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Thomas Alva Edison School

Thomas Alva Edison School

In the Caguas region, TAES has offered, for over 50 years, a college preparatory education in a safe and family-oriented environment. We validate our philosophy daily and encourage the development of a well-rounded citizen. Students are empowered with a solid bilingual education, having the opportunity to excel in the arts, sports, academics, and leadership positions, while reinforcing the values which will help them become the whole individual that we at TAES strive for. This is achieved by the great teamwork of professional and qualified faculty, outstanding staff, and committed administration, along with wonderful parents whose priority are the students.

Bethany School and Mt. Waverley Primary

Bethany School and Mt. Waverley Primary

We learn so much from our exchanges with other schools in the ISSE program. One which really resonated with all of us who visited Mt. Waverley Primary School in Melbourne last June was their recycling program. It was amazing! We were blown away by all they do. We had a modest program already in place… Continue Reading

Ohio-Costa Rica 2016

I loved the experience!!! It was absolutely awesome. Everyone treated me so good. My host is coming today and we even planned vacaciones together!!!! Thanks to ISSE program I had the best experience in my life. I also practiced my English!!!! Continue Reading

My journey to Australia

My journey to Australia

I went to upwey in melbourne, victoria to the Upwey south primary school, it was one of the best experiences of my life since I have never been on australia. I am from Peru and I would like you to participate on this great experience. Continue Reading

Farewell Assembly at Mount View in Melbourne

It is always hard to say goodbye. Today was our farewell ceremony right in the morning. We all gathered in the gym and sat quietly. In the back were all the hosts and their families. The ceremony had begun with both the Australian and American national anthems. One thing that was truly outstanding, was that… Continue Reading

Peru 2012

Im a bit late in telling my story =( My name is Mikayla and I went to Peru in 2012. It was one of the BEST LIFE CHANGING things I’ve ever done in my life. I was able to learn a lot, not only about other people, but a lot about me. Through that trip… Continue Reading

2014 US Australia Exchange – one student’s view

2014 US Australia Exchange – one student’s view

I went to Australia on a student exchange trip in June 2014. I stayed with a host family, in Upwey, Australia for 2 weeks. While there, I went sight-seeing at Sovereign Hill, rode on Puffing Billy, visited the cities of Melbourne and Frankston and went to the beach. I saw lots of different wildlife at… Continue Reading