Our School

The A LA PAR special education school is subsidised by the Community of Madrid.

We strive to encourage our students to promote their intellectual capacity to the full, by arousing their interest in learning and communicating, so that they improve in instrumental areas, in their capacity to understand others and express themselves, in arithmetic and in workshop activities.

But our main objective when it comes to our students goes beyond instrumental learning. We believe it is essential to achieve the highest level of personal development possible. We also want them to improve their social skills. Favouring their adaptive behaviour helps them become more INDEPENDENT in all areas.

This is why we encourage situations that promote forming good relationships, by working on the necessary social and job skills to attain the highest possible degree of independence and integration into the job market and society.

Moreover, we try and make the values of our ideology theirs and we focus on enhancing physical, psychological and spiritual development, raising awareness of others’ needs, promoting mutual respect and active participation in society, etc.

Our aims

We believe in the educational possibilities of our students with intellectual disabilities. We want their time at school to be a satisfying experience and for them to meet the following goals to the best of their ability:


Becoming as independent as possible.


Developing good self-esteem.


Acquiring the practical, social and work skills they will need to integrate in all areas of life.


Improving their social relationships and awakening an interest in their surroundings.

Our methodology

To achieve our aims, we offer activities that are practical, dynamic, useful and relate to real life. These activities take place in small groups with a maximum of eight students with intellectual disabilities per class, and are run by teachers, educators, musicians, psychologists, a careers advisor, a social worker and a psychiatrist.

We make use of resources provided by the community to work on skills needed in real situations that our students will experience. Our activities are age-appropriate and promote values such as mutual respect and active participation in society. A strong emphasis is also placed on sport and artistic expression through music, theatre and painting.

Upon finishing school, all our students with intellectual disabilities draw up a plan for the future, whether it be training or a job placement. In addition, during their final years at school they do work experience placements in employment centres (the last year of PFTVA [training programmes for the transition to adulthood] and PPME [special vocational educational programmes]).

Our programmes


Basic Compulsory Education


Dual Itinerary

Dual Itinerary

Professional and training programmes for students from our School aged between 16 and 21 years old:

Special Vocational Educational Programmes (PPME):
  • Support operations in general and administrative services
  • Support operations in setting-up and maintaining microcomputer systems
  • Basic cooking operations
Training Programmes for the Transition to Adulthood (PFTVA):
  • Bakery and business activities
  • Building alterations and maintenance activities
  • Gardening and DIY activities


School canteen, speech and language therapy, psychology, social work, nursing, family school, careers service and psychiatry.


Training at employment centres, communication technologies, music and expression, and sport.

Further international activities and programmes:

We run a personal independence programme, carry out cultural exchanges in Scotland, and organise an Erasmus+ Programme in Italy.

We do many extracurricular outings and trips in collaboration with Madrid City Council, the Community of Madrid, the Spanish Ministry of Education and other institutions.

This work is complemented by leisure and training activities outside of school, where students from other centres can take part.

Sports programmes, alongside our Sports Club: 19 sporting disciplines at all levels, from grassroots to high-performance sports. The club also manages sports schools and a Surf Camp in summer.

Fundaland organises afternoon activities and weekend leisure programmes.

Fundación A LA PAR offers students post-compulsory training via CAMPVS, the Employment Office, and Independent Living Projects.

Monasterio de las Huelgas, 15.
28049 Madrid


Line 9, Paco de Lucía stop
Line 10, Montecarmelo stop


134, 178 (from Plaza de Castilla)

Contact us

Contact us on 917 355 790 | 917 355 799 (Fax).

You can also send an email to secretaria.colegio@alapar.org.

School subsidised by the Board of Education of the Community of Madrid.