Admissions Criteria

All students are eligible to apply for admission to Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt regardless of gender, race, religion, creed, or national origin. Students applying from Grade 2 to Grade 12 will be accepted based on readiness for our academic program and space availability. Colegio Roosevelt's admissions policies and procedures are established by the school administration and support a balance between native and non-native English speakers, promote cultural diversity and strive to maintain the U.S. and international character of the school’s educational program. These policies and procedures are designed to ensure that all students accepted will be able to achieve academic success.

Admission decisions will be guided by the language, academic readiness of the applicant and considerations to achieve a balance in the student body. Priority will be given to native English speakers and proficient English speakers. In addition, special consideration for admission will be given to siblings, EAL expatriates and children of alumni.

To be accepted at Colegio Roosevelt a student should demonstrate:

  • The capability to maintain normal progress in an International, college-preparatory program with support services as appropriate within Colegio Roosevelt’s available English as an Additional Language and Special Educational Needs program guidelines.
  • Proficiency or the ability to achieve proficiency (as determined by school-administered testing) in the English language.

All admissions procedures are the responsibility of the administration.

Early Childhood Program (EC 3, EC 4, Kindergarten) and Grade 1:
Elementary School (Grades 2-5), Middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (Grades 9-12):

Appropriate grade placement will be determined by the administration on the basis of grade placement in a previous school, student records, teacher recommendations, English language ability, age and the Colegio Roosevelt admissions screening process conducted by the school administration. Other relevant factors may also be considered at the discretion of the administration.

Our main goal in the admissions process is to assess each applicant's level of readiness for our curriculum in the grade to which he or she is applying. This allows us to ensure that the academic program is the right fit for new students and to place them in the learning environment in which they will be most successful while at Colegio Roosevelt.

Special Educational Needs (SEN):

Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt recognizes that certain individuals have special educational needs requiring academic support. The SEN Program provides support in the least restrictive environment for students who have diagnosed mild to moderate specific learning difficulties and/or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which impacts academic performance. With this support, we believe these students can be successful in an IB World School. Colegio Roosevelt aims for all students to have a positive start at school and be successful learners.

It is critical for families to provide as much information as possible about a student’s learning profile and/or any known learning differences or conditions that might impact their performance. If a student has been given a formal assessment previously, the assessment report should be submitted to the Office of Admissions during the application process.

In cases where placement testing or observations raise questions about an applicant’s learning process and a formal psycho-educational assessment does not exist, the school may request further evaluation in order to determine if we have the professional resources necessary to meet the applicant’s academic needs. For more information, visit our SEN section.

English as an Additional Language (EAL):

Students who are non-native English speaking applicants or students who have not studied in an international school environment for the last 2 years (Grades 1-5) or for the last 5 years (Grades 6-12) will be evaluated using the Maculaitis II Test and will be invited to a personal interview conducted by our EAL teachers. Acceptance to Colegio Roosevelt may depend on the applicant’s level of English proficiency, as space in the EAL program is limited. Students qualify for EAL services based upon their individual evaluation.

Once the student is admitted, the EAL teacher will coordinate with the counselor to determine the student’s schedule placement and amount of EAL support according to the student’s level of English and prior school history. For more information, visit our EAL section.