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Standards and Accreditations

Washburn School earned accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI),  the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI),  accreditation divisions of AdvancED (Cognia as of 2020). 
NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC provide nationally and internationally recognized accreditations, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance.  To earn accreditation, schools must meet NCA CASI’s , SACS CASI’s , and NWAC’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement. 
Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators.
NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC accreditations are recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school but also assures parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, the parent organization of NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC, stated, “The NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners.  Washburn School is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement
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Our Mission

Washburn School is a private, nonsectarian, multicultural, nonprofit, value-based, college preparatory Pre-K to 12th-grade school in which English is the main language of instruction. Washburn School fosters a holistic, challenging, and dynamic exemplary English language educational program in a safe and nurturing environment. We educate and inspire our students to reach their full potential and we are committed to empowering them to pursue personal and academic excellence. Washburn prepares students to become critical thinkers, lifelong learners, precise communicators, ethical leaders, intellectual problem solvers, and caring global citizens.

Recent News

Announcement #25 - School Start - Featured Photo

Announcement #25 - School Start -

🚨 Important information regarding the beginning of our second semester. Keep safe during these days so we can have a successful start! Please contact our SCHOOL IT Technician if you have any questions related to our Microsoft A3 programs. #WashburnSchool
Angel Andrés Guevara Crespo - 2022 Washburn School Senior - Early University Acceptances Featured Photo

Angel Andrés Guevara Crespo - 2022 Washburn School Senior - Early University Acceptances

We want to congratulate, Angel Andrés Guevara Crespo, for his recent early acceptances to BAYLOR UNIVERSITY and THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ARLINGTON. Our 2022 Washburn Senior is still awaiting more decisions from other universities he applied to in the United States mainland. #WashburnSchool #Ponce #PuertoRico #Bilingual #EnglishImmersion #BaylorUniversity #UniversityofTexasArlington #UT #WashburnPonce #WashburnPR #School #PrivateSchool #K12
December 6th to 10th Washburn Athletic Events Featured Photo

December 6th to 10th Washburn Athletic Events

On Monday, December 6, 2021 7th to 12th-grade students have Cross Country (Campo Traviesa) mandatory practice at Parque de Pelota Coto Laurel On Tuesday, December 7th students have basketball practice at Washburn School. On Thursday, December 9th, students have the Liga de Escuelas Catolicas cross country running (campo traviesa) competition.
Students of the Month for December at Washburn School Featured Photo

Students of the Month for December at Washburn School

Congratulations to the students of the month for December 2021 at Washburn School in Ponce, Puerto Rico! All the teachers and administration voted and evaluated the students using a nominee and evaluation system throughout the month!
Washburn School will Administer MAP GROWTH ADAPTIVE TESTS to 2nd to 12th Grade Students from Our Computer Lab Featured Photo

Washburn School will Administer MAP GROWTH ADAPTIVE TESTS to 2nd to 12th Grade Students from Our Computer Lab

Washburn School will be administering Map Growth adaptive tests and student assessments to 2nd to 12th-grade students from our Computer Lab at Washburn School three times a year starting this year.  Second to Twelfth-grade students will be taking adaptive tests in Science, Math, Spanish, Reading, and English three times a year. These adaptive tests will allow us to see your child's progress over time, and we intend to continue the testing every year for the foreseeable future at Washburn School. As a parent, you will be able to see if your child is improving over time and learning grade-level material.  The tests could show you if your child is below, on or above their grade level. It also allows us to compare ourselves to schools across the United States in different school districts and to thousands of international students to see where they are at in comparison.
Teacher Highlight : Mr. Angel Rivera Featured Photo

Teacher Highlight : Mr. Angel Rivera

Take a look at the highlight for our College Writing and Health teacher for middle and high school at Washburn School! Mr. Rivera is an author and his book was recently nominated and received an honorable mention for the International Latino Book awards for his collection of short stories!

Sentido Pésame

La familia de Washburn School se une a la pena que embarga a la familia de nuestros estudiantes Jan Pagán Pagán, su hermana Karol Pagán Pagán y su padre Jorge Pagán Ortiz ante la irreparable pérdida de su señora madre, Dulcilia Pagán Acosta. Elevemos una oración al todopoderoso para que le brinde paz y fortaleza en este momento tan difícil. Dulcilia fue una madre ejemplar para nuestra comunidad de Washburn School. Siempre estaba disponible para apoyar, ayudar y dar amor. Dulcilia fue muy querida por todos los que tuvieron el privilegio de conocerla y nos deja con un gran legado de amor, fe y que en la vida siempre hay esperanza. Que descanse en paz.
Suspensión de Clases el Lunes 16 de Agosto Por Riesgo de Inundaciones Por Paso de Tormenta Featured Photo

Suspensión de Clases el Lunes 16 de Agosto Por Riesgo de Inundaciones Por Paso de Tormenta

Según la agencia para el manejo de emergencias, todavía persiste el riesgo de sufrir de varias inundaciones y tronadas hasta la madrugada de mañana 16 de agosto de 2021. Considerando la posibilidad de tener facultad y estudiantes dentro de nuestra comunidad viviendo en zonas inundables y lejos de nuestra institución, mañana lunes suspendemos clases.  Estaremos verificando la infraestructura escolar y condiciones de nuestras áreas para poder continuar al otro día nuestras clases de forma presencial.  El martes, 17 de agosto regresaremos a clases cómo de costumbre con horario regular.

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