Elementary School

Leaders that research the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas and take action

The Elementary School section is made of by 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades known as lower elementary and 4th, 5th and 6th grades known as upper elementary. The age range of the elementary student population ranges from 7 to 12 years of age. This section has a group of highly qualified bilingual teachers and psychologists that focus their efforts on the development of values, skills, disposition and necessary competencies to educate entrepreneurial leaders in a globalized society.

For this reason, our formative experience is focused on our leaders who, starting in elementary school, begin to undertake a transformative life project with social, local and global impact.


As an international institution, certified as a Cambridge International School and accredited by international agencies NEASC and CIS, our curriculum is based on national academic standards from the National Ministry of Education and international curriculum guidelines from the Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum framework.

Cambridge International Program, including English as a first language, Math and Science, starts in Elementary School from Stage 3 in 1st grade and goes through Stage 7, which corresponds to 6th grade.

Throughout their academic career, students take different international tests which allows us to gauge their academic level against international standards. Based on these results, we offer a differentiated formative experience for continuous improvement.
The international standardized tests taken in each grade are the following:

  • NWEA MAP TEST (1st): Measurement of the level of reading comprehension and grammar in English and also in Math. It measures results against the world average.
  • Cambridge Progression Test English, Math, Science. (Stages 3-7) (2nd - 6th in Elementary): Progression tests taken at the end of the school year in English as a First Language, Math and Science.
  • Scholastic LitPro (2nd - 6th): Measurement of the vocabulary of the students through a reading comprehension and vocabulary test in English.
  • Cambridge Checkpoint (5th): International Cambridge test in English as a first language, Math and Science in English. This test is taken at the end of 5th grade and grants an international certificate from Cambridge Primary for each test.

The development of global competence in our leaders is a key element in the formation of citizens with global conscience who investigate the world, recognize different perspectives, communicate ideas and take action for the sustainable development of their local and global environment. For this reason, the key methodologies which define our educational proposal are Project-Based Learning, Service Learning and Connection-Based Learning. Through these methodologies, students establish connections to develop learning that goes beyond the classroom and takes place with other students around the world. In this way, they develop critical thinking, problem resolution skills, global consciousness and values.

Additionally, reading and writing forms an essential pillar to communicate ideas and express themselves appropriately in any academic context. This is why, through the Balanced Literacy Program, students develop reading and writing skills in English and Spanish. Through this methodology, our leaders learn how to expand their vocabulary, develop thinking processes and enjoy the reading in different genres.


The well-being of the students is a fundamental part of the comprehensive education we offer. With the support and guidance of the specialized psychologists and psychoaffective programs for each level, we are building the foundation for strong emotional and social development.

The school offers a variety of intramural, cultural and recreational activities inside and outside the school schedule, such as our MACC programs, SHERR CUP and WOW TIME.

Likewise, our well-being program has a team of nurses who take care of both the physical and socio-emotional health of our leaders, in order to offer a healthy and comprehensive development. 

The Marymount Way

Through the Marymount Way we understand values as convictions that are evident in our daily behavior and that reflect a lifestyle based on spirituality, honesty, excellence, responsibility and respect. In elementary school we continue fostering and supporting our students to be the entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow, influencing others to accomplish a common good, giving the best of themselves and realizing the best version of others, complemented by a strong emphasis on values.

We invite our students to experiment using 21st century skills such as Global Competence, the ability to investigate the world, recognizing their own and others perspective to be able to relate effectively with others to exercise actions that promote sustainable development in the world.
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