Colegio Jorge Washington is a private, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from nursery through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. English language instruction begins in prekindergarten as a program of instruction for children with little or no English language capability. The school was founded in 1952. The school year runs from early August until late June.
Organization: The school is governed by a nine-member board of directors elected to three-year terms by the Colegio Jorge Washington Parents 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 and Spanish. A dual program prepares students for both the U.S. high school diploma and the Colombian Bachillerato degree. The school is accredited by AdvancED/Cognia, and by the Colombian Ministry of Education. Graduation rate is 100% and students go on to colleges and universities in the United States, Colombia, and Europe.
Faculty: In the 2020-2021 school year, there are 158 full-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, enrollment was 720.
Facilities: The main campus is located on the outskirts of the city with three independent, self-contained wings for elementary, middle school and high school. Within these three wings, there are three science laboratories, a music room, a central two-story library, two AV rooms, three computer labs, and two learning centers for children with diagnosed learning disabilities. Sports facilities include four outdoor multi-use courts, two full-sized soccer fields, a softball diamond, and an air-conditioned coliseum that serves both their sports and fine arts programs. The modern preschool facility for 2 to 5-year-olds is located in the city within close proximity to residential neighborhoods.
Finances: In the 2020-2021 school year, approximately 97% of the school’s income derives from tuition and other fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: Nursery $3,189; PK $7,925; K $7,925; 1st grade $7,925; 2nd grade $7,925; 3rd grade $7,925, 4th grade: $7,925; 5th grade: 6,204; 6th grade: $6,263, 7th grade: 5,922 and grades 8th grade 5,625; 9th to 12th: $5,500. An additional one-time registration fee of $18,000 is required per child. School fees are payable in Colombian pesos. (All fees quoted in U.S. dollars at the current exchange rate.)
Information and statistics are current as of September 2020 and provided by the school.