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Mission, Vision, and Core Values

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 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 worldwide.


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 seek to maintain one of the best student-to-teacher ratios in our region!


Core Values 


Washburn serves a diverse population and prepares students through an innovative and intensive program focused on engaging and enabling them to be resilient, courageous, honest, respectful, empathetic, and 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.



ExcellenceStrive for excellence.

Responsibility Take on personal and academic responsibility.

Honesty Live honestly and be precise and truthful in your speech.

Respect Be respectful to yourself and others.

Empathy Have empathy and compassion towards those around you.

Integrity Exercise integrity and authenticity in everything you do.

ResilientBe resilient in the face of rigor and challenges.

CourageDare to confront uncertainty and positive risks.

Open mind Live with an open mind towards others and their differences.