Educational Institutions

Instituto Nueva Escuela

School by school achieving peace in Puerto Rico

Rio Piedras, PR

Mission

The "Instituto Nueva Escuela (INE)" has been established as a non for profit corporation, for charitable purposes to disseminate the Montessori system principles to teachers without the purpose of benefit the corporation, a corporate officer or any particular individual regardless of their relationship with the Corporation. To achieve peace in Puerto Rico through an excellent school for all.

Ruling Year

2011

Executive Director

Ana María García Blanco

Main Address

Ave. Ponce de Leon #1101 Altos Esq. Paseo de Diego

Rio Piedras, PR 00925 USA

Keywords

Educational Services

EIN

66-0725105

 Number

5735281532

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Instituto Nueva Escuela is a non-profit organization that focuses on improving the education in Puerto Rico by transforming regular public schools though Montessori methodology and philosophy. As today, in Puerto Rico there are a lot of factors that interfere with kids having an optimum education. In Puerto Rico's public system exist evidence of low academic achievement, low participation and integration of the family, high levels of school desertion, violence, plus 62% of schools are in poor conditions. It is a system that doesn't manage to be at harmony with the students development, it is not directed to their success, and does not consider their families as essential part of the educational process.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Infantes y Andarines

Taller 1

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Casa de Niños

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Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of teachers recruited

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Average number of years of formal education for teachers/instructors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Number of students who exhibit kindergarten readiness

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Infants to preschool (under age 5)

Related program

Casa de Niños

Context notes

82% for 2016

Number of program participants who obtain a job within 3 months of program completion

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Context notes

100% of our training participants obtains a job

Number of program participants who remain employed 12 months after program completion

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Context notes

100% of our training participants remain employed

Number of parents/guardians engaged in student activities

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Parents

Context notes

Parents engaged for 2015=90% and for 2016=86% 2017=86%

Number of reported bullying incidents

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Number of student behavioral issues reported

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Context notes

147 Issues reported for for 2017

Number of students who demonstrate writing ability

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Casa de Niños

Context notes

80% of the students demonstrate writing ability for 2016.

Number of students enrolled

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Rate of student attendance during the reporting period

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Context notes

Student attendance for 2015=95% and for 2016=92% 2017=96%

Number of students per classroom during the reporting period

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Context notes

20 Students per classroom

Number of students per teacher during the reporting period

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Context notes

20 Students per teacher

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Academics

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

For 2025 Instituto Nueva Escuela aim to have 100 schools; train and certificate 1,500 teachers; reaching 30,000 students and families.

Instituto Nueva Escuela collaborates and alliances with private sector, government, foundations and overall, the communities. Montessori is a methodology that it scientifically proved pedagogy, and it's based on the profound respect of the child. There is a relationship between the creation of challenging academic work, offering what each child needs, and good peaceful behavior. The Montessori methodology allows every child experience success as a new collective joy emerges, very different from the "punitive"method we observe in the regular public school education in Puerto Rico. The most important aspect is the compromise that we can achieve from our families. We enroll families with every child that comes to school. Parents are part of the decision making tables where public policy is developed. Parents are hired as teacher's assistant in the Montessori classroom and take courses that prepare them for the job.

Instituvo Nueva Escuela has active presence in 46 public schools and non-profit community organizations in 27 municipalities. INE has also trained around 600 teachers and assistants in the Montessori model. More than 12,500 students have benefit from public Montessori education through our program. We have strong alliances and we collaborate with private sector, government, foundations and overall, the communities.

Instituto Nueva EScuela implements an evaluation design that integrate qualitative and quantitative strategies. This design allow to assure the quality, effectiveness and result of the Montessori education. The indicators will include: academic achievement, increased knowledge and abilities, level of motivation and satisfaction, Family participation and peace culture. INE will know about the progress of the institution via tha quantity of schools that join us, the amount of teachers and assistants trained and certified, and the amount of students and families impacted by our programs. This will result in an increase of academic achievement by the students and having better citizens. The strategies used for the evaluation are: questionnaires, scales, document analysis, and compiled data.

As today, Instituto Nueva Escuela have 46 schools that already joined us, we have impacted approximately 12,500 students and their families, and have trained and certified approximately 600 teachers and assistants. We have also won prizes like: Bright Spot in Education by the White House (2015- 2016) and Tina Hills (2017). We have created an assistant secretary of Montessori Education (SAEM) in the Education Department, had credited all our programs of Montessori certification, and recognize at a federal level approving the Crime Assistance Victim Grant (VOCA) by the Justice Department.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

American Montessori Society

Financials

Instituto Nueva Escuela

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Senior Staff.

Race & Ethnicity

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies

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