Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt, The American School of Lima is a private, coeducational day school founded in 1946 which offers an educational program from early childhood (EC3) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school year is comprised of 2 semesters extending from August 3 to December 22, 2022 and from February 20 to June 23, 2023.
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.
Curriculum: The curriculum is based upon the school’s mission to empower students to pursue their passion for learning, lead lives of integrity and create socially responsible solutions. Colegio Roosevelt was founded in 1946 and has delivered an American-style education for 76 years. The curriculum is based on learning principles and core values articulated in 2001 and reaffirmed in 2013. Learning is organized with an elementary school serving grades EC3 – 5, a middle school serving grades 6-8 and high school serving students in grades 9-12. Roosevelt High School offers the IB Diploma Program in grades 11-12 and also the Innovation Academy for students in grades 9-12. All graduates are awarded an American high school diploma and also have the option of obtaining an IB and/or an Official Peruvian Program diploma. The teaching strategies are similar to an American school with an emphasis on inquiry as a source of learning and appropriate integration of technology. The Roosevelt curriculum is dynamic and challenging, which is evident by students’ acceptances at top universities. The school is accredited through Cognia and was granted a five-year reaccreditation in 2019. The school offers a limited range of programs for students with learning support needs, including mild to moderate learning disabilities, and programs for English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners. Spanish language instruction begins in grade 1 and French is offered for two years in high school.
The American School of Lima uses technology to strengthen our capacity to learn and build our community. We encourage our learning community to engage in the purposeful and responsible use of technology by fostering information and digital literacy, creativity, collaboration, and the critical search for solutions to develop balanced digital citizens. The school’s infrastructure and network provide a safe connected campus, with a strong bandwidth and web filtering capabilities. Its 21st century learning environments include two maker spaces, one of them recognized as an MIT Fab Labs (Fabrication Labs) where design-thinking activities take place for administrators, staff, teachers, students, and parents. Learning innovation coaches infuse digital citizenship skills in teachers, students, and parents and the school supports the implementation of various hardware and software solutions around campus. During the COVID pandemic, Roosevelt has delivered one of the most engaging distance learning programs in the world and is currently re-focusing all efforts on a hybrid learning solution that maintains high rigor and quality for students learning on campus and those learning remotely at home.
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, Roosevelt has 415 total staff including 210 teachers, 72 of whom are U.S. citizens, 121 host-country nationals, and 17 third-country nationals representing 7 different countries. All teachers have a teaching license, bachelor’s in education, and/or a master’s in education.
Enrollment: At the start of the 2022-2023 school year, student enrollment was 1,569 (EC/K-grade 5: 745; grades 6-8: 334; Grades 9-12: 465). Of the total, 325 were U.S. citizens, 902 were host-country nationals, and 342 were third-country nationals representing 43 other countries.
Facilities: Roosevelt’s programs are housed in 12 separate buildings on a beautifully landscaped, 28-acre campus in the residential district of La Molina in Lima. The school has modern science laboratories, music, drama, and visual arts rooms, many multipurpose areas, a complete media center housing the largest collection of English language resources in Peru, two gymnasiums, an indoor aquatics facility, and numerous sport fields. The EC/Kindergarten Center is an 18-classroom state-of-the-art facility which opened in February 2010. A 3,400 sq. meter Performing Arts Center opened in September 2012. In September of 2016, Roosevelt Commons was inaugurated – a 4,500 square meter facility with a variety of learning labs, meeting spaces, social areas, and a full-service cafeteria. In 2018, a new Roosevelt Elementary School opened featuring grade-level classroom areas with specialty rooms embedded, two science labs, a teaching kitchen, a maker space in the media center, and state-of-the-art spaces for visual art, music, Spanish, and fine adjacent outdoor learning areas. In 2019, the school inaugurated a three-level underground parking facility.
Finances: In the 2022-2023 school year, approximately 81% of the school’s income is derived from tuition, grants and donations. Annual tuition rates are as follows: EC: $14,950, grades K/1-5: $16,160, and grades 6-12: $16,940. There is an $18,500 entrance fee for all students and a $500 application fee. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs- Peru, Lima [146 KB]) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
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