WHO WE ARE                                   

WESLEYAN ACADEMY (WA) is a private, non-profit, bonafide evangelical Christian school in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, owned by the Puerto Rico District of the Wesleyan Church. The Academy was founded in 1955 by Wesleyan missionaries. Instruction is offered from pre-pre-kinder through twelfth grade in English and Spanish at every grade level, with the majority of the courses taught in English. As a Christian school, Bible classes and chapel services are an integral part of the program at the Academy. Special Spanish Language (SSL) courses are offered to speakers of Spanish as a second language.  In addition, physical education, music, choir, art and computer instruction are offered. Study skills orientation, after school programs including supervised studies, sports, and other activities are available to our students. 

The enrollment of a student in WA sig­nifies willing­ness on the part of the student and his parents to accept and abide by the policies, rules, and regulations of the Academy. 

ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIPS

The school is licensed by the Consejo General de Educacion de Puerto Rico and accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International.  WA is also a member of the following: Caribbean Association of Independent Schools, National Honor Society, Puerto Rico High School Athletic Alliance, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Asociación de Educación Privada de Puerto Rico, Caribbean Counselors Association and Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, among others. 

SCHOOL VERSE

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15, NIV 

VISION

To produce Christian leaders for Puerto Rico and the world through a comprehensive program of academic and spiritual excellence in developing:

  • Character
  • Scholarship
  • Discipleship
  • Leadership
  • Service

MISSION

Wesleyan Academy seeks to encourage and enable students to pursue a redeemed life of personal faith in Jesus Christ, marked by a lifestyle of service and leadership, developed in the context of a Christian, college preparatory, English language instructional experience in grades PrePreKinder through twelve. 

Philosophy and Goals

WA is committed to meet the educational, spiritual, and emotional needs of its students in a Christian environment that strives for academic excellence. Its highest aim is to guide students to know and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to develop a lifestyle that is based on biblical principles, while cultivating leadership and service that will guide them in becoming productive members of society. Thus, WA will:

1.         Present the person and work of Jesus Christ and the opportunity to know and serve Him.

2.         Provide an instructional and learning environment based on the Bible.

3.         Provide instruction leading to language fluency in both Spanish and English.

4.    Provide purposeful learning activities and experiences that will equip the student to become a well balanced, productive, godly adult, able to function as a worthy member of the family, church and democratic society. 

Core Educational Values

1.   All Truth is God’s Truth 

a.   In subscribing to the Articles of Faith of the Wesleyan Church, WA affirms its belief in the Triune God who is revealed in the Holy Scriptures to be eternal, omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent.  All things, including truth, know­ledge, and all aspects of the physical universe were created by and/or originated from Him. .John 1:3, Colossians 1:16

b.   Each divinely created individual is special and is complete only through fellowship with God.  That fellowship was broken by the fall into sin.  God's response was the supreme act of love in the redemptive death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.  By the acceptance of grace in salvation, the believer is restored to fellowship with God.  Empowerment to continue this fellowship and to live a holy life is provided by the indwelling Holy Spirit. Psalm 139; Philippians 2:6-11

c.   God placed within each person various needs including a thirst for truth and knowledge designed to lead them back to God Himself.  God incarnate in Jesus Christ is understood to be the source and foundation of all truth and knowledge.  Faith in Jesus Christ gives substance to knowledge and purpose to learning. Proverbs 1:7, 4:8-9; Hebrews 1:1-3

2.   Christian Education                                                                                                  

a.   As an extension of the church and the family, the Christian school is an important agent for assisting in the education of children, ­ equipping them to live in harmony with God, self and others.  Proverbs 22:6; Luke 6:40, Ephesians 4:2-3

b.   A Christian education, based on the truth of God, as found in Christ and the Holy Scriptures, produces life-long learning, cultivates the whole person and prepares the individual for eternity.  Therefore the principles of Scripture should be integrated throughout all areas of educational endeavor and serve as the essential guide for all formal and informal learning experiences.  II Timothy 3:16-17

3.   Education of the Whole Person                                                                             

God's desire for humanity is the fullest possible development of the whole person:  spirit, mind, and body.  As one created in God's image, people have the ability to reason, to learn, to be creative, to know and to do what is right in obedience to God’s will.  Matthew 11:25-3

4.   Every Person is Uniquely Created and Gifted

Each person is a unique, special creation of God with a diversity of abilities, needs and talents.    The instructional process will provide a variety of opportunities for the children to develop skills which will facilitate their functioning as an individual, in groups and in society. Psalm 139:1-15 

Non-Discrimination Statement

WA does not dis­criminate in any of its policies, practices, or procedures on the basis of race, class, color, national origin, gender, or handicap as defined by law. 

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