Educational Programs

PreSChool

In Preschool we focus on the development of our youngest students by facilitating the acquisition of knowledge in meaningful ways, firmly believing in the importance of developing the necessary skills to face and solve the challenges of everyday life. The students learn  in an environment of love and respect, creating a space of confidence and security. Our teachers educate children with an international perspective and are passionate about what they do.

 

Following the current national proposal of Basic Education, children acquire skills, knowledge and values through Projects and Problem Based Learning. English classes are governed by the guidelines of the Cambridge Program that fosters autonomy, reflection and an international outlook.

Pre-1st

Within the Preschool section is the Pre-first grade. The academic objectives of this grade level are specially designed to take advantage of the age and stage of development of the students in all areas of learning.

The students have 70% of the classes in English. By increasing the amount of time in the English language, students are encouraged to be curious, self-confident and more comfortable in the English language. Teachers foster a willingness and excitement to learn by creating many opportunities for students to practice the language actively. Greater security and independence are encouraged, as well as the promotion of self-control.

Children who have not yet reached the age of six and who may have a level of emotional maturity below their peers, will be guided to increase their ability to relate with others with greater confidence. In our preschool the different dimensions of development are attended to as well. We believe that focus on our health, environment, and art are part of our lives and essential elements for development. We offer special classes that give our students the opportunity to maintain a balance, as well as the time to pursue individual interests and talents.

Art

This class has the educational purpose of exposing our students to the different manifestations of arts and graphics. The intention of this approach is based on knowing and appreciating the work of various artists, as well as using their own resources to produce with creativity and emotion. The children in this section enjoy two hours per week of this class.

Music

In a natural way, music provides benefits to the development of the human being. The music class is an opportunity to learn how music is found in everything we do. Students have this class for two hours a week.

Workshops

Given the  curricular autonomy through SEP, we provide three alternative workshop or clubs: Literature, Kitchen & Practical Life and Sciences.

Performing Arts

Body expression and the development of aesthetic sensibilities are a fundamental part of this class. Students demonstrate the skills acquired through an annual presentation. Teachers work with the students to facilitate a successful presentation, allowing the children to build their self-confidence.

Elementary

There is a methodology where the students acquire the necessary skills to carry out what they have learned in their daily life by making critical and important decisions. Through analysis and reflection, our students develop themselves academically, artistically, and emotionally. Therefore, teachers are facilitators of learning, letting the students be proactive in the acquisition of knowledge and thus developing their full potential.

We have programs in  Spanish and English. Students take 14 periods of 50 minutes  in Spanish each week where they use different resources that help them in their learning process. With these resources teachers can help students work on projects where they not only develop their investigative skills, but also develop the motivation to be proactive and community minded. 

1st-5th Grade Classes

In the area of ​​English, students take 15 periods of 50 minutes each week, in which Cambridge resources are used to teach English. These resources allow the students to have an education with connection to a globalized world.

6th Grade Classes

Spanish: 5 Periods a Week

English 5 Periods a Week

History in English: 4 Periods a Week

Science in English: 5 Periods a Week

Mathematics in English: 5 Periods a Week

Art in English: 2 Periods a Week

Complementary Development Classes

Throughout primary school the following special subjects of 50 minutes are provided to complement the development of our students:

Performing arts: 1

Physical Education: 2

Mindfulness: 1

Workshops: 2

Art: 2 (1st and 2nd grade) 1 (3rd to 6th).

Technology: 2 (4th to 6th).

Music: 2 (1st and 2nd) 1 (3rd to 6th).

These special subjects contribute to our children’s holistic development.

Middle School

Cambridge program AISMA

Our Middle School’s Cambridge program is focused on providing a student-centric educational environment.  Our goal is to prepare students for the challenges they will have in their high school education and help them prepare for a smooth transition to University education. We will achieve this goal by providing our students with a wide knowledge base which they will draw upon and apply in real-life situations.

Instruction Focuses On

  • Close Reading and Writing to Learn
  • Writing to demonstrate a deep understanding
  • Project-based learning activities
  • Building interdisciplinary understanding

Cambridge Philosophies

  • Make mistakes 
  • Question the answer
  • Take the blame, take the credit
  • Why ask why? 
  • Go wherever you want
  • Get into an argument

Our Teachers

Our Middle School teachers who teach the Cambridge curriculum set high expectations for our students. Teachers attend on-going professional training sessions to ensure they use research-based instructional strategies. Our students are taught using specific learner strategies to help prepare them for college and their future careers.

BMS Electives:

  • Computer Applications. (4 hours per week)
  • Art (4 hours per week

Common subjects

Spanish  (5 elective periods)

English (5 elective periods)

Mathematics (5 elective periods)

History (5 elective periods)

Science (5 elective periods)

Physical education (2 elective periods)

Visual arts (2 elective periods)   

 

Global Subjects

As part of global education, the students take the following subjects in Spanish:

Historia (3 elective periods)

Formación cívica y ética (3 elective periods)

Geography (2 elective periods)

Talleres (2 elective periods)

Academia Internacional is in the process to be Cambridge Certified.

We follow the Cambridge learning values that are designed to develop confidence, responsibility, reflection, innovation, and engagement. This prestigious international program has a standard of excellence that provides our students with a learning path that is recognized world-wide.

Cambridge Learner attributes for students:

  • Confident- Confident in working with information and ideas- their own and those of others.
  • Responsible- Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others. 
  • Reflective- Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn.
  • Innovative- Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges.
  • Engaged- Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.

Cambridge Learner attributes for teachers:

  • Confident- Confident in teaching their subject and engaging each student in learning.
  • Responsible- Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others. 
  • Reflective- Reflective as learners, developing their practice.
  • Innovative- Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges.
  • Engaged- Engaged intellectually and socially, ready make a difference.

SEP’s High School

The high school program is student centric.  It emphasizes active learning.  Students learn to evaluate different arguments and points of view to reach reasonable conclusions. 

Students learn English through Cambridge courses of English as a second language.

Our experienced high school teachers provide additional support to clarify conceptual doubts or to suggest alternative routes of investigation.

We provide children with a premier K-12 education that will fully prepare them for success in the world of the future.
Brindamos a los niños una educación de primer nivel K-12 que los preparará completamente para el éxito en el mundo del futuro.

 

Cambridge Philosophies
  • Make Mistakes
  • Question the Answer
  • Take the Blame, Take the Credit
  • Go Wherever You Want
  • Get into an Argument
contact info/ Datos de contacto
Address/Dirección

Stirling Dickinson 2-4, San Antonio, 37750, San Miguel de Allende, GTO., Mexico

Phone/Teléfono

+52 415-152-3235

+52 415-152-3859

African Proverb

“ It takes a community to raise a child.”

 

“Se requiere una comunidad para criar a un niño.”

At Academia Internacional we understand it takes the entire support of a child’s community to help nurture and raise a child in a safe and healthy environment. We strive every day to provide our children with the love, support, and nurturing they need to flourish.

En Academia Internacional entendemos que se necesita todo el apoyo de la comunidad de un niño para ayudar a criar y criar a un niño en un ambiente seguro y saludable. Nos esforzamos todos los días para brindarles a nuestros hijos el amor, el apoyo y el cuidado que los niños necesitan para prosperar.

Contact Info/Información de contacto
Address/ DIRECCIÓN

Stirling Dickinson 2-4, San Antonio, 37750, San Miguel de Allende, GTO., Mexico

Phone/teléfono

+52 415-152-3235

+52 415-152-3859

Email/CORREO ELECTRÓNICO

admisiones@academiasanmiguel.org

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