Frequently Asked Questions

What calendar does Colegio Roosevelt follow?

We follow an academic year loosely based on the Northern Hemisphere school calendar. The first semester typically begins the first week of August and runs until the third week of December. Students return for second semester at the end of February and classes continue until the end of June.

To Download the 2016-2017 School Calendar click here.

How long is the school day?

8:00 a.m. Attendance taken in classrooms
12:20 p.m. Wednesday dismissal (all students EC3 - grade 12)
1:00 p.m. EC3, EC4 students dismissal - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
2:20 p.m. Kindergarten students dismissal - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
2:20 p.m. Elementary students dismissal (grades 1 – 5) - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
3:20 p.m. Middle School and High School students dismissal (grades 6 – 12) -
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
2:20-3:20 p.m. Elementary After-School Activities (optional)
3:20-5:20 p.m.

Middle School and High School After-School Activities (optional)

How do children get to and from school?

Transportation service is optional and is available to students from EC3 through grade 12. Bus routes cover most residential areas of Lima. The school owns a fleet of buses, which offers safe transportation service and provides supervision. Parents also have the choice of driving their children to and from school.

Is the entrance fee deposit refundable?

Only if the applicant is not accepted.

When should I submit an application for admission?

Please contact the admissions Office as soon as you think that a move to Lima may be in your future; there is no need to have secure plans in place to make an initial inquiry.

Given that every admissions decision is based on personal qualifications as well as space availability within grades, divisions and categories, we suggest that you gather your application materials early and then submit complete applications.

When will applications close for a given school year?

We accept applications throughout the school year, but only process these when space becomes available at a particular grade level, or program (EAL, SEN for instance). Our largest application pool is for the beginning of each semester.

How does Colegio Roosevelt transition students from schools with a different academic year, such as those in the Southern Hemisphere?

Each applicant's record is considered carefully. Usually, Southern Hemisphere students who finish a grade in their home country in December will augment their learning with an additional semester at that same grade level at Colegio Roosevelt. Normally, a student is not immediately promoted to the next grade level, as it would mean skipping a full semester of that year's work.

Can we meet with an individual principal, teacher or counselor during our visit to the school?

Unfortunately, parents cannot always meet with faculty or staff outside of the Admissions Office due to the high number of applicants we receive and so that we don't compromise our services to current applicants. If there are questions that we cannot answer, then we will do our best to arrange for a separate meeting as requested to respond to any concerns or questions you might have.

My child has been accepted. What are the next steps?

New families to Colegio Roosevelt will receive an acceptance and welcome packet from the Admissions Office with thorough and detailed information about next steps, such as:

  1. Obtain identification badges for students, parents and authorized persons to pick up children
  2. Provide information about mandatory student insurance
  3. Purchase official school uniforms and school supplies (as needed)
  4. Optional services: school bus transportation and lunch service

If you have any other question that was not covered, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions or complete the Inquiry Form.