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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.

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Celebrando el Éxito Académico en Washburn: Estudiantes de 4to a 11mo Grado Superan Expectativas Globales y Nacionales en Inglés (Fall 2023) Entre 9 Millones de Estudiantes

En Washburn, nuestro orgullo se eleva al compartir que muchos de nuestros estudiantes de 4to a 11mo grado no solo han alcanzado, sino que han superado las medias nacionales y globales en la prueba de Inglés (English Language Usage) del NWEA MAP GROWTH. Este notable logro es particularmente impresionante cuando se considera que la media se compara con más de 9 millones de estudiantes, la mayoría de los cuales son hablantes nativos de inglés en Estados Unidos. Nuestros estudiantes, en su mayoría aprendiendo inglés como segundo idioma a través de la inmersión desde el momento que llegan a Washburn School, han demostrado que el bilingüismo no es una barrera, sino una poderosa herramienta que les permite destacar no solo a nivel nacional sino también global.
Alumni Highlight -  Empowering Future Leaders: Rocío Quintana Guzmán's Journey from Washburn to Academic Excellence and Community Service Featured Photo

Alumni Highlight - Empowering Future Leaders: Rocío Quintana Guzmán's Journey from Washburn to Academic Excellence and Community Service

Discover the inspiring journey of Rocío Quintana Guzmán, a Washburn School alumna, who has excelled in her academic pursuits and community involvement. From holding leadership roles in student associations to being recognized for her academic achievements and dedication to diversity and mentoring, Rocío embodies the global readiness and bilingual proficiency that Washburn instills in its students. Join us in celebrating her accomplishments and the impact she continues to make.
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February 2024 Students of the Month

Washburn School proudly announces its February 2024 Students of the Month, recognizing exceptional students for their academic excellence, positive community impact, and embodiment of Washburn values. Join us in celebrating their achievements at a special ceremony on March 4th, 1:30 pm. These students exemplify the best of Washburn through their dedication, behavior, and positive influence, showcasing the effectiveness of our comprehensive evaluation process involving all staff and faculty.
Celebrating Abelardo Broche Ortiz: From Ponce, PR to Australia - Washburn School to the Global Stage Featured Photo

Celebrating Abelardo Broche Ortiz: From Ponce, PR to Australia - Washburn School to the Global Stage

Abelardo Broche Ortiz, a Washburn School graduate of 2021, has significantly impacted both in the US and Australia in the fields of Computer Science and Cybersecurity. Excelling at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, he has received national cybersecurity job offers and has been recognized for his academic achievements. His global influence includes a project in Australia aimed at developing public campaigns for rescue teams, showcasing the practical application of his studies. Abelardo's story is a source of inspiration, highlighting the achievements Washburn School students can reach through dedication and a strong educational foundation.
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Classes Continue As Scheduled Amidst Rain - Exercise Caution

Debido a las persistentes lluvias, les aconsejamos que ejerzan precaución con respecto a la asistencia a clases. Las clases se llevarán a cabo según lo programado, pero por favor prioricen su seguridad y decidan no venir a la escuela si el viaje parece peligroso. Todos los servicios de Washburn School, incluyendo la inscripción a clases de inglés de Washburn English Institute, seguirán disponibles.
Manténganse seguros,
Feb-8-2024 Message
Remarkable Achievement: 19-Year-Old Washburn Alumna Graduates from University of Central Florida and will Advance to Law School Featured Photo

Remarkable Achievement: 19-Year-Old Washburn Alumna Graduates from University of Central Florida and will Advance to Law School

Uncover the exceptional story of Nilany S. Velázquez Guadalupe, a Washburn School alumna who, at just 19, has graduated with a Sociology degree and a Minor in Anthropology from the University of Central Florida. Now ready to embark on a legal career, Nilany's journey is a testament to the power of early English language education. Read the full story to explore how Washburn's unique educational environment shaped her path and to hear the touching words from her mother about her achievements and future endeavors.
Earthquake Safety Protocol Activated 9 AM, Monday October 23 Featured Photo

Earthquake Safety Protocol Activated 9 AM, Monday October 23

Following the recent earthquake, we wish to inform everyone that all students and staff at Washburn School are safe and well. We have activated our full earthquake protocol, which included immediate evacuation from classrooms into open areas as established by our plan. We have followed all established guidelines to ensure everyone's safety.

Thankfully, all is in order at this time.
Our student’s safety is our top priority. Thank you for your cooperation.
Urgent Notice: Unexpected Water Outage and Early Dismissal at Washburn - September 20th Featured Photo

Urgent Notice: Unexpected Water Outage and Early Dismissal at Washburn - September 20th

Hace 8 horas, la AAA anunció que Coto Laurel en Ponce no tendrá agua el día de hoy, miércoles 20 de septiembre. Washburn cuenta con cisternas, pero estimamos que, debido al uso de los baños, solo durarán medio día. Por esta razón, los estudiantes saldrán a las 12 pm. Si este horario le presenta un inconveniente, se excusará al estudiante que se ausente. La salud de nuestros estudiantes es nuestra prioridad y lamentamos lo sucedido. Ante el anuncio imprevisto de anoche de la AAA, no pudimos anticiparlo.
Los estudiantes tendrán almuerzo . Los estudiantes de elemental comerán en horario regular y los de secundaria tendrán almuerzos en cajitas para llevar.
No Water in Coto Laurel: Important Announcement Regarding Today's Classes Featured Photo

No Water in Coto Laurel: Important Announcement Regarding Today's Classes

There will be no classes today. Although earlier this week the water was interrupted during the evening or at night and was restored, this time we have faced a continuous disruption in the supply since 12 pm yesterday. While we do have cisterns that were in operation (many perhaps did not notice the water outage), they cannot guarantee a constant supply throughout the entirety of today. Furthermore, the water pressure from our cisterns is so low that it does not allow children to wash their hands effectively. Due to this situation, and considering that once the reserves run out, we would have to ask you to pick up your children, we've decided to cancel classes.
Our priority is the health and well-being of our students. Without an adequate water supply, the children are not able to wash their hands properly, increasing the risk of illnesses. Additionally, our cisterns are not designed to provide potable water to our filtered fountains, and we continue to receive extreme heat advisories.
We value and appreciate your understanding in this matter. We are deeply grateful for your cooperation and patience.
Washburn School in Ponce, Puerto Rico Recognizes Top Students in Science and Math Featured Photo

Washburn School in Ponce, Puerto Rico Recognizes Top Students in Science and Math

Congratulations to Justin J. Ortiz Rosado, Alejandro Santiago Rauser, Alejandro Negrón Calderón, and Claudia Betancourt Ortiz for winning the prestigious Einstein Math and Science Award at Washburn School! 🏆🎉 Your exceptional achievements in these fields highlight your dedication, brilliance, and commitment to academic excellence. #EinsteinAward #MathAndScienceExcellence

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