Did you know that we were chosen as one of the 50 most innovative schools in the world? At Rochester many years ago we took the lead in breaking with the old paradigm of rote learning and teacher-centered instruction. Under a unique educational model, we inspire and educate students to take control of their lives with the world in mind. We anticipate the changing purposes of contemporary society by delivering new, more effective tools. With more than 60 years of tradition, and an international focus, we face the future face to face better prepared than any other institution in Colombia.
In our school we involve the entire school community in the pursuit of quality. Our greatest desire is for each student to develop fellowship, self-esteem, responsibility and commitment. We want our students to learn more and better; to develop skills, attitudes and values; to learn socially and affectively; to learn from others and with others.
The power of cooperative learning
In our school we involve the entire school community in the search for quality. Our greatest desire is for each student to develop companionship, self-esteem, responsibility and commitment. We want our students to learn more and better; to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and values; to learn socially and affectively; to learn from others and with others.
Cooperative learning at Rochester allows us to:
1. Positive interdependence: Each group member perceives that what he or she does, benefits others: we "sink or swim together".
2. Individual and group responsibility: Both the group and each individual must be responsible for the development of individual and group tasks that allow the group to achieve its ultimate purpose; "Students learn together to perform better as individuals".
3. Face-to-face interaction: Group members interact with each other to develop cognitive and social skills.
4. Interpersonal and small group skills: Group members develop competencies related to "effective leadership, decision making, trust building, communication and conflict management", among others.
5. Group processing: Groups reflect on whether or not they were able to achieve their academic goals and maintain effective working relationships, what actions contributed to those goals, and what needs to be changed for next time.
Relations Director PK to 2nd Grade
M. Consuelo Añez
Academic Director PK to 2nd Grade
Relations Director 3rd to 7th Grade
Relations Director 8th to 11th Grade
Academic Director 3rd to 11th Grade