Elementary School

Principal´s Welcome

We are delighted to welcome you to the ASB Elementary Section of our website. Our American elementary school in Barcelona, Spain is filled with approximately 290 curious, kind and friendly learners in grades 1 through 5. Our teachers nurture a collaborative learning community within a caring, culturally responsive environment. The Elementary School has a full-time School Counselor who supports teachers to promote the social-emotional development and wellbeing of all of our learners. 

We provide meaningful, purposeful and challenging learning opportunities through our core curriculum which includes Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Our learner centered approach is grounded in an American standards-based curriculum that blends “workshop” and inquiry. As a partner of The Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University we use up-to-date research and methodology to provide learners with the strategies and skills to become independent readers and writers. 

Both the arts and physical activity are fundamental to learning at ASB. Throughout the week, your child will learn from content-area specialists in music, art, and physical education. While English is our primary language of instruction our learners actively participate in both Spanish and Catalan classes throughout the week. To support our learners' needs, we offer a blend of inclusion-based practices and pull-out intervention support. 

Growing up in the 21st century requires a unique set of knowledge and skills to be successful, digital citizens in a technology-rich environment. All students enjoy a 1:1 device program to support their learning. First through third graders all have access to their own iPad throughout the year and 4th and 5th graders use Chromebooks to better prepare them for middle school. There is also the opportunity to take part in robotics and coding activities during the school year. Learning doesn’t end when the school day is over! We offer extensive after-school activities, designed to foster growth and development. Through all of these opportunities to learn in our elementary school, our knowledgeable staff strive to support and inspire our learners, cultivating the unique potential in each child and empowering them to become engaged, compassionate global citizens.

Your child's education is supported by the valuable partnerships developed between families and the school. As Principal, my door is always open to discuss your child's progress or anything at all related to ASB. I welcome and encourage your involvement in your child’s learning and look forward to collaborating with you and your child at ASB!

Kristen MacConnell,
Elementary Principal

Learning Math

Reading and Writing Workshop

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A Day in Elementary

Elementary School Subjects