The dedication and involvement of the entire teaching team are aimed to ensure that our students achieve an integrated training both academically and personally.
Lleó XIII School has principles that mark its pedagogical line, that is, values we assume and we transmit to our students. We define ourselves as a secular school and educate in values such as:
- Freedom and Democracy
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We are a small school with low ratios that stands out for offering individualized attention to each of the students. We are an Inclusive School with Attention to Diversity that helps the development of the person in all areas: emotional balance, creativity, culture, health and coexistence.
- We train in Plurality in an integral way.
- We educate by giving a personalized and individualized attention. We accompany our students giving all the necessary support to achieve their objectives.
- We respect all ideologies, both politically and religiously. We are secular and we are clearly respectful with all the students’ ideologies, their families and the teaching staff, renouncing to any type of indoctrination. We defend multilingualism. We have Catalan as a vehicular language, guaranteeing the learning of English from Infant (where 85% of its teaching schedule is in this language) and Spanish and French from Primary.
- We are a green school. We work to reduce, reuse and recycle material and energy resources.
History of the school
Lleó XIII School was founded in 1961 by the Mercadé and Todolí families who came from the Jesuit school of Barcelona San Ignacio de Loyola. In 1978 the founders parted ways. From that moment on, the Mercadé Family School (Lleó XIII) introduced mixed education at all levels.
In 1996 the Singular Project was created with the aim of making school life compatible with the practice of sport or dance and /or music studies, guaranteeing a quality education. A short time later, a very close link began that is maintained today with Futbol Club Barcelona and specifically with the Masia Oriol Tort to accompany its residents and athletes in all disciplines throughout their educational stage. Players such as Leo Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, Sergi Roberto or other current players such as Ansu Fati have passed through our classrooms.
In November 2015 there was a change in the school ownership to promote a new image and a new educational project where students are offered access to official university studies through IGEMA (linked to the group) to do ADE with the official title of the Rovira i Virgili University. Currently, Lleó XIII offers all educational stages from P3 to 4th of ESO, Nursery and Baccalaureate, as well as training cycles.