Our methodology allows us to create leaders with a global vision

What is a GQS?

We Are Constantly Training Forward-looking and Self-reliant Leaders

Rochester School is a Glasser Quality School, a wonderful place. It is a space where students grow up in a happy, safe and trustworthy environment, so that they can learn to become responsible, respectful and upright. That is why we teach them to respectfully listen to each other in order to understand, accept, support and reconcile, and thus, maintain satisfactory relationships. When incidents occur, we see them as opportunities for teamwork, learning, improvement and innovation.

In a Glasser Quality School, every student can succeed, they can learn all that is expected and can learn to use their knowledge in situations that are useful for their lives and society. They learn to use knowledge to improve their quality of life, achieving high levels in National Standardized Tests such as ‘Saber 11’ and international ones like the Toefl IBT. All learning in the school curriculum is perceived as useful by our students and focuses on fostering individual talents to promote innovation and creativity. This also generates motivation towards excellence and work in each student, without the need of resorting to indiscipline.

At Rochester School, students, teachers and parents learn to use the psychology of the Choice Theory – a psychology that explains the functioning of the brain, the mind and human behavior – at school and in their lives. We concentrate on internal control, self-assessment, excellence, collaboration, improvement and innovation to achieve a healthy coexistence. From Prekindergarten to Twelfth grade, our students gradually develop 7 virtues (values in action) that are important for life and the world (SHICKEL): being systemic as citizens, friendly and helpful, cooperating and collaborating, being upright, self-evaluating professionally and leading without permissiveness or authoritarianism.

Some of the main goals for our community are to learn to relate with oneself and with others, to be responsible with regards to our wellness and success, without depriving others of the same opportunity. We do this through self-evaluation and research methods, which is why our visitors experience happiness, joy and a friendly willingness to service in the school environment and the people.

Furthermore, it is an intelligent school organization based on leadership, teamwork, partnerships and optimal physical resources that are compatible with the learning process and holistic health. The former allows us to obtain high results in people, students, parents and society, as certified by EFQM.

At Rochester School, we have a low environmental impact campus, which we use as a living textbook to promote learning and health, as evidenced in our LEED Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

This is our school, which we proudly build day by day, educating responsible and excellent students who know how to relate to one another, and maintain their mental health and happiness.

Sonia Muñoz

Glasser Quality School Consultant

Former Principal at Rochester School

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