Friedrich Froebel Bilingual School (FFBS), a non-religious, non-profit educational organization licensed by The General Counsel of Education of Puerto Rico and accredited by The Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association, is located at Hangar Road 523-524, Ramey Base, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and educates students in pre-kindergarten through ninth grade. FFBS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, handicap, or disability in its programs and admissions.
FFBS was founded by Silvia Rodriguez Marin in 1982 and has been serving the Northwestern area of the island ever since. Title I services are provided by NETS (National Educational Technology Service) to students that need support in English, Math, and Spanish.
The school has 23 classrooms, 4 units of bathrooms, a computer classroom, a lunchroom, three playgrounds, a basketball court, a volleyball court, and other recreational areas. American English is the primary language of instruction at Froebel, with several exceptions such as Elementary and Middle school Spanish, P.E., middle school Health, and History of Puerto Rico. The school leadership has a vision that includes long range plans to expand the organization by adding a high school to FFBS by 2014 and the construction of air conditioned smart classrooms beginning August 2012.
The school year runs from early August through late May. Applications for each school year start on February for new applicants. Applications must include a completed doctor’s assessment, immunization records, and emergency contact forms as well as the enrollment fee, which is furnished after candidates successfully complete a placement evaluation.
Since consistent and current information on your child’s knowledge, skills, and abilities is needed, in order to assess if your child will be prepared to engage classes in a way that will allow him/her to have a successful first year at Froebel, administration of a placement test is vital. Placements are made based on a number of factors that include teacher recommendations, grades, and test scores.
Based on your child’s scores, he or she may be required to participate in mandatory summer school or participate in special programs. The test will provide information about levels of preparation in English, mathematics, and reading.
Enrollment priority is given to existing children. The monthly tuition for elementary school is different for middle school and for high school. Contact our school office to inquire. As advertised in different media, the school doesn’t discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnical origin.
Froebel’s philosophy and mission is to provide children with a bilingual education, conducive to a ninth grade diploma necessary to enter high school and eventually to become productive citizens