Point School Puerto Rico is a one-of-a- kind, exclusive Hybrid Gap Year Program that supports young adult males, 18-22 years old, who are searching for self-discovery through an experiential and adventure-based curriculum. 

Point School Puerto Rico will challenge young men’s self-perceived limitations while providing them with a broader understanding of their personal capabilities, and their ability to succeed. Through this broadened perspective of life opportunities this cultural immersion experience helps young adults develop an increased sense of self competence and confidence. 

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About

 

“Our son is currently a student at Point School.  He has been exposed to a wealth of experiences and is becoming bilingual in the process.  His confidence is growing daily.  Point School has a great program.  It is everything we were hoped it would be.”

-Current Parent of Young Man at PSPR

 

Mission

Our mission is to provide an exclusive and dynamic gap year program that promotes wellness through an experiential and adventure-based curriculum. 

Vision

Each young man will experience a broadening of their perspectives on life and self, resulting in increased competency, continuous personal growth, and a successful emergence into adulthood. 

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Sean Rose Announced as Founder and Co-Owner of Point School Puerto Rico

  Point School Puerto Rico, a Hybrid Gap Year program specializing in adventure-based programming for young men from all over the world, named Sean Rose their Founder and Co-Owner.  Mr. Sean Rose, of Worcester, will pioneer the evolution of this exclusive, one-of-a-kind program. With his extensive experience in mental health, program evaluation and therapeutic consultation, … Continue reading Sean Rose Announced as Founder and Co-Owner of Point School Puerto Rico

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Services

Discover. Learn. Thrive.

Phases

Our hybrid model includes the components of a traditional gap year such as cultural immersion, experiential activities, and humanitarian efforts, and also includes additional support in personal development and wellness.

The hybrid model also provides a supportive environment for young men to develop through our adventure based and experiential learning curriculum. Support is delivered by the leadership team that includes our Program Director, Director of Well-Being, and trained mentors.

We achieve our mission through a three phased program intentionally designed to meet the goals of each of young man. Readiness for progression to each stage is decided by the leadership team in conjunction with the individual and family.

 

Discovery Phase – Staff Guided – 90 days –  PSPR young men will engage in the VIA Character Strengths Survey. This survey will help them develop awareness of their competencies. The competencies are then implemented through an experiential and adventure-based curriculum. This curriculum affords our young adults the ability to get to know themselves and their relationships with others through a cultural immersion opportunity like no other.

 

Learning Phase – Student Directed-Staff Supported – 90-180 days – Our young men will choose individual competency in the areas of adventure, experiential, service and/or academia. An intentional and specific curriculum is crafted to develop oneself in the areas of professional and personal interest. By participating in internship/volunteering, college coursework (if applicable), certifications, and/or experiential trips/activities they will maintain exploration in their personal strengths, self-identity, and motivation through this cultural immersion lifestyle.

 

Thriving Phase – Independent-Student Directed-Staff supported – 180+ – days – Our young men will create a long-term action plan based on their strength and skill development for a healthy and intentional transition into their next endeavor. 

 

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PSPR’s Profile

Profile

Young men come to us seeking an exciting learning and adventure-based experience to help them grow in their strengths, self-identity, and self-confidence through cultural immersion.

We provide programming for males ages 18-22 years old with a willingness to participate in an exclusive adventure-based program designed to challenge their vulnerabilities. 

At Point School PR, we work with a small community of 6-8 young men at a time in an effort to stay focused on keeping up with each young man’s individualized goals and needs. This tight knit community affords our young adults the opportunity to learn through cultural immersion while building lifelong relationships with their peers. PSPR will consider each case individually during the admissions process. Our decisions are based on the safety and wellness of our clients.

Point School PR is an intentionally small community focused on keeping the milieu positive and healthy. Our individualized program is accessible to any young adult with a willingness to challenge their vulnerabilities and we consider each case individually during the admissions process. Our length of stay is dependent on which Phase is chosen. Our tuition is $7,900 per month (US Dollars) not including admission fees. 

Please call us to learn more. 

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Living in Puerto Rico

Living in Puerto Rico

As a territory of the United States, Puerto Rico is an island of rich and expressive beauty and culture. Located in the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico is home to a wonderful array of food, music and family customs. Point School students are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the colorful and vibrant traditions that define the Island. This is an experience that will help shape and inform their lives. It is an unforgettable experience.

 

The People

Puerto Ricans are citizens of the United States of America, and are best known by their animated speech. Body language is an important form of communication, and using lively hand and facial gestures is not uncommon. They are also known for their warm hospitality and friendly expressions towards strangers. Greetings are often cordial and genuine. Handshakes are appropriate for first introductions, however, close friends and family members always greet one another with a kiss on the cheek.

 

The Location

Isabela, where Point School is located, is known as the “Garden of the Northwest” due to its vast landscape of wild flowers. Isabela is a coastal city with a prosperous tourism industry, yet is less trafficked than the larger cities in Puerto Rico. Vacationers and locals alike enjoy the beautiful beaches, outstanding panoramic views and other diverse attractions such as rainforests, rivers, lakes, cordillera mountains, submarine rivers and caves.  There are even archaeological sites presenting a rich historical culture.

For an update on the current state of the island, please click here.

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