|Colegio Nueva Granada is a
private, coeducational day school which offers an educational
program from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all
nationalities. Pre-kindergarten is a program of English language
instruction for children with little or no English language
capability. The School was founded in 1938. The school year
comprises 2 semesters extending from mid-August until mid-January
and from mid-January to mid-June.
Organization: The School is governed by a 7-member Board
of Directors elected to 2-year terms by the Colegio Nueva Granada
School Association, which sponsors the School. Membership in the
Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians
of children enrolled in the School.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of a U.S.
college-preparatory school. Instruction is in English. A dual
program prepares students for both the U.S. High School Diploma and
the Colombian Bachillerato Diploma. The School is accredited by the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Colombian
Ministry of Education. Most of the graduates go on to colleges and
universities in the United States, Colombia, and Europe.
Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 147
full-time and 4 part-time faculty members, including 22 U.S.
citizens, 104 host-country nationals, and 21 third-country
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year,
enrollment was 1,659 (PK-grade 5: 915; grades 6-8: 333; and grades
9-12: 411). Of the total, 176 were U.S. citizens, 197 were dual
citizens of the U.S. and Colombia, 1,121 were host-country
nationals, and 165 were third-country nationals representing 20
other countries. Of the U.S. enrollment, 105 were dependents of U.S.
government direct-hire or contract employees, 12 of U.S. business
and foundation employees, and 5 of religious organization, and 54 of
other private U.S. citizens.
Facilities: Facilities include a building for
pre-kindergarten, 2 buildings for kindergarten through grade 5,
separate buildings for middle and high school classrooms and
laboratories, an elementary instructional materials center, a
primary school library, a secondary school library, 5 computer
laboratories, 2 gymnasiums, a theater, 2 soccer fields, playground
areas, and a learning center for children with learning
Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, approximately 80 %
of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition and
other fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK-Kdg.: $5,770;
grades 1-3: $3,555; grades 4-5: $3,670; grade 6: $3,840; grade 7:
$3,956; grade 8: $4,070; grade 9: $4,125; grade 10: $4,240; grade
11: $4,290; and grade 12: $4,355. An registration fee is required as
follows: K4-K5: $8,400; grades 1-5: $8,400; grades 6-9: $6,600;
grades 10-11: $4,800; and grade 12: $4.800. School fees are payable
in Colombian pesos. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Dr. Barry McCombs, Director
Apartado Aereo 51339