About CreaNova

Creativity + Innovation = CreaNova

We are a private educational center with 9 years of experience in research and practical application in integral education.

Research indicates the importance of respecting biological processes and decision-making according to the needs of each stage of development so that each student’s potential can flourish during their mental and physical growth throughout their educational endeavours.

Qué es CreaNova - Col·legi CreaNova - Learning by Doing - Sant Cugat del Vallès - Barcelona

Our Pedagogy

We combine Finnish teaching methods of Learning by Doing with contributions of Pestalozzi School, M. Montessori, Emmi Pickler, Reggio Emilia and self-taught learning. Our educational system puts into practice all learning processes of sensory-motor interactions through practical life, experimentations with sensory materials and real contexts so that students can develop autonomy and personal initiative.


Starting from understanding of neurological needs and processes that occur at each stage of development, our pedagogical methodology applies practically the scientific knowledge obtained by these studies. We impart the experiences of Rebeca y Mauricio Wild as well as authors like M. Montessori, E. Pickler, C. Freinet, H. Maturana, A. Stern, D. Goleman, B. Lipton and R. Schank.

Elementary 3-6 and 6-11

Middle 11-13

High 13-16

Baccalaureates 16-18

Our teaching staff

Ignasi Bau


Passionate about my job, always learning from those around me.
Our responsibility as educators is reflected in the excited and curious eyes of the faces of the little ones and in the critical spirit of the older ones.

Helena García Moya

Elementary PK 3 & 4

“A child, a teacher, a book and a pen can change the world. Education is the only solution”. Enthused every day to be part of this great challenge, I enjoy coordinating this stage.

Elisabet Fernández

Elementary guide

It’s exciting to see how a child is able to acquire skills and knowledge almost spontaneously when immersed in a prepared, safe and relaxed environment, with an accompaniment that eases learning.

Kendra Woodglass

Elementary guide

Throw on a smile, sing a song and dance! It’s a beautiful day to learn something new. I come from California, a land filled with rivers and plants. What a gift it is to live and learn, growing every day. With friends by our sides we can’t go wrong, so let’s go out and play!

Moya Buxton

Elementary Coordinator

I bring my multicultural and Montessori background, together with plenty of love and nurture.
Creating an interesting, stimulating, peaceful, fun and calm environment is my priority and seeing the children blossom, my reward.

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Ivanna Pérez de Lara

8 – 9 Guide Montessori Specialist

“I observe children, I sense their needs, I try to fulfill them. They call it Montessori method”. Maria Montessori. I am a biologist and I love and enjoy learning from nature and from all children. My experience teaching in the United States has taught me that we should follow children’s interests in order to give them confidence and to help them discover what they are capable of.

Aina Cadafalch

8 – 9 Guide

As Jean Piaget says, the main objective of education is to create people capable of achieving new goals and not simply repeat what other generations have done.

Laura Settecase

Middle stage Coordinator

With enthusiasm, I’m tutor in the Middle stage and host the youngs who are no longer children in this transition phase. With empathy, great listening and communication skills.

Verónica Serrano

Middle Guide

I joined CreaNova after living and working abroad. I hope to be able to pass on my passion for learning to students and make them see that self-confidence has a very important value in success.


David Lerin

Physics, Technology

“Curiosity and critical thinking makes us grow and think” Innovating every day to not stop being better, that’s how we’ll get the next generation to overpass the actual one, with the acquired knowledge in engineering, now I want all of the students to learn with actual and upcoming challenges, always with constant growing.

Deniz Kizilirmak

High School guide and History of Art specialist High & Baccalaureate

My multinational career and multicultural identity taught me to understand the world from a global and cosmopolitan point of view, which I try to transmit to our students.

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Vanesa Barberá

Language and Literature specialist – High 6 Baccalaureate

“The verb to read, like the verb to love and the verb to dream, does not accept the imperative mood.” Daniel Pennack. My work experience in different educational systems (Spanish, French, American and Bulgarian) has allowed me to approach teaching from different perspectives and adapt my way of teaching to the needs of the students.

Cristina Prada

High and Baccalaureate Maths teacher

Engineer by profession and teacher by vocation, I’m specialized in innovation and entrepreneurship techniques and I have collaborated in talent development programs with teenagers.

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Sandra Vivas

Language specialist (English & German) High & Baccalaureate

I am an English Philologist and Sworn translator of German who is passionate about languages and their cultures. My wish is to arouse the students’ interest in learning languages that will give them access to all kinds of information in a globalized world.

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Mamen Conte

High & Baccalaureate Coordinator

I have always focused my personal and professional life on supporting people and families, groups and companies. My goal is to be an agent of change and transformation and to help each person be their most authentic version.

Raül Fernàndez Carasa

Mathematics, Physics, Technical

Observing and reflecting on the world around, experimenting and testing to innovate. We must not only observe the knowledge generated by others, but also create our own.

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Paloma Merino

Science Teacher – Gifted and Talented specialist

“Talent isn’t worth without effort”. Geneticist and Science lover, I’m focused on talent development and personal growth. Emotional health is a key factor for academic and personal success and my passion is helping the student to find themselves.

Baru Marcikova

P.E. teacher

Born in the Czech Republic, lover of nature and sports in all its forms; innovating concepts so that physical activity is essential on a day-to-day basis.

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Arnau Pérez

P. E. teacher

Physical Activity and Sport as a lifestyle, sharing their values. Constancy makes dreams come true! Sports are my passion and I enjoy practicing everyday with kids and teenagers, being healthy and fit!

Marc Carreté

FILM Teacher

I am a producer, scriptwriter and director, member of the Catalan Film Academy. In CreaNova I offer workshops and activities to Middle, High and Baccalaureate students, with whom I work the audiovisual area.

Roi Turregui

Economics, Mathematics and Graphic Design

Teaching is creating the need to learn. Digital artist at Play Station Talents and art teacher. Creativity moves the world and my goal is to nurture and enhance it.

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María Manau

Performing Arts Teacher

With 20 years of experience, I continue to surprise myself and learn with each student. Through the performing arts I love to help and give space to the flourishing of their abilities and innate potentials in all of us. Breathe, feel… move and grow!