Our School

About CS

Our History

Caribbean School was founded in October 1954 to meet the need for a quality English-speaking educational institution in the area of Ponce. It was first established at the United Evangelical Church of Puerto Rico. In 1956 the school was moved to a farm house property belonging to the Catholic University. By 1971, it began its operations at its present location in La Rambla.

After more than fifty years, Caribbean School has been able to maintain its philosophy and mission of providing a strong academic program and co-curricular activities. The Caribbean School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (PK-12) and The Department of Education of Puerto Rico (K-12).

Academic excellence and Caribbean School are synonymous.


Caribbean School is an English immersion, college preparatory school which provides students with a structured and challenging academic program that develops independent learners and creative thinkers who become successful, caring and global ethical citizens.


Caribbean School prepares and graduates responsible and productive citizens with strong character traits, critical thinking, and academic skills by providing a rigorous, dynamic, and comprehensive curriculum. In partnership with the community, family, faculty, and staff we inspire and instill in our students the values of leadership, diversity, fairness, and service to society.


Our commitment to these beliefs guides all that we do in strengthening life-long learning skills for our students and creating bonds within our Panther community.

For students, we believe that:

  • Student learning and academic performance is the primary focus of our school.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical/health, social, emotional, moral, and intellectual needs.
  • Promoting student self-esteem, school pride, and mutual respect enhances a positive relationship among the school community.
  • Diversity increases student acceptance and understanding of different people and cultures.
  • A solid preparation is necessary for the appropriate next steps that will bring our students eventual success as global, caring, and ethical citizens.

For teachers, we believe that:

  • Teachers will provide a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment with class sizes up to 25 students.
  • Teachers will promote actively engaging methods of learning, that can apply in meaningful, real life activities.

For the school community, we believe in:

  • Collaborative partnerships that invite the Panther community to contribute to the school’s success.
  • A school-wide climate of respect, appreciation, and support for all efforts staff members make to improve their skills and abilities for the sake of our students’ growth.
  • The use of research and data in our quest for identifying best practices in education.
  • Nurturing a full deep-level understanding of all that we teach and valuing continuous improvement toward the mastery of what we teach.
  • Having an English curriculum as well as a robust Spanish program that fosters both languages to develop fully bilingual students.