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Home learning


In a recent interview for the blog of The Pie, a reference in international education, Globeducate Chief of Education, Daniel Jones, reflects on the rapid transition we have experienced towards home learning and how the previous experience of the educational group, with prestigious online schools in Canada or France and centers in Rome and Milan, […]

Globeducate and WWF collaboration

Communication Values

An exciting partnership between Globeducate and WWF will impact on the education of more than 25,000 young people and their wider communities. Globeducate is one of the leading K-12 international schools’ groups in the world, with more than 50 schools in 10 countries, and has launched a global agenda for change: an agenda that prepares […]

Inauguration of the “Solidarity Heart”

News Values

Having recently joined the Eco-Schools project, Agora Portals International School has taken a further step forward in its commitment to the environment, by initiating a bottle-top recycling scheme for charity purposes. The school inaugurated a new work of art, a wrought-iron heart created by artist Santi Pons, that is designed to recycle plastic bottle caps. […]

Agora Portals Sports Club

News Sports

The presentation of teams representing all disciplines at the Agora Portals Sports Club took place recently, with 23 teams participating led by about thirty sports specialists and including about 230 students from Agora Portals and other schools in the area. The club provides training in Basketball, Volleyball, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Soccer and encourages the development […]

Welcome to Globeducate


NACE Schools was founded in 1972 and since then it has seen consistent expansion. Starting in Spain, our network has spread across Europe, Canada, India and most recently Malaysia. We now have more than 50 schools in 10 countries, educating more than 25,000 students. We are truly a global network and a leader in international […]

CICAE in Agora Portals


On Monday, 30 September, the Board of Directors for the Association of Private and Independent Schools (CICAE) held their first meeting of the academic year at Agora Portals International School, the only school in the Balearic Islands that belongs to this prestigious organisation. The directors discussed a range of topics relevant to the future of […]

Carlos Cabezas Camp Success

News Sports Summer Camp

During the first week of July, Agora Portals International School offered a basketball camp starring Carlos Cabezas, champion of Spain and of the world and former player of the ACB league. These days have been very successful thanks to the participation of the students and the presence of the basketball champion. The young participants have […]

Children’s Solidarity Gala

Events News Values

The Agora Portals school auditorium hosted a Children’s Solidarity Gala for the benefit of Amics de la Infància, organized by the Rotary Club Palma Almudaina, the Ivón Frontela Rico Piano School and Euromúsica Producciones. 15 performances that dazzled a full house with poetry, music and dance, in an event presented jointly by Marga Noguera and […]

Carlos Cabezas Campus

News Sports Summer Camp

This year´s offer at Agora Portals Summer School features a Basketball Campus with the former ACB player, Spain and World Champion Carlos Cabezas. Cabezas belongs to the golden generation of Spanish basketball and boasts two world championship trophies of Spanish basketball, obtained in 1999 and 2006. Now, taking advantage of the end of the sports […]

Summer School special

News Summer Camp

As every summer, Agora Portals opens its doors to its own students and also to those of other schools to join the Summer School, which offers an attractive programme with all activities in English for those who wish to make the most of their holidays to continue learning and have fun at the same time. […]

Gala cystic fibrosis

Events News Values

The auditorium of the school Agora Portals hosted the ceremony to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Balearic Association of Cystic Fibrosis, which on this occasion wanted to focus more on people than on achievements. During the gala, the Manager Carlos Pons made an account of these 30 years focused on people with Cystic Fibrosis, […]

Solidarity race UNICEF

Events News Values

Agora Portals International School recently celebrated its Sports Day, on which they do the race “Water drops for Niger”. More than 600 students of all ages participated by year group throughout the whole day and they had the opportunity to learn more regarding the right to water and the right to education thanks to this […]

Scholarships 2019-2020


Agora Portals International School calls for a total of 15 scholarships for the school year 2019-20 available for residents registered in the municipality of Calviá, within the framework of the agreement signed with the City Council of Calviá in April 2006. The deadline for submitting applications is from day 2 to May 31, according to […]

Meeting of Former Pupils

Events Values

One more year and within our VitÁgora programme for Career and Personal Guidance, we have welcomed our former pupils who came to spend the day with us. This is one of the activities that our Baccalaureate students most look forward to and this year has been special because not only has it been the one […]

Certificate of Quality S+


For Agora Portals International School the safety of our students is a priority. It is for this reason that we underwent a voluntary audit by the National Association for Child Safety for them to evaluate our facilities and procedures in compliance with their strict criteria. As a result, Agora Portals International School has been awarded the […]

Mallorca Sense Fam Donation

News Values

Agora Portals International School welcomed the team of the NGO ‘Mallorca Sense Fam’ to hand over the quantity of nearly 5.000 euros which were raised at the School’s 10th anniversary solidarity concert. With this donation, the NGO will be able to purchase food and staple products which are most needed. Mallorca Sense Fam took the […]

Concert 10th Anniversary

Events Music Values

Agora Portals I. School celebrated its 10th anniversary with the solidarity concert «Music and Solidarity» at the Convention Centre in Palma. Students of Primary and Secondary Education impressed us all with their exceptional musical talent, playing pieces such as «Jingle Bell Rock», «The Best of Queen» by Freddy Mercury or «Do, Re, Mi» from the […]

The importance of education

Academic News

In a recent interview for the programme of Canal 4 «Avui Actualitat», the headmaster of Agora Portals International School explained the importance of offering our children a good education based on internationalization, music and emotional and personal development, among other main pillars. In the case of Agora Portals, the educational project is based on the […]

Acknowledgement by UNICEF

Academic News

Agora Portals International School has been acknowledged by UNICEF as a benchmark in Children’s Rights and Global Citizenship (Initial Level) for the academic years 2018/19 and 2019/2020. With this distinction, UNICEF wishes to acknowledge the work carried out by the schools committed to this cause and identify them as a reference in the implementation of […]

Vicente del Bosque visits Agora Portals

News Sports

Last Thursday, Spain’s former national team football coach, Vicente del Bosque, visited Agora Portals International School’s sports facilities, which were named in his honour. He spent the morning meeting children and sharing his experience and advice with them. Learn more | Última Hora

VI NACE Olympic Games

News Sports

On Friday, Agora Portals International School held the closing ceremony for the VI NACE Olympic Games. 12 schools from the NACE group took part in this high-profile international sports event and an exciting day was had by all participants. We celebrated the Olympic rings, and children from the Preschool Department carried out the symbolic lighting […]

Summer Camp 2018

Music News Sports Summer Camp

Applications are now open for Agora Portals International Summer School 2018. Our summer camps offer a full and exciting activity programme for the summer holidays including, adventure, languages ​​and sports (swimming, judo, basketball, rhythmic gymnastics, football and chess). Agora Portals Summer School provides an excellent opportunity for children to learn whilst having lots of fun, […]

Environmental Drawing Competition

Awards and Competitions News

Carlota Anglada, a student in Year 6 at Agora Portals International School, won first prize in Cope Majorca’s XXIII Environmental Drawing Contest, which is organized to celebrate World Environment Day. More than 1500 drawings from 60 different schools were entered into the competition. Learn more | Última Hora

VI Fun Run 2018

News Sports

On 2 June Agora Portals school organised its sixth annual 7-kilometre fun run. The race was extremely well supported and a great time was had by all. Performances from María Ramís in the female category, and Aziz Boutoil in the male category were particularly notable.

PISA Tests 2018

Academic News

Students from Agora Portals International School who entered the annual PISA tests this year again achieved excellent results that were significantly higher than the average marks for students throughout the rest of Spain and other OECD countries. The school belongs to the Association of Private and Independent Schools (CICAE), and performed very well at both […]

Children’s Solidarity Gala event

Music News Values

The theatre at Agora Portals International School was again the venue for an extremely successful and enjoyable evening of music and dance in support of “Amics de la Infància”. The event was attended by the school’s headmaster, Mr Rafael Barea. One of the highlights of the evening was the performance from the Agora Portals Orchestra, […]

“Diversity, an inclusion challenge”

Academic News

Agora Portals International School welcomes children of 3 and 4 years old from the Pinyol Vermell Centre for Special Education for children with cerebral palsy. This provides an inclusive and enriching educational and social experience in which all the pupils at the school can become involved.   Learn more | Última Hora

New school year 2017-2018

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After the summer holidays, Agora Portals is enthusiastically beginning the 2017/2018 academic year! This year, the focus will be on educational innovation, and improving the pupils’ abilities on a practical level, for example, by introducing robotics and mindfulness in the classroom. Another objective for this year is to boost the activities of debate and public […]

Del Bosque visits Agora Portals

News Sports Summer Camp

Vicente del Bosque the former coach of the Spanish national football team visited our summer school students, talking to the children about his experiences and offering them advice. He spent time with our youngest students, helping them to understand the importance of effort, motivation and teamwork and the children greatly enjoyed and benefitted from this […]

End of year at Agora Portals


Over 400 Agora Portals students who completed their Secondary and Sixth Form courses this year attended the end of course Summer Ball. This elegant event had an American theme and students enjoyed a fantastic evening including a photo call, prizes and gifts, and even choosing a “prom king and queen”. Learn more | Última Hora

Music education

Academic Music

Music is a universal language which all human beings possess and understand without needing to study it. We use it to express ourselves and communicate, and it can cause us to feel a range of emotions and feelings. At NACE Schools (Agora International Schools, St George’s and Areteia in Spain, EIB Paris in France, and Stonar in the United Kingdom), […]

V NACE International Music Festival

Music News

More than 300 students from NACE Schools in Spain, France and the United Kingdom joined together to participate in NACE’s V International Music Festival. Students performed a wide selection of pieces in a range of musical disciplines, with different instrumental and vocal combinations. The audience was delighted with the standard of performance and the students […]

PISA tests: better results than Japan

Academic News

In the annual PISA tests for this year Agora Portals International School obtained an average of 593 points, significantly above the Spanish average and higher than Japan which scored an average of 529 points. Our students achieved particularly notable results in the Reading category. Learn more | Diario de Mallorca

Agora Portals Judo School

News Sports

Approximately 80 students from Agora Portals Judo School gave en exhibition of their technical skills at an event organised by the Judo School’s director, Mr Gabriel Sabater. The students who completed the 2017-2018 courses were awarded their diplomas. Learn more | Diario de Mallorca

V Agora Portals Fun Run

News Sports

Around 600 athletes participated in Agora Portals International School’s Vth annual Fun Run. In the women’s category, Beatriz Antolín was again victorious with a winning time of 26:27, whilst in the men’s event, Hugo Rodríguez was the winner with a time of 22:51 minutes. The event saw some excellent athletic performances and a highly enjoyable […]

Agora Portals – A Values-based education

Communication News

Agora Portals International School is noted for excellent results and a forward-thinking and innovative learning methodology. The school puts the student at the heart of the learning process, aiming to provide a personalised and supportive educational environment. A multilingual approach, a strong focus on the importance of personal and social values and an excellent musical […]

Children’s Charity Gala 2017

Music News Values

Agora Portals hosted a very successful charity event for the NGO Amics de la Infància. The event was very well attended and guests enjoyed a wonderful evening of poetry, dance and music. Agora Portals’ headmaster, Mr Rafael Barea was also present. Learn more | Última Hora

Open Day


Agora Portals International School held an “Open Day” to show parents and friends of the school the curriculum in action. Hundreds of people visited the school to learn more about the school’s innovative educational programme and the day included debates, an international university fair, sample classes and explanations of the teaching methodologies. More information: Diario […]

The Agora Portals Choir, beyond music education

Communication Events Music

At Agora Portals International School, music is part of our pupils’ comprehensive education. Through music education, the students can more easily develop valuable abilities such as effort, self-improvement, sensitivity, organisation, teamwork, etc. Given its importance, the school is also a conservatoire, an Integrated Music Centre, authorised to teach the Elementary and Professional Diplomas in Music. […]

PISA tests: better results than Finland

Academic News

  Two years after introducing the “Flipped Classroom” model into the curriculum, students at Agora Portals have obtained excellent results in the PISA tests, scoring higher results than Japan in Mathematics, Korea in Science and Finland in Reading. The educational programme at Agora Portals has become a model for high quality international education. Two years […]

FCE results 2016

Academic Languages

Agora Portals obtained excellent results in the official First Certificate in English (FCE) examinations. Of the 28 candidates that entered the examinations, the pass rate for our students was 100%, in comparison to the Spanish average for 2015 of 70.2%. Learn more | Cambridge English

Agora Portals Summer Ball 2016


This wonderful end of year event held at Agora Portals International School was featured in the International Schools Association October Newsletter ….. Agora Portals’ senior students celebrated the end of the school year with the eagerly-awaited “Agora Summer Ball 2016”, a dance organised by the school for our Upper Secondary and Sixth Form students. The […]

PISA Tests and Selectividad

Academic News

Students from Agora Portals International School achieved results in the PISA tests that were significantly higher than the average for Spanish and OECD schools. In the Selectividad (Spanish University Entrance exams), Agora Portals obtained one of the best average scores in the Balearic Islands, scoring particularly highly in the language tests. Learn more | Diario […]

New academic year 2016-2017


Mr Rafael Barea, Headmaster at Agora Portals, welcomes the school community to the new 2016-2017 academic year by reminding us of the objectives that were set and exceeded throughout last year’s courses, and setting new goals for the new academic year, including the introduction of tablets as a tool for learning and encouraging greater participation. […]

Fora de Joc broadcast from Agora Portals

News Sports

The Fora de Joc programme was broadcast from Agora Portals International School featuring Rafael Barea, the school’s Headmaster, Luis Moyá, the Balearic Government’s Director of Sport, Carlos Gonyalons, and the football player Chicho del Palma Futsal.  

Study on Holidays


The summer arrives, schedules change and as a result, studying during the holidays can be difficult. Experts estimate that our mathematics level decreases by an average of 2.6 months and our reading ability by 2 months. To avoid this, it is important that children rest and disconnect but at the same time, remain mentally active. […]

Sporting talent at Agora Portals

News Sports

Agora Portals Sports Club completed the school year with fantastic results in all sections, notably with the rugby and rhythmic gymnastics teams winning several trophies. Our hess, athletics, volleyball and basketball teams also achieved excellent results throughout the season. Learn more | Última Hora

V Rafael Nadal Music Competition

Music News

This year’s Rafael Nadal Music Contest was held at the Agora Portals school auditorium and, along with a range of excellent performances, the school’s Choir and Orchestra participated fully in the event. A tribute was paid to Rafael Nadal, after whom the competition is named, who died recently. Learn more | Brisas

Summer School 2016

Languages News Sports Summer Camp

The Agora Portals International Summer School offers an extensive range of academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities including art, sports and languages. Activities include English Summer, Daily Cycling Route, Spanish for foreigners or the Cercle Aventura camp, an adventure and activity trip to the Catalan Pyrenees, including a day at Port Aventura.   More information: […]

PISA tests 2016


In this year’s PISA tests students at Agora Portals scored higher than the Spanish average and better than countries such as Japan, Finland and Korea; in all three categories, Reading, Science and Mathematics, our score did not fall below 540 points. We are proud to inform you that our students achieved excellent results in the […]

At Agora Portals learning is fun


Our excellent teaching team and innovative teaching methodologies are at the heart of Agora Portals’s educational success. In line with the core values promoted at all the schools in the NACE Group we incorporate linguistic immersion, creativity, multiple intelligences, emotional management and musical stimulation at every stage of your child’s educational journey. Learn more | […]

Agora Portals Sunset Run

News Sports

The race consists of a 7 km route that starts in Magaluf and finishes at the School. The race is becoming more popular every year, this year attracting over 1000 entries! Learn more | Última Hora  

Chess Champions

Awards and Competitions News

Agora’s chess team, Megaescacs de Calvià was once again victorious in the Balearic team chess championship winning the final match against Cercle Artístic de Ciudatella. Agora Megaescacs was proclaimed the Balearic Islands Chess Champions for the second year in a row with a total of 9 points. Congratulations!! Learn more | Diario de Mallorca

Violin Master Class

Academic Music

The Agora Portals International School offers individual violin lessons for beginners and professional level students, reinforcing our focus on providing a high-quality musical education. Classes take place both on the school premises and at the school’s Auditorium in Portals Nous. More information

Agora Portals Charity Gala

Music News Values

This year Agora Portals’s school auditorium again hosted the Children’s Solidarity Gala 2016. The event was organised by the Ivón Frontela Rico Piano School and the Rotary Club Palma Almudaina in order to raise funds for two children’s’ charities, Mallorca sense Fam and the Natzaret Foundation. Over 100 children participated in the evening event performing […]

Open Day at Agora Portals


Parents and relatives were welcomed to Agora Portals’s Open Day where more than 1000 students exhibited their work and teachers provided demonstrations of the curriculum in action. Students and visitors were also able to visit the International Universities Fair and an exhibition on the Mayan world organised by the Sophia Foundation. Learn more | Última […]

Agora Portals attends NACEMUN 2016


More than 180 Secondary School students from NACE Schools in Spain, France and England participated in the second NACE Model United Nations, an international conference held in English, where students discuss current affairs in a format modelled on the United Nations. 10 students from Agora Portals International School were selected to attend the event. More […]

World Peace Day

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Students at Agora Portals school formed a great symbol of peace surrounded by coloured petals created from multi-coloured paper. The school choir sang a song and the headmaster Mr Rafael Barea, made a speech. Learn more | Última Hora

Charity collection at Agora Portals

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Baccalaureate students attended an explanatory workshop on how the Cáritas Mallorca toy recycling scheme works. The scheme is run by the charity Cáritas Mallorca from their facility in Palma, where donated toys and equipment are collected and delivered to families in need. Learn more | Última Hora

Respiralia Foundation and Agora Portals

News Values

The Respiralia Foundation, which fights against Cystic Fibrosis, celebrated its 10th anniversary at Agora Portals’ auditorium, welcoming more than 200 people to the event. Xabier Pons received the FQ Balear 2016 award from Teresa Llul, the foundations President. Learn more | Última Hora

Flipped Classroom


What is the Flipped Classroom? Many of you will be wondering just what the “Flipped Classroom”, also known as the “inverted or backwards classroom”, is. It’s a pedagogical model which reverses the traditional classroom. In this technique, pupils learn online at home using material provided by their teacher, and then consolidate these concepts in the […]

Passion for sport

News Sports

All the school teams participated in an event to promote the various sports clubs and activites offered at the school, including football, rhythmic gymnastics, rugby, basketball and volleyball. Agora Portals is committed to an education in values ​​and sporting activity is one of the ways in which this goal is achieved. In addition to the […]

Agora Portals – community responsibility

News Values

A group of students from Agora Portals International School transported bags of food to the Capuchin Convent in Palma, for distribution to people in need. Our students have been participating in this initiative for the past five years. Learn more | Última Hora

Vth Christmas Market

Music News

Members of the Agora Portals International School choir sang a Christmas-themed recital at the opening of the Vth Christmas Market in Puerto Portals. Learn more | Última Hora

Success of tablets in the classroom

Academic News

Agora Portals International School continues to develop the use of new technologies as a resource for teaching and learning in the classroom. Currently 150 students in Years 5 and 6 use technological devices in the classroom. More advanced and extensive use of tablets in the classroom will be introduced over the coming years. Learn more […]

Educational Innovation and Technology

Academic News

Agora Portals International School introduces its “flipped classroom” model for learning whereby students are encouraged to continue learning via video links and tablets outside the classroom, to allow more class time for collaborative work and personalised education. Learn more | Diari de l’Escola

Interview with Gustavo Martín

Academic Communication

Gustavo Martín, Social Sciences teacher at Agora Portals International School since 2011. He studied a Degree in History at the University of les Illes Balears and earned a grant to study for a year at the University of Salamanca. Married for two years, he is the proud and happy father to a little girl who […]

Visit to “Allure of the Seas”


Students from Agora Portals International School were lucky enough to visit the ship, learn about her facilities and put questions to the ship’s captain. Students and teachers were invited to dine with the guests onboard. An interesting and informative day was had by all! Learn more | Última Hora

YCT awards 2015

Academic Languages News

A total of 42 students from Agora Portals International School sat the Youth Chinese Tests this year (YCT). 90% of these students from Y3 in Primary to Y8 in Secondary passed the exams. Students at the school are able to study for these tests for two sessions a week. Learn more | Última Hora

Advice and Guidance Programme


Last year Agora Portals International School launched the “Agora Careers Advice and Guidance Programme”. The aim of this programme is to help Baccalaureate students in the decision-making process regarding their future careers, carrying out tests and other procedures required for access to university. The project also includes advice to students in 4th of ESO in […]

Dignity, Effort and Respect

Academic News

Education at the Agora Portals school is committed to an international approach. Classes are taught mainly in English and students also learn an additional foreign language. The school is also known for technological innovation and the promotion of cultural and sporting activities. Learn more | Última Hora

Documentary “Sueños que vuelan” (Dreams that fly)

News Values

The documentary “Sueños que vuelan” premiered at Agora Portals International School’s Auditorium. The story follows members of AEA Solidaria to the countries in which they carry out their work and pays tribute to the volunteers. The charity aims to help isolated and orphaned children and describes itself as “A story of many small people, in […]

Agora Portals – Innovation in Education

Academic News

Agora Portals International School is at the forefront of innovation in education and is constantly implementing new technologies as an aid to teaching and learning. Appropriate and well-managed use of these technologies has contributed to steady increases in student performance and the school’s academic success. Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences theories and Spencer Kagan’s cooperative learning […]

International Baccalaureate


In a global education, it is vital to have a qualification which incorporates and transmits values on an international level. With the International Baccalaureate (IB), this is definitely the case. The majority of our schools, known as IB World Schools, are authorised to teach this qualification. In this way, we promote the international education that […]

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