Middle & Upper School – 6-12


“A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.”  – Plutarch

In the upper grades, The Palmas Academy continues its mission to develop students into curious and caring members of the community and the world.

The Palmas Academy faculty recognizes that as students get older, their interests and talents become more defined. Teachers seek to develop and strengthen those talents by providing not only a core curriculum that focuses on academics, but also by providing myriad other opportunities for students to excel. Therefore, students are provided the space and guidance to continue their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Teachers strive to prepare them by giving them the skills to succeed and adapt.

In addition, The Palmas Academy faculty emphasizes science and math, recognizing these as essential skills in the global marketplace. The school’s modern biology, physics and chemistry laboratories continue the school’s mission to inspire critical thinking and curiosity.

Upper grades students at The Palmas Academy have access to a wide array of modern facilities, including state-of-the-art classrooms, science and computer labs.

When students graduate from The Palmas Academy, they are independent thinkers and compassionate citizens. They go on to top-notch colleges and universities around Puerto Rico and the United States. Graduates go into a variety of fields, pursuing their passions and always continuing to grow.