El Dragón International School
El Dragón is a democratic, organic and international private school. This is our last year in the process of accreditation for becoming a NEASC school and we are a Cambridge School. We are located in Torrelodones, Madrid, 30' by train from downtown Madrid, Spain.
El Dragon respects the two main principles of democratic school: free distribution of time and democratic school management.
As in any democratic school, in the Dragon, implicit learning is the most important in all learning processes.
This means that El Dragon Classrooms extend beyond their doors. El Dragons classrooms are spread all over the world: students are not limited to the four walls of a classroom but spend a large part of their day in different places in which they are learning through their experience, this is implicit learning.
When kids face everyday situations and problems, they learn to be independent and they become capable of solving problems on their own without having to ask for an adult help. In El Dragon, students, unlike traditional educational systems, stop being just receivers of information and they achieve an active role. In the Dragon we form individuals capable of transforming reality, make decisions and carry out their own initiatives and vital objectives ethically and respect different life choices and ideologies.
The social model is built on four basic pillars:
The Dragon International School is considered an organic school for several reasons:
1) Evolves and grows
Our mision and goals are very clear but the rules are not rigid or inflexible. This school’s project evolves and grows as needs and interests arise in different moments.
2) Own vision
All members of our community (students, families, teachers, non-teaching staff, etc.) can change the school by providing their own vision. As long as this vision respects the basic principles of our democratic system.
Just as we let the school structure grow in a flexible way and approaching the needs and interests of all those who are part of it, we let our students choose how to develop, not invading their own interests and needs, but adapting to them.
We respect all educational ecosystems.
5) Fair and ecological trade
All the materials we buy for our school come as far as possible from companies located in countries where human rights are respected and follow basic standards of fair and ecological trade.
6) Ethical code
We try to work with local suppliers that share our ethical code, where human rights and the environment are respected for a better world.
7) Good working conditions
At Dragón International School we are positive that organizations made of happy people carry out projects that make other people happy. This is why we offer good working conditions and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where the professionals who work with us can fully develop, just as our students do.
8) Family involved
We promote shared leisure time between children and families. To us, kids and adults can develop their skills to a 100 percent if they have space in their respective worlds. We organize multi-age workshops and activities on weekdays or weekends.
9) Free time
We do not see the need of sending children home with tons of homework that makes parents and kids loose so much time.
Also because of our food: The kids & Teachers are offered by our Chef 100% Organic Food and we choose those products which have been produced closer to us.
Nutrition is very important for us:
Organic food respects children’s development rythm, growth and self-regulation. Fats, sugar and artificial flavor enhancers are avoided.
Different types of menu’s can be demanded:
And any other special menu
In Dragón International School, we lucky to have our chef Hector Melo. He has recently been named ambassador of Jamie Olivier’s Food Revolution.
All this information is in our website. If you are willing to know more about us you can check it.