Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt (The American School of Lima) is a private, coeducational day school that was founded in 1946, offering an educational program from early childhood (EC) 3 through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from August 4 to December 22, 2011 and from February 27 to July 28, 2012.
Organization: The School is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors representing the Instituto Educacional Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Under this operating entity, the School is tax-exempt in Peru. “The Colegio Roosevelt Charitable Trust” provides tax-exempt status in the United States.
Curriculum: The curriculum follows the criteria of the International Baccalaureate (IB) that includes the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Middle Years Program (MYP) and the Diploma Program (DP). Roosevelt became authorized as an MYP and PYP School in 2006; while the DP has been in place since 1993. All graduates are awarded an American high school diploma and also have the option of attaining an IB and/or an official Peruvian program diploma. The teaching strategies are similar to an America school, whereas the curriculum is truly a blend of the IB and American academic programs. The academic rigor and external accountability of the DP has made it a highly regarded and popular college preparation program in many high schools across the United States. Universities recognize the Roosevelt curriculum for being dynamic and challenging, which is evident by students’ acceptances at top universities. The School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the accreditation organization for AdvancedED, and was offered a full five-year reaccreditation in May 2009. The school offers a limited range of programs for students with special educational needs, including mild learning disabilities, programs for English Language Learners (ELL) and speech and language therapy. Spanish language instruction begins in grade 1 and French is offered for two years in the high school.
Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 148 full-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 1,501 (EC/K-grade 5: 754; grades 6-8: 346; and grades 9-12: 401).
Facilities: The early childhood, elementary, middle and high school programs are housed in 12 separate buildings on a well-landscaped, 28-acre campus in residential Lima. The School has 7 modern science laboratories, 4 music rooms, 2 multipurpose areas, a complete media center, 2 gymnasiums, an indoor aquatics facility, and numerous sports fields. The new EC/K center is a 12 classroom state-of-the-art facility which opened in February 2010. A 3,400 sq meter Performing Arts Center is currently under construction. In addition to computers for teachers, there are 160 computers for student use in the elementary school, 140 in the middle school, 200 in the high school, and 100 in the media center.
Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, about 85% of the School's income derives from tuition, grants and donations. Annual tuition rates are as follows: EC-kdg.: $10,040; grades 1-5: $10,880, and grades 6-12: $11,400. School transportation is available for an extra charge (3% of total income). There is a $8,500 entrance fee for (10% of total income) all students and a $250 application fee. In addition, there is a technology fee of $300 per year (1% of total income). (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)