Seventy seven percent (77%) of the students has been at the Colegio for more than three years, and 68% for more than five years. Many of our students enter the Colegio from Pre-School. In 1995 we had our first graduation and since then we have had fifteen graduations to date. Ninety five percent (95%) of our graduates go on to the University; thirty percent (35%) go back to the United States while 60% stay in Dominican universities. The remaining 5% attended Universities in other parts of the world.
Our students have a grade point average index of 85%, and 50% of the students are males; the other 50% are girls. The daily attendance and punctuality are 97%. The promotion rate reaches an astounding 99%.
Students participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports teams; on an average of one to two afterschool activities per year and 10% up to five activities afterschool. The clubs include the school newspaper, drama, UN Model, leadership club, and the literary magazine. In sports, the students compete as teams in volleyball, basketball, soccer, bowling, ping pong, chess and baseball events, and so on. In the domain of music, students play the guitar, violin, flute, trumpet, piano, and drums. There is an orchestra and a choir which prepare two to three big presentations a year.
Pictures of students in diverse activities:
Music Presentations: 1st Place in National Competition 2009 for Pre-Band with recorders players from 5th grade.
Sport Events: Girls’ Soccer Team 2008
Un Model 2009: 2nd Place representing Costa Rica’s traditional costume and dance.
Carnival Performance: Magic of Colors of our Ecology 2010 with 12th Grade
The entire Student Council is made up of the Class Council (one for every grade from 6th through 12th), and by the Main Student Council (made up of High School students). All the Student Council officers are elected at the beginning of the year, and this is a great honor. An officer is recognized as a leader among your classmates, and trusted by them. In order to be elected to the Student Council, students must meet the following requirements: Have been at the Colegio for at least one (1) year for the Class Council, and four years for the Main Student Council; have an index of at least 2.5 (85%); have taken a course in leadership (certification). Candidates to the Student Council may not, at any moment, have been on academic or disciplinary probation during the previous school year. Besides, Student Council officers must maintain an index of 80 while they occupy their positions, and their behavior is expected to be appropriate to that of a chosen leader. The Student Council is responsible for helping organize student activities, representing the student body with its questions and problems, and helping maintain the highest academic and behavioral standards. Two members of the Main Student Council are chosen to represent the student body in the committee for school improvement in the capacities of delegate and assistant delegate. See Student Information (link) for current officers, by laws and minutes.