The fundamental objective of our project is the education and training of people. We believe in people as individuals, and we support their personal growth and development. Our work is in the growth and progress of pupils in all human dimensions, motivating them towards harmonious development and global preparation, to live and feel good about themselves. We educate our pupils to live together in a plural society, in which they participate with their own vital project and develop a critical and constructive contribution, respecting ethical rules, through a methodology based on interaction, attitudes and values.
All people can progress in their learning capacity, but they can’t all learn the same and in the same way. For this reason, the Areteia School educational project takes into account different styles, rates and levels of learning, since personalised treatment in teaching favours all pupils’ learning and progress. It is important to understand the personal characteristics of each pupil and the level which they are at, in this way developing learning based on their abilities, their psychomotor development, their language level, their personal qualities, their acquired behaviours and habits, etc. To achieve this, we fit content to the process of acquiring knowledge, helping the pupil to progress and boost their self-esteem from the pattern of growth and success.
Psycho-pedagogical evaluation forms the basis of the methodology at Areteia. Pupils are evaluated at the beginning of the academic year, and every year, since it is essential to know the personal and evolutionary characteristics of their learning style in order to attend to them in an individualised way. After this initial evaluation, we group the pupils taking into account levels and rates of learning, fitting academic demands to the maximum level that each pupil can reach at that time. After overcoming one level, pupils can move from one level to another, with the aim of progressing in their abilities until they reach the ideal level according to their potential. By adapting requirements to the current learning possibilities of the pupil, we favour positive attitudes towards study.