Head of School Message


HEAD_OF_SCHOOLWelcome to The Palmas Academy, home of the Dolphins!

The Palmas Academy offers a demanding academic program that fosters creativity, self-discipline, independent thinking, leadership, and promotes core values for living in a culturally diverse world. We are a unique independent school located within the beautiful Palmas del Mar resort offering English language Pre-K to twelfth grade co-educational, college preparatory education. TPA offers a spacious 18 acre campus, state of the art classrooms and facilities, a covered court, open courts, soccer field, full service cafeteria and full access to Palmas del Mar resort facilities that include two 18 hole golf courses, a Tennis Center with 20 courts, lap swimming pool, and an Equestrian Center.

The Palmas Academy is committed to offering a challenging academic program complemented with a wide variety of electives, clubs, sports and extracurricular activities led by a highly prepared faculty and staff working closely together with parents and the PTO in the learning process. TPA is licensed by the Puerto Rico Department of Education and accredited by CADIE and the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.

As we begin each school year, I am filled with excitement as we have many plans and the highest expectations for our families and community, and we look forward to sharing them with you!

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Lidia Verson Vadillo, PhD
Head of School