Colombia, Bogota: Colegio Nueva Granada

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Date: 12/29/2009 Location: Bogota Colombia Description: Colegio Nueva Granada © State Dept Image Date: 12/29/2009 Location: Bogota Colombia Description: Colegio Nueva Granada students © State Dept Image


Colegio Nueva Granada (CNG) is a private, coeducational, bilingual, bicultural day school founded in 1938. All classes are taught in English except Colombian social studies and Spanish. The school year begins in August and ends in June.

Organization: The School is governed by an 8-member Board of Directors, seven of whom are elected by the general assembly composed of all CNG parents who have their children enrolled in the School. The Board members are elected for a 2-year term, and they appoint the Director of the school.

Curriculum: The school provides a U.S. college-preparatory curriculum with 17 Pre-Advanced and Advanced Placement courses. 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. Nearly 99% of graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States, Colombia, and Europe.

Faculty: For the 2011-2012 school year, CNG employs 294 faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 1,807.

Facilities: Facilities include a building for prekindergarten, 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, 9 laboratories, 6 instructional technology labs, 2 gymnasiums, a theater, 3 soccer fields, playground areas, and a learning center for children with learning disabilities, 1 teacher cafeteria, 1 student cafeteria, 1 photography lab, and 2 classrooms for teaching Mandarin-Chinese.

Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, approximately 85% of the School's income derives from tuition and other fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: K4- grade 6: $12,600-13,200; grades 7-12: $8,200-9,300 depending on the grade. A one-time registration fee of $12,000 is required. School fees are payable in Colombian pesos. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars at the exchange rate from September 21, 2010).

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