In compliance with the ministerial guidelines, the main objective of the high school Maria Ausiliatrice is “the process of growth and development of human beings by the personal internalization and critical processing of knowledge, skills and behaviors.”
The school’s educational and culture profile makes the acquired dimensions of knowledge, doing and action clear, depicts the educational characteristics of schooling as regards the skills that we think are useful to teenagers so that they can make autonomous choices, attend university or enter the labor market.
In particular, in reference to the new law on compulsory education (law No. 296 of December 27, 2006) the European and Italian legislations are taken into account as regards cultural areas in relation to disciplinary skills.
In the school of autonomy the didactic choices and evaluations have a great relevance since they are carried out respecting the rhythms and styles of learning of each student. Therefore, the educational strategies and didactic methodologies used aim at improving the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process of each student, thus promoting successful learning and maturation.
To this end some experiences, which have already been implemented in the previous two school years, are activated in order to promote the acquisition and development of learning strategies through the creation of personalized study programs under the supervision of tutors.
The teaching-learning process incorporates commonly used methods and strategies of lab- and project- based didactics.
The Nursery School Maria Ausiliatrice – private school as provided for the Ministerial Decree of June 28, 2002 – is the first step in the school system and is a concrete response to the Rights of the Child recognized by the Italian Constitution (art. 2 and 33), the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (adopted on 20 November 1989), the law on the establishment of the nursery school in Italy (law no. 444 of March 18, 1968), the Guidelines (Ministerial Decree of June 3, 1991) and directions of the law no. 53 of May 28, 2003 on the school reform.
It is an educational environment of learning, and expression of an international pedagogic project, which pursues the promotion of everyday life aspects through the constant relation with other institutions, in particular families. It aims at fostering the harmonious development of children according to a specific educational profile outlined by the TEOP (Triennial Educational Offer Plan), firmly believing that childhood is a precious stage in the education and development of human beings and citizens. It broadens and completes the educational activity of parents, who remain re the first and privileged supervisors of the education of their children.
Its fundamental educational characteristics are: the promotion of game as privileged source of education and relationships, the exploration and search originated by the curiosity of children, the relationships as specific aspect of the educational method.
The Primary School Maria Ausiliatrice – private school as provided for the Ministerial Decree of June 28, 2002 and officially recognized school as provided for the Convention with the Regional School Office Lazio of December 9, 2005 – is the second step in the school system and is attended by children aged 5 to 10.
It is an educational child-friendly learning environment, which pursues the promotion of everyday life aspects through the constant relation with other institutions, in particular families, and the creation of a social environment that promotes the growth of human and Christian values.
Its aim is promoting the acquisition of all types of language and a beginning level in command of knowledge and skills, based on the child experiences. The education process is a progressive betterment at personal, relational, cultural and religious level. It sets the basis for a realistic and positive picture of oneself.
Its fundamental educational characteristics are: the active and experience-based learning by stimulating the desire of knowledge and supporting the pleasure of learning, the exploration by helping children to ask themselves questions and to learn by doing, the relationships also through concrete initiatives of active solidarity-based openness and sharing.
It offers tools for a progressive systematization and organization of skills.
The Junior High School is attended by students who pass from childhood into adolescence. It brings on their educational orientation, it raises the level of personal education and training of every citizen and in general of all Italian people, it increases the capacity of sharing the values of culture and civilization. It is the necessary premise to a further commitment in the upper secondary education thanks to methodological and didactic developments.
The junior high school is:
- A school for integral education
- A school where you can find your place in the world
- A school which orients the students
- A school of identity
- A school of meaning motivation
- A school for the prevention of situations of distress and for disadvantage recovery
- A school of educational relationships.
In order to provide an up-to-date response to the objectives and aims of this cycle of studies, the Junior High School Maria Ausiliatrice – private school as provided for the Ministerial Decree of November 19, 2001 – aims at promoting learning processes and thus using the knowledge and skills that it teaches as an occasion for harmoniously developing the students’ personalities at moral, religious, social, intellectual, emotional, operating, creative level and for allowing them to act responsibly.
The school is experienced as:
- Time for research and discovery
- Time for friendship and joy
- Time for awareness and choice
through educational, cultural and social experiences during school time and after-school activities.