Challenging traditional education

It is time to reconsider how things work. A school’s methodology must promote curiosity and the love to learn. It is the only way children may play a leading role in their learning.

The solution: an educational plan designed to ensure the success of our students.

In more traditional systems, memorizing concepts is a basic tool used to teach new concepts. The success of a student used to be measured by test results rather than instilling a deeper understanding -concepts that will be transferable in the long run.

Our methodology is meant to change educational paradigms, where children are really the center of the learning process.

Lighthouse is an American institution with its feet in Europe that seeks and promotes academic excellence.

High academic results are important, but we believe education should go a step further. We truly believe we must educate our students in an environment where social/emotional intelligence promotes a favorable learning environment where we can create learning experiences that shape their personalities.

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  • Traditional education can make students lose their motivation towards learning, due to the irrelevance of certain mandatory classes and the emphasis on memorization.


  • We learn 20% of what we hear, 50% of what we see and 80% of what we experience.

    Edgar Dale


We put the student and the family at the center of our methodology.

Learn by doing

Learning through experience

Learn by doing

Our students learn through practice and experimentation.
They can ascertain that what they learn every day at school can be used in real life situations, positively feeding their motivation.

Deep learning

Really learning

Deep learning

Significant and meaningful learning is only achieved when motivation is what moves a student and not fear.

Skills for the future

Tomorrow’s competencies

Skills for the future

We teach and evaluate what we believe are competencies for their future.
Those that are needed in order to solve tomorrow’s challenges: creativity, innovation, complex problem solving and emotional intelligence.

Talent search

Each and every one of us have a talent

Talent search

Every one of us is good at something. We all have a little talent that we enjoy doing and feel very motivated to learn.
At Lighthouse American School students, guided by their teachers, discover their talent and start developing it to their fullest potential.

Active bodies, active minds

Physical activity awakens your mind

Cuerpo activo, mente activa

It is known that doing some Physical activity and playing sports have a positive impact over our health and improve academic performance.
In our school, activities, classes and even spaces are designed to activate body and mind.

Risk Taking

Proactive students


We foster the enterprising talent among our students so they become more proactive in their lives.
We want them to pay attention to what is happening around them, feeling moved towards finding creative solutions, being able to understand the importance of learning from their problems.

Multiple intelligence theory

Each and every one of us stands out in one or more types of intelligence.

For us, it is simple, each child has a different way of learning.

We believe that this diversity directly impacts on the way we must teach our students.

Thus, keeping in consideration the multiple intelligence theory is crucial when learning, since it is what makes our students feel fulfilled and enjoy the experience of learning.

On the other hand, we know that the development of all intelligences is necessary and we enhance each and every one of them. 

  • Everything that is worth teaching can be presented in many diverse ways. These different approaches enable multiple intelligences.

    Howard Gardner, creator of Multiple Intelligence Theory

  • Letting students demonstrate their knowledge and skills in multiple and various ways, increases their motivation and learning pace

    Darling-Hammond, education teacher at Standford


Methodologies and curriculum


Competencias principales
Idiomas (Inglés)
Enseñar a innovar
Inteligencia emocional


Memorización, resolución de problemas lógicos
Lengua secundaria o bilingüismo
No forma parte del currículo
Clase magistral
No se trabaja


Active learning
Building on current competencies for the future
Our teachers are 100% North American
Integrated CORE curriculum
6 methodologies based on self-motivation and curiosity
Integrated Core Curriculum


Philosophy and our spaces


Centro de interés
Ratio profesor alumno
Libros de texto


El contenido
Padres y alumnos se adaptan al colegio
1 a 20 - 24 (infantil y primaria)
Estáticas y jerarquizadas por filas
Estáticos, uniformes
Descoordinados por asignatura, gran cantidad.
Cada materia un libro
Se ve como una amenaza. Prohibición y restricción


Our students
Our school adapts to the needs of our students and families
1 teachers to 10 - 12 (infant and primary) students

Dynamic and flexible

7 themed Play Smart courtyards
Timely, meaningful and well-coordinated work per subject
Delivery by tablets
An opportunity for responsible use