More than 25% of our students enter to higher education with scholarships (Universidad de los Andes, Universidad de la Sabana and Universidad del Rosario)
More than 15% of our students continue their higher education abroad (USA, Australia, England and other countries)
More than 20 extracurricular, artistic, scientific, cultural and sports activities, including horse riding, robotics, Lego®, astronomy, chess, gastronomy, photography, history and mathematics
We are pioneers participating in the PISA for Schools, the most advanced external evaluation of schools worldwide.
We are a bilingual school. We have accompaniment and consultancy coaching from the British Council, and are part of the Cambridge English Schools program.
We have a modern Sports Arena with capacity for 750 people with automated retractable bleachers and electronic scoreboards, for the development of artistic, sports and academic activities.
At Gimnasio Los Andes we focus on human development as an articulating axis of pedagogical actions that seek the integral formation of students and academic and coexistence excellence, based on the harmonious development of the dimensions of the children and young people.
We strengthen learning processes based on the implementation of Teaching for Understanding, a methodology that stimulates the construction of knowledge through inquiry processes, which are addressed in a collaborative way.
Over three decades, Gimnasio Los Andes has taken important and significant steps in the transformation of education, toward the formation of better human beings who have the opportunity to join their culture and learn from it in order to transform it throughout their lives. That is why, our reason for being: “The school for life”
We create meaningful learning experiences in order to discover the talent of boys and girls, and at the same time providing them with effective tools for life. We promote environments that favour the development of solidarity, creativity and thinking through the game, literature, art, and the exploration of the environment. We build classroom projects based on their interests, motivations and needs, generating significant and lasting learning.
At this stage, we recognize discovery and experience as the center of pedagogical action. We promote a natural transition between the learning of the first school years and the formalization of knowledge through the different academic areas.
We support our students in their transition from children to adolescents, a process in which they experience the solidarity, the development of the autonomy and critical thinking, since it is the time when they begin to make decisions about their own educational process.
We offer the possibility to choose and explore different areas, in addition to accessing 50 per cent of the curriculum in a second language, in an environment of respect, fellowship and joy.
In this period of life, the students’ learning is guided by the experimentation and analysis, processes that are characteristic of their development and fundamentals of critical thinking.
Young students acquire knowledge, strengthen their individuality, they venture to know various disciplines, recreate culture, express themselves with freedom and accurately and contribute jointly to the improvement of their community. Likewise, the approach of the natural sciences is initiated from the disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), giving greater conceptual rigor to each one of them.
At the same time, they can begin to study a double degree project with Keystone High School (Virginia, United States), on line.
During this stage, students consolidate their ability to develop their creativity, in pursuit of making school productions by solving problems related to their interests and vocational skills that will enable them to perform successfully at the university, which will deal strengthened by reflective critical thinking processes, leading to the formation of an autonomous and global citizen.
Our diversified curriculum allows various options to be chosen by students according to their interests, including: economic and administrative sciences, mathematics and engineering, environmental and health sciences, language and literature, Humanities, Plastic Arts, Media, architecture and design, language arts and computer science. In addition, it offers the possibility to get more fully acquainted in fields of knowledge such as mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences.
In this cycle, students can opt for the double degree program with the District of Ottawa, Canada.
We generate scenarios for the practice of English beyond the classroom, including activities such as Spirit days, celebration the English Language Month, local immersions, events in the language resource center and the cup café, Master Chef contest, all supported by a highly qualified work team and with the participation of native cultural agents.
We recognize the importance of having subjects in English and therefore, information and communication technologies, natural sciences, arts, and physical education are taught in said language, as a support to our bilingualism project, that counts on accompaniment and consulting services from the British Council and the Cambridge English Schools program.
Summer Camps and Academic immersion in Canada and England, strengthen the language level of the students, while providing them with a cultural experience without with no previous records.
Obtaining a double degree in Canada, United States of America or England can crystallize the option for those students, who consider pursuing higher education abroad.
Our students complete their high school diploma with a level B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference, which allows them to comply with this degree requirement at the university from the time of registration or be able to apply for higher studies in English-speaking countries.
Our coexistence is based on the ethics of care, encouraging the participation of students to address, analyze and solve conflicts and problems of society, from the dialog and coordination mediated by our manual of coexistence and other ethical frameworks of a society that promotes and respects human rights.
We promote spaces that allow the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experiences of individuals and cultures. We encourage the instrumental and vocal music, plastic and visual arts, and design, the Interschool Dance Festival, The Video Festival, the Alternate Theater Event, the Artistic Evening and the Children Cycle’s Art Exhibition, among others.
Our academic and recreational-sports programs, offer different alternatives and opportunities for boys, girls and adolescents to motivate them toward the permanent practice of physical activity and sports as irreplaceable means in the training of healthy habits.