Vicente del Bosque visits Agora Portals

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

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VI NACE Olympic Games

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 […]

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PISA Tests 2018

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 […]

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Vicente del Bosque visits Agora Portals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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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