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Bogotá
British curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 4 to 18

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CurriculumBritish
Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 4 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 23 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2021/2022.

Address: Cra 92 # 156 - 88 Suba Bogotá D.C., Colombia
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Number of students

1400

Number of nationalities represented in the school

There are 5-10 nationalities represented at the school.

Most common nationality

Colombian

Ratio of local students to international students

Probably 100-1

Max. number of students per class

25 students

Average number of students per class

23

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and Spanish speaking teachers

Native English and Spanish speaking teachers.
100% of the French teachers are certified C2 French level.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish

Yes. We have an extracurricular space four times a week to provide additional academic support to those students who might need it. This applies for languages as well as other subjects like mathematics and science.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French (A1, A2, B1 and B2)

Use of technology in the classroom

The school enjoys robust technology from both external vendors and in-house design specific to the needs in the classroom for student learning experiences, for teacher resources and methodology and for agile communications with our entire community. The school also has an Innovation Centre with specialized staff working to incorporate innovation (technological, and otherwise) into all grade levels and academic areas. We have a 3D Printer lab with ten 3D printers and all subject areas include use of these resources.

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)

Yes. The school has been working with Office 365, including Teams and all of the other available applications, since 2015. To respond to the COVID-19 situation, SGS teachers participated in 25+ different online training sessions that were given by colleagues who had developed expertise in these programs, platforms and applications. Examples include several sessions on use of Teams for virtual learning, as well technology for: teaching-learning processes, collaboration, communications, presentations, assessment for learning, creation of videos, and formative/summative assessment.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

When assigning homework, teachers work collaboratively to distribute homework among different subjects each day, consider the learning objectives, and regulate the time students need to complete assignments.
In general, preschool students (ages 4-8) are assigned a maximum of 20 minutes a day in up to two subjects; primary students (ages 8-12) are assigned a maximum of 45 minutes a day in up to three subjects; and high school students (ages 12-18) are assigned a maximum of 90 minutes per day in up to three subjects.

Currently, with our virtual learning plan, homework guidelines are even more specific: one assignment per day / maximum 30 minutes.

Preschool: 20 minutes – Primary: 45 minutes – High School 1 hour and a half.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, it does. To enter the school in the first year, Prekinder (age 4), children participate in assessments that cover cognitive abilities, achievement, oral language skills and motor skills.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

In Kindergarten, students participate in the same assessments as those listed for new Prekinder students. In higher grade levels, students take written exams in grade level English, Spanish, mathematics and science, and have a brief interview by an academic coordinator.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

November

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, it does.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

Cambridge Assessment International Education: IGCSEs (ICE certificate), Primary and Lower
Secondary Checkpoints
Cambridge Assessment English: IELTS Academic
French DELF: A1, A2, B1, B2
ICFES (Colombian national high school exit examination)

Results in these examinations

Cambridge Assessment International Education:
- IGCSEs (ICE certificate) – 10-12% of students pass with distinction and 65% pass with merit
- Primary and Lower Secondary Checkpoints – higher than international average scores
Cambridge Assessment English: IELTS Academic – 78% of students achieve Band 7 or higher
French DELF: A1, A2, B1, B2: 100% of students achieve A1 and A2, 95% of students achieve B1, and
70% of students achieve B2.
ICFES (Colombian national high school exit examination) High level

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Catholic faith is the official religion of the School.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

The religious beliefs of other denominations or individuals should be accepted, appreciated and respected.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, it does.

Learning support offered

Some students need extra support to overcome particular difficulties in different subjects. The school offers personalised academic help to students at no additional cost. The school also offers a door-to-door transportation service for these students at no additional cost.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

7:00 a.m.

School finish time

3:15 p.m. and students in extracurriculars activities 4:30 p.m.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Artistic Activities: Audiovisual, two-dimensional and three-dimensional. Murals, photography, animation. Cinema, theater and improvisation, poetry, comic, fable, essay, oratory, narrative. Instrumental Practice of different instruments.

Sports Activities: Volleyball, soccer, basketball, chess, taekwondo, kickboxing, spinning, swimming, Ultimate, athletics, gymnastics, tennis, ping pong, ballet and rumba.

Training Activities: Cultural exchanges, national and international travel, Model United Nations, robotics, physics experiments, scientific research workshop, 3D printing.

Other activities: Gastronomy, Mindfulness, Yoga, biodiversity and ecology, first aid.

School provided lunches

Yes, it does.

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

Yes, it does.

Sports activities included

Football, volleyball, basketball, Athletics and chess, in which students have the opportunity to interact with athletes from other schools.

Sports facilities at the school

Covered Coliseum 770 Mts² Soccer field (2), basketball court (3), and volleyball court (2). The sports facilities occupy 13,825 Mts² Multiple court.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

The school participates throughout the year in competitions organized by UNCOLI (Union of International Schools) and ASOCOLDEP (Colombian Association of Private Schools). There are competitions in football, volleyball, basketball and chess, in which students have the opportunity to interact with athletes from other schools.
Some teams that have played at a high level have gone on to participate in tournaments at a district or national level where they have represented Bogotá.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are a bilingual Colombian school of British origin that seeks to develop the human, spiritual and healthy values necessary for a high performance in life, through the development of a work ethic, self-discipline, solidarity, and respect for all the differences and forms of life on our small planet.

Teaching approach of the school

In 2012, SGS became a Cambridge International School, and has been integrating the curriculum ever since. Cambridge International has five elements that are at the core of providing excellent, international education to students around the world: international curriculum, teaching and learning, assessment, international recognition and global community.

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