It fills us with pride and satisfaction to share the following news! After months of working with Central Washington University we announce that we have reached an agreement to collaborate in the exchange of professors and students

Within the framework of institutional meetings that we at the Iruaritz-Lezama Foundation have, we would like to highlight the trip to Paris that D. Luis de Lezama had in April to meet with the Secretary General of the OECD, Mr. José Ángel Gurría.


We continue our work in collaboration with the French Embassy. Mr. Yves Saint-Geours, Ambassador of the French Republic in Spain, receives for the second time Mr. Luis Lezama and Francisco Moreno as director of the Iruaritz Lezama Foundation in Madrid.


Dr. Michael Johnson, Head of department and coordinator of the French program in, and Dr. Steven Cook, Deputy Director of the international programs, made a visit to our school Santa María la Blanca


Congratulations! Our student of Santa María la Blanca, Inés Lázaro-Carrasco, has been awarded the prestigious Kemper Scholarship.


The Santa María la Blanca school continues to strengthen its commitment to sports. For the third consecutive year we have successfully organized the School Cross for Inclusion. The event was organized by a commission made up of teachers and students of the AMPA.




Within the framework of institutional meetings that we have in the Iruaritz Lezama Foundation, we had the privilege of holding a meeting with Jorge Sáinz González, Secretary General of Universities.

The team of the Iruaritz Lezama Foundation had the privilege of participating as speakers at the IMAT 2018 International Symposium organized by ESIC in Valencia.

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Sharing knowledge is always synonymous to growth. Getting to know different educational realities leads us to continue improving the quality and academic warmth that the more than 2,200 students of Santa María la Blanca receive day by day by the teaching staff.


The players of the Community of Madrid can be very proud of the magnificent reprensentation they have in the Tennis Federation! The president, Juan Luis «Titi» Rascón, the manager, Juan Avendaño, and the economic vice president, Alfonso Munk, visited our Santa María la Blanca


One of the most characteristic features of our foundation, without a doubt, is the marked international vocation and global thinking that we have always maintained since the beginning of our activity in 1974.


We had the privileged of being visited by Rosemary Alker, Bachelor of Physical Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, Master in Meteorology and Co-Responsible of the Meteorology Department of Mediaset, to celebrate the inauguration of our new educational space, the Weather Station.

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We had the honor of participating as speakers in TalkingU of the CEU San Pablo University. It is a dynamic and innovative meeting space designed to promote a global reflection on new forms and methods of teaching.

Looking back, we remember that one of the main commitments made by Don Luis de Lezama and the school’s promoter team was to include in a unique way the artistic and musical teachings in the day-to-day of our school.

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PEBI - Sandra Moneo

Within the framework of institutional visits that our center receives, during the month of February we spent a day with Sandra Moneo and Carmen González as deputies of Congress and active members of the Education Commission.

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The Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) began to teach the Master in Teacher Training of Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching in the academic year of 2009-2010

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We are in luck! During the month of February, we have resumed the works of expansion of the school. Therefore, we may continue with our expansion of the new educational spaces

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Our founder and president, D. Luis de Lezama, traveled to Uruguay to get to know the reality of education in the South American country. The recognition that D. Luis has as an enterprising man and promoter of educational change

Philips Exeter Academy

After the Christmas break we have welcomed twelve students from one of the most prestigious educational centers in the United States of America, the Phillips Exeter Academy. They are will stay two-month in Santa María la Blanca and we proudly share that the integration has been excellent and exemplary

The Minister of Education, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, and our president, Luis de Lezama, met to make known all the achievements obtained.

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Colegio de Chile

we started January 2018 with a very important visit from Santiago, Chile! The visit counter of centers in Spain and the rest of the world already exceeds two figures

Fundación Integra

Within the framework of collaboration that we have been carrying out with various organizations, we have had the privilege of receiving the Integra Foundation at the Santa María la Blanca school

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The Global Learning Network is a network of educators from exemplary schools that develop, practice, and share innovative approaches to education that ensure their students are prepared for career and life long success

Sistema EBI y Familias

Our founding president, Luis de Lezama, and the innovation team led by Arantxa Garray-Gordovil, held a meeting with the families of the school to make known the significant advances of the EBI system

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It is always a pleasure to receive friends from other institutions as is the Seminario Menor from Ourense. Since we began to implant the EBI System in their institution we have been able to ascertain firsthand the excellent professional quality of their team.

On November 17th and 18th we had the pleasure of becoming the headquarters of the new bootcamp for Google Educator organized by INNEDU (www.innedu.es).

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The Princess of Girona Foundation launched the ¨Pedagogical Expeditions¨ and celebrated the first edition in Andalusia, from November 20th to the 23rd.

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It has been 43 years since the president of our Foundation, Don Luis de Lezama, laid the first stone of what today is an institution of prestige recognition at a national and international level.

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The director of the Santa María la Blanca school, Carlos Amador, and the director of innovation, Arantxa Garay-Gordovil, had the pleasure of being speakers at the III Conference on Educational Innovation

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And we finish EBI Actuality November with the visit of a dear friend as it is D. Norman García. He is currently the Ambassador of Honduras in Spain and this is undoubtedly a pride for all Hondurans who are settled in our country.


We continue to work towards our expansion in the United States of America. During this occasion the teams from the Iruaritz Lezama Foundation and the Santa María la Blanca School have worked for a week alongside Dr. Paul Ballard, Dean of Education and Professional Studies, and Dr. Ronald Jacobson, Executive Director of the School of Education.

The Superior School of Hospitality of Seville hosted the XXIV EURHODIP Congress from the 26th – 29th of October; where Luis de Lezama was elected as the new president of the association replacing Cees Van Der Klip from Holland.


Last 6th and 7th of October the I Educational Coaching Days were celebrated in the facilities of the CaixaForum, Paseo del Prado 36 in Madrid.


On October 19, the Iruartiz Lezama Foundation and the PPC Publishing House had the pleasure of presenting the latest book by Luis de Lezama, “The School of the Future”, at the Sociedad Bilbaína.


On October 20, at 13:30, the conference / debate given by Mr. Luis de Lezama, President of our Foundation Iruartiz Lezama, took place at the Sociedad Bilbaína, under the title Human Capital In Innovation.


After the success of previous editions, INNEDU, in collaboration with Xenon Computer, organizes four new Bootcamps that help prepare for the Google Educator 1 and 2 certification. This time, the online mode for Google Educator 1 is offered.


The University of Harvard gathered with Don Luis de Lezama and his team From the Foundation Iruaritz-Lezama. The meeting took place during The Spain Caucus held at Harvard Kennedy School in Boston so that to gain a better understanding of functioning of the Santa María la Blanca School, our EBI system (Basic Interactive Education), and the pedagogical framework that we have been developing since the first academic course of 2008-2009 that has situated our institution at an international level of reference in educational innovation.

Congratulations! Our school Santa María la Blanca continues to take firm steps in its international recognition and penetrating the United States of America.

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“Personalization, autonomy, and personal relationships with students are some of the keys that manage this center located in the outskirts of Madrid, in Montecarmelo…

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One of the fundamental criteria that is built into the EBI System that all educational actions must facilitate the building of one on one meaningful relationships in work teams and in our environment.


The innovation team of the Iruaritz-Lezama Foundation has begun to overflow with enthusiasm, savoir-faire, and sharing all its knowledge with the EBI centers distributed in Spain, USA, and the Dominican Republic…


One of the elements of educational innovation that our EBI System contributes to the teaching and learning process is the real opportunity for the teachers…


The Iruaritz-Lezama Foundation has had the immense pleasure of having for a whole week in Spain the Vice President for Academic and Student Life of Central Washington University, Katherine Frank, whose visit strengthened the collaboration that both institutions have been developing since June of 2015. Our EBI (Basic Interactive Education) system is gaining recognition throughout the whole state of Washington and the collaboration with the University’s Institute of Educational Initiatives has hit a turn point reinforcing the commitment in educational innovation that we have been doing at our school Santa María la Blanca.

The Bertelsmann Foundation has recognized our school as OPC certified – Coordinated Professional Orientation. As Bertelsmann points out…


The FPdGI annually holds the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards with the aim of promoting and encouraging initiative…


The innovation team of the Iruaritz Foundation Lezama held a meeting in the Dominican Republic with D. Luis de León, Vice Minister of Education…


The effective teacher is one who “gets his students to complete the period of instruction with the knowledge and skills that are deemed appropriate for them…


And we are continuing to make progress in our commitment to lifelong learning! We want to congratulate our innovation director, Arantxa…