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Education Purposes

Specificity and clarity in the education purposes and aims enables International School San Patricio Toledo to maintain a quality education.



Educational Aims



  • To achieve students’ complete intellectual and emotional development.
  • – To provide a well-rounded education which allows them to face their professional future with autonomy.
  • – To develop the emotional balance in students necessary for them to tackle their own responsibility.

  • Intensive plan to teach English as well as a second foreign language.
  • – To help students discover the value of speaking different languages and the personal enrichment provided by communication.
  • – To favor students’ learning through oral communication and its constant practical use.
  • – To demonstrate the importance of expressing oneself in different languages in order to provide them with an open disposition.
  • – To prepare students to face both educational and professional experiences abroad.

  • To promote education for the health necessary to live and to live together.
  • – Education for correct nutrition. It means much more than maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. It means understanding food as something necessary for the physical support of life itself and a task of deep respect for what each person is.
  • – Affective-sexual education as an important part of life, providing students with the necessary knowledge about our own body, favoring the reflection on what human beings, sex and love are. To that end, education in this area must begin in the early years of childhood and must be maintained in time, providing teenagers and other young people with tools that enable them to adapt their behavior responsibly.
  • – To prevent risky conduct such as the consumption of alcohol and other drugs. The acquisition of social skills and personal values allows adolescents to be in a position to be able to choose for themselves behavior that includes a healthy way of using their leisure and free time.

  • To educate in respect for cultural, religious and linguistic plurality. To provide them with education in the exercise of tolerance and freedom within the democratic principles of coexistence.
  • – To educate students in the Christian education of the Gospel, assuming its values as an attitude towards life.
  • – To help students seek those values that enrich and improve mankind and society.
  • – To favor a critical attitude towards situations in life so that they learn to choose freely.
  • – To encourage personal, cordial, peaceful relationships in order to make a society that is fairer and more solidarity-based.
  • – To develop values which allow them and help them to choose lifestyles coherent with what they are and what they believe in.

  • To make students feel the satisfaction produced by achievements reached through effort, as opposed to simple goals.
  • – In the field of study, to discover the liking for knowing more about that which is the most complex.
  • – In the field of friendship, to put oneself in the other person’s place, thus demonstrating friendship itself.
  • – In the field of sports, as a search for one’s personal best and that of the team.
  • – In the social field, with behavior of acceptance and fulfillment of the rules, for total integration.

  • To provide students with the intellectual work habits of study techniques which allow them to acquire knowledge of science, humanism, history, literature, art and the use of ICT.
  • – To arouse students’ interest in and liking for reading.
  • – To capacitate students to work as a team, respecting the particularities of each of its members.
  • – To teach to distinguish between what is important and what is secondary, between values and counter-values, between truth-facts and opinions.
  • – To capacitate students to give creative responses to conflictive situations.
  • – To capacitate students to carry out technologically advanced professional activities.
  • – To stay up-to-date in the use of ICT.
  • – To instruct so as to know how to combine traditional study methods with new educational tools.

  • To reinforce psychomotricity, physical education and sports as fundamental elements for balance in body and mind.
  • – To manage for students to value their body, take care of it and respect it as an indispensable means to be able to have a good quality life.
  • – To promote individual and team sports so that they include them in their life as an alternative leisure activity.
  • – To tackle the responsibility of belonging to a team, with the development of social skills which that implies.
  • – To understand competition as a game and as a means of outdoing oneself.
  • – To present personal effort as a source of satisfaction.

  • To make respect for nature a rule of conduct.
  • – To achieve their contribution to care for the surroundings by means of a suitable environmental education.
  • – To learn to use and enjoy nature, respecting it and protecting it.

  • To facilitate music education as a way to develop sensitivity and initiate students in knowledge of the art world.
  • – To get to know different ways of communication through music.
  • – To understand music as a form of knowledge.
  • – Music as an especially useful art form to achieve correct emotional development.
  • – To find common traits between different cultures in music.
  • – Music as a great option for leisure time.

  • Family involvement in students’ education.
  • – To make families experience their children’s education up close, managing for communication between the family and the school to flow freely.
  • – To guarantee the family’s right to know everything to do with their children’s situation and progress at each and every moment.
  • – To provide families with every technical means possible to favor and facilitate contact with the school.
  • – To make every family’s opinion a chance for improvement.