The Mediterranean Costa Blanca offers a high attractive for young families with children or teenagers. Its quality of life in a perfect climate is combined with the entire offer of medical and healthcare centres, playgrounds or schools.
Formed by more than two hundred beaches, coves and cliffs, the Costa Blanca is a unique combination between the sea and the mountains. The towns on the north (Altea, Calpe, Benissa, Moraira, Benitachell, Javea or Denia) as well as the ones in the interior (Gata de Gorgos, Jesus Pobre, Benigembla, Murla, Parcent o Alcalalí) offer a unique setting and a Mediterranean way of life where the cuisine and the good food are essential. With different monuments and places of artistic interest, they combine tradition with modernity in equal portion. In this regard there is no lack of traditional festivities, legacy of a common heritage acquired during the years.
Reasons to chose the Costa Blanca as family residence.
On the other side, in general there is a high quality education offer (public as well as private), and also the basic health and pharmacy services, green spaces and leisure, which secure a happy and safe childhood and youth. On the other hand, adults can practice different sports such as golf, or share activities with their children like excursions over the mountains, fishing days or family meals.
The International Lady Elizabeth School
The international Lady Elizabeth School is a placed destined for the education of children where they promote the development of their personality, character and intellect. Surrounded by a desirable natural environment they work on their academic as well as physical aspect, therefore sport or respecting the environment are two main aspects of their philosophy.
All the staff are international teachers and the students are also from various nationalities, so the multiculturalism and respect for the others represent a basic premise. As well as the physical exercise, art or music are also very important in the scholar curriculum. The school is divided into two clear and differentiated categories, it has a junior stage for students from an early age up to eleven years old. Then there is a senior stage targeted for students between eleven and eighteen yeas old, already prepared for adulthood.
From an early age, this mixed school teaches the students theoretical concepts strongly supported by a practical explanation. For such purpose each student receives an entirely personalised education according to his or hers preferences and capacities. The aim is constantly to strengthen the confidence and development of the individual abilities. Special attention is given to those with difficulties to learn. However, at the same time, the team spirit is very important. The English system named "Houses" helps in this regard through initiatives with social and charitable character.
In the Obligatory Secondary Education they have subjects such as Language and literature in Spanish, Valenciano or Spanish Social Sciences in a bilingual English-Spanish environment. Moreover, as foreign languages, German and French are added. Likewise, the students are divided into different homogeneous groups, so the quality of the education reaches everybody equally. As the teenager grows up, he or she can choose learning subjects related to their personality such as ICT, drama or music. Being aware of the importance of the entrance of the teenager in the adult world, during the last years they receive advice about the different professional careers, including mini practices.
In Sixth Form, students have already finished defining and shaping their tastes and hobbies with an individualised training. In that way students can study maths, physics, chemistry or biology or, on the contrary, geography, history, physiology or English literature. This system is so successful that the students of the Lady Elizabeth Schools have the best results in the Cambridge and Edexcel exams. As a consequence, universities across the whole world (United Kingdom, Holland, United States or Spain) welcome former students of this school. Some decide to study criminology or zoology, while others stand out in philosophy or economy.
The facilities and natural environment of the Lady Elizabeth School.
The main headquarters are located in the Cumbre del Sol urbanisation, in the town near Alicante, Benitachell, between the localities Javea and Moraira. The views to the Mediterranean on the background dominate the harmony of the building. The exceptional climate invites to participate in physical exercises in water as well as outside, therefore it is a relaxing and healthy way of life. The cliffs nearby enable to go hiking or diving in the TIests or Llebeig coves. Moreover, the airports of Valencia and Alicante are a short distance away.
In respect of the school facilities, the 30 classrooms which form the children's section are perfectly air-conditioned, with air-condition and heating. Five of them also have interactive whiteboards. The playgrounds have a special floor to cushion falls and hits. Library, ICT room, swimming pool, covered gym or the dinning room form the most important and used services. The offer is completed with the music classrooms, equipped with various instruments, wide playing areas and the psycho-motricity classroom.
When the students get to the obligatory secondary education they will also have access to three laboratories, to the electronic music and dance studios, to a big art classroom or the different facilities destined for handicrafts, the kitchen or media communication. For its part, the dinning room and the theatre help the socialization and cultural development of the students. There is also constantly a nursery and first aid service, apart from a private transport to help mobility. When it comes to the staff, the teachers are entirely formed in its respective subjects in national and international universities.