Welcome to the English Montessori School (TEMS)
We are a vibrant British private school based in Madrid, offering a tailor-made, holistic education for boys and girls, aged 3 to 17.
“The English Montessori School was founded in 1973 as a small school offering a Montessori style of education. Since then the school has never stopped growing, we teach the English National Curriculum, integrating the Montessori values and the obligatory Spanish subjects of language and humanities. This combination prepares our pupils for entry into the best universities and for the demands of today’s society.”
Why Choose TEMS?
TEMS is a unique British Curriculum School rooted in the Montessori Philosophy in Early Years, enriching its educational offer through Primary and Secondary, culminating in a dual pathway in Sixth Form: British A-Levels or Spanish Bachillerato
Our methodology, with its roots in the Montessori Philosophy in Early Years, is based on a unique educational offer underpinned by a strong focus on developing independence that focuses on the ability of each student to choose their academic pathway with confidence.
Our student have the chance to obtain a double certification in Secondary: IGCSE (from the British system) and ESO (from the Spanish system); and leading to the option to study A levels or Bachillerato Nacional.
The combination of a character education with the highest of academic expectations allows pupils to leave us with extremely high grades in either IGCSE, A levels or the EVAU. This in its turn enables them to access their chosen university, wherever in the world that might be.
Our central values (caring, confident and independent) fit alongside and complement the Montessori philosophy, which develops autonomy, self-regulation and responsibility in pupils.