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Thursday, December 22, 2016 • 6:30 PM

R.S.V.P.: Jovita Casanova casanova.j@tasisdorado.com

The TASIS School in Dorado is pleased to announce the list of remarkable colleges and universities that have offered enrollment to the 31 members of the class of 2016. We are dedicated to inspiring within each student the pursuit of academic and personal excellence so that they become engaged global citizens and innovative, selfless leaders. This list represents schools that are tremendous fits for our seniors in the areas of academics, service, athletics and the arts.

We are EXTREMELY proud of the Class of 2016 for achieving the following prestigious honors:

  • Bronze Medal at the International Mathematical Olympiads in Thailand
  • Four (4) Presidential Scholar Candidates
  • Three (3) National Merit Scholars Finalists
  • Five (5) National Hispanic Recognition Scholars
  • Five (5) AP Scholars with Distinction
  • Four (4) AP Scholars with Honor
  • Six (6) AP Scholars


Preview the college acceptances our seniors have already received:

  • American University
  • Ames College
  • Arizona State University
  • Assumption College
  • Babson College
  • Barry University
  • Baylor University
  • Belmont University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology | CalTech
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Colby College
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Eckerd College
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • Full Sail University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia Tech
  • Grinnell College
  • Hartwick College
  • Harvard University
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Lawrence University
  • Lehigh University
  • Lesley University
  • Liberty University
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Lynn University
  • Manhattanville College
  • Marist College
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT
  • Musicians Institute
  • New York University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Pace University
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Penn State University Park
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de PR
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Purdue University
  • Roger Williams University
  • Rollins College
  • Sacred Heart University of PR
  • Smith College
  • St. Joseph's College
  • Stanford University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stetson University
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas A & M
  • The University of Tampa
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania | UPenn
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo
  • University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
  • University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Virginia in Charlottesville
  • Vanguard University
  • Villanova University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wesleyan University of Connecticut
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Yale University




In response to parents' requests, we are excited to announce that a new TASIS Dorado Shuttle Bus route has started to connect TASIS Dorado with Dorado Beach East and Los Paseos de Dorado communities as well as the San Juan Metro area route that has been running since August.

We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable school bus transportation service.

(Subject to minimum enrollment of 25 students)

To sign up for the service and pricing information, please contact our Business Office at 787-794-0440 Ext. 294




Dorado Beach East: Bus leaves at 7:15 AM from the Tennis Courts

Los Paseos in Dorado: Bus leaves at 7:35 AM from the gate at each Paseo entrance (approximately)

AFTERNOONS: If you are interested in afternoon transportation, please contact Gloria Santiago at 787-796-0440 Ext. 294 for pricing and further information


ONE-WAY AM: $750





A new TASIS Dorado Shuttle Bus service has been launched to connect TASIS Dorado with the San Juan community.

The shuttle bus service will debut on August 29, 2016 and will run Monday through Friday. The morning drop-off and afternoon pickup spot will be at Plaza Las Américas by Pueblo Supermarket parking lot (next to Toys R Us). We offer one-way or round trips.


MORNING: Bus leaves San Juan at 6:55 AM

AFTERNOON: Bus leaves TASIS Dorado at 4:00 PM, arriving in San Juan around 4:30 PM (depending on traffic conditions)

We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable school bus transportation services. Shuttle Bus drivers comply with driver safety rules.


ONE-WAY AM or PM: $1,000

ROUND TRIP: $1,500

For more information, please contact our
Business Office at 787-796-0440 Ext. 294/293



TASIS' Fab Lab Helps Students of All Ages Experience the Thrill of Creativity

SPECIAL FEATURE | BIG BUSINESS PROFILE: TECH & TELECOM | Caribbean Business | Thursday, August 25, 2016 | By B. G. DOYLE

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Celebrating its 15th year as an educational leader among Puerto Rico's private schools, the TASIS School in Dorado is about to unveil its Fab Lab program, associated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This will be an innovative platform where students from all grades take advantage of high-tech tools, equipment, and software to invent, create, solve problems, understand the engineering design process and turn their ideas into reality.

"This puts us on the cutting edge of STEAM education, integrating science, technology, engineering, art, and math," said Susan Fiallo, Director of Curriculum and Special Programs at TASIS Dorado. "We are very excited to be opening a new space in which students can gain experience with the latest in technology while developing skills in research, design and creative problem-solving."

According to MIT's website, the Fab Lab concept started as an educational outreach component of its Center for Bits and Atoms and was designed as a prototyping platform for innovation and invention, while creating connections to a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers, makers, and innovators. And while Fab Labs are currently run by universities, public and private schools, research organizations and other entities interested in providing advanced technical education support, each Fab Lab is generally equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, scanners, computer numerical control machines, robotic technology and other tools to help participants in their research and development efforts.

"Our Fab Lab is a place where kids can apply the problem-solving strategies they learn in their core academic classes," Fiallo said.
"In other words, they can put their imaginations to work to design, prototype and test their ideas by using the technology tools we

According to Cristina Centeno, the Fab Lab manager & tech instructor at TASIS Dorado, the program opens up a world of possibilities for both TASIS Dorado students and members of the local community. "Students are asked to identify an issue or problem in the community, then come up with a solution they can develop in the Fab Lab," she said. For example, one group of high school students will be tackling an environmental issue by developing a compact hydroponic solution for growing vegetables in one's home. Another environmental-based project will use 3D printer technology to create an irrigation system. In the area of research and engineering, some students are designing phone speakers, learning how sound waves, physics, and geometry interact to amplify sound. Biology and chemistry students can create 3D models of molecular structures and processes to enrich their

The Fab Lab facilities and technology will also be made available to members of the community on certain days, giving others the opportunity to take advantage of the platform. "To be part of the global Fab Lab Network, local Fab Labs must meet three requirements: engage the community, actively participate in the network, and obtain the standard Fab Lab equipment," Centeno said. "That way, everyone in the global Fab Lab Network is at the same level and can help each other with their research and troubleshooting." She added that the TASIS Dorado Fab Lab team has already been in contact with a Fab Lab in Barcelona, Spain.

The genesis of the Fab Lab began about a year ago with special activities and afterschool programs, initiated by community member Rafael Vargas, an instructor at the University of Puerto Rico's School of Architecture. The program will be integrated into classes across the school, beginning at the elementary level. While it is now located in a 30-feet-by-40-feet area on campus, both Fiallo and Centeno are looking forward to the construction of a new math and science building, which could be completed in the next two to three years. "Right now, we're in a 1,200 square foot interim location, but as we grow, we will be able to expand the program even further," Centeno said. "The idea is to have this program available at every level, so that when the creativity swells out of our kids, they can work together and experience the thrill of developing their own ideas.



The Orquesta Sinfónica del Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, under the baton of the legendary Roselin Pabón, will present a benefit concert, MÚSICA PARA TODOS, on Sunday, September 11th at 4 pm in the TASIS DORADO Performing Arts Center (PAC). This will be a tremendous opportunity to enjoy a variety of music from your favorite movies and video games such as Star Wars®, Super Mario Bros®, and Kingdom Hearts®, as well as classics ranging from Beethoven to Rossini. In addition, there will be special performances by the Coro del Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, directed by Prof. William Rivera, and from Los Tres Tenores de Puerto Rico, performing international pop classics from Bocelli. The showstopping Puerto Rican musicians Los Hermanos Sanz will round out this incredible evening. This will be a unique musical experience to enjoy with your family!

With an orchestra of over 70 musicians and a choir of 50 vocalists, MÚSICA PARA TODOS is an extraordinary way to share the beauty of symphonic music with your children. Tickets, ranging in price from $20 to $75, are available at TASIS Dorado by calling 787.796.0440 Ext. 294 or on tasisdorado.com, as well as at Niños Nueva Esperanza, at 787.261.4543. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Fundación Niños Nueva Esperanza and the TASIS Dorado Scholarship Fund.

MÚSICA PARA TODOS will be an unforgettable evening for all. We look forward to seeing you there!

For sponsorship opportunities please call: 787-567-2508

The TASIS School in Dorado congratulates these Seniors on being selected as NATIONAL HISPANIC RECOGNITION SCHOLARS for their outstanding performance on standardized tests:

• Miguel Cortés
• Millán García
• Jaime González
• José R. Proskauer
• Gabriel Ramos
• Alessandro Rivera
• Luis Sierra

The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) was initiated in 1983, by the College Board, to identify outstanding Hispanic high school students and to share information about these academically well-prepared students with subscribing colleges and universities.

To be eligible, students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic. Each year the NHRP identifies approximately 5,000 of the highest scoring students from a nationwide total of 250,000 high school juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT and designated themselves as Hispanic as well as approximately 200 of the top scoring PAA students from Puerto Rico. The nationwide selection also includes students from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. citizens attending international and APO schools.

Kudos to all! #BearPride #NHRP

See the EVENTOS DE PORTADA coverage in their photo gallery here!


TASIS Dorado kicked off the new academic year with an exciting "Welcome Back Picnic & Music Fest" organized by the TASIS Dorado Parent Association (TPA) to welcome students, faculty, staff, parents and friends to 2016-2017. Thanks to all who joined us, our sponsors, and volunteers that made this a memorable evening! ❤️🌸🎤
‪#‎TASISWelcome2016‬ ‪#‎BearNation‬ ‪#‎bohostyle‬

Program of Distinction in Early Childhood Education (PPK - 1st Grade)

The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) recently recognized the TASIS School in Dorado, Puerto Rico, for its Program of Distinction in Early Childhood Education. TASIS Dorado is the first school in Puerto Rico and the U.S. to receive this recognition.

The Middle States Programs of Distinction initiative provides external validation of an accredited school's accomplishments in specific areas of expertise and enables schools to take accreditation to the next level. The review process helps already accredited schools identify strengths and areas for growth and provides inspiration and recommendations for attaining a high quality program.

The Early Childhood Education Program of Distinction recognizes schools that demonstrate dedication to early learning through a rich, child centered philosophy and best practices that focus on exploration, questioning, creativity and social-emotional development, as well as cognitive skills.

Exploration Week offers students four days of immersion in subjects not usually covered in our curriculum, plus a day dedicated to giving back through community service.

TASIS Dorado High School students return to school after the holidays to experience a week of fun and learning outside the typical classroom enviroment. During our ninth annual Exploration Week students sought out new experiences in four days of seminars and hands-on training, and they finished the week with a day of giving backthrough community service.


  • Bear Challenge: A fitness challenge is an interesting way to develop a healthy positive body image, self-discipline, focus towards a goal, an interest in nutrition and physical development, and grit, or the perseverance to keep working hard. Students learned about the scientific measures of fitness and the psychological aspects of goal setting and perseverance as well as testing fitness through balance, climbing, strength, agility and speed. They were instructed in martial arts and designed and constructed a "Bear Challenge" course to present, inspire and coach younger students to work toward their own fitness goals through the Bear Challenge.

  • Biotechnology: CSI Dorado: Students became familiar with biotechnology: using living organisms to generate products for use in health, agriculture, fuel and energy. It involves biology, physics, chemistry, genetic engineering, computers and information technology. The seminar focused on forensic science, using biotechnology for solving crimes. Students had field trips to a pharmaceutical research facility and the FBI forensics lab. They practiced DNA identification, blood and hair analysis, and fingerprint identification, and this culminated in a dramatic "murder mystery" to solve.

  • Chef Dorado: Successful chefs develop culinary expertise but also master a variety of skills ranging from budgeting and management to marketing and event planning. Students experienced a variety of hospitality industry learning but focused on food preparation and cooking. This culminated in a lunch prepped, cooked and served by the students. It was delicious!

  • Elementary Education: This seminar offered an introduction to the field of Education through a hands-on learning experience in grades PPK – 5th, enhanced by interviews with teachers and administrators. The objective was to introduce students to working in an elementary school, learning about the differences and similarities in educational strategies with students at different developmental levels. Students moved from being observers to active participants in classroom activities.

  • Entrepreneurship: Cupcake War: Student entrepreneurs learned the steps it takes to start a business and then learned how to bake and decorate wonderful cupcakes! Students produced a business plan as they learned about finance, planning, purchasing and marketing, all in the context of starting their own baking business. Students worked with local bakery Dolce Cupcake for a taste of real world business and baking experience. Finally, they put it all to the test with a business presentation and a Cupcake Wars-style competition.

  • Fab Lab: Design, Engineering, Inventing: This seminar was created for students who enjoy the process of designing, building, taking things apart, inventing or just making cool stuff! MIT created the concept of a Fab Lab (short for Fabrication Laboratory) where students can explore design and build prototypes of these designs in a lab full of the equipment necessary to put ideas to the test. In the Fab Lab seminar students were taught to use a 3-D design program and then were challenged to design a unique planter to be formed in a 3-D printer!

  • Health Care Careers: After an introduction to the many directions open to them in the Health Services field, students learned about the work of several physicians in various specialties. Students learned about diagnosis and observed evaluations and surgical procedures, including orthopedic and obstetric. This behind-the-scenes opportunity with several of our island's top professionals definitely motivated our students.

  • Musical Theater: This seminar introduced students to some of the many options for pursuing a career in the theatre arts. Students looked at the skills and dedication needed to be a performer in voice, drama and dance, and they learned what it takes to be a professional lighting producer, a technical director, and a producer for entire production. They enjoyed a master class from a professional singer and a dancer and talked via Skype to a TASIS Dorado alumnus currently studying in this field. Students worked on a short piece to record in a professional recording studio and then prepared a musical performance.

  • Physics of Surfing: Surfing is an exciting and challenging sport that requires both mental and physical skills. Understanding the science behind how water can move a board is a study in the principles of physics, incorporating the motion of the waves and currents against the board. The waves at Barlovento at Dorado Beach were ideal!

  • Urban Art: Graffiti is the expression of urban culture through words and drawings scratched, painted or sprayed on walls or other surfaces in public places. This art form has taken a new direction through the expressions of trained artists who use this media to reach their audiences. Students learned about the history and development of graffiti art as well as the messages it conveys. They discovered that serious artists have refined this art form, incorporating numerous elements of design. For their project, students designed and practiced before completing a mural on a school wall.

  • Veterinary Medicine: Veterinary medicine is a diversified field, with many areas of specialty. In this year's Vet Medicine program, students learned about variety of career opportunities, beginning with the study of animal behavior and the work done to save the Puerto Rican Parrot, an indigenous parrot species being saved from the brink of extinction. Students also learned about veterinary work done with horses both as pets and as competitors. To observe veterinarians in action, students spent a day at a horse training facility and a companion animal veterinarian's office, participating in examinations and observing surgical procedures. Finally, they learned about the course of study to prepare for veterinary medicine from a TASIS Dorado alumna entering veterinary school.

  • Community Service: Students finish Exploration Week with a day of service, with a variety of projects ranging from planting and weeding at the Sabanera Farm to working with numerous groups that serve underprivileged people.

TASIS Dorado Summer Programs General Information

BEAR TREK Summer Program (PPK-5th Grade)

Transportation from San Juan to Dorado is available.

MARINE BIOLOGY (3rd-5th Grade)

Transportation from San Juan to Dorado is available.


Ages 12-18

in collaboration with Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Saturday, July 16, 2016 | Ages 12-18



For the first time, we are offering local students, ages 12-18, the opportunity to join a fantastic summer day program only available to international students in previous years.

The two programs are MARINE LIFE & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, and SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE PROGRAMS. These programs make full use of the TASIS Dorado campus along with the highly desirable community of Dorado Beach and the nearby Dorado Beach Club, home to Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment organization.

Marine Biology & Environmental Science

Drawing on the wealth of natural resources of Puerto Rico and the collaboration with the world renowned Jean-Michael Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment, located at nearby Dorado Beach, TASIS Dorado offers an innovative Marine Biology/Environmental Science program for students ages 12-18. Puerto Rico is home to some of the most fragile and diverse ecosystems on earth, including three of the world's seven bioluminescent bays, El Yunque, the only tropical rain forest managed by the US National Park Services, and the extensive coral reefs and rich marine life in the Atlantic and the Caribbean sea.

Building on the success of the TASIS Dorado Summer Spanish Program and the increasing interest for environmental studies, the course focuses on the sustainability of the these natural environments and introduces students to the critical ecological issues and the need to preserve and protect our natural world. Through extensive research in the science lab and on field trips, students gain an appreciation for the interdependence of organisms and the critical balance required to preserve their habitats.

A highlight of the program is the opportunity to work closely with experienced local marine biologists and naturalists who are passionate about protecting these complex ecosystems and underwater world. The sustainability of these precious endangered environments are critical to the health of our planet and through hands on experiential learning such as the restoration of coral reefs, students become knowledgeable environmentalists who can make a difference in addressing the challenges that face our natural world.

Meet the Headmaster -
The TASIS School in Dorado is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Timothy Howard as its new Head of School as of 15 July 2015. Dr. Howard holds a B.A. in English and Religion from Columbia University, and an Ed.M. in TESOL and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Boston University. He has also studied at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the National Institute for School Leadership.

TASIS Dorado At a Glance

  • 62 Classrooms on our campus
  • 22 Advanced Placement courses available
  • 15 Miles from San Juan
  • 57 State-of-the-art White Boards on campus
  • 20 The amount of acres comprising our picturesque campus

2016 University Acceptances

A sampling of where our most recent graduates were accepted to continue their academic careers:

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    Applications are considered throughout the year, and interested families are invited to visit the campus.

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