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Our History

We're the small school with the big heart.

This past year, The Roig Academy celebrated its 18th year serving children and youth in the Miami-Dade community.  Since its inception, The Roig Academy has been providing an alternative educational milieu for students with a variety of learning strengths and areas of need and preparing them to be lifelong learners of the 21st century. The Roig Academy’s vision was the cumulative product between The Roig Academy’s founding Director Jennifer Roig and the learning community which it serves.  In many years, that vision defined The Roig Academy as a hands-on approach to teaching and learning for families who were seeking the best educational opportunities for their children.

The Roig Academy opened its doors in 2000 with a few dedicated employees. Yet it was those impassioned few employees who were guided by the original vision in order to deliver services unmatched by any other alternative. The drive to provide students with a hands-on and balanced approach to education shaped how all services at The Roig Academy would be delivered and the role of each member within its organization.

Today, The Roig Academy provides educational services to a large population of students with a variety of learning strengths and needs and continues to offer a balanced, best practice approach to education.  While The Roig Academy maintains the highest commitment to its vision established at its inception, The Roig Academy’s reach and impact continue to forge new territory beyond that original vision. Our dedication to providing exceptional services by creating students who are reflective, risk-takers, inquirers and lifelong learners remains our highest priority. However, that dedication extends to the ways in which we work with our stakeholders, collaborate with multidisciplinary services, help our community grow, innovate and evolve into the future as responsible citizens of a global community. We celebrate The Roig Academy Academy’s approach to teaching and learning as we nurture student growth in the 21st century.

7:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

But we know that a great classroom means more than a small size.

The Roig Approach

Where some see students, we see a student.

Our approach is unique in its commitment to bringing a global emphasis to our core curriculum and developing a strong community of learners that value lifelong learning. At The Roig Academy, our staff teaches the whole child by engaging in ongoing teacher collaboration and use differentiated instructional techniques that are supported by current and best practices in teaching and learning. These various teaching strategies allow us to foster the development of the whole child, encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs as well as academic welfare.

 

Imagine a classroom safe to make mistakes.

Imagine the possibilities.

Head of School

Jennifer C. Roig M.Ed

As a leader and visionary with more than 20 years of experience in the field of Special Education, Mrs. Jennifer Roig founded The Roig Academy K-8 Day School in 2000 to serve children with learning exceptionalities who experience difficulty in a traditional classroom environment. Over the past two decades, she has succeeded in fulfilling her vision of creating a learning community where all children feel safe, respected, and loved.  As Head of School, Mrs. Roig recognizes that children should be allowed to think and reason using their own special gifts and talents—a belief that she has integrated into the fabric of The Roig Academy experience alongside cutting-edge technology, parental involvement, and effective pedagogy. To ensure that her students receive the highest-quality education, Mrs. Roig continually seeks ongoing professional development training in best practices and pedagogy to remain abreast of the latest trends and knowledge in her field. She shares this expertise with faculty and staff members by leading them in extensive professional development activities that contribute to an effective learning environment.


Mrs. Roig has expertise in early childhood development, literacy, dyslexia, dual language instruction, and early intervention. She is a lifelong learner and holds an M.Ed. in Emotional Behavior Disorders and Learning Disabilities. Additionally, she is a Florida Certified Special Education Teacher (Grades K-12), Certified Structured Literacy Teacher, and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Coordinator. She is also a member of leading professional organizations that include the National Association of Special Education Teachers and the Council for Exceptional Children.

A recognized specialist in the field of education, Mrs. Roig has been invited to share her expertise as a guest on several Spanish-language Telemundo television shows. She has also spoken at the Early Learning Coalition’s “Children First: Early Education, Lifelong Success” conference and been a panelist at the Miami Schools Fair and Conference.

Click here to contact Mrs. Roig. Read her child development, dyslexia, and parenting blog by clicking here.

Imagine a classroom where students think globally.

Imagine the possibilities.

IB Programme

We prepare our students for a global society.

The Roig Academy is committed to implementing the International Baccalaureate Programme. The IB strives to develop students will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. It is different from other frameworks because it encourages students to think critically and challenge assumptions while considering both local and global contexts.

Pictured: The Roig Academy World Cardboard Boat Regatta.

Imagine a classroom safe to express ourselves.

Imagine the possibilities.

Our Mission

We create a foundation for success.

We encourage students to become active, global citizens of the 21st century who value life-long learning. Our mission is to promote critical thinking and inquiry through the use of teaching practices that reflect a deeper connection and understanding of the world. We aim to transform students into reflective and active participants in their local and global communities.

Imagine a classroom where students know they can.

Imagine the possibilities.

AdvancED Accreditation

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. As missions and visions aligned with those of The Roig Academy, it is fitting to belong to such a prestigious organization as AdvancEd.

Imagine a classroom safe to take risks.

Imagine the possibilities.

Assocations

The Roig Academy is proud to be members of the following professional organizations:

Duke T.I.P.

Duke T.I.P. identifies gifted children and provides resources to nurture to the development of these exceptionally bright children.

 

 

International Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association’s mission is to create a future for every individual who struggles with dyslexia and other related reading differences that results in a richer, more robust life and the access to tools and resources when they need them.

 

 

National Association for Bilingual Education

The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only national professional organization devoted to representing bilingual/multilingual students and bilingual education professionals. NABE’s mission is to advocate for educational equity and excellence for bilingual/multilingual students in a global society.  NABE places a high value on native language and respects cultural and linguistic diversity.

 

 

National Association of Special Education Teachers

The National Association of Special Education Teachers is the only national membership organization dedicated solely to meeting the needs of special education teachers and those preparing for the field of special education teaching.

 

 

Florida Association of IB Schools

The Florida Association of IB Schools is to continuously improve IB education in the state of Florida.

 

 

The International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Learn more about the IB Programme at The Roig Academy by clicking here.

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