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 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 22 Pre-Advanced 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: For the 2020-2021 school year, CNG employs 344 faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, enrollment was 1,701.
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 Makerspaces, a professional recording studio, and a high-tech Global Learning Studio.
Finances: In the 2020-2021 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 $11.699 and $10.364 (3824,25 COP/USD); grades 8-12 between $10.364 and $10.176 depending on the grade. 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 October 13, 2020.)
Information and statistics are current as of November 2020 and are provided by the school.