St. Mary’s School opened its doors on August 1987 to offer a new alternative in academic excellence. It arises from the desire to provide an institution where parents could delegate their children’s formation, confident that they will receive pertinent, innovative, and high quality education in a safe environment that propitiates effective learning in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective orders.
The founders, Dr. Enid Inserni and Dr. Minerva Laureano, after working as teachers of teachers and supervising university directors, began a serious and deep analysis that concluded with the creation of an educational proposal for a specialized school for children between the ages of two and five years old. The reception and support of this initiative, the initial achievements, geographical location, the positive comparison with other schools in the area, and the demand itself, settled the base early on its history so that St. Mary’s School could continue its plans of development and growth.
Other aspects that attributed to the school’s development were the offer of progressive levels and grades that adhered to the institution’s capacities, the permanent enthusiasm for a pertinent curriculum, the bilingual focus, high quality services, and awareness of the educational tendencies and innovations.
Subsequently, the institution evolved from its Pre-School groups to the High School level, and has done so successfully. Its first twelfth grade class graduated on 2000 and at the present time, the school proudly carries its prestige and recognition in the general field of education, particularly within the private sector.
Began her professional career as an elementary school teacher after finishing her Bachelor’s degree. Once completing her graduate studies, she worked as a university professor for the educational system Ana G. Méndez, where she also served as Director of the Education Department and supervised prospective teachers.
Initiated her professional career as a university professor, giving lessons in Educational Psychology, Special Education, and General Education in Sagrado Corazón University and the Metropolitan University. In 1987, both colleagues and friends, together, gave life to St. Mary’s School.
St. Mary’s School’s philosophy centers on the student as being the reason for the need of education. The school sustains its postulates that every human being possesses a potential for knowledge and that the school is the ideal place to achieve it. Our mission is to provide quality education, focusing on the necessities and interests of the student, parents’ expectations, society’s demands, the professional and curricular standards of the State, and the pedagogical tendencies and innovations.
Our mission is the fundamental reason behind St. Mary’s School existence. It supports a vision or an image of our desired future. Our school has conducted activities and surveys to evaluate our mission and philosophy, and their appreciation has been evident through the activities we promote and the ones that we choose to participate in.
Our academic commitment is aimed for the student to reach excellence in its execution, and for more than 30 years we have proven to be at the vanguard of the challenges and technological demands of the country and the world.
The student as the reason for the school to be.
That education is the core institution of society.
In a non-restrictive educational atmosphere.
The teachers are the facilitators of learning.
In the development of critical and created thinking.
In the responsible liberty of the students, teachers, and personnel as necessary condition for active communication for learning.
That every student has an academic potential waiting to be developed.
In the provision of platforms that are philosophically educational and practically eclectic where thought, practice, and idealist, realist, naturalist, pragmatic, and existentialist currents converge.
- In the use of technological tendencies and innovations as resources and tools at the service of the educational process, instead of courses and everyday learning being subjected to technology.
Urbanización Sagrado Corazón
Calle San Javier L-4
San Juan, PR 00926
Fax: (787) 283-1170
Comisión de Escuelas Elementales y Secundarias de Middle States Association (CESS)
Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR)
Comité Acreditador de Instituciones Privadas (CADIE)
National Honor Society
National Association of Student Councils