Welcome to San Patricio School’s website,
As many people know, San Patricio School has been teaching tens of thousands of young people in Madrid since 1958. Since its inception, our educational model has taken ideas from the most innovative pedagogical trends, to develop a unique, comprehensive, and detailed educational project. To this day, we can proudly say that San Patricio is a reference for many other schools in Spain.
As part of our commitment to research ways to improve the education of our students, we created the San Patricio Foundation in 1999. The Foundation became a new space that combined educational innovation with social responsibility. Supported by our focus on implementing management systems based on continuous improvement, it has since made a substantial contribution to our goal of continuously improving our teaching model, which should have a direct influence on the development of our students' skills. Especially those which the Spanish curriculum does not give sufficient importance to, but are essential to our educational project, amongst which we would highlight emotional skills, multilingualism, artistic skills, and the health-related habits.
This way we can be sure of successfully achieving four key goals at the end of our students' education
• The first, that they acquire a solid understanding of the Spanish education system’s specific contents. In this system, History, Geography or Literature are essential, and its other contents, which are much more extensive than in other systems, require a high level of performance from students so they can study at their chosen universities, both in Spain and abroad.
• The second, that at the end of their schooling, they have attained a spoken and written command of the English language and solid knowledge of another foreign language (German or French). That they have chosen with full knowledge, due to their permanent contact with both from their pre-school stage.
• The third, that they developed other more specific skills such as art, knowing how to work in a team, an efficient and responsible use of communication technologies, knowing how to express themselves adequately in public or how to enjoy regular physical activity or sports.
• Finally, and most importantly, based on the values of the Gospel, they develop as individuals who are responsible for themselves, with whom they live and with the society they come to live in. That their personal relations skills, based on values such as loyalty, sincerity or respect, allows them to create an environment of friendships that will contribute to their happiness.
I am convinced that what our students become in the future depend to a very large extent on how they act. That is why it seems even more important to prioritise in them regarding how instead of what. For this important purpose, close collaboration and trust among the people entrusted with the responsibility for their education - their parents and their teachers (the family and the school) - is essential. Our students’ families have trusted us and we trust them. Putting this mutual trust into practice, maintaining a constant and sincere communication, is one of the keys to San Patricio’s success. And for me, being at the forefront of this extraordinary institution is a priority.
Thank you very much for visiting us,