Private international school in La Moraleja (Alcobendas)
Modern and spacious classrooms, our own personal swimming pool, a climbing wall, a football turf pitch, cutting-edge laboratories… all these outstanding facilities, along with the Brains Moraleja team of professionals, make this school an international education model year after year.
Evolution and development
Infants and Education
Our pre-primary school in La Moraleja (Alcobendas) follows the international curriculum for 1-5 year olds, 100% in English, encouraging language acquisition in a natural, effortless way. Our youngest students grow up in a warm environment, where we provide a personalised education to meet their needs and make them feel safe and happy.
During the Primary Education stage in La Moraleja (for children aged 6-12), students will be able to convey their ideas as easily in English as in Spanish. They will learn to recognise their emotions, respect their colleagues, practice their social abilities such as empathy or assertiveness, tackle their fears and frustrations and improve their self-esteem.
During the Secondary stage (ages 12-16) our students prepare for official language exams, including: English (Cambridge University), French (DELF) and German (Goethe). We also maintain the ‘one to one’ model (which they already began in 5th year of Primary) and do sport daily, which includes a weekly swimming period.
Our students can choose between the national Baccalaureate, with excellent results in PAU (University-access exams in Spain) every year, or the IB Diploma Programme. Students who take part in this education system reach a high level of autonomy and maturity, which will be very useful for them in their future years.
The school is equipped with two astro-turf pitches where our students can train and compete like true professionals. Thus, our students have the use of five 5-a-side pitches and a 7-a-side one
Our sports hall has 2 multi-purpose basketball courts and 4 minibasket courts. Outside, our students can enjoy 8 minibasket courts and 4 official-size courts.
There are two climbing walls inside our sports hall: an 8-metre-high wall with 8 different climbing tracks, and a boulder, to practice bouldering the safest way possible.
Our fully-equipped fitness room offers students all the tools they need to keep their body and mind in shape, including: stationary bicycles, treadmills, wall bars, dumbbells, body workout machines, etc.
The school has 3 top-tier padel courts for our students and families to enjoy this booming sport.
Personal heated pool
Our indoor heated pool is 25 metres with 6 different lanes. There are showers both in the dome and in our 4 dressing rooms, as well as services tailored to the need of our smallest students. Its retractable dome allows us to optimise natural daylight by transforming into an open-air pool in the summer.
Brains Moraleja is equipped with 3 top-tier laboratories (Physics, Chemistry and Natural Science) where students can gain scientific knowledge in a practical and inspiring manner.
This beautiful room is used not only for Ballet purposes, but also for psychomotricity activities with our younger ones, funky classes and different body language activities.
The enormous tatami covering the room helps our students practise sport without undergoing unnecessary risks.
This spectacular room is equipped with all sorts of instruments. Our students create, compose, sing and play their own tunes, developing their talent and passion for music.
Brains culinary experience
We have turned our dining rooms into learning environments, where we promote healthy, balanced diets by designing new areas. These spaces are an absolute explosion of colour where we can touch, smell and learn from what we eat; a dining classroom where students undertake responsibilities which will help them learn good habits and achieve greater autonomy. We cook homemade, balanced meals with first-class ingredients based on the Mediterranean diet. This allows students to improve their palate and curiosity through new products and gastronomic trends.
Brains International Schools is open for business. Our purpose is to continue to develop an educational project in which we offer our pupils a face-to-face, full-time academic programme, while taking into account at every level all the social distancing, and personal and preventive hygiene measures that are published by the different health and education bodies.
Ser Director y docente de Brains supone para mi un reto muy importante en cuanto a experiencias y aprendizajes. La ilusión con la que empecé el primer día prevalece y se aviva gracias a la recompensa que es ver a nuestros graduados, que nos recuerdan en sus visitas lo importante que somos en sus vidas al recorrer el camino de su formación juntos. Solo por eso merece la pena pertenecer a esta Institución.
Extracurricular activities in Brains Moraleja
Our teams are signed up to federation competitions starting in Primary 3. Our club provides qualified coaches for all ages (physiotherapist included) and personalised physical preparation for students in 3rd year of Secondary and above.
Improve your technique in our astro-turf football pitch. Our teams take part in federation competitions from Primary 1. Our club provides qualified coaches for all ages (physiotherapist included) and personalised physical preparation for students in 3rd year of Secondary and above.
In our swimming academy, students will practice every sporting discipline possible in a semi-Olympic pool: swimming, waterpolo, synchronised swimming and underwater hockey.
The new and innovative methodology we apply at our academy, Padel Optium, was created by the academy’s director Ramiro Choya and is followed by the best players in the world.
Our main goal is to develop core competences in education. We focus on aspects such as social relationships, skills, talents, behaviour, concentration enhancement and self-discipline stimulation.
Climbing is a sport that improves our students’ security, self-sufficiency and self-esteem, while continuously allowing us to fight our fears. Our climbing academy is divided into small groups in two indoor facilities: a climbing wall with more than 15 climbing tracks and another one for training.
Since 2016, Brains Music School is an authorised centre for elementary music teaching that allows students to course the four years of elementary level and achieve the corresponding qualification.
The main motivation behind this activity is to teach students to develop proper social abilities such as public speaking, debating and forming opinions, as well as teaching them the necessary skills for their personal and professional future.
For those interested, we also help prepare for R.A.D (Royal Academy of Dancing) and ACADE (Private degree in Dancing certified by the Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio) exams with excellent results.
In our academy, we focus on fostering our students’ passion for modern dance while they learn different dance styles through coordination, body expression, body balance, elasticity and flexibility, strength, rhythm and musicality.
The main objective of our workshop is that every student develops artistic skills to suit their personal abilities. We foster creativity and observation by studying the main graphical and plastic arts tools and techniques such as charcoal, pastel, watercolour, clay, fabric painting, collage, graffiti and other crafts.
Each student chooses a project on which they wish to work on and the artistic material it will be made with (ceramic, plastic arts or artistic techniques). Every student will create their own personal artwork based on their interests.
Chess encourages self-discipline and concentration, promotes logical and formal thinking, and enhances reasoning skills. In Dádiva Chess Academy, we guarantee personalised learning for every student, no matter what their level.
The Kumon method is a Japanese learning method based on two programmes: mathematics and reading comprehension.
Our students in Brains International School take both French and German classes up to Primary 3. In Primary 4, they opt to continue one of these languages. In this extracurricular activity, we offer the chance to continue coursing the language given up by the student in order to follow through with the Brains Schools multilingual project.
Our students work will be aimed at learning to programme, developing motor skills, overcoming specific challenges, working as a team and acquiring values. We take place in international competitions including FLL and clauTIC League.
The Master Minds method provides the necessary tools and guidelines for students to decide what they want to be in the future and fulfil their short and medium-term goals.
Talent Play is a singing and dancing extracurricular activity that enhances motor, emotional and social development, as well as rhythm, thanks to a friendly and relaxed environment.
Rhythmic gymnastics helps improve coordination, concentration, flexibility and muscle strength, as well as developing a sense of harmony, aesthetics and self-confidence.