Academic Program for Grades 1 to 5
We believe in a well-rounded education for every child. Our students continue learning through exploration of many disciplines; Teachers engage students’ through their individual interests for imparting knowledge and developing skills. As a community we continuously foster enthusiasm for life-long learning.
Students are provided with international learning experiences within the classroom. In the Touchpoints project, students work in teams to solve global problems and present solutions through the latest videoconference technology. Students learn how to solve problems creatively, work with teammates from other cultures, and use critical thinking skills.
21st Century Learning and Values
San Roberto International School promotes core values and a sense of community through class meetings, special assemblies, and weekly spiritual classes led by a group of dedicated parents. Students develop individual responsibility, respect for others, and empathy through authentic and purposeful dialog. Throughout their elementary experience, students continue to grow as confident independent learners who develop their individual strengths and social skills.
Technology and music are imbedded in the curriculum to set the foundation for successful 21st century learning. ISR recognizes that every child is unique and comes to school with different experiences, skills, and knowledge. Our curriculum is based on differentiation where students explore literacy in English and Spanish. Students are encouraged to take risks, set goals, and play an active role in their own learning.
Destination Imagination Mexico
San Roberto International School Valle Alto Campus is host to Destination ImagiNation, a yearly event that promotes creativity, teamwork and problem solving. Learn more about this event here.
Elementary Leadership Team
Elementary Principal - San Agustín Campus
Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Aime Cano has been teaching and leading internationally since 2006. She holds both a Masters in International Education and a Masters in Business Administration (Strategic Management), bringing a gamut of experience to our Elementary Team. She first joined the San Roberto family in 2008: In 2012 she briefly left San Roberto and worked in a well renown international school in China, returning to San Roberto in 2015. Aime has been part of our leadership and management team through her roles as SWAS Coordinator and Literacy Instructional Coach. She has also served as head of the English Language Arts Curriculum Committee.
Elementary Vice Principal - San Agustín Campus
Nora Montoya is the Elementary Vice Principal at San Agustin Campus. She has a Bachelor Degree in Education, Accounting and a Masters Degree in International Education from Framingham State University in Massachusetts. She has been working in the education field for the last 19 years with outstanding results in Preschool, Elementary and at the Learning Center from San Roberto. She is an organized, enthusiastic and active person. She is married and has two sons. She enjoys reading, running and spending time with her family.
Early Years Principal - Valle Alto Campus
Rossana Gutiérrez is the Early Years Principal Principal Valle Alto Campus. She has been part of ISR since 1998, where she has also worked as a homeroom teacher and Academic Coordinator. Her experience, flexibility, patience, understanding, and empathy have earned compliments from our community, who see her efforts to persuade our students to be better and do what is right. She has a Master in International Education from the Framingham State University. She actively participates in different academic and nonacademic committees and has been involved in all of the SACS/AdvancED accreditation and improvement processes for our school.
Norma de Luna
Early Years Vice-Principal - Valle Alto Campus
Norma de Luna has been part of the San Roberto International community since 1999. She has been teaching for the past 19 years; 7 of those in the Preschool area, and for the past 12 years gaining experience from working with lower elementary grade students and teachers. She has a BA in Education with emphasis on Pedagogy. She also has a Masters in International Education from the Framingham State University and has been part of the growth and accreditation process in the SACS/AdvancEd accreditation.
Upper School Principal - Valle Alto Campus
Karina Salas is the Upper School Principal at Valle Alto Campus. Karina has a bachelor degree in Applied Linguistics and a Master in International Education from Framingham University in Massachussetts. She has 18 years of experience in education, 15 of which she has successfully worked at San Roberto as an elementary homeroom teacher and middle school teacher of math, science, and social studies, and Elementary Vice Principal.
Upper School Vice-Principal - Valle Alto Campus
Jessica Elizondo holds a BA in Education with a major in the English language. She also holds a Masters in International Education from the Framingham State University and has participated in trainings and in the implementation of new projects locally and overseas. She has been part of the San Roberto community for 9 years, as Elementary homeroom teacher and as a Technology Coach in Middle School.