Academic Offering
TWS provides our pupils with an aligned curriculum.  Each curriculum - IEYC in Kinder; the IPC in Primary; Cambridge courses in Forms 1, 2and 3; and the Cambridge IGCSE course in Forms 4 & 5 - takes in consideration the others.  The students can see that the material studied, and skills practised, are highly apt.  The IEYC and IPC are project-based, recognising that the acquisition of knowledge and skills is confluent.  Our curriculum programmes will lead to the pre-university International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
In our Kindergarten, we have a diverse and balanced curriculum structured around each child's learning pace and needs, ensuring they reach their full potential.
Primary School
In our Primary School, our students are respectful, kind, caring, grateful, well-rounded human beings.
Secondary School
The Wingate School opened its Secondary section in August 2019 with 17 students in Form 1 (Year 6).
August 2022. We are starting our Form 4 course with Cambridge IGCSE courses. TWS now has over 100 students in Secondary.
Human formation
In our Kindergarten, we have a diverse and balanced curriculum structured around each child's learning pace and needs, ensuring they reach their full potential.
At TWS, we are dedicated to ensuring that our youngest pupils are equipped with language skills that will enable them to become confident communicators; therefore, in Kindergarten we provide a learning environment that is taught entirely in English.  
Our Kinder is made up of three years: Kinder 1, Kinder 2 and Kinder 3.  Children join Kinder 1 the year that they turn 3 years old.  Each classroom also has the support of a full-time teaching assistant.
With key elements of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) embedded into the IEYC (International Early Years Curriculum), our youngest pupils are exposed to a broad range of learning experiences that cultivate a love of learning and promote key stages of development.
Our highly experienced early years teachers are committed to ensuring that each child is valued as an individual and work hard to nurture their personal strengths and interests.
The IEYC Curriculum
The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) is a research-based curriculum recognising global best practice in early childhood education and the developmental needs of 2- to 5-year olds. It supports key areas of learning through holistic enquiry and play-based approaches that cover all curriculum areas including personal, social and emotional development.
The IEYC Learning Strands
All IEYC learning and development is underpinned by a set of four Learning Strands. Each Learning Strand provides descriptions of what children will experience and learn about through contextualised activities that are embedded into the unit of learning.
  • Independence and interdependence
  • Communicating
  • Enquiring
  • Healthy living and physical well-being
8 Learning Principles
There are eight Learning Principles that underpin all practice in the IEYC.
  1. The earliest years of life are important in their own right.
  2. Children should be supported to learn and develop at their own unique pace.
  3. Play is an essential aspect of all children’s learning and development.
  4. Learning happens when developmentally/appropriate, teacher-scaffolded and child-initiated experiences harness children’s natural curiosity in an enabling environment.
  5. Independent and interdependent learning experiences create a context for personal development and are the foundation of international-mindedness.
  6. Knowledge and skills development lead to an increasing sense of understanding when children are provided with opportunities to explore and express their ideas in multiple ways.
  7. Ongoing assessment, in the form of evaluation and reflection, is effective when it involves a learning-link with the home.
  8. Learning should be motivating, engaging and fun, opening up a world of wonder for children where personal interests can flourish.
In our Primary School, our students are respectful, kind, caring, grateful, well-rounded human beings. We develop and build their character through all of our curricular activities and we care about their social-emotional well-being. Our School of Character’s initiatives, ones which permeate the school culture, allow us to see that character formation is the plate that serves up our curriculum. 
Our students become confident mathematicians with Cambridge Primary Mathematics, a curriculum that helps learners become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. They develop problem-solving skills by applying knowledge and developing a holistic understanding of the subject.
In Literacy, we have a complete curriculum where we principally use Cambridge Primary English, which is an English First Language course.  Each unit contains a range of text types and genres included as whole texts or extracts around a unifying theme. The texts have been carefully selected to include an appropriate balance of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays.
Additionally, we support it with the Jolly Grammar curriculum and The Big Writing Programme where we stimulate our students’ imagination and, moreover, improve our young writers’ stamina. 
Our students have access to a levelled reading scheme that develops their reading skills: namely, decoding, fluency, improving vocabulary, understanding sentence structure and coherence, reasoning and inference.  Students are encouraged to access a range of books from our two well-resourced libraries in order to further develop a joy for reading. 
International Primary Curriculum
In Primary School, we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), where pupils become scientists, historians, geographers and artists while learning through thematic units. Students develop their project-based research skills using books, technology and accessing expert speakers. They use technology to present their findings, creating multimedia presentations.  Our students are - and become - critical thinkers, resilient researchers, lucid communicators and internationally-minded individuals.  You can learn more about about the IPC’s process of learning here:
IPC’s process
The Head of Primary is supported by an administrative assistant, two Literacy Coordinators (Lower Primary; Upper Primary) and an IPC Coordinator.
Our curriculum is taught in English
The Primary curriculum is taught in English, with Spanish being taught 20% of the time.  Spanish is taught as a language as well as through Mexican history and Mexican geography. Our students become confident Spanish speakers, writers and listeners.  TWS is fully incorporated into the Mexican Ministry of Education (SEP).
Art, physical education and music
Our school curriculum is very broad, with great importance given to art, physical education and music.  
Art is incorporated into the curriculum via the IPC units.  We maintain an active PE programme, with all students receiving two PE lessons per week.  Our hardcourts and green campus allow us to provide a varied and healthy PE and sports programme.
Music is a very important part of our thinking and curriculum. All of our Primary students are taught to play an instrument. The instruments currently on offer are the violin, viola, cello, double-bass and percussion. We will be adding more instruments as we develop our school orchestra.
Our curriculum aims to develop 21st Century skills with a focus on:
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Research and information fluency
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making
The Wingate School opened its Secondary section in August 2019 with 17 students in Form 1 (Year 6). As of August 2022, the Secondary section has 109 students in Forms 1 - 4, and we have now started the first year of the IGCSE programme. The Secondary section will continue to grow each year.
In Forms 1-3 (Key Stage 3) students follow the Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum in a range of subjects, including English, Mathematics, History, Geography, and Science, together with courses from the Mexican National Programme. All students also pursue subjects in the “TWS Curriculum,” including Character Education, Social Responsibility, STEAM, Book Club, and Life Skills, among others. Consistent with our commitment to educating the whole child, classes in Visual and Performing Arts, including music instruments, drama, and visual arts and Physical Education are required for all. ICT skills are taught and applied across the curriculum, in addition to being a stand-alone class. Our academic programme, delivered by experienced subject specialists, emphasizes inquiry-based learning and the development of transferable skills, including critical thinking, character and citizenship skills.
Students will be introduced to the widely-recognized IGCSE in Key Stage 4. The International General Certificate on Secondary Education is the rigorous set of courses (and public exams) offered worldwide and overseen by different exam boards, including the University of Cambridge Exam Syndicate. Cambridge IGCSEs are among the world´s most popular international public qualifications for teenagers and provide students with the skills and dispositions necessary to succeed in tertiary education and in a variety of careers; they are recognized by leading universities and employers worldwide. The Wingate School’s first IGCSE cohort will sit their exams in May/June 2024, and we will provide academic counselling to help the student decide what IGCSE subjects may suit them best.
Finally, in our Sixth Form, which will open in August 2024, we plan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This is a rigorous two-year pre-university programme recognized worldwide as excellent preparation for university studies. Students will receive individualised mentoring to help them make the most appropriate selection of courses, in keeping with their interests, abilities, and future aspirations. 
The academic programme in Secondary is complemented by a rich co-curricular and pastoral programme, again consistent with our commitment to educating the whole child. Form tutors and mentors form the basis of the pastoral programme, ensuring student well-being in all aspects of their school life, while the co-curricular programme, currently under development, will allow students to challenge themselves outside the classroom.
After School Activities
Primary and Secondary
TWS provides a wide range of co-curricular after-school activities.  These activities take place at the end of the day between Monday and Thursday and rotate each semester and allow for pupils to develop their creative, sports-related and/or cultural talents and interests. 
In some activities, the school participates in inter-school sports and competitions. 
All Kinder students may stay for optional extended hours between Monday and Thursday. The extended day ends at the same time as the primary and secondary school dismissal, which means that siblings in different school sections can go home at the same time.
Kinder students may also participate in workshop options during extended hours.  Workshops include lego, football and tae kwon do.
Over 65
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play a musical instrument
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