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Closest international (English-speaking) schools to Vieques

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Closest international (English-speaking) schools to Vieques

Does anybody know the closest international (English-speaking) schools to Vieques? We're thinking of moving there but I have a 13-year old. I know it would be on the mainland, but how far from the ferry?

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1. Re: Closest international (English-speaking) schools to Vieques

The only English-only schools are in San Juan, so ferry is not a viable option.

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2. Re: Closest international (English-speaking) schools to Vieques

There is the Palmas Academy in Humacao Palmas del Mar.

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3. Re: Closest international (English-speaking) schools to Vieques

Thank you both

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4. Re: Closest international (English-speaking) schools to Vieques

That is a lot of misinformation above. Fajardo academy a few minutes publico ride from the ferry is an excellent English speaking school . My son graduated from there. In a class of twelve , we had a presidential scholar nominee, a acceptance at Yale, Lehigh,WPI,Brown, Johnson and Wales , A sports scholarship to to a Midwestern state university and the rest went to UPR and the university of Mayaguez .

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5. Re: Closest international (English-speaking) schools to Vieques

wow, that's pretty impressive, thanks Wholegrain.

isn't there a Montessori school on Vieques? what grade does that go up to?

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6. Re: Closest international (English-speaking) schools to Vieques

Well, Flowerfarm and wholegrain are correct. There is another one in Gurabo. However, these 3 are smaller schools, but might suit your needs. More established schools with full academic programs and activities are found in SJ.

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A school in San Juan is pretty much out of the question for someone who wants to live in Vieques unless they find a way to board their child! Years ago the best schools in San Juan were boarding schools and children from many islands studied there. There are no longer any boarding schools that I am aware of and at 54 years, Fajardo Academy is certainly well established.

Another Vieques resident is enrolling his kids over in the Palmas Academy, because there was no room in Fajuardo academy for their age s BUT the kids and there mom will stay nearby during the school week and return on weekends. He has a jet Ski and plans to visit his family several times during the week, a very creative if Kidney pounding solution.

I am not sure about Montessori, but I think it goes to about 3rd grade.

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8. Re: Closest international (English-speaking) schools to Vieques

A quick google search and I found I was wrong. There is a boarding school in PR and it certainly has one of the best reputations.

http://www.robinsonschool.org/

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Don't know if Oasis is still operating but they offered an alternative schooling situation on Isla de Vieques. There was an article a year or two ago about Oasis in the Vieques Events magazine. Not sure if you can find an archived copy of the magazine on the web. Though not for everyone, homeschooling is an option and we have met several families over the years who live on Vieques that homeschool.

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10. Re: Closest international (English-speaking) schools to Vieques

Sister S, are you doing it? Are you moving your family from CA to Vieques?