ROBINSON SCHOOL AT A GLANCE
(60 seniors in the class of 2017)
• 100% of graduates accepted into college
• 40% offered scholarships and financial aid
• Maximum core class size: 20
• Teacher: student ratio in Pathways Program: 1:5
• Teacher: student ratio in rest of the school: 1:7
• Number of students: 609
• Full-time faculty: 100
Caribbean Association of Independent Schools
Caribbean Counselors’ Association
The College Board
English Forensic League
Liga Atlética Mini de Escuelas Privadas
Liga de Oratoria en Español
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association of Independent Schools
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Student Councils
National Honor Society
Puerto Rico High School Athletic Alliance
Extensive athletic program offers opportunities in basketball, golf, volleyball, soccer, track and field, cross country and swimming. Robinson School’s Athletic Department includes renowned coaches who have traveled the world training national teams in international competitions.
Robinson School offers its students access to a wide variety of independent specialists and/or therapists who provide their services on campus. Therapists include speech and language, occupational, educational, psychologist, clinical psychologist, and reading specialist.
Discover the Robinson Difference
For more than 100 years, Robinson School has provided students with an environment conducive to optimum academic development. Through a diversity of learning experiences, Robinson offers a solid foundation for their future academic and career pursuits. Our programs provide a strong basis for the advancement of creative and critical thinking. Our excellent teachers strive to expand awareness regarding local, as well as global affairs. As a result, many of our alumni are leaders in the political, economic, business and artistic fields.
Our Mission: Academic Excellence, Christian Values, Dignity and Respect for All.
Robinson School prepares promising students to become responsible leaders and lifelong learners through an education that emphasizes intellectual engagement, independence, collaboration, creativity, spirituality and integrity. In keeping with our mission, we expect our students to develop a coherent body of knowledge in the humanities, sciences, the arts, and athletics. Pursuing quality and excellence is fundamental to everything we do at Robinson. Excellence in the classroom is reflected in exceptional academic offerings. Excellence in athletics is reflected in a program that allows students to participate in, and thus benefit from, involvement in team sports. Excellence in the arts (visual studies, performing arts, music) is reflected in a program structure that allows time for study of and achievement in an area of interest. Excellence in interpersonal skills is demonstrated through the significant influence of our Spiritual Life Department. The balance of these areas and the lessons they offer create broad-thinking, well-rounded, intelligent students of strong character.
We introduce students to a curriculum that responds to the diverse and rapidly changing world where populations are living longer, interrelating in new ways, and using newly created technologies and new methods for communication. Students learn how to collaborate and how to be global thinkers; they develop excellent listening skills, maintain sensitivity to cultural backgrounds, and have an awareness of complicated and less-streamlined decision-making. It is through the clear objective of quality and excellence, combined with the fundamentals of an extraordinary education, that our students gain a foundation and appreciation for a lifetime of learning.
The Robinson School community strives to be one in which each individual is recognized and valued. We want every member of our School community to value diversity and respect for one another. We strive to graduate students who love learning and pursue wisdom, use their talents and skills for the greater good, are adaptable, resilient, and responsible citizens in their local communities, their nation, and the world, and who engage in life with both honor and integrity. These values and goals are essential components of a Robinson education: An Education for Life.
We believe that…
• Students, parents, faculty and staff share the responsibility for an excellent education.
• A global education, including environmental sustainability, fosters the acquisition of 21st century skills.
• Christian values are central to students’ everyday lives.
• Hard work and perseverance are keys to success.
• A safe, nurturing environment based on respect and responsibility allows students and teachers to focus on learning.
Robinson School seeks to challenge each student’s potential. Our goal is to instill a sense of self-worth through recognition of each person’s unique talents and abilities.
We offer students from preschool through twelfth grade a college preparatory program with a Regular, Honors and Advanced Placement curriculum. Special accommodations for students diagnosed with mild, language-based learning disabilities are also provided.
We also embrace the fact that each child has a unique learning style. Our program facilitates the process of partial and complete mainstreaming into our Regular program. Simultaneously, our curriculum allows for the possibility of reverse mainstreaming of our Regular program students.
These students may need temporary special accommodations within a specific academic area. Our curriculum is carefully framed to provide opportunities for children to develop their physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive skills in a developmentally appropriate environment.
We sincerely believe that an integral part of our students’ education is learning the importance of giving back to the community. Therefore, our students perform many hours of community service, through formal programs, as well as informally by helping those in need. We work with a variety of organizations to bring people onto our campus and offer our facilities to those serving the Condado community.
Our goals ensure not only student success today but the stability and future success of Puerto Rico.
• Provide students with a challenging curriculum designed to develop their intellectual powers.
• Help students develop habits of industry and thoroughness and a desire for knowledge.
• Offer students the opportunity to learn and play in a diverse school community, so that they will be prepared to be leaders in a society where different races, cultures, and classes live and work together in harmony.
• Guide students’ attitudes toward all people so that their actions reflect understanding and respect, and their behavior shows honesty, decency, and a sense of duty.
• Develop both leadership and cooperation by giving opportunities in all facets of school life for initiative and responsibility, tact and self-control.
• Encourage the care and development of the body through teaching intelligent health habits and through encouraging participation in a diversity of vigorous physical activities, many of which can be enjoyed throughout life.
• Nourish powers of appreciation and creativity, so that students may enjoy their cultural heritages and engage in works of worthwhile self-expression.
• Demonstrate the importance of spirituality in the advancement of personal and humanitarian efforts.
Through academics and outreach programs, Robinson School provides special services to those in our community. Let us help you bring to life your ideas and dreams for the next generation. For information, please contact our Chaplain, Rosangelica Acevedo at 787-999-4604.
Safety & Well-Being
The safety and well-being of our students and staff is of paramount importance to Robinson School. We know that when you drop off your child, you are trusting us with a treasure. We are proud of the environment we have created at Robinson and feel that it is one of the school’s greatest assets. We have a bold up-to-date crisis plan which addresses health, fire, bad weather, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.
Children at school can be threatened in other less dramatic ways than what we occasionally read in the headlines. Bullying is a reality with which we have to deal. While it may not happen every day, it is very important to understand the various components of bullying. Who is a bully? Who might encourage the bully? Who may see bullying and not do anything? Who sees bullying and wants to do something but doesn’t know what to do? All of these and more are questions that must be asked. At Robinson School, we feel that it is important to proactively address the mechanics of bullying at all levels of the school. Faculty and staff must know how to recognize bullying behavior, intervene effectively and prevent future incidents. Students must understand what bullying is in order to avoid it. They need a set of guidelines for interacting with their peers, keeping each other in check and when to notify an adult. Parents have a crucial role as well because they know their children better than anyone. Robinson School is participating in the Olweus Anti-Bullying Program to sensitize the entire school community and provide a common vocabulary and a set of tools to deal with bullying behavior.
Robinson prides itself on the technology we are introducing at school. You’ve read about our state of the art interactive projectors. We require the students in the upper school to have computers and the Internet is an invaluable partner in the education process. But we are also aware that the available technology has us walking a fine line. Children have never before had such an easy, immediate and irreversible ability to publish their thoughts. With their smartphones, computers and digital cameras, they can reach a worldwide audience at the click of a button. That access leads to visibility; visibility is not always welcome. Cyber-bullies and cyber-predators are a sad reality of life. Shielding our students from this fact is not only impossible, it’s irresponsible. We must assume the position that our students will navigate to sites we would rather they didn’t. However, we must seize the teaching moments that come with this inevitability. Content filters and parental controls can only go so far. They can even lead to a false sense of security. We believe it’s important to educate our students on appropriate and safe use in order to build their ability to recognize and confront the online threats that will come their way.
Discover San Juan’s only International School!
Leading the future since 1902, Robinson School is the first English-speaking and college-preparatory school in Puerto Rico. We are San Juan’s only International Baccalaureate World School accredited in both the Primary Years and Middle Years Program. Our rigorous academic curricula begins from toddlerhood (12 months old) through 12th grade. Our facilities promote academic, athletic, and artistic excellence and allow our students to flourish and excel.
Robinson School’s highly competitive and rigorous college-preparatory academic program emphasizes S.T.E.A.M. beginning in Preschool. In addition to the English language curriculum, all students are required to study Spanish at all grade levels and we also offer other languages like French and Mandarin. Being a Microsoft Showcase School means classes integrate 21st Century skills to foster students’ intellectual curiosity. We are a fully digital school where students form part of a Bring Your Own Device Program and WiFi is available throughout the whole campus. Education at Robinson strongly emphasizes community service and philanthropy. Students in the Middle and Upper School levels are required to participate in community service to graduate and Elementary School students often volunteer. Championship teams include athletics, oratory, robotics, math, and science. A diverse student population and a full range of extracurricular activities help provide a well-rounded education.
Toddler Academic Program: the only academic program that prepares students from 12 months to 3 years old to enter an International Baccalaureate World School, while promoting independence and exploration.
Preschool Academic Program: part of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) where highly-prepared faculty offers a holistic curriculum and varied extracurricular activities.
Middle School Program: part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) with a college-preparatory focus.
Upper School Program: Rigorous College-preparatory Program that comprises AP courses, college visits, career internships and student travel.
Boarding School Program: a full- English international co-ed residential program for Middle and Upper School with amazing extra-curricular and weekend activities.
Pathways: designed for students with mild, language-based learning disabilities.
We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Department of Education of Puerto Rico, the International Baccalaureate Organization and the Academic Senate of Global Ministry of the United Methodist Church. We are a Microsoft Showcase School.
Robinson School offers a range of Advanced Placement courses to qualified students. Each class has been certified by the College Board, Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and the NCAA. Our instructors are professionals who have also been certified by the College Board. Current AP offerings are: English, Spanish, Chemistry, Biology, Calculus, Psychology, World History, and U.S. History.
CAMPUS AND FACILITIES
Our campus is a beautiful expanse of tranquility located in the heart of the Condado area in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Spanning 4.5 acres of land, Robinson School is just one block from the ocean. Its buildings are representative of historical Spanish architecture. Our learning spaces are modern and inviting, reflecting our goal of providing a world-class education to our students. Facilities include: boarding school with 10 rooms, 2 kitchens and 2 living rooms; 68 classrooms, 4 science labs, 2 libraries, 3 computer labs, 2 art rooms, 2 stages, 2 music rooms, 2 playgrounds, gymnasium, cafeteria, PTO Store, PTO Kiosk, auditorium, teacher resource room, faculty room, kitchen, and infirmary
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A Robinson Education Is the Key to Success.
Founded in 1902, Robinson School is the first co-ed English-speaking school in Puerto Rico. We continue our legacy as the island’s best college-prep and as pioneers of innovative educational programs. We have the island’s only English-speaking toddler academic program and the Caribbean’s only International Baccalaureate Boarding School. We are certified as a Microsoft Showcase School, as an International Baccalaureate World School, and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, making us one of America’s top schools. Our mission is to challenge each student to reach their maximum potential on an academic, spiritual, social, physical, and emotional level.
We can’t wait to show you San Juan’s only International Baccalaureate World School!