Application Process Academic Year 2021-22

New families and students applying to TASIS Dorado for the academic year 2021-22 should follow the admission process described below, including required documents, assessment, and application fee.

Please note that TASIS Dorado has a different application process for the academic year 2020-21.

Guided by the mission of our family of international TASIS Schools, TASIS Dorado strives to inspire the pursuit of knowledge, love of wisdom, appreciation for beauty, and development of character. These values--coupled with artistic endeavor, physical activity, and service to others--combine to provide an unparalleled educational opportunity.

Our goal is for all students to thrive at TASIS Dorado! We seek curious, engaged children who grow up to be confident, kind young adults, and are eager to join our community and contribute their energy and talents to whatever they pursue. Our aim is to build a community that represents excellence, creativity, and diversity.

All candidates are given careful consideration in the admission process and any negative decisions are made regretfully, but with the best interest of the child and the school in mind. Reasons for either admission or non-acceptance of applicants are made upon consideration of many factors, including the results of testing, school records, and recommendations, as well as an assessment of whether the school has the appropriate educational programs to meet the needs of the child. 

Final admissions status for all applicants will be communicated in writing, based on the final decision of the admissions committee. Each applicant’s admission folder and its content are the property of TASIS Dorado and may not be copied.

Applications will be considered and reviewed when the student file is complete. Please refer to the checklists by grades outlined below.

Grades PPK-Kinder

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PPK, Pre-K, and Kinder Overview

TASIS Dorado seeks to attract motivated students who are able to meet the expectations of a quality preschool program through an engaging, content-rich curriculum. Building on the rich resources of our location in Puerto Rico and young children's capacity to learn languages, our early childhood program is a two-way, dual immersion bilingual program. While some students have English as their first language, the majority come from homes where Spanish is the primary language.

All students are exposed to both languages in a structured, fun, and engaging way. Bilingual teachers are aware of students' language needs and offer support in both Spanish and English.

We expect our youngest Bears to be fully toilet trained. Applicants must meet the minimum age requirement by July 31:

  • Pre-Pre-Kinder - three years old
  • Pre-Kinder - four years
  • Kinder - five years old
Grades 1-5

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1st Grade - 5th Grade Overview

TASIS Dorado desires to attract highly motivated students who meet high standards and expectations in their academic, extracurricular, and social endeavors. Students must demonstrate that they can adapt well to and learn in an environment with English as the primary language of instruction. Applicants from 1st through 5th grade are expected to have a working knowledge of the English language upon admission in order to ensure that they can fully benefit from the educational program.

Students whose native language is not English or new to English as the language of instruction will spend the school day in the regular classroom immersed in the educational program. Students whose native language is not Spanish will be enrolled in Spanish as a Second Language or regular Spanish classes based on their proficiency level. Teachers provide support in the transitional period.

Students needing extra help in English or Spanish will be referred to tutors. Parents are responsible for these tutorial services to help their child(ren) achieve the readiness required to contribute to and fully benefit from our curriculum and school environment.

Grades 6-11

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6th Grade - 11th Grade Overview

TASIS Dorado desires to attract highly motivated students who meet high standards and expectations in their academic, extracurricular, and social endeavors. Students must demonstrate that they can adapt well to and learn in an environment with English as the primary language of instruction. Applicants from 6th through 11th grade are expected to have a working knowledge of the English language upon admission in order to ensure that they can fully benefit from the educational program.

Students whose native language is not English or new to English as the language of instruction will spend the school day in the regular classroom immersed in the educational program. Students whose native language is not Spanish will be enrolled in Spanish as a Second Language or regular Spanish classes based on their proficiency level. Teachers provide support in the transitional period.

Students needing extra help in English or Spanish will be referred to tutors. Parents are responsible for these tutorial services to help their child(ren) achieve the readiness required to contribute to and fully benefit from our curriculum and school environment.



Personalized Learning Accommodations 

Our school has limited facilities and resources for students with personalized learning requirements, but we do all that is reasonable to comply with the legal and ethical requirements to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities to which, with reasonable adjustments, the school can cater adequately. TASIS Dorado does provide additional social-emotional support from school counselors and offers academic reinforcement during the school day to help students reach their potential. 

The school recognizes the importance of including students, parents and guardians, classroom teachers, special services staff, and administrators in a collaborative process for the delivery of additional special services to students with learning differences. Areas of support offered at TASIS Dorado but at an additional cost to the family include initial assessments for academic services, speech and language services, occupational and physical therapy evaluation and services, and academic tutoring after school hours. TASIS Dorado administrators are able to help coordinate these support services for students of all grade levels, but the specific cost for the service is determined by the provider. 

TASIS Dorado does not, however, offer a full spectrum of special education programs. Admission and continuation in the School are contingent upon a match between the student’s and the family’s needs and the level of services available Please be clear and specific about your child’s needs during the application process.

Non-discrimination Policy

TASIS Dorado does not discriminate in its admission policies for reasons of gender, religion, race, or national origin.

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