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Colegio Nueva Granada
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 nationals.

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 disabilities.

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
Colegio Nueva Granada
Apartado Aereo 51339
Bogota, Colombia
Tel: 57-1-212-3700
Fax: 57-1-211-3720

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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