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SCHOOL CLOSURE
  • 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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Silvia Ramirez

Primary music teacher singing in choir

Primary Music Teacher

 Primary Music Teacher

What places around the globe have a special meaning to you, and why?

Chicago, because I was born there. The Quad Cities (on the Mississippi River), because I studied there. Madrid, because it's always been my second home.

Tell us about your proudest accomplishment.

Performing in different stage productions (operas, musicals).

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What are your hobbies?

Reading, sewing, traveling

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What was your favourite book when you were your students’ age?

The Harry Potter series

What is something that your students don’t know about you – but would impress them if they did?

I studied classical singing. I have been singing since before I can remember. My family is very musical my mom was also a music teacher and some of my extended family members were singers and composers. I joined choir in first grade and started performing in musicals in third grade. I still remember and try to emulate the directors I had then - they were always enthusiastic, energetic, and willing to give me and other students opportunities to cultivate our interests and talents.

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I knew for sure that I wanted to be a teacher when I had the chance to assistant direct my high school show choir. Leading such a large group of people in a unified and beautiful performance of self expression was very powerful. I performed in several musical theatre and operatic shows throughout high school and college, and still enjoy singing in choirs. I try to spend my spare time traveling, reading and sewing. 

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