Agora Lledó International School has achieved a historical position in the ranking of the 100 best schools in Spain.
The prestigious ranking of “The 100 best schools in Spain” which is published annually by the El Mundo newspaper has placed the Agora Lledó International School in Castellón in the 58th position from the 100 main schools in the country. This classification is based on 27 educational criteria which have been analysed by a team of specialists, considering not only aspects purely related to education but also methodology, educational offers and facilities.
This demanding classification is based on an extensive and detailed study which counted on the participation of more than 9600 schools from around Spain is an important educational reference at a national level and serves as a model for private and charter schools. The Lledó school, part of the Globeducate Group of schools, appears as the only school in the Castellon Province in the ranking, and the second best in the Valencian Community, which means that it is positioned as one of the schools of pedagogical reference.
Mr. Luis Madrid, headmaster of the Lledó school, is not surprised that the school has jumped from the 81st to 58th position in a clearly ascending line in its position at a national level. According to Mr. Madrid this is explained by the continuous effort to be always involved in educational innovation.: “We are the first school in the province to have implemented the International Baccalaureate in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and we have obtained the best results in the IB in Spain in the last few years, also being recognized as the best private school in the Valencian Community in the Spanish university entrance exams (Selectividad) in the last three years”. For next academic year, the school is preparing for being accredited for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) for secondary school so that the whole school will follow this system of learning.
Other reasons given by Mr. Luis Madrid, who is also a Representative of the United Nations for the Defence and Promotion of International Educational Values, are: the promotion of the Lledó Healthy Food Project, at the hands of the well-known chef Juan Llorca and the dietician, Melisa Gómez, the incorporation of a programme for gifted students, the organisation of the Youth Leadership Encounter by the International Schools Association (ISA), an international event to work on youth leadership, the Lledó school as an officially recognized professional Music Conservatory or the involvement in the Eco-schools project this year amongst other things.