Educational Areas

Languages

The bilingual system of International College strongly forms its students in their school career in both languages. The students will obtain certificates from qualified institutions for each of the languages they take. The international certification of the English language will be fulfilled through exams assessed by British and American universities. Students will also have lessons in Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese: two key and complementary languages that will help students in projecting outside the country. Portuguese certification Celpe-Bras will be granted by the INEP, Brazilian Institute of Educational Studies and Research.

PRESCHOOL

International College has teachers who are experts at their task of transmitting a sense of responsibility in children from their earliest years. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum in which the physical, emotional and social aspects, as well as ethical and aesthetic ones are worked upon. It develops understanding, strengthens self-esteem, and improves language skills both in Spanish and English. In the Area of Psicomotricity we work to promote an early development within two aspects: emotional and intellectual. The objective is to encourage the motive progress, plastic expressiveness and language, thereby achieving a harmonious development of personality. Physical education begins at age 3 and already at age 5 children are introduced to sports in disciplines such as Hockey, Football and Rugby.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

We offer the official national curriculum. Cambridge Primary Program curriculum is carried out with assessments of said University, also performing oral examinations of Trinity College. In addition, IC offers certification in robotics and computer technology. The Singapore Method will be implemented up to 3rd year Primary. This is an innovative teaching methodology with a closer and friendlier approach closer to kids, which arises from the contextualization of mathematics and is based on problem solving.

SECONDARY SCHOOL

We offer the official national curriculum. The English language complements the national academic curriculum already set forth in primary school. Students will take First Certificate, CAE, Proficiency, and SAT (if they intend to apply for American Universities). Certificates of Cambridge IGCSE will be awarded.

SPORTS

The spirit behind the development of physical activity is to implement an activity that instills the values of friendship, solidarity and teamwork by exploring the habits of sports from the beginning up to higher levels of competition. Through sports students learn the importance of respect, increase their self-confidence and adopt healthy habits.
The Sports Center of International College includes a closed gym equipped with floating floor of last generation of 20x40 m dimensions, where all indoor team sports are practiced, and it includes stands for the spectators.

It also has a fitness room with latest technology equipment and free weights for athletes.


The outdoor sports area has a hockey field of artificial turf and a running track with synthetic rubber of the best quality. In addition, it has a regulatory soccer and rugby court with synthetic turf and two regulatory courts with outdoor floor to play handball, basketball, volleyball and tennis.
The center will have an indoor swimming pool of 25x12.5 m. with stands for the spectators which will be built on an already planned second stage.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Through an Environmental Education Program, IC seeks to promote a sustainable culture. Teachers, students and parents will actively participate in projects to instill knowledge and understanding of the protection of natural resources. This program involves the study of renewable energies. Moreover, excursions will be carried out throughout the Uruguayan territory for students to understand the magnitude of these issues. 3 R Program: Reduce: use the necessary, Reuse: give something a new use, Recycle: transform wastes into new products. School Garden Program: is taught at kindergarten and elementary level. The aim is for students to learn about the soil, to plant, cultivate and harvest. This experience promotes the welfare of the social and physical as well as the natural environment of the school community, promoting a better understanding of how nature sustains us.