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Washburn School – A place of opportunity

 Washburn School is a private, non-sectarian, multi-cultural, total English immersion school, for grades Pre-K to 12th grade located in the Spanish-speaking city of Ponce, Puerto Rico.  All the courses are taught in the English language except for Spanish class, foreign language courses, and the cultural based Puerto Rican history class. The school fosters our Puerto Rican heritage and conserves a bridge between numerous cultures. We are committed to a full English language instruction, while keeping a relentless focus in teaching Spanish. At Washburn we embrace multilingualism in its active and passive form, as it becomes a social necessity while we move towards globalization and cultural openness.

 At Washburn we are an integrated school by design and we value our tight knit community. Teachers and students at Washburn School have the opportunity to enjoy working closely together and have easy access to one another at every single level from Pre-K to 12th Grade. We are a student body of approximately 230, with over 39 professionals as part of our staff. This distinguishes us as having one of the best student to faculty ratios compared to any school in Puerto Rico. Programs such as adopt a child and unique collaborations between Washburn Middle and High School with Kindergarten and other cross-grade level activities provide rich opportunities to build community throughout the student body. At Washburn, we not only nurture and care for each other, but the entire community values how we, the adults, treat children and how we insist children treat one another. Everyone knows each other personally and this is a unique strength that you can only find in our community.

Why Choose Washburn School?

 Choosing Washburn School for your child can be one of the most powerful and life-changing decisions you make as a parent. In today's world, it is imperative that our children are engaged in quality academics and are given opportunities to participate in appropriate life-preparing activities that will lead them down the road to success. We believe that we can create fully multilingual students with a full English immersion curriculum in connection with strong Spanish and Foreign Language departments. Puerto Rico needed an alternative for many parents seeking the highest quality   Enlgish education and  a higher standard of  academic environment and school safety. Washburn School definitely seeks to be the best private school and academic program in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.