Sunday, April 14, 2013

Top Private Schools In Puerto Rico

If you are planning to move to Puerto Rico and have children, Puerto Rico has many private schools that teach in English.  Public schools are not an option, because public schools do not teach in English.  Finding the right private school depends on a number of factors:  How much you can afford, location of school, English teaching, Bilingual teaching, all boys school, all girls school, mix gender schools, and religion denomination schools.

Here are the top private schools in Puerto Rico in no particular order:

Schools that teach in English in the San Juan area:

Baldwin School (K-12th) in Guaynabo
Robinson School (K-12th) in Condado
St. Johns School (K-12th) in Condado
Commonwealth-Parkville School (CPS), Commonwealth Campus (7th-12th) in Hato Rey
Commonwealth-Parkville School (CPS), Parkville Campus (PPK-6th) in Guaynabo
Wesleyan Academy in Guaynabo
Cupeyville School (Nursery, Pre-Kinder, Kindergarten, 1st to 6th grade, 7th to 12th grade) mix in Cupey

These are out of San Juan:

TASIS in Dorado
Dorado Academy in Dorado

Best Bilingual Schools in the San Juan area:

Colegio San Ignacio (7th-12th) Boys only in Rio Piedras
Academia Maria Reina (7th-12th) Girls only in Rio Piedras
Colegio Perpetuo Socorro (K-12th) mix in Miramar
Colegio Marista (K-12th) mix in Guaynabo
American Military Academy (K-12th) mix in Guaynabo
Academia San Jose in Guaynabo mix (K-6th) and Girls only (7th-12th)
Colegio Puertorriqueño de Niñas in Guaynabo (K-12th) Girls only
Colegio San José in Rio Piedras (7th-12th) Boys only
Academia San Ignacio in Rio Piedras (K-6th) mix

Once you have an idea of where you will be living in Puerto Rico, a realtor can help you with finding a place (rent or own) and with information about schools in the area you are interested in.


Starting in August 2012, the previous administration, started a plan to have public schools teach all subjects in English (except for Spanish and history).  The plan started at a handful of Puerto Rico's elementary schools, and another 35 schools will follow to phase in English as the language of instruction.  Eventually all public schools will teach in English, according to the plan.  How well this plan is being implemented is still unclear.

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  1. Very helpful information but incomplete. There's one of the most complete English teaching schools missing from the list, CPS. Here's the Home page link for more information.

    1. look carefully CPS was included.

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  3. Academia San Sebastian Martir (West side of Puerto Rico)
    Prek to 12th grade
    Full Billingual

  4. What about in the west side of P.R. thinking of moving to Rincon, P.R.

  5. Rincon has a number of Catholic schools that may or may not teach in English. Sorry, I don't have that information. Please contact the schools. In Rincon, some parents that want English instruction choose homeschooling for their kids.

  6. The information is incomplete. Puerto Rico is so much more than San Juan. There are many cities in Puerto Rico. If you are looking for a Fully Bilingual School in the north area of the Island we strongly recommend Fountain Christian Bilingual School in Vega Baja

    1. maybe but i bet is isn't has good as colegio san ignacio or academia Maria reina o colegio san jose de rio piedras

      it maybe bilingual but that doesn't mean that is one of the best in Puerto Rico

  7. Outside of San Juan, in West Puerto Rico, two excellent bilingual schools are SESO in Mayaguez and MASIS in Añasco.

    Those would be the two most most convenient ones to Rincón.

  8. Can anyone suggest a school that is inexpensive and "friendly" to kids with mild autism (Asperger's) and ADHD?

    1. Gersh Academy in Ocean Park.

    2. Robinson would be the best but NOT inexpensive... maybe you can get a some financial assistance.

  9. Marista in Guaynabo is not a Bilingual School.

    1. ¿? Yes it is bilingual.

    2. No. I have family there and it's NOT bilingual.

    3. I graduated from Marista in Guaynabo. Believe me, it IS bilingual

    4. Si dan los dos idiomas es bilingue.

  10. Academia Menonita in San Juan teach in English from PK-12

  11. Torguitos de sol en las marias es buena

  12. Best schools in the west of PR in a pretty precise order:
    Southwestern Educational Society (SESO) (Mayaguez)
    Academia de La Inmaculada Concepcion (AIC) (Mayaguez)
    MAS Integrated School (MASIS) (Anasco)
    Winnie's Active Learning Kids School / Western Eagles Bilingual School (WALKS / WEBS) (Mayaguez)
    Escuela San German Interamericana (ESGI) (San German)
    Colegio de La Milagrosa (CLM) (Mayaguez)
    Colegio San Agustin (CSA) (Cabo Rojo)
    Colegio San Benito (CSB) (Mayaguez)

  13. We may be moving to Fajardo PR... Looking for private school nearby for 3 elementary school age children