At Terra we apply a pedagogy based on the psychology of the innate, considering children as seeds that contain all the information they need to develop. Our function is to offer the best possible conditions, allowing them to germinate and flourish naturally, manifesting - in due time - the fruit they brought with them at birth. We know that each person is unique and has their own intelligence and creativity. This is why our pedagogical accompaniment process is personalised. We adapt to the needs and motivations of each child at different stages of their development in accordance with the eleven dimensions of conscious education.
Terra’s vision is to transform education. In other words, to fundamentally change the old and limited conception we have of how and what we educate for. This means replacing the current education system – inherited from the industrial era – with a new one that responds to current needs and future challenges. Essentially because if we want to see deep and real change in the world, we first have to change education. Our aspiration is to become one of the reference schools of the 21st century.
The architectural project is at the service of pedagogy.
We are committed to a new concept of a disruptive and innovative school that invites play and learning, stimulating creativity and imagination. Under the guidance of Eduard Balcells, an expert in innovative school architecture, the pedagogical team is designing the architectural project with different spacious, bright and very versatile learning spaces that promote autonomous and diversified learning. Among others, we have artistic workshops for carpentry, painting and ceramics, as well as a pedagogical kitchen, different laboratories, a makerspace, several vegetable gardens, etc…
The origin of Terra
Borja Vilaseca and Juan Olano begin to read everything they can find on educational innovation, laying the foundations of the school Terra.
Comply with the law
The lawyer Joan Josep Codina joins the team, in charge of ensuring that Terra complies with all the legal requirements to obtain the homologation and authorisation of the Departament d’Educació.
First business plan
Together with the expert in educational management, Ferran Teixes, a business model is created that includes a school for children, young people, learning coaches and families.
With the collaboration of conscious pedagogues, Margalida Gomila and Maribel del Toro, we began to give shape to the 11 dimensions of conscious education.
Together with the architect specialised in the creation of innovative schools, Eduard Balcells, we began to design a pioneering and innovative architectural project.
A patron appears
Thanks to a generous donation, we further professionalised the creative process, with Luisa Salvador, the pedagogical director, joining the team.
We choose location
We expanded the pedagogical team with experts in alternative pedagogies at the same time that we chose the location of our first school in Barcelona.
We plan to open the first Terra Escuela Consciente in September 2024 in Valldoreix, starting with the early years stage between 3 and 5 years old.
At Terra, we are going to put all the necessary means to promote an inclusive education that ensures the well-being of all the people in our educational community. To achieve this, we will adapt to the individual needs of each child and teenager, as well as the circumstances of each family. We believe that inclusion is a task for society as a whole. Therefore, we offer a diverse and pluralistic environment that enables new generations to build a more empathetic, tolerant, committed and responsible society.