We are a family school because primary responsibility for educating children lies with you, the families. We therefore strive to guide you as you undertake this essential task.
At Institució Tarragona parents play a major role. The school therefore works directly with the families in an ongoing collaboration and the teachers share their educational knowledge and experience so that your children can fully develop as people and become caring citizens and competent professionals
This collaboration between the families and the school is key to ensuring our students are given the chance to develop in all areas of their lives.
The school was born out of the initiative of a group of families that wanted to promote and manage schools which would offer a high-quality educational model. Thus, —in 1970 (Turó) - 1971 (Aura)— Institució Tarragona was inaugurated and has now been educating and forming students for over 47 years, with the help of education professionals and, especially, the families.
One of our key concepts is the continuous training of our teachers, through the introduction of new teaching methodologies and innovation in education projects that allow us to continually improve our educational project. Another important aspect is our educational commitment to the families and the great support they offer us.
Institució Tarragona belongs to the Institució Familiar d'Educació, an educational group that currently has thirteen schools in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, with over 8,000 students and 700 education professionals who attend to over 5,000 families everyday.
Institució Familiar d'Educació was born in 1969 out of the initiative of a group of families that wanted to promote and manage schools in Catalonia which would offer a high-quality educational model.
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Our values are based on Christian Humanism:
The schools belonging to the Institute for Family Education offer Christian-inspired educational projects, instigated by families which share these Christian values. Our educational proposal is based on a Christian sense of the person, the world and society, which aims to find a coherent union between faith, thought and life while respecting and promoting every person's personal freedom in all aspects of life. The centres were set up at the initiative of parents who had been inspired by Saint Josémaría Escrivá, founder of the Opus Dei.
This collaboration between the families and the school is key to ensuring our students are given the chance to develop in all areas of their lives. We promote in our students the virtues and habits that allow us to become better people and help us grow as free and responsible citizens.
Our education system is built around three cornerstones:
With the aim of offering real personalized attention capable of adapting to our students' circumstances and needs, Institució Tarragona offers single-sex education from primary.
Nursery and preschool children are taken care of at Aura building and, from 1st year of primary, boys study at Turó and girls continue at Aura.
In this way, we can adapt to the different rates at which children mature as well as the psychological differences between them and thereby achieve real equality of opportunity.
At Institució Tarragona each student is treated as an individual, just like at home, and each family is attended to individually because education is much more than simply conveying knowledge.
As part of the personalized attention to each student's needs and the support given to each family, a tutor meets twice a month with each student and once a term with the family to set goals for improvement and track each student's progress.
Tutors meet with the parents periodically to discuss academic aspects, a student's character, habits, friends, relationship with brothers and sisters, etc. Any aspects that might have an influence on the student's education are considered so that the school and families can work together to set specific goals for improvement.