Colegio Nueva Granada (CNG) is a private, co-educational, bilingual, bicultural day school founded in 1938. All classes are taught in English except Colombian social studies and Spanish language. The school year begins in early August and ends in mid-June.
Organization: The school is governed by an eight-member Board of Directors, seven of whom are elected by the general assembly composed of all CNG parents who have children enrolled in the school. The Board members are elected for a two-year term, and they appoint the school director. The Board also includes an appointed member from the U.S. Embassy.
Curriculum: The School provides a U.S. college-preparatory curriculum with over 20 Honors/Pre-AP classes and 25 Advanced Placement courses. All academic instruction occurs 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 stateside accrediting agency, AdvancED, 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: In the 2021-2022 school year, CNG has 499 total staff including 350 teachers. All teaching faculty must possess a valid teaching credential in their subject area and at a minimum of two years of full-time experience. The majority have earned advanced degrees and current faculty have experience teaching in 75 different countries worldwide.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, enrollment was 1,668.
Facilities: Facilities include a building for pre-Kindergarten, two 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, 11 laboratories (seven high school and four middle school), seven instructional technology labs, two gymnasiums, a theater, three soccer fields, playground areas, a learning center for children with learning disabilities, a teacher cafeteria, a student cafeteria, a photography lab, two classrooms for teaching Mandarin-Chinese, three Maker Spaces, a professional recording studio, and a high-tech Global Learning Studio.
Finances: In the 2021-2022 school year, approximately 85% of the school’s income derives from tuition and other fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: grades K4-7 between $12.190 and $11.350 (3836 COP/1 USD); grades 8-12 between $10.680 and $10.550 depending on the grade level. A one-time capital fee of $18,000 is required. School fees are payable in Colombian pesos. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars at the exchange rate from September 13, 2020.)
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2021 and are provided by the school.