HOW CAN I APPLY FOR A PLACE AT THE SCHOOL?
You can apply for a place by filling out a registration form and sending it to the school secretary to be assessed by the Director of Admissions and External Relations. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us through the school website and fill out an online application. When the Director of Admissions has received your application, she will contact you to arrange a visit so you can see our school and its facilities, submit any documents, and pay the relevant enrollment fee. If the student is to enter Primary, Secondary or Baccalaureate courses, he or she must take an entrance exam in both Spanish and English.
ARE ANY OTHER SCHOOL SERVICES MANDATORY?
Participation is only mandatory during school hours and in the dining hall. Any other services such as transportation, special morning hours (Breakfast Club), or extracurricular activities are optional, and are therefore only payable by families that request them.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE LAUDE NEWTON COLLEGE?
Laude Newton College is the only private British school in the province of Alicante. It offers a comprehensive and unique education, imparted with proven academic excellence. Our students have achieved the best results in University Entrance Tests for Spanish Universities (Selectividad), the official exams for Cambridge, and the Goethe-Institut for many years.
WILL MY CHILD HAVE LESSONS IN SPANISH?
At Newton College we celebrate multilingualism. Our 1450 students are from over 35 different nationalities and many of them speak over 3 languages fluently.
English is our main language of instruction, but we also have Spanish Language & Literature in our curriculum as well as Valenciano, the co-official language of the Valencian Community. Our curriculum includes French and German language options starting from Secondary school and progressing until Year 11.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, A BRITISH SCHOOL, AND A BILINGUAL SCHOOL?
It is important to distinguish correctly between each type of school. An international school offers an authorised international program in each of its educational stages; British schools only offer the British National Curriculum, and bilingual centres offer a specific number of courses in English.
WHAT IS THE PROFILE OF NEWTON COLLEGE?
Our students at Newton College benefit from all the three school models mentioned above in terms of their education as well as qualifications and certificates. We also have an international community through International Schools Partnership that greatly enriches our educational experience.
HOW DOES NEWTON COLLEGE INCORPORATE THE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES WITHIN ITS TEACHING?
In the early stages, it offers a combination of the International Early Years and Primary (IEYC and IPC) Programs with the British National Curriculum. At the Secondary level, it combines the Middle Years Program (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB) with the Spanish National System. Finally, in the Baccalaureate stage, students have a choice between two clearly distinct paths: The Diploma Program (DP) of the International Baccalaureate or the Spanish Programme. We are the only school in the province to offer this project and our efficiency is highlighted by our leading position in multiple educational rankings.
Altogether, the teaching we offer at Newton College guarantees the highest quality of education. Our students can make connections between what they have learned and the real world. We provide education that encourages ethical responsibility, personal achievement, innovation through learning and assessment, independence, critical thinking, curiosity, creativity, and team work, all while developing a social conscience.
WHY DOES NEWTON OFFER TWO PATHS IN BACCALAUREATE?
Our students are the driving force of our educational philosophy. In this regard, neither programme is better than the other, and we try to guide our students towards the programme that they are best suited for: our obligation is to offer them the path that is best tailored to their needs and future projects.
HOW IS THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME RECOGNISED IN SPAIN? AND IN THE REST OF THE WORLD?
The Diploma is recognized internationally and is one of the most regarded and highly valued qualifications in the most prestigious universities of the US, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
It has also been recognized in Spain as the academic equivalent of the Spanish Baccalaureate qualification since 2010. This means that the Diploma gives our students the right to access Spain’s different public and private universities without having to sit the PAU (University Entrance Tests), which is not widely known among Spanish families.
There are more than 5,000 IB schools in over 150 countries around the world, and there are more than 350,000 students enrolled in this programme.