Brains International School
Welcome to Brains La Moraleja
La Moraleja - Alcobendas | C/ Salvia, 48 - 28109 Madrid

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 La Moraleja team of professionals, make this school an international education model year after year. We offer the IB, PYP, and MYP as a candidate school and authorized DP.

EDUCATIONAL STAGES

Evolution and development

Infants and Education

Our infant school in La Moraleja (Alcobendas) is a PYP applicant in the second cycle of infant, 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.

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CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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Sensory Development

Our multi-sensory development programme (based on the Snoezelen Method) provide a variety of stimuli in a comfortable, relaxed environment where the student can experiment, feel and discover.

Swimming

Starting in Young Learners, Brains Moraleja students enjoy a weekly curricular swimming period in our semi-Olympic, heated, indoor swimming pool.

Robotics and programming

From a young age, students develop creativity, improve their critical, linguistic and mathematical-logical thinking, motor skills and teamwork through robotics and programming. Furthermore, Secondary students prepare for the FLL (First Lego League) for which they will have to build a robot in teams, programme it to overcome a series of missions and present their project before a jury.

Violin

Our pre-Primary students enjoy a weekly violin period following the Suzuki Method philosophy. This system is based on the assumption that every child has a specific ability which can be developed and enhanced through training. The main objective is not professional preparation, but enhancing the student’s integral development through music.

French and German

From 3 to 18 years old, our students begin to become familiar with French or German with two weekly periods of the language of their choice. This way, not only do they learn to communicate in these languages, but also become familiar with the main cultural and traditional aspects of all the different French and German-speaking countries.

KIVA

KIVA’s primary purpose is to prevent and confront bullying through action protocols that guarantee a respectful coexistence. It is mainly aimed at attitude and behavioural change for so-called ‘by-standers’ (students who are not victims nor bullies) to learn to support the victim and openly confront any sort of abuse.

E-SPORTS

Thanks to a dynamic and educational approach, our expert teachers ensure that students gain sufficient knowledge on telemetry, adjustment, 3D modelling and texture design to build their own racing car. Simultaneously, they practise with real F1 simulators to verify the effect of the changes made.

Drones

In IT & Technology, students in Secondary 2 are divided into small groups, where they learn to programme drones with the Swiftplaygrounds app by using the Apple’s Swift programming language. Furthermore, they are taught to use the Free Flight Mini app to access their iPad by remote control.

Apple Distinguished School

One of the most important characteristics of the Brains International School Group has always been its ability to remain a benchmark in the field of educational innovation. This year, thanks to the unity and homogeneity of the educational project that exists in all Brains schools, Apple has awarded the Apple Distinguished School distinction and certification to the entire institution, making it one of the first in the world to obtain such recognition.

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FACILITIES

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Football pitches

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

Basketball courts

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.

Climbing wall

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.

Fitness room

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. 

Padel courts

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.

Laboratories

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.

Sala de Ballet

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.

Judo room

The enormous tatami covering the room helps our students practise sport without undergoing unnecessary risks.

Instrumental Music

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.

Department of Healthy Habits

At Brains, we are committed to the well-being of our entire educational community, from pupils to families and employees. This is why our teaching centres have a Department of Healthy Habits, which aims to ensure that the school environment is conducive to health, providing cross-curricular education on issues such as diet, rest, physical activity, sustainability, use of electronic devices, hygiene, etc. The aim is that we become more aware in terms of our choices and routines.
The Department operates at different levels in order to create a smooth mechanism that encourages future generations to adopt a more appropriate lifestyle and avoid undesirable health consequences, which in many cases are preventable if action is taken in early childhood.
At the institutional level, audits are carried out to evaluate a whole set of parameters that make the school a healthy environment: the dining room, quality checks and controls on the menus, areas available for games and activities, infrastructures, activities on offer, the promotion of sport, initiatives to support the environment, and much more.
With regard to our students, during their educational career at Brains they will take part in various information workshops, coordinated between their tutor group periods and different curricular subjects, with activities and projects that will make them actively aware of how our choices, and as a result our habits, can determine our physical and mental well-being.
The work that is done at home is also essential, and therefore families will receive complementary information, and activities related to these workshops to complete with their children, as well as being able to take part in information workshops designed specifically for them. In addition, all those who want to learn more from a team of qualified health professionals, will have a platform at their disposal, with access to the school for families (videos), informative articles, and support tools and resources that provide them with a constant stream of advice. It will also enable them to communicate directly with the Department if they have any sort of individual query.

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Brains Store

Our new online shop Brains Store is available for the purchase of school uniforms. Shortly, it will also be possible to buy books, sports equipment and all the school supplies you will need during the school year.

The payment of your purchases through the online shop will be made via virtual POS. If the order is placed in the physical shop, you can choose, as before, between payment by POS or by direct debit to the account we have registered with you already.

With regard to the delivery of orders, there will be the option of home delivery or collection from the physical shop located within the school. The shop will be open to the public from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday

Brains Store

Being the Director and teacher of Brains is a very important challenge for me in terms of experiences and learning. The illusion with which I began the first day prevails and is fueled by the reward of seeing our graduates, who remind us during their visits of how important we are in their lives as they walk the path of their training together. For that alone it is worth belonging to this Institution.

 


Paqui Molinero

Co-principals in Brains International School La Moraleja
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Extracurricular activities in Brains Moraleja

WATERPOLO BRAINS

Con un gran equipo profesional, la Escuela de Waterpolo Brains ofrece, a alumnos a partir de los 7 años, un deporte que combina natación y juego con balón. Podrán jugar federados por la FMN. Para más información visita  Waterpolo Brains

 

BASKETBALL CLUB

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. 

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COLEGIO BRAINS FOOTBALL CLUB

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. 

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SWIMMING ACADEMY

In our swimming academy, students will practice every sporting discipline possible in a semi-Olympic pool: swimming, waterpolo, synchronised swimming and underwater hockey.

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JUDO ACADEMY

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.

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RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS ACADEMY

Rhythmic gymnastics helps improve coordination, concentration, flexibility and muscle strength, as well as developing a sense of harmony, aesthetics and self-confidence.

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CLIMBING ACADEMY

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.

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ARTISTIC EXPRESSION WORKSHOP

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.

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BALLET ACADEMY

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.

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DEBATE CLUB

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.

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FINE ARTS SCHOOL

The main objective of our workshop is that every student develops artistic skills to suit their personal abilities.
Promoting creativity and observation in a dynamic way, through the study of the main techniques of graphic-plastic expression. Ver video

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MUSIC SCHOOL

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.

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PADEL ACADEMY

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.

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ROBOTICS CLUB

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.

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Funky

With this dance activity we want the students, in addition to learning to dance, to have fun, work as a team, increase their levels of motor skills by controlling movements and their own body, and improve their physical fitness.

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CHESS

Chess is a social game in which two people participate, so it is very good for them to learn the importance of accepting and respecting the rules that the game imposes
It encourages concentration, because due to its particular dynamics it requires being very attentive to all the movements that are made on the board.

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Private classes

Classes will be taught after school hours, lasting 1 hour and a maximum of two days per week.
The number of students per class will depend on the number of children enrolled, never more
than three.

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Spanish Classes ELE

Classes will be taught after school hours, lasting 1 hour and a maximum of two days per week.
The number of students per class will depend on the number of children enrolled, never more
than three.

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Speech Therapy

The Department of Speech Therapy offers a stimulation and intervention service to help students overcome difficulties that may appear at some point in their school life in the areas of language and communication.

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Kumon

Kumon English: listening comprehension, vocabulary, writing, grammar, reading comprehension.
Kumon Matemáticas: to master mathematics and acquire autonomy and confidence.
Kumon Lectura: to develop a high reading.

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Boxing

Benefits of boxing for children:
• Psychomotor coordination
• Improved self-confidence
• Understanding of non-violence and bullying
• Basic body awareness
• High personal achievement
• Strength and anger management
• Self-respect and respect for others
• Teamwork

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