Colegio San Conrado

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Colegio San Conrado
San Conrado.JPG
Portico of Colegio San Conrado
Address
3167 Ave. Roosevelt
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Coordinates 18°0′30.71″N 66°37′28.42″W / 18.0085306°N 66.6245611°W / 18.0085306; -66.6245611Coordinates: 18°0′30.71″N 66°37′28.42″W / 18.0085306°N 66.6245611°W / 18.0085306; -66.6245611
Information
Type Catholic Private school
Established March 1, 1948 (1948-03-01)
Director P. Rafael Alvarado
Principal Sister Nildred Rodriguez CSJ (High School)
Asst. Principal Wilma B. de Echevarria (Elem. School)
Grades Pre-K12
Enrollment Total: 630 (PreK-12)
320 (Grades 9-12)
Color(s) brown and white
Mascot The Tiger
Accreditation Puerto Rico Department of Education, General Council of Education of Puerto Rico & Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Yearbook La Portalada
Main Holidays Feast of Saint Conrad of Parzham (OFM Cap), and of Saint Joseph

Colegio San Conrado is a private Catholic school in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1948[1] by the Capuchin Friars, under the direction of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York.

History[edit]

The Colegio San Conrado, founded in 1948 by the Capuchin Franciscans and Sisters of St. Joseph from Brentwood, New York, is operated by the Catholic Church of the Diocese of Ponce. Currently, it is led by the Diocesan priests, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood with the cooperation and dedication of lay teachers. The Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, founded in 1948, held its first classes on the second floor of the Colegio San Conrado, during its early years, while its actual facilities were completed.

Mission[edit]

Statue of San Conrado at the school

The school seeks the intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical development of its students to provide the basis of a good education for their future lives as Christians in the modern world.

Academics[edit]

Its enrollment consists of students of both sexes from Pre Kinder through twelve grade. It is composed by two major divisions: one serving students from Pre K through 8 (elementary school) levels, and the other serving students from grades 9 through 12 (high school). Its purpose is the development of students making them Christians aware, members of a community based on the Gospel spirit of freedom and charity, and to ensure a better world.[2]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The schools participates in the "Liga de Escuelas Católicas" (League of Catholic Schools) in the following sports: Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. It has different extra-curricular programs, such as Science Club, National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, Students Council, Yearbook, English Club, History Club, Math Club, Music Club and Altar Servers Group. The school has also been known for its campaign to help children with cancer.[3]

Miscellaneous information[edit]

The school's patron saint is Conrad of Parzham and their mascot is the Tiger.

Hymn of St. Conrad (School's Anthem)[edit]

Himno de San Conrado English translation
¡Adelante! será nuestro grito,

nuestra enseña será la virtud.

San Conrado el portero bendito,

que derrama torrentes de luz.

Tú la cuna de nuestros amores,

Tú la cumbre de nuestra grandeza,

serás gozo de nuestro amores,

y esperanza de nuestra riqueza.

¡Adelante! será nuestro grito,

nuestra enseña será la virtud.

San Conrado el portero bendito,

que derrama torrentes de luz.

Forward! is our cry,

virtue wil be our emblem.

San Conrado the blessed porter,

who spills torrents of light.

You cradle of our love,

You the summit of our greatness,

you will be joy of our love,

and the hope of our wealth.

Forward! is our cry,

virtue wil be our emblem.

San Conrado the blessed porter,

who spills torrents of light.

Traditions[edit]

Name of the Seniors Classes through the years:

2003- "Egyptian Class"

2006- "All Star Generation Class"

2007- "Viaggio Di Classe"

2008- "Fusion Class"

2009- "Eventyr Klasse"

2010- "Carriera Vita"

2011- "Naonexis"

2012- "Ohana Mau Loa"

2013- "Phiaro"

Notable alumni[edit]

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