Washburn School in Ponce, Puerto Rico August 2022 Students of the Month

We have a criterion for evaluating students that includes voting from all staff and faculty members in a rubric that includes Washburn's goals, observations of their academic work, classroom behavior, alignment with Washburn's values in and outside the classroom, and their positive impact on our overall community. The teachers who vote and nominate fill out the rubric anonymously through a point system that is added up.  Parents or guardians are welcome to view the recognition of Facebook live due to the Covid-19 guidelines set up by Puerto Rico's health department for the 2022-2023 school year.


Student of the Month is a great way for the teachers to show how much they appreciate and respect you in school.


The teachers and faculty who nominate and assign points to the students are always anonymous and use a rubric of over 25 criteria that demonstrate Washburn values.  It means that all teachers and even administration staff help pick the winners.



August  Students of the Month (Value of the Month - Excellence)


Congratulations to the Washburn School August 2022 students of the month! Washburn's value of the month that our teachers have been working with in all grades is EXCELLENCE.


PreKinder                 Matías H. Echevarría Mercado
Kinder                     Lucas J. Díaz García
First Grade              Jerielis A. Ocasio León
Second Grade JOL     Favio M. Acevedo Brain
Second Grade SHA     Gabriel E. Rosa Dávila
Third Grade              Ainoa N. Pagés Cruz
Fourth Grade           Yaniris A. Aponte Rodríguez
Fifth Grade             Kamila N. Valle Torres
Sixth Grade          Marcela C. Acevedo Brain
Seventh Grade        Gian R. Vélez Pagán
Eighth Grade         Giulianna González González
Ninth Grade          Claudia Betancourt Ortiz
Tenth Grade            Alejandro Negrón Calderón
Eleventh Grade         Miranda I. Chamorro Jiménez
Twelfth Grade         Yara A. Daraghma

We congratulate the students that were selected and that have demonstrated that they are striving for excellence at Washburn 🦅 .


Profile of a Washburn School Student


Students at Washburn School have different cultures, backgrounds, 

religions, and nationalities, yet they all share an eagerness to learn. Year after year, Washburn School students’ standardized test scores place them among the highest-achieving schools on the island. This is no surprise, as teachers and students have a highly personalized way of interacting. From the moment you come to Washburn, you notice a different culture and environment. Each child is well known by all the teachers and other students throughout the school. Teachers work with the staff and the parents to ensure that students are academically challenged, but not unnecessarily overwhelmed.


When you meet a Washburn student, you notice that they have received a premier education where they develop a high sense of integrity, honesty, fairness, justice, natural curiosity, personal commitment and a love for learning and achievement. Children leave Washburn as young men and women who have a love of learning that will stay with them for their entire lives. They have a broad range of interests and openness to new ideas. They are multilingual communicators, risk takers and critical thinkers.


Identity Statement 


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.


Mission Statement


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.




Washburn School aspires to be a world-class school that transforms students through the love of learning, truth, and wisdom as they strive to become bilingual graduates who are prepared to qualify for acceptance at premier higher education institutions around the world.

Washburn School strives to be the benchmark of English immersion-based PK-12th-grade education in southern Puerto Rico by providing an innovative and intensive educational program through dedicated, highly qualified, and well-supported academic staff. We actively seek to maintain one of the best student to teacher ratios in our region through small group-sized classes.


Core Values 


Washburn serves a diverse population and prepares students through an innovative and intensive program focused on engaging and enabling to be resilient, courageous, honest, respectful, empathetic, open-minded, citizens with a high sense of personal responsibility and integrity. Washburn students strive for excellence and academic, social, and emotional success as they actively embrace multilingualism.