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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

Alejandra Álvarez Toledo Wins Fourth Women's Track and Field / Cross Country Running Championship (1st Place) in Ponce, Puerto Rico and Brings Fifth Medal to Washburn School as a 2023 Senior Featured Photo

Alejandra Álvarez Toledo Wins Fourth Women's Track and Field / Cross Country Running Championship (1st Place) in Ponce, Puerto Rico and Brings Fifth Medal to Washburn School as a 2023 Senior

Alejandra Álvarez Toledo gets her back to back championship in Cross Country Running and Track and Field in the Catholic Athletic School League (LAEC) Puerto Rico where Washburn School participates in various athletic competitions on the island! She won the 2.5 km cross country race yet again in the women's branch for the third time with an incredible time. She previously won the 600 meter race in track and field.
Resilience Grant Dulcilia Pagán Featured Photo

Resilience Grant Dulcilia Pagán

Queremos anunciar a nuestra comunidad que Washburn School y la familia Pagán ha seleccionado al estudiante recipiente de la Beca Resiliencia Dulcilia Pagán (Resilience Grant). Agradecemos a Jorge Pagán por mantener el legado de quien fue su esposa en vida, Dulce Pagán.
NO CLASS NOVEMBER 17 DUE TO NO WATER SERVICE IN PONCE AFTER LARGE SCALE PIPE RUPTURES IN OUR REGION Featured Photo

NO CLASS NOVEMBER 17 DUE TO NO WATER SERVICE IN PONCE AFTER LARGE SCALE PIPE RUPTURES IN OUR REGION

There is no water service in our area due to large-scale pipe ruptures in our region and other places in Ponce. Last night when we last checked, we did have water service. Unfortunately, we did not have water this morning.

Our water tank reserves will not last too long; therefore, we will have no class today to keep a safe and clean school.

Teachers and personnel will be in school to attend to the children that arrived early until parents or guardians pick them up.
Comunicado #7 Comienzo de Clases Featured Photo

Comunicado #7 Comienzo de Clases

Los grupos de 1ro a 6to grado regresarán el jueves, 29 de septiembre en horario de 7:30 a.m. a 1:00 p.m., incluyendo el almuerzo. Deben ser puntuales en la mañana debido a que la primera clase comenzará a las 7:30 a.m. en punto. La entrada será como de costumbre por la carretera 14. Pre-Kindergarten regresará el lunes, 3 de octubre.
Clases Suspendidas Por El Resto de la Semana (Sept 21-23) Featured Photo

Clases Suspendidas Por El Resto de la Semana (Sept 21-23)

Durante el día se fue el servicio de agua (AAA).  Nuestra área tampoco tiene energía eléctrica como gran parte de la isla. No sabemos de la condición de nuestra red de internet y sistema eléctrico hasta que llegue la energía eléctrica.
Washburn School in Ponce, Puerto Rico Has Been Awarded National and Global Accreditation Featured Photo

Washburn School in Ponce, Puerto Rico Has Been Awarded National and Global Accreditation

Congratulations! Washburn School Inc. has been awarded accreditation by 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). The three listed regional agencies provide your institution with a highly regarded accreditation that is recognized throughout the world.
WASHBURN ENGLISH INSTITUTE - CLASES DE INGLÉS CONVERSACIONAL PARA NIÑOS Y JÓVENES EN PONCE COMIENZA EL SÁBADO 10 DE SEPTIEMBRE  -- NUEVA SECCIÓN DE ADULTOS ABRE EL 24 DE SEPTIEMBRE Featured Photo

WASHBURN ENGLISH INSTITUTE - CLASES DE INGLÉS CONVERSACIONAL PARA NIÑOS Y JÓVENES EN PONCE COMIENZA EL SÁBADO 10 DE SEPTIEMBRE -- NUEVA SECCIÓN DE ADULTOS ABRE EL 24 DE SEPTIEMBRE

Historia y Recursos :

Washburn English Institute comenzó operaciones en el año 1999 ofreciendo cursos de Inglés Conversacional para adultos así como para niños y jóvenes entre las edades de 7 a 17 años en Puerto Rico. Washburn English Institute cuenta con 20 años de experiencia, con profesionales altamente cualificados que tienen la pronunciación comprensible para enseñar el idioma inglés. Los profesores que imparten cursos son seleccionados después de varias entrevistas.

Como nuestro currículo pone énfasis en la pronunciación correcta del inglés, seleccionamos maestros cualificados, que enmienden las necesidades de los estudiantes de Puerto Rico. En Washburn tenemos la certeza de que nuestros profesores son cualificados y que la pronunciación correcta para enseñar el inglés.
Los profesores que imparten los cursos son seleccionados por sus altas preparaciones académicas y por estudios en universidades reconocidas de Estados Unidos, Europa y Puerto Rico.
Thursday August 18 Activities - Roberto Clemente Day and Volleyball Try Out #2 Featured Photo

Thursday August 18 Activities - Roberto Clemente Day and Volleyball Try Out #2

On August 18, 2022, we will commemorate our national hero and legend, Roberto Clemente, at Washburn School!
Students and teachers have a free civil day if they bring clothing or accessories in reference to Roberto Clemente's theme, #21, baseball, other baseball players, team Puerto Rico or the teams he played for, such as the Pittsburgh Pirates or the Cangrejeros de Santurce.
NEW TEACHER HIGHLIGHT AT WASHBURN SCHOOL Featured Photo

NEW TEACHER HIGHLIGHT AT WASHBURN SCHOOL

Mrs. Armaris Siurano has been working as a Science and Math teacher for the last ten years. She is rejoining the Washburn School family and taught science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Life Sciences) for a few years back in 2012 at Washburn School!