using various teaching aids and activities.
Students are taught how to deal successfully with daily or unusual situations using understanding and intelligence.
Monteverde’s English program teaches advanced reading skills, vocabulary, verbal and written communication.
Courses are supported by the Pearson Publishers interactive platform and Monteverde’s own academic curriculum; prepared in accordance with our philosophy of providing students with an comprehensive education.
Sessions are prepared using physical or digital media and live teaching to create group involvement and encourage communication.
Two stages of personalized education:
(grade Pre-First through 2)
During this period, the seed planted in preschool is nurtured into a sprout. Reading, writing and arithmetic skills are strengthened and linked to natural curiosity while teaching children how to work together.
(grades 3 through 6)
During this time a child’s abstract thinking starts to base itself more on logic, leading to development of cognitive, linguistic and perceptive abilities that facilitate learning.
Children can participate in the following activities once a week during the school day:
Every day the teacher plays a classical piece specially selected to awaken different emotional responses. The music is chosen depending on what is required such as concentration, enthusiasm, relaxation. Children are given a page illustrated with ideograms that they must follow with their hands, stimulating their ability to use both sides of the brain. This also helps to develop hand- eye coordination and music appreciation.
Sensitivity and creativity are stimulated with the use of different techniques that give students a general idea of the arts.
Children are introduced to the world of musical notes and harmonics needed to play an instrument.
This course helps students to develop basic motor skills, strength, and discover their physical capacities. They are also taught the importance of staying healthy.
A blend of learning activities that strengthen specific knowledge areas and help students to develop skills by designing, creating, and operating a robot.
The psychologist teaching this course works with children in the fourth grade or higher dealing with subjects such as emotional and social development using role-playing.
Monteverde offers sports activities that are suited for young children. Students are given a choice of sports or physical activity they would like to practice each week.
Students can also continue to learn and develop their bodies by participating in water sports that reinforce self-confidence and the ability to work as a team.
Every month children are taught a new value. They gather on Mondays to learn how to use this value in their daily lives. One Monday a month they will participate in a flag ceremony and parade in the schoolyard.
This is a time reserved for open dialogue between students and teachers. These sessions encourage communication and help students to develop rational ways to deal with conflicts. Assemblies are the backbone of a Humanist school.
Social and cultural activities
As a Humanist school Monteverde offers a variety of activities that contribute to the general stability of the school’s inner community.
New students get a chance to see their classrooms, meet teachers, collect textbooks, supplies and materials.
This meeting is held in the evening several days after the school year begins. Parents meet with the staff and school administrators to discuss goals, teaching methods and student workloads.
This activity encourages self-reliance and resourcefulness. Its goal is to create a perspective between classroom learning and true life experiences. The outings are simple for the youngest children and gradually become more complex with trips to visit villages, Mayan ruins, participate in student exchanges, etc.