Ethos

Retamar is an all-male centre of education which offers its pupils a complete and high-quality education, in an atmosphere of personal freedom and responsibility.

Retamar recognises its role as acting in collaboration with the pupils’ parents, the latter having the inalienable right to, and the main responsibility for, their children’s education. Upon applying for a place at the school, they freely choose and commit themselves to upholding the type of education contained in this charter, in which they also form part of the spirit and traditions of Retamar.

The education offered to the pupils –human, intellectual, social, spiritual, aesthetic and athletic– refers to all aspects of character. A keen desire for truth and liberty is encouraged; the desire to work hard; respect, politeness and human qualities when dealing with others; and practical details of order, punctuality, cleanliness and caring for material things.

The transcendental vision of human existence is understood to be presupposed within the task of educating and we attain to nurture civic and human virtues, which are the basis of personal maturity. Without imposing criteria on other people’s opinions, civil duties are taught to be carried out in a free and responsible fashion, with a spirit of service to others, cooperation for the common good, social progress and international understanding.

Retamar offers a personalised, respectful and demanding education. Each pupil is assigned a preceptor who, in constant contact with the pupil’s parents, takes responsibility for the pupil’s personal guidance, helps him develop his natural abilities and strengthen his sense of responsibility within his personal development, thereby leading him to strive and personally apply himself to his studies. 

In order to assure educational efficiency, a perfect harmony between what is taught at home and at school is deemed essential, thus leading Retamar to encourage a high degree of collaboration with the pupil’s parents and their task as primary educators of their children.

The education provided at Retamar includes those contents demanded at all the various academic levels and is complimented by cultural, sporting, artistic and manual activities which help achieve a complete development of our pupils.

All teaching and formative activities adjust themselves to the basic principles of Catholic doctrine. Retamar, through the spirit by which it is inspired, within its strictly civil legal nature, being non confessional, professing a profound respect for freedom of conscience, encourages among the pupils’ parents, teachers, ancillary staff and pupils, a faithful adhesion to Catholic morals and doctrine of faith, in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Hierarchy which it loyally respects and venerates.

Spiritual and doctrinal attention is commended to the Prelature of Opus Dei.

Retamar encourages an active participation in life at the Centre on the part of the pupils’ parents, of the teaching staff, of the ancillary workers and of the pupils, in accordance with their technical capacity and degree of responsibility. All obligations, functions and duties are carried out in an atmosphere of trust and friendship, of cooperation and service.

Responsibility for management, organisation and development of educational and formative activities lies with the Retamar Board, a body which will watch out to make sure that everyone involved at the school upholds the educational project which, in its basic aspects, are summarised here in this charter. It thus complies with the commitment entered into with the pupils and their families.

Respect for the legitimate opinions of all those who make up the College and the atmosphere of solidarity and harmony that prevails, means that all expressions and opinions pertaining to political parties or groups should remain alien to Retamar. Each person must exercise his civil rights and duties outside the confines of the College.

Both the teaching and non-teaching staff carry out their duties in accordance with the principles that inspire the task of educating at Retamar, choosing freely and responsibly to make these principles their own upon entering into employment at the College and must make every effort to maintain a high degree of professional competence.

Academic discipline is the necessary framework within which teachers and pupils avail of their personal freedom responsibly. Corporal punishment and the comparing of pupils with others are excluded.

Ethos

Retamar is an all-male centre of education which offers its pupils a complete and high-quality education, in an atmosphere of personal freedom and responsibility.

Retamar recognises its role as acting in collaboration with the pupils’ parents, the latter having the inalienable right to, and the main responsibility for, their children’s education. Upon applying for a place at the school, they freely choose and commit themselves to upholding the type of education contained in this charter, in which they also form part of the spirit and traditions of Retamar.

The education offered to the pupils –human, intellectual, social, spiritual, aesthetic and athletic– refers to all aspects of character. A keen desire for truth and liberty is encouraged; the desire to work hard; respect, politeness and human qualities when dealing with others; and practical details of order, punctuality, cleanliness and caring for material things.

The transcendental vision of human existence is understood to be presupposed within the task of educating and we attain to nurture civic and human virtues, which are the basis of personal maturity. Without imposing criteria on other people’s opinions, civil duties are taught to be carried out in a free and responsible fashion, with a spirit of service to others, cooperation for the common good, social progress and international understanding.

Retamar offers a personalised, respectful and demanding education. Each pupil is assigned a preceptor who, in constant contact with the pupil’s parents, takes responsibility for the pupil’s personal guidance, helps him develop his natural abilities and strengthen his sense of responsibility within his personal development, thereby leading him to strive and personally apply himself to his studies. 

In order to assure educational efficiency, a perfect harmony between what is taught at home and at school is deemed essential, thus leading Retamar to encourage a high degree of collaboration with the pupil’s parents and their task as primary educators of their children.

The education provided at Retamar includes those contents demanded at all the various academic levels and is complimented by cultural, sporting, artistic and manual activities which help achieve a complete development of our pupils.

All teaching and formative activities adjust themselves to the basic principles of Catholic doctrine. Retamar, through the spirit by which it is inspired, within its strictly civil legal nature, being non confessional, professing a profound respect for freedom of conscience, encourages among the pupils’ parents, teachers, ancillary staff and pupils, a faithful adhesion to Catholic morals and doctrine of faith, in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Hierarchy which it loyally respects and venerates.

Spiritual and doctrinal attention is commended to the Prelature of Opus Dei.

Retamar encourages an active participation in life at the Centre on the part of the pupils’ parents, of the teaching staff, of the ancillary workers and of the pupils, in accordance with their technical capacity and degree of responsibility. All obligations, functions and duties are carried out in an atmosphere of trust and friendship, of cooperation and service.

Responsibility for management, organisation and development of educational and formative activities lies with the Retamar Board, a body which will watch out to make sure that everyone involved at the school upholds the educational project which, in its basic aspects, are summarised here in this charter. It thus complies with the commitment entered into with the pupils and their families.

Respect for the legitimate opinions of all those who make up the College and the atmosphere of solidarity and harmony that prevails, means that all expressions and opinions pertaining to political parties or groups should remain alien to Retamar. Each person must exercise his civil rights and duties outside the confines of the College.

Both the teaching and non-teaching staff carry out their duties in accordance with the principles that inspire the task of educating at Retamar, choosing freely and responsibly to make these principles their own upon entering into employment at the College and must make every effort to maintain a high degree of professional competence.

Academic discipline is the necessary framework within which teachers and pupils avail of their personal freedom responsibly. Corporal punishment and the comparing of pupils with others are excluded.