The Shelton Academy Education Foundation gives scholarships to families with limited economic resources who believe in our distinctive education for their children. We support all students through a mentoring program and an interdisciplinary approach focused on the formation, which enriches their academic experience and personal growth.
The Foundation currently provides scholarships to over 60 students and we hope to grow this number in the coming years. We are thankful to the many donors who have already supported Shelton Academy students’ academic success and invite many others to join.
Shelton Virtual Institute
The Shelton Virtual Institute is a digital platform that depends on the Shelton Academy Education Foundation and serves as an academic and community development vehicle. We offer educational online content to people from various backgrounds. Our courses focus on personal, professional, and spiritual enhancement.
We currently offer the following courses: Latin, Bible Studies, Classic Culture, Innovation at Hand, Create and Grow programs. We have plans to continue expanding the number of courses offered. Most of the courses are Free for the public. If you wish to receive information on the courses that we offer please feel free to visit our website: https://sheltonvirtual.com/
Youth Orchestra and Choir
Shelton Academy Education Foundation formed its own youth orchestra in 2020. This project was created to give talented students the opportunity to be part of an exciting initiative. The Foundation is happy to cover all the expenses derived from this activity and allow students to thrive in their musical learning experience.
The orchestra is composed of
• 5 Violins
• 2 Violas
• 2 Cellos
• 2 Flutes
• 2 Clarinets
• 1 Trumpet
The Choir is composed of 17 Shelton Academy students from 7-14 years old.
We seek to create awareness in our community through dialogue. Shelton Academy Education Foundation sponsors a program to bring speakers from different disciplines to interact with families, students, and staff. This program allows our community to understand different perspectives and strive to develop personal, spiritual, and ethical growth as well as critical thinking.
Our speakers come from various areas of expertise:
• Maria Teresa Torres – The Importance of Art to Generation Z
• Dr. Belinda Leon – The Pathway to College Starts Now
• Joseangel Dominguez – How to Regain Parental Authority
• Cristina Gomez – El reto de educar a nuestros hijos
• Antonio Espinosa – Becoming an entrepreneur
• Charo Sabada – Understanding Generation Z
Educator, psychotherapist who specializes in mentoring, Mr. Berthe traveled from Washington DC to talk to our community about the importance of the role of families in the school. With an audience of more than 70 families, Mr. Berthe explained the mentoring program and, as in his own experience, this program changes the lives of young people and families.
Charo Sabada is the author of the well-known book “Social Networks’ and is currently the Dean of the Communications School at the University of Navarra. Mrs. Sabada not only had the opportunity to offer a constructive talk to the community of Doral on the importance of the smart use of Social Networks, but she provided a workshop for our teaching staff to face the daily challenges that this useful yet dangerous tool brings.
José Angel Dominguez
Jose Angel Dominguez is currently Director of Shelton Academy Formation Department and is also Director of the Citizenship and Values Foundation. In this important “Talk” our community learned how to rescue authority as parents through love and communication.
María Teresa Torres
Maria Teresa Torres has been involved with art from a very young age. A classical ballet dancer and specialist in the educational area at the Universidad of Navarra, Maria brings to the Doral community an important reflection of how art can help the personal, spiritual, and academic growth of this current generation.
This young architect with a wide experience in social projects and volunteering all over the world decided to start a social enterprise aimed at improving the lives of the neediest people and Shelton Academy 7th and 8th graders had the unique opportunity to talk to him. Antonio is a great entrepreneur, a magnificent human being, and he was recently included in the Forbes “30 under 30” list of Spain’s most influential young entrepreneurs.
Cristina Gomez, Director of Exceptional Education at Shelton Academy, has a master’s degree in Family Counsellor and also in Exceptional Education. Cristina offered an “interactive talk” to families on the most effective alternatives to improve the relationship with their children.
María Dolores Conesa
Maria Dolores Conesa is the Director of Theory and Methods along with the Faulty of Education and Psychology from the University of Navarra. In an interactive conversation with the teachers and faculty of Shelton Academy, Maria Dolores delved into the topic of how to educate our children respecting the dignity and the freedom of the human being.
Marvel. Illuminate. Notice. Dream. Share.
MINDS is one of our Signature Programs that focuses on human anthropology designed to grant our students the opportunity to learn how civilization and expression of its culture are interconnected with art history, music, and architecture. MINDS has been created in collaboration with the Prado Museum and the Museum of the University of Navarra in Spain.
The objective of this program is to foster the love of art and culture through interesting and dynamic classes that have been strategically adapted to fit each grade level appropriately. The history of art will be reinforced through projects made by children using their creativity and imagination. The curriculum for this initiative has been awarded by the Prado Museum and adapted specifically for Shelton Academy.
The Foundation is honored to sponsor this program and all of the expenses derived from this activity.
MIA Special Needs Center
Last September 4, Mia Escobedo passed away due to a respiratory failure, after battling like a warrior. This beautiful girl was 6 years old and although she was born with a special condition of spina bifida, she always had a smile on her face, touching the hearts of thousands of people who had the pleasure of meeting her. She taught us to appreciate the small things in life; to be grateful and give love to everyone.
Shelton Academy Education Foundation, together with her parents, family, and friends, is raising funds to develop the MIA Special Needs Center, a place where children with difficulties can study in an environment of love and integration according to their rhythm and abilities. With a team of specialists, we will be able to provide to our students a safe environment filled with fun and opportunities!
Help Shelton Academy build the MIA Special Needs Center, a step to make this a more inclusive and loving world.