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Colegio Nueva Granada   Dr. Barry McCombs, Director
Colegio Nueva Granada
Apartado Aereo 51339
Bogota, Colombia
Tel: 57-1-212-3511
Fax: 57-1-211-3720
E-mail: mccombs@cng.edu


Colegio Nueva Granada is a private, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. Pre-kindergarten is a program of English language instruction for children with little or no English language facility. The School was founded in 1938. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from mid-August until mid-January and from mid-January to mid-June.

Organization: The School is governed by a 7-member Board of Directors elected to 2-year terms by the Colegio Nueva Granada School 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. 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. Most of the graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States, Colombia, and Europe.

Faculty: There are 143 full-time and 6 part-time faculty members in the 2000-2001 school year, including 31 U.S. citizens, 104 Colombians, and 14 persons of other nationalities.

Enrollment: Enrollment at the beginning of the 2000-2001 school year was 1,294 (PK-grade 5: 705; grades 6-8: 262; and grades 9-12: 327). Of the total, 85 were U.S. citizens, 82 were dual citizens of the U.S. and Colombia, 1,032 were Colombians, and 95 were children of 20 other nationalities. Of the U.S. enrollment, 18 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, 56 of U.S. business and foundation employees, and 3 of religious organization, and 8 of private U.S. citizens.

Facilities: The facilities include a building for pre-kindergarten, 2 buildings for kindergarten through grade 5, separate buildings for middle and high school classrooms and laboratories, an Instructional Materials Center, a library, 4 computer laboratories, 2 gymnasiums, a theater, a soccer field, playground areas, and a learning center for children with learning disabilities.

Finances: In the 2000-2001 school year, approximately 90% of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition and other fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK-Kdg.: $3,500; grades 1-3: $3,400; grades 4-5: $3,600; grades 6-8: $3,800; grades 9-12: $4,100. An additional donation on the average of $7,750 per grade is required. School fees are payable in Colombian pesos. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.