Imagine a school where walls and environments are also considered and treated as educational agents. Where students rotate and move through different environments focused on promoting each of the attributes of the Lakesider profile.
Where everyone is taught to learn with others and to develop social skills.
Where the stimulation of all the abilities of each child is essential.
A place with updated professionals dedicated to the safety and learning of your children.
And also accredited as an International American School where English is at the level of first language along with Spanish.
How far can children who feel that learning is an adventure, where they feel safe, loved and where their teachers teach them knowledge but also to think, to create, to undertake and to be?
Lakeside School, two campuses but the same philosophy: to educate the best for the world.
Welcome to Lakeside!
We are committed to ensuring that children who graduate from Lakeside School have achieved high standards in what are considered 21st Century Skills:
Skills for learning and innovation: communication, critical and creative thinking, problem solving and collaboration.
Personal and professional life skills: determination, persistence and empathy.
Technology skills: technology and media competence.
The spaces at Lakeside School are treated as an educational agent to promote, motivate and encourage the integral development at a cognitive, motor, social and emotional level. An environment designed for the little Lakesiders to develop their natural talents through play and interaction with their peers.
The role of the family in education is one of the pillars of our Educational Project. We encourage the involvement of families through participation in work groups, personal interviews, workshops and counseling and training sessions.
The infant brain is, by necessity, very absorbent and elastic. Its growth implies the creation of fibers and neuronal networks that involve the development of synapses or junctions between neurons. These networks are the ones that, during our lifetime, provided us with the most sophisticated capacities of the human being. The growth and maturation of these networks is inversely proportional to age; therefore, the younger a child is, the greater the number of connections that occur in their learning. This equates to rapid and efficient learning; the opposite is true in adulthood.
This is why Lakeside opts for a specific program for the creation of these neural connections, in addition to all the educational actions and learning scenarios that make up their day-to-day life.
As Dr. Glenn Doman argued, “the brain grows with use” and movement is essential for this. The renowned French pedagogue Bernad Aucouturier also insists on this idea, “the child needs movement to be able to think”.
This is why at Lakeside we understand that working on psychomotor skills at an early age is fundamental in order to facilitate the correct maturation of the nervous system and prepare our Lakesiders for later learning.
Lakeside School is recognized as an expert in Cooperative Learning by the prestigious University of Minnesota and the International Center for Cooperative Learning. Our goal is to make each Lakesider a stronger person through harmonious interaction with others. To this end, at Lakeside College we cooperate to learn and learn to cooperate.
Every person and every program at Lakeside School is committed to the development of the community profile in students.
This profile aims to develop students who are:
Lakeside School is ratified by the Global Commission on Accreditation as an International American School, which externally confirms the quality of the education provided here, recognizing its high level and enabling students and their families that, in addition to being incorporated into SEP, it is recognized by the education system of the United States of America.
The Kinderville by Lakeside Art Farm is a space where children’s hands and brains are active.
We start from the belief that every child has an amazing potential and a great desire to know and understand the world around him/her from different channels and new experiences, that is, as Malaguzzi says, encouraging Lakesiders to use their “hundred languages”.
At our Hacienda we organize different experiences, working with very diverse materials, in order to awaken curiosity, divergent thinking and facilitating multisensoriality.
A fundamental competence of the 21st century is the ability to think for oneself; to argue with one’s own criteria, as a means to be able to discern among the multitude of information that constantly reaches us. This ability begins to be developed in Kinderville from the very beginning of their education. To this end, at Lakeside, students from preschool onwards use tools in their classrooms to promote thinking such as Routines, Skills and Beacons.
This is why critical and creative thinking are essential in the daily lives of Lakesiders as a window to the original ideas that must occur in the human mind to solve new and increasingly complex problems.
“Everyone needs a coach, especially teachers” Bill Gates.
At Kinderville our teachers have the necessary training and qualifications to be great guides and teachers for Lakesiders. In addition, they are in continuous training, updating and coaching process to be even better every day.
As the neurologist Francisco Mora says “you can only learn what you love”. In Kinderville by Lakeside all the proposal that our students work on, the attention and treatment they are given, the affection they receive at all times, revolves around this: to love, learn and generate that emotional platform that, as Roberto Aguado assures, is the only place from which you can learn: HOME (CASA in spanish).
C= Curiosity for what is proposed and what is going to be done,
A= Admiration for the teachers, the space and your classmates,
S= Security in the place and the people who accompany us, and
A= Joy for being, for learning and for being
In the same way that we promote the knowledge of mathematics, languages or sciences in our Lakesiders from an early age, let us give special relevance to the education in values in favor of coexistence and social progress. Without these ethical principles it will be difficult for us to achieve the school’s vision of building a better world together.