The American School of Madrid | Lower School
English as a Second Language (ESL)

All new students who speak another language at home are assessed to see if they need support. Students who are learning English are provided with various combinations of support and accommodations including individual or small group work and extra support from a learning support teacher. Emphasis is placed on developing each...

Technology

Technology is integrated into Kinder 1 to grade 5 curriculum for all subjects. The main objective of the information technology program is to develop confidence and the technical skills necessary to use computer hardware and applications as well as other technological tools that enhance and improve learning. In the Lower School...

Spanish Classes

Spanish language, literature, and culture are considered a major part of the Lower School curriculum. Both native language (Programa Oficial) and second language instruction is given. Students from Kindergarten onwards are enrolled in Spanish according to their level of proficiency. All students in Kinder 1 to grade 5 take one Spanish...

Physical Education

In Kinder 1 to grade 5 students have physical education classes (PE) twice a week. Through various physical activities, children are encouraged to develop and maintain appropriate fitness levels and learn skills for grams and specific sports. Physical Education activities are focused on helping each child cultivate a positive self-image...

Art

ASM recognizes the unique contribution that a sustained art program can make in uniting the student's academic achievements with their personal experiences and observations. Specialized art instruction is provided in the Lower School for all classes, from Kinder 1 through grade 5. Objectives of the art program include the development of...

Music

The music curriculum offers the base for musical experiences that service students throughout their lives. The ability to perform, create, and listen to music with understanding is important to every member of society. The general music program is an integral part of the Lower School for all grades. It provides for...

Lower School Activities

Beginning in October and continuing throughout the year, ASM offers numerous after-school activities and sports for students in grades 1 to 5. Activities meet once or twice a week from 3:45 to 5:00. Most activities are paid for by the school but some are sponsored by private teachers such as ballet...