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  • Truly International

    With over 70 nationalities, we are a diverse and welcoming school which prepares students to succeed anywhere in the world

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  • Globally-Respected Curricula

    We are the only school in Madrid to offer all three International Baccalaureate Programmes in English

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  • Learning to Love Learning

    We believe in helping a child to discover and pursue their passions, whether that’s in the classroom, on the pitch or on stage

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  • A Passion for Teaching

    Our teachers are dedicated to delivering high-quality education, and to helping every child reach their potential

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  • Join Our Community

    We are proud of our growing family of parents, teachers and socially-confident students. We’d love to welcome you too

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  • A Vibrant Place to Be

    The school year is packed with activities and achievements. Celebrate them with us

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  • Tailored to Every Child

    Our students love coming to school. Get in touch with us and we can talk about how we can make your child’s school days special

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Spheros robot smiling Primary student library STEAM iPad Gerard

The Benefits of STEAM

Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) play a crucial role in helping your child embrace and shape a rapidly changing world. Thanks to our approach to STEAM, your child will sharpen skills such as confidence, creativity, resourcefulness and teamwork. Read on to find out how STEAM is integrated into our curriculum and empowers our students!

  • ICS STEAM TEAM partners Grade 5 challenge 2019
  • Spheros robot orb ball path Primary students group library STEAM iPad
  • STEAM Team Logo 2019 ICS Primary
  • Robotics club STEAM 2020 Secondary boys collaboration computer
  • Spheros robot path Primary student library STEAM iPad Gerard
  • Robotics club with Jeff robot computer STEAM 2020

What does STEAM look like at ICS?

Our school works with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to introduce your child to an innovative way of learning STEAM subjects. Collaboration and project-based learning are the pillars of the programme. This practical approach promotes experimentation and teaches them how to apply their skills to real-world situations.

The MIT STEAM initiative has been fully implemented at ICS since the 2018-2019 school year. Our STEAM teachers participate in MIT workshops, which ensures that they have their finger on the pulse of STEAM research. Training takes place at the MIT campus; NAE and MIT collaboration staff take part in sessions that present the research that will make up the foundation for the new challenge ideas in the upcoming school year.

In addition to our collaboration with MIT, we are proud to offer a STEAM Team as well as a Robotics club. Discover how our students are inventing the future by sharing and following #NAEMIT.

Watch our film to find out how hands-on problem solving sparks students’ curiosity.

  • An Overview of the Nord Anglia Education and MIT Collaboration

In-School Challenges

Our in-school challenges encourage students to work collaboratively and uncover creative solutions to complex problems. First, MIT and NAE colleagues develop new challenge ideas each year that are based on research initiatives at MIT. Then, at the beginning of the school year, our teaching staff – from both Primary and Secondary – come together for training and brainstorming sessions. During these meetings, they explore possible connections between the existing curriculum and the MIT challenges.

Potential project ideas are then selected based on feasibility and degree of impact. Finally, STEAM leaders develop a calendar of projects that are fully integrated into the curriculum. Some of our recent projects include:

  • Grade 3 – Basic programming with Sphero robots linked to units on Landforms and Exploration.
  • Grade 5 – A photography project on energy conveyed the findings of science experiments and tied in with a unit on “How the World Works”.
  • Grade 6 – A visual arts project encouraged students to use their experience with drawing different textures in order to depict a scientific concept of their choice.
  • Spheros task computer Primary library STEAM 2020 iPad
  • ICS STEAM TEAM 2 Grade 5 challenge 2019
  • STEAM TEAM challenges Grad 5 Ana Parra
  • Robotics club robot computer STEAM 2020 Secondary boys design

Full STEAM ahead: Recent news

During the 2019-2020 school year, our challenge theme emphasised the importance of the visual image in STEAM, allowing us to explore the integration of the “A” of STEAM. 

  • LEGO Team Conference 2020
  • Robotics club robot STEAM 2020 Secondary boys design car wheels