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  • "TELL ME AND I FORGET, TEACH ME AND I REMEMBER. INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN." - Benjamin Franklin

    Student Centered Approach
    To Teaching and Learning

    ABSS believes in a student-centered, inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Teachers seek to maintain an intimate environment in which they are able to respond to the individual academic needs and adjust for the learning style of each student. In addition, the small class size ensures both physical and emotional safety for all children.

  • "EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON WHICH YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD" - Nelson Mandela

    High Standards
    of Excellence

    ABSS believes that there is no substitute for academic rigor, and holds high expectations for all of its students. Teachers work one-on-one with all students, fostering respectful behavior, while encouraging higher-level thinking skills to help each child reach his or her academic, social and emotional potential. This helps prepare all children to become responsible global citizens.

  • "EDUCATION IS NOT PREPARATION FOR LIFE; EDUCATION IS LIFE ITSELF" - JOHN DEWEY

    Philosophy of teaching

    The Alison Bixby Stone School is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. The curriculum and instruction at ABSS aims to help students become bi-literate in English and Spanish, as well as to become mathematically and scientifically literate. ABSS addresses the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth of each child through creative, challenging, and academically rigorous programs.

Alison Bixby Stone School

We believe that if students create, perform and experiment, or solve real-life problems, learning becomes concrete and enjoyable. Our teachers promote active, hands-on learning that reinforces the relevance of what they learn.

At ABSS we have access to Zamorano's experienced faculty, state-of-the-art learning laboratories and athletics facilities. As an integral part of the Zamorano learning community, the students in ABSS develop an environmental awareness.

ABSS is an accredited school with a social mission, providing a high quality education for Honduran children. We believe that if students create, perform and experiment, or solve real-life problems, learning becomes concrete and enjoyable. Our teachers promote active, hands-on learning that reinforces the relevance of what they learn. At ABSS we have access to Zamorano's experienced faculty, state-of-the-art learning laboratories and athletics facilities. As an integral part of the Zamorano learning community, the students in ABSS develop an environmental awareness.

Alison Bixby Stone School

OUR ACTIVITIES

OUR BEST SERVICES FOR YOUR KIDS

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CUSTOM FOOD

Due to our unique location and our closeness to student’s homes, parents are able to bring lunch to school every day. Nevertheless, students have the option to buy snacks at school.

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LEARNING TEAMS

Selected students from 1st to 9th grade, receive reinforcement classes from Monday through Thursday.

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Zamorano facilities

Students and teachers make use of the Zamorano facilities, including the sports areas (basketball, baseball, softball and tennis courts, soccer field and swimming pool), labs, echo trails, biological reserve area Uyuca, library, and any other open places.

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FIELD TRIPS

With the purpose of engaging children and bringing them out of their routines, every grade has educational field trips to places outside Zamorano´s campus. This way, we assure that students may have the opportunity for meaningful educational experiences.

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EXTRACURRICULAR

ABSS students can be part of any extracurricular classes such as: Sports (soccer, biking, swimming, traditional games), music (piano, guitar, choir, and band), art, theatre, folkloric and contemporary dance. All classes are given for free and there is a limit of 20 students per class.

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LIBRARY

There are two libraries. One for preschool and elementary, and one for middle and high school.

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TEACHER AND STAFF

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STUDENT

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CLASSES

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LABS

Ms. Diana Andino

Sixth Grade Homeroom Teacher Certified Elementary School Teacher. Bachelor´s Degree in Teaching English. Master Degree in Educational Psychology. 16 years of teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and adults. Has been in ABSS for 3 years.

For me, teaching is a daily experience, from which we give and take, we learn, we lose, we enjoy; I am passionate about and I don’t consider it just an average job , for the reason that we transcend, we touch lives forever and its beautiful. Teaching at Alison Bixby Stone School has been a wonderful experience. Being here for 9 months, has given me the opportunity to experience new and exciting ways of doing what I love the most and that is to teach.

 

 

Ms. Sussely Martínez

Social Studies Teacher (in Spanish), Bachelor´s degree in Secondary Education on Social Sciences from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán.

Work as a Teacher in all possible areas within the Alison Bixby Stone School, inspire, prepare and be an example to follow for each of my students, through the development of each of my classes. Encourage in them the desire for self-improvement, instilling moral and civic values such as respect, teamwork, responsibility, punctuality, love for the Homeland, etc.

Mr. Paolo Peña

English Teacher, Bachelor´s degree in Secondary Education on English Teaching from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán.

Student-centered learning, small classroom sizes, a caring staff, ample green spaces… ABSS has it all. Our focus on community and sustainability sets us apart, giving us a more organic approach to learning and growing. These aspects are definitely what make the ABSS experience a memorable one. Taking real life and bringing it to the classroom, learning by doing…that’s what education should be about. Helping students discover their passions and explore their talents, helping them grow in an environment where their differences are embraced and their opinions respected, I can’t think of a better place to be than here.     

Mr. Riven López

Riven López – Music Teacher, Bachelor´s degree in Secondary Education on Art, oriented to Music from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán.

To enjoy music makes children better human beings, it is a positive form of stimulation that takes the children to the acquisition of artistic, social, spiritual and cultural values.

 

 

DANIEL MELENDEZ

Physical Education (P.E.) Teacher, Bachelor´s degree in Physical Education from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán.

Human movement is the largest source of self-knowledge in our training activities. Getting to know ourselves can help us meet others, evolve with them and, consequently, be happier.

MARLENE PEÑA

Spanish Teacher, Bachelor´s degree in Pedagogy, from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

My main goal as a teacher is to foster a positive environment for students that improves their formation, using a variety of teaching-learning techniques and strategies.

 

Ms. Gabriela Flores

Pre-Kinder and Nursery Nanny, student of Marketing career at CEUTEC.

In my short experience, sharing with the children has been very pleasant. Keeping the physical space tidy and clean for their daily activities in class is an important component for their learning process. It is also very interesting to share with them day by day and see their emotional growth and self-confidence. Being their nanny has been fabulous.

Ms. Carmen Tercero

Spanish and Social Studies Teacher, Bachelor´s degree in Basic Education with orientation in Spanish and sub-orientation in Physical Education from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán.

The Alison Bixby Stone School students perform as individual, in group, as family, on social and academic skills. With these four components the child is encouraged to develop in harmony and joy of sharing with their fellow students and teachers on new experiences that help them in their learning process.

Ms. Ashley Shunk

Science Teacher, Bachelor´s degree in Sciences from the University of Easter Michigan, United States of America.

Students explore theories using inquiry and the scientific method; the focus of our classroom is making connections to how science has a role in every informed citizens´ life. Creating investigations that inspire students to evaluate the world around them and make decisions that positively impact their lives and of those in the future is the ultimate goal. Because we use real world scenarios, students critique present conditions and make predictions about the future of science. More importantly the students generate alternative ideas about how the world works and why. The best part of our science classroom is when students make a connection from class content to an event or idea that they have heard about or experienced outside of the classroom.

MARIA CORRALES

María has been part of ABSS for a year. She is currently working as an Academic Assistant in First Grade.

She has an orientation on special education, especially in speech and hearing. María has been an Academic Assistant in first grade in South International School in Choluteca. She was a Translator for parents of special needs students and a Library Volunteer in Book Fairs for Dean Road Elementary School in Alabama, Unites States.

 

EVA GALVEZ

Fourth Grade Homeroom Teacher Eva has a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras and a Master’s in Language Teaching from Universidad Nacional Pedagógica Francisco Morazán. Her experience includes, one year as a Foreign Language Assosiaiton Vicepresident at UNAH, English Workshop Assistant at the U.S. Embassy, five years teaching at Instituto Salesiano San Miguel (first, second and fifth grade), teacher for English as a secong language at IHCI (Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Interamericana), two years as an Academic Coordinator at Instituto Salesiano San Miguel, and has been part of ABSS for a year.

My ideal teaching philosophy begins with the importance of fostering a positive learning environment in which students can learn and grow. Even before the first day of school, a teacher should build rapport with students.

Mr. Josué Noel Calix

First Grade Homeroom Teacher, Graduate in Basic Education in English, from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán.

As a teacher I consider myself to be a follower of innovative pedagogic philosophies such as cognitivism and constructivism, with a dash of scholastic teaching, along with some ideas from differents educational trends.

Ms. Delsy Zelaya

Spanish and Social Studies Teacher, Bachelor´s degree in Language Arts specialized in Multisensory Education, Inclusive-Differential Education, from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán.

The most important thing in this institution is the harmony between students and teachers, the union and solidarity is what I like the most from our little ones. The acceptance of each other let us understand that they are noble, emotionally healthy children, with a kind heart, also ensures us that the education they receive both at home and at school, is based on values and lots of love.

Ms. Nelcy Garay

Kindergarten Teacher Assistant, currently student of Preschool Teaching at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán.

Working at ABSS has been an amazing experience. Having the opportunity to help children grow intellectually and emotionally is one of the best components of my job at ABSS. To be part of their learning process and to see them grow every day is absolutely rewarding.

Ms. Asaria Trujillo

Nursery and Pre-k Teacher Assistant, Bachelor´s degree in English Teaching from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán.

I believe that being a teacher is a serious responsibility, since you are helping kids to reach their fullest potential intellectually and emotionally and for doing so, you need to have a genuine interest in caring for them. I believe that children should not be pressured to learn something new, we have to create a safe, comfortable, stimulating, fun and educational place for them to learn at ease while having fun.

Mr. Omar Ponce

Art Teacher, Bachelor´s degree in Art Education oriented in Visual Arts from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán.

My way of teaching as an Art teacher, is based on important moments, analysis, understanding, creation, treasure and appreciation of the final product, as well as respect for the work of others and encourage to being positive always.

Ms. Esther Orellana

Math Teacher, Bachelor´s degree in Mathematics from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán.

Every student learns differently, approaches life and academia through their own lens, and as a teacher, it has been my approach to find the best way to engage my students.

Ms. Evans Villatoro

Nursery & Pre-Kinder Teacher

Nursery and Pre-K Homeroom Teacher, Bachelor´s degree in Preschool Teaching from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán.

I believe that life is all about gaining knowledge and sharing what we have learned with others. I feel that education is a lifelong process and the building blocks of learning are developed in the early stages of life.

 

Our Classes

Preschool

Preschool

22 marzo, 2018

Age Group

3 - 5

Class Size

20

Elementary

Elementary

21 marzo, 2018

Age Group

5-11

Class Size

20

Middle School

Middle School

20 marzo, 2018

Age Group

12-15

Class Size

20

HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

19 marzo, 2018

Age Group

16-18

Class Size

20

  • “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”

    Nelson Mandela
  • “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”

    Malcolm X