News

Puerto Rico Announces Plans for $22 Million Bilingual School in San Juan

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - April 18, 2012

Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño (Photo: OG)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño and San Juan Mayor Jorge Santini have announced plans to build a $22 million bilingual school in San Juan.

The School of San Juan II, which will operate under the local educational system, will be located on the grounds of the old Colegio del Pilar on Avenida Lomas Verdes.

“I’ve spoken with many parents across the island and I have not known anyone who does not want their children to learn more than one language,” Fortuño said. “Bilingualism opens doors and opportunities for our children to excel and succeed in a labour market increasingly competitive and globalized.”

Construction is projected to take two years, with operation set to begin in 2015.

In the first phase, 560 students from kindergarten through fourth grade will attend the school, with the aim of an eventual expansion to 1,120.

Students will come from the School of San Juan 1 and others.

The facility will have 28 regular classrooms and 19 specialized classrooms, including three science labs, three technology labs and a 600-seat auditorium.

“Giving our children a bilingual education is a matter of the present and future of our children,” Fortuño said. “This is what we want for all children in Puerto Rico.”

The total projected investment is $22,193,215, according to the government.

Popular Posts cape santa maria

The Best Caribbean Beach Resort You’ve Never Heard of 

There’s a boat just offshore called “Escape.”  It’s bobbing in some of the most brilliant, dynamic turquoise water I’ve ever seen, a few meters from a stretch of sand so bright and so white you have to squint to look […]


Marriott Is Opening Its New St Regis Resort In Aruba 

aruba st regis inside the restaurant with chairs

It was more than a decade ago that Marriott opened its first-ever Ritz-Carlton resort in the Dutch Caribbean: the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, which at the time was the island’s first true five-star resort.  Fast forward to 2024, and Marriott is set […]


From All-Inclusive Resorts to Beaches, Travelers Are Falling in Love With Antigua and Barbuda

antigua barbuda frontier airlines the peninsula with sand

The plunge-pool villas at Hammock Cove. The historic streets of Nelson’s Dockyard. Pool days at Sheer Rocks. Unforgettable honeymoons. Vibrant meals of pepperpot and fungee. Beach bar hopping on the south coast. Endless serenity in Barbuda.  Travelers keep flocking to […]


Related Posts the beach at the caribe hilton

Caribbean Airlines Is Adding a New Island: Puerto Rico   

The intra-regional airline market in the Caribbean is starting to heat up, and the focus is clearly on San Juan, Puerto Rico as more and more carriers set their sights on the city. Fresh off Frontier Airlines’ major expansion out […]


Hilton Has a New Hotel in Puerto Rico 

hotel condado

Hilton has quietly opened a new hotel in Puerto Rico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has debuted a new Hilton Garden Inn in San Juan’s vibrant Condado district.  The hotel, which has a total of 240 rooms, is set […]


You Will Soon Be Able to Fly From Puerto Rico to Barbados 

rockley barbados

Is a new Caribbean intra-regional carrier quietly developing in San Juan?  Ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines continues to add new routes within the Caribbean out of its new base in San Juan.  That already includes St Croix, St Maarten and Cancun, […]


SUBSCRIBE!

Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.


No. Thank You