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Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Spanish
Native English and Spanish teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)
Class sizes Average 17 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.

Address: Calle 207 #70 - 50. Bogotá, Colombia
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

85% local : 15% international

Native English and Spanish speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish


Additional language classes offered by the school


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

In the basic grades, students have limited exposure to technological tools. As students progress through school, they have access to more tools from the world of technology. In high school, they have a complete immersion in different aspects of technology.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No, we do not practice any religion.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

On average, 78% of students receive the International Diploma

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

About one hour

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We analyze each student and their abilities independently

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Our Well-being and Pedagogical Leadership departments will analyze the academic profile of your children and their family environment.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Thanks to our international model, we accept students at any time of the year. Each case is analyzed individually.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

15:30 (Wednesday 13:30)

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

GDN offers more than 30 different clubs and activities. Sports, cultural, artistic, gastronomic and linguistic

Sports activities included

Basketball, volleyball, athletics and football (soccer),

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Library, theater, radio station, symphony orchestra music rooms, science, chemistry and biology laboratories.

Sports facilities at the school

3 covered arenas for basketball and volleyball, 9 football (soccer) fields, 4 with professional measures, beach volleyball courts, covered ping pong arena

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Since 1977, Gimnasio del Norte has educated young people prepared for global society challenges and ready to positively impact their environments. We have belonged to the International Baccalaureate Organization since 1993, and we are one of the few Colombian schools that offer all their IB programs (IB Continuum): Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program, and Diploma Program. This way we facilitate our students’ development of all the attributes of the Program during their different growth stages. IB attributes. Our academic model adjusts to the philosophy of “Learn to Live!” Which interprets the students’ needs and transforms them into valuable experiences that power up their knowledge and prepare them for life.

Security and Well-Being
Our compromise with our student’s security and well-being is evident since the very instant they get in our buses, every of our school areas is thought and developed to guarantee the commodity, security and well-being of our community.

School Transportation
We count on the most secure school transportation in Colombia, and all of our buses meet higher security standards.

Our facilities have been built on one single level, avoiding the usage of stairs in kids' and teens' commutes.

Green areas
We are the school with more green areas per student in the country. On their way out of our classrooms, kids and teens find themselves with wide gardens and sporting scenarios. We live and protect nature.

Teaching approach of the school

The educational environment
For early childhood, the Primary Years Program (PYP) provides schools with a carefully designed method to give children aged three to five exactly what they need. The PYP was created 17 years ago by the International Baccalaureate (IB). We know that younger learners are smart, resourceful, and creative people who grow, develop, and learn at different pace. They explore their environment and learn about the world through the game and relationships with peers, teachers, family, and community members. Learning takes place in dynamic environments that promote play, discovery, and exploration.

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