We are a forward thinking school, committed to educational innovation and excellence. We conceive education as a process of integral development, founded on moral values and the evolvement of multiple intelligences.
Our didactic philosophy is founded in constructive virtues that will nurture the growth of competent, independent, dynamic and audacious students, capable of achieving success in an everchanging world. We educate by stimulating creativity and developing critical thinking.
We offer a multilingual education in English, Spanish, Catalan and Hebrew using a method of total linguistic immersion by native teachers. Students of all ages use the different languages in a large variety of activities which allows for fluid and spontaneous communication. Furthermore, our students are able to switch from one language to another with ease. We promote reading in the four languages through transversal projects.
English is taught from P3 and is used as the main language throughout infant school. In primary, students are integrated into the academic environment through a variety of projects and a number of subjects are taught in English. In secondary school students perfect their knowledge and finish their studies with a good command of the language that enables them to integrate into international high schools.
Our teaching combines the curriculum framework set out by the Department of Education, with the Jewish heritage.
Being aware of the wealth that interculturality brings in the promotion of moral values, we are a school that is open to everyone. The diversity of the school offers the students a unique opportunity to develop and consolidate our fundamental values based on respect, discussion, tolerance and solidarity.
Our school community in made up of students, parents and teachers from more than 25 different nationalities.
Our programme of Jewish studies, together with the learning of Hebrew, and the celebration of Jewish festivals, progressively teach Jewish identity and allows students to explore their roots and traditions in a fun and exciting way. Students of other religious backgrounds are also given the opportunity to find out about a new culture and to rediscover the roots of the values upheld by western society.
The student is the main focus who actively participates in his/her own learning by asking the questions that he/she needs answering and, as such, his/her motivation and achievements increase.
By learning to learn, students resolve problems and achieve their goals independently in their strive to achieve academic excellence.
In our planning we take into account the nature of each group so that each one of our students gets the personal and individual attention that they need.
The small class sizes allow the teacher to attend to the particular needs of each child and, as such, strengthen their abilities.
In order to cater for the specific needs of each group, the languages, maths and science classes are divided into 2 or 3 groups, allowing, in some cases, for a ratio of 1 teacher to 6-8 students.
We enhance the development of multiple intelligences by learning through transversal projects for the personal development of the students. We use innovative approaches which generate creative and collaborative learning environments.
The challenges that we promote at all levels prepare the students for success in their next stage of education.
Musical and artistic culture, as well as sport, allow for personal and social development and teach values such as consistent effort, motivation, creativity, sensitivity and team work.
At Colegio Hatikva, art and music are open spaces which allow students to discover all the aesthetic tendencies that enrich expression and creativity. Our students develop projects for themselves and together by exploring and using diverse techniques.
We encourage sporting values through physical education classes. The students participate in sporting competitions both within and out of the school, for which we can count on the collaboration and cooperation of the school community.
Information and communication technology, investigation and the development of concepts form an integral part of our school life. We prepare our students to be agile and autonomous in a world of ever evolving technology. We advocate the intelligent and efficient use of digital media.
Our approach of maximising the potential of each student, together with individualised attention, make Colegio Hatikva a leading school for gifted and talented students.
These students need intellectual challenges that keep them constantly motivated, as such, the curriculum is adapted and special projects are employed to allow them to enhance their pace of work.