Fomento de Centros de Enseñanza is an educational institution run by a group of parents and teachers that believe in the creation of schools with collaboration with families at the centre.
The first Fomento school - Ahlzahir, in Córdoba - opened its doors in the 1963-64 academic year, and there are currently 35 Fomento schools in 11 Regions in Spain, with over 23,000 pupils, 16,000 families, 2,500 professionals and more than 80,000 former pupils.
The education on offer is concluded with the Villanueva University, attached to the Complutense University of Madrid, where different levels of Education, Media, Law and Business are taught.
Fomento schools are defined by personalised learning, educational excellence, parent involvement and Christian identity.
Every student is unique. In Fomento schools we feel that people are at the centre of the education process. Therefore, personalised learning is provided in order for every student to fully develop their skills and aptitudes with the help of parents and teachers.
Educational excellence. Fomento schools offer quality education based on sound academic, human and Christian training. Education with not only knowledge at the core, but also the training of respectable people that will be able to play a part in the improvement of society.
Parents, the first educators. The aim of Fomento schools is to help parents, and their responsibility as the first educators, to provide their children with quality education. Therefore, we believe in the importance of the family and the school sharing the same education principles and working together.
Christian identity. In Fomento schools all activities are inspired by a transcendental vision of human existence and by the principle of a person's dignity, a characteristic of the Christian spirit. From the very beginning, Fomento requested help from the Prelature of Opus Dei in keeping its Christian identity alive.