Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs About Our School
1. For how long has the school been operating?
Friedrich Froebel Bilingual School was founded in the Northwestern town of Aguadilla in 1982 by Mrs. Silvia Rodriguez Marin. Our institution has been serving the families of the area for the last four decades. Its Ramey Base operations began in 1990 and Froebel has been a vital part of that community ever since.
2. Which is the primary language of instruction in your school?
American English is the primary language of instruction at Froebel, with exceptions in courses such as: Spanish, Elementary school Social Studies, P.E., middle & high school Health, and History of Puerto Rico.
3. Is the school accredited by any reputable organization?
Our school is accredited by El Departamento de Educación, Middle States Association of Collages and Secondary Schools and is affiliated to La Asociacion de Educación Privada de Puerto Rico. Our MSA accreditation was renewed in 2018.
4. Is this an expensive school?
Our enrollment fee for the 2022-2023 school year is $768 (USD). Monthly tuition ranges from $241 to $246 (USD) for elementary and middle/high school respectively. Froebel inaugurated its online school, Froebel Online, in 2020. The current enrollment fee is $459 (USD) and monthly tuition ranges from $203 to $207 (USD). Discounts are available for families that enroll additional children. We invite you to shop around and compare prices. You will find our prices to be more than competitive. However, prices should never be the main criteria when making decisions regarding your child's education. We dare say that you’ll get more than your investment’s worth because our service is second to none.
5. I work long hours, does the school provide after hours care?
Our after hours care has always been one of our staples due to its quality and affordability. However, due to the onging COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Department does not allow our institution to offer these services. As soon as we're alloewd to, Froebel Bilingual School will resume its after hours care service.
6. Why is it necessary for my child to take a placement test prior to admittance in your school?
We need consistent and current information on your child’s knowledge, skills, and abilities, 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 Fröebel. We make placements based on a number of factors including teacher recommendations, grades, and test scores.
We cannot emphasize the seriousness of the placement test enough. Based on your child’s scores, he or she may be required to participate in mandatory summer school or participate in special programs. He / she must complete the test that will provide information about levels of preparation in all subject matters of his / her grade level.
7. Does your school keep up with the latest in educational theory?
Absolutely. Our teachers frequently attend Title II funded workshops and seminars to help them maintain their professional edge and learn the latest in pedagogical theory. Our teachers have either Bachelors, Master's, or Doctoral degrees in education and are licensed by el Departamento de Educacion de Puerto Rico.
8. How often does the school invest in technology?
Students take classes in our internet ready computer lab and make use of other technological media in order to keep our education relevant to today’s needs. All high school, middle school, and upper elementary students take class in smart classrooms equipped with internet access. We take great pride in our roboust fiber-optics infrastructure. There are plans to extend this model to lower elementary in the near future. During the current pandemic, the school successfully launched an online version of the school. Froebel Bilingual School is so invested in being in the technology forefront that its facilities are mostly solar powered.
9. Why the move towards a STEM educational approach?
Well, the truth is that STEM has always been very much integrated into the school's DNA. We decided to dive deeper into it by having a more obvious and systematic integration. Research indicates that using an interdisciplinary STEM educational approach provides opportunities for more relevant and thought-provoking experiences for students. These experiences can stimulate higher-level thinking skills and problem-solving, which is what education should do.