The Baldwin School of Puerto Rico
PO Box 1827, Bayamón 00960-1827, Puerto Rico
+1 787 720 2421
|Headmaster||Mr. James Nelligan|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18|
|Number of pupils||820|
|Average Class Size||20|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Mrs. Laura Maristany|
|MYP Coordinator||Mrs. Cristina Castillo|
|PYP Coordinator||Mrs. Sarah Loinaz|
|Associations||IB, NAIS, MSACS, CASE, CAIS|
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The Baldwin School of Puerto Rico, located in the greater San Juan metropolitan area, is the premier independent, PPK-12, college preparatory English language day school in Puerto Rico. It is the first school on the Caribbean island to offer the Primary, Middle and Diploma levels of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. "Baldwin School has long been an exceptional institution, but IB pushes us further," says Headmaster James Nelligan. "It ensures that all children are challenged to become creative thinkers, problem solvers and effective communicators. We implemented IB to challenge the vagaries of traditional pedagogy while retaining its strengths, and to foster novel thinking and creative individual and intellectual endeavor."
At Baldwin School, technology is broadly integrated in the classroom. Students use a range of platforms, applications and web-based software; to research, organize and create content. A fully modern, wireless digital mainframe allows students to leverage the world’s resources and conceive original content. Touchscreen technology supports literacy and numeracy across all grades. Interior and exterior laboratories combine hands-on and digital learning. "Technology is central to the world in which our students live, so we need to take advantage of it to reach them more fully, where their inclinations and needs intersect our learning expectations in an organic and meaningful way," says Mr. Nelligan.
Baldwin offers a beautiful and spacious twenty-three acre campus, which is also a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Its location means that students can take part in a range of outdoor activities. Spectacular facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, field house, outdoor courts, soccer field, and a rainforest biological field station. Indoor facilities include science and computer labs, a performing arts center, a recording studio, multiple art studios, a dance studio, and music rooms.
Baldwin's student body very much reflects Puerto Rico’s diverse population. Students participate in dozens of co-curricular activities. Athletes compete at mini, youth, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Math, Science and Model United Nations teams also compete at the national level. Campus life includes opportunities to participate in many clubs and organizations, most of which serve the broader community through both service and donations. All of Baldwin's graduates go on to study at university, mostly abroad, including the United States' most prestigious colleges and universities.
As Baldwin School marks it’s 50th anniversary, it remains committed to the belief that every child can flourish if they are given the right combination of time, opportunity, and support.