To educate our students to become honest, autonomous and thoughtful, capable of achieving success in an everchanging world. To guide the development of their skills, attitudes and aptitudes as leaders. To inspire citizens who are committed to age old Jewish values, the society and making the world a better place.
To be a leading school in the multicultural and multilingual education of discerning, competent, passionate and bold children and young adults.
To be a reference in philosophical and constructive based education, offering a comprehensive and individualised education.
To be a school committed to innovative teaching, excellence, and continuous intellectual and personal growth.
To be a school that favours teamwork, as much with the students as with the teaching staff, as a key factor in all our school processes.
A large part of the success of our education programme depends on the human factor. We have a highly motivated and passionate team.
Our highly qualified teaching staff receive continuous training which allows them to adapt to innovative changes in the educational field. They are committed to the job and to their students who they accompany in their academic and social development. The majority of the teachers are also tutors which implies great involvement in these processes.
We have an on-site pyschopedagogic team which is involved in tutoring, teamwork and the evalua-tion of students.
And, to ensure that all of the above runs smoothly, we have an administrative team which gives logistical day to day support, helping students, parents and teachers.
The collaboration between the school and home is the foundation of the students’ education at all levels. The participation of mothers, fathers and relations is actively encouraged in the school’s collective activities. Furthermore, we expect each family to be directly involved in the education and learning process of their children.
The school’s AMPA (Parent’s association) is a non-profit organisation made up of mothers and fat-hers of the school who actively collaborate with the school in promoting activities which reinforce both Jewish and Catalan culture.
The main functions of AMPA are:
In 1968 the Israeli Community of Barcelona (C.I.B.) opened its first nursery and in 1972 created its first formal education centre, Colegio Sefardí in Barcelona. It started with 50 students, offering an educational framework at preschool and primary level which was affiliated to the global network of the French Israeli Alliance.
In the year 2000 the first educational reform was made, changing the second language from French to English.
In 2004 I.C.T. was introduced, driven by investigation projects.
In 2005 studies were extended to secondary from 1st to 4th ESO. Also, the project to build the new building in Valldoreix began.
In 2008 Colegio Hatikva was opened in Valldoreix. The change of name was inspired and motivated by the new building, also implying the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. Hatikva
means hope in Hebrew and the new school was created with the desire to be an academic benchmark. It stopped being Colegio Sefardi in order to evolve and become a more up to date and modern school alongside the best schools in Barcelona and Sant Cugat.
In 2010, C.I.B. decided to appoint a new head teacher, Dr. Avital Livneh, to take the school forward in its pursuit of an innovative and constructive education system.
The school has currently more than 200 students of differing religious backgrounds. Our students come from Barcelona, Sant Cugat, Sant Quirze and Terrassa.