ELIS: learning today, leading tomorrow
In early 2019, ELIS Murcia acquired 15,000 m2 of land in the nearby Montevida urbanization (La Alberca, Murcia). August saw the start of construction of state-of-the-art facilities in which ELIS Murcia Secondary and Sixth Form/Bachillerato students will enjoy the highest quality education available in our region.
The new site will offer 450 additional places over the next 8 – 10 years, providing an amazing learning environment for our broad and balanced curriculum. The facility includes specialist installations for athletics, sport, theatre studies, Art and Design, Music, Sciences and investigation. The centre is designed to promote collaborative, active learning and to develop study skills within a modern environment.
The school itself is the focus of the learning and teaching process: It has been designed to have a minimal environmental impact, both through its construction materials and energy use; and is the first Cognita school purposefully designed and built in a way to take advantage of the fantastic surroundings offered by our region. These fundamental environmental credentials include:
- Generation of its own electricity;
- Integrated air temperature control systems;
- Collection and storage of rainwater and its use across the school;
- Recycling of water for re-use throughout the school;
- Construction using low-impact building materials;
- Maximized use of the beautiful Verdolay natural environment for teaching and learning.
This is an educational centre that both our school community and the city of Murcia will feel proud of and which, at the same time, will allow for a redevelopment of our Primary facilities on the current site in El Palmar to create a more spacious learning environment. We are sure that our students, parents and staff members will be delighted with this avant-garde school site which we truly believe represents the future of educational excellence in our region as part of the ELIS Cognita commitment to preparing young people for the study and workplaces of the future.
ELIS: Learning today and leading tomorrow.
Completion in August 2020 / Inauguration event in September – October 2020