Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the American School of Lima, is an independent, international school, providing a college preparatory program in English for students from age 3 through grade 12.

From EC-3 through grade 12, FDR programs and standards-based curriculum keep several key ideas in mind:

  1. We are preparing children for a future much less predictable than our own
  2. It’s no longer enough to ask children what they want to be; it’s equally important to ask WHO they want to be
  3. Not all children learn the same way at the same time
  4. Real-world applications, interdisciplinary connections, problem-solving skills and a balance of academic, extra-curricular and service opportunities will help students succeed and flourish.

The Roosevelt Elementary School curriculum, for students ages 3-11, is an integral part of a child-centred program that values discovery, creativity, growth and purpose. Our experienced, caring and passionate teachers believe in forming strong partnerships with parents in order to guide children to become lifelong learners, as well as confident, successful, and joyful members of our proud learning community.

The Roosevelt Middle School curriculum embodies best practices and research into the unique physical, emotional and academic characteristics of children in grades 6-8. Engaging and relevant classroom learning is complemented by community service, mindfulness and personalized opportunities to engage with real-life problems.

High school students in grades 9 and 10 follow the Roosevelt pre-IB curriculum, which continues to emphasize conceptual frameworks and inquiry-based learning, and to provide a strong academic foundation and positive learning behaviors which will foster success in the rigor of grades 11 and 12. Students in grades 11 and 12 may then register for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP), IB Certificate courses, the Innovation Academy (IA) and/or the Official Peruvian Program (OPP). Each program offers a challenging curriculum to prepare students for university and beyond.

For further insight into our philosophy of learning at FDR, please see our Learning Principles.

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, FDR moved beyond the IB PYP and MYP frameworks. The school still offers the IB Diploma Program for students in Grades 11 and 12.

The Roosevelt Curriculum Framework, designed to replace the PYP and MYP, aligns with our mission statement, the needs of our learners, and our growing understanding of how children learn as well as what they need to learn to be successful in life beyond FDR.

Each subject area has a mission statement, and has adopted internationally recognized standards and benchmarks used in top schools around the world to guide the FDR curriculum; standards are "concise, written descriptions of what students are expected to know and be able to do at a specific stage of their education" and each standard builds on the previous one, increasing in complexity as students advance from one level to the next" (The Glossary of Education Reform).

The Roosevelt Curriculum Framework, with its grounding in standards recognized around the world, will help prepare students for the next stage in their education, regardless of location. For those who stay at FDR through high school, they will be well prepared for the rigors of the IB, IA and/or OPP. For those who may need to transition to another country, standards like the Common Core for English Language Arts and Math, or the Next Generation Science Standards for Science will ensure recognition of both rigor and content. What is more, for those new students who join us from other school systems around the world at any grade level, they should be able to transition into our school with ease.

For further insight into Roosevelt's adopted standards and benchmarks, please see our Roosevelt Curriculum Document.
For further insight into our subject area, please see our Subject Areas Mission Statements.

Jeanette Coffren
Director of Curriculum & Professional Development