FAQsMarch 28, 2022 2022-06-10 11:59
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the school schedule?
Classes start at 8:30 a.m. and finish at 4:15 p.m. In September 2022, the school will assess the possibility of offering a range of extracurricular activities from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Are the meals cooked at school?
Yes, we have hired an external company, who runs this service. All food is cooked in the school´s kitchens and we provide a Mediterranean healthy and balanced diet. Our nurse supervises the school menu and follows up the children with special dietary needs are carefully catered for. There is a cafeteria for Kindergarten and Elementary School students and a cafeteria/dining room for Middle and High School students. Children in Kindergarten have a morning snack (seasonal fruit) and up to Grade 3, they are also given an afternoon snack (yogurt, sandwiches, etc).
Do you have a bus service?
Yes, we offer a private bus service. Routes and stops depend on families’ addresses and requests. The school does not guarantee to be able to cover all areas of the Costa del Sol. When making your request, please indicate if you would be interested in using the school bus service without obligation. Kindly note that Atlas-ASM Bus Routes do not reach every area of Costa del Sol. Please verify with administration the areas covered and request your bus stop accordingly.
Are ESL (English as a Second Language) classes offered?
For admissions from Grade 1, we require a level of English in accordance with the grade expectations. In any case, when a small gap needs to be covered for those students who, for some reason, are close to the required level but may have to make an extra academic effort, the school offers ESL classes (additional fees may apply).
Are SSL (Spanish as a Second Language) classes offered?
In the curriculum from Grade 1 to Grade 10, the Spanish Ministry of Education requires that all students take Spanish Language (Lengua Española) from Grade 1 and Spanish History (Historia de España) from Grade 6. Non-Spanish speaking students are taught Spanish as a foreign language and Atlas-ASM offers them SSL (Spanish as a Second Language) support classes.
Do you admit students throughout the year?
As an international school, we are pleased to offer rolling admissions, therefore enrolling students throughout the academic year.